The Master of Psychotherapy is for beginning psychotherapists or students who wish to become psychotherapists. In order to enter this subject area, students need to have successfully completed the Psychotherapy Studies pathway within the Graduate Diploma in Health Science or equivalent.
The qualification enables graduands to apply for interim registration with the Psychotherapists Board of Aotearoa New Zealand and applicant membership of New Zealand Psychotherapists Association.
Students must obtain a B grade or better in the Psychotherapy Studies pathway within the Graduate Diploma in Health Science papers 567402 Human Development and 567430 Foundation Skills in Psychotherapy to enter the Master of Psychotherapy programme.
Below is a summary only. For a comprehensive overview of this qualification, please refer to the Academic calendar.
This degree comprises a range of specialist research theory and practice papers including a dissertation that advances scholarly and professional knowledge in the area of Psychotherapy.
The programme includes student participation in clinical work at a placement and at the campus psychotherapy clinic. It also has a requirement for the undertaking of personal psychotherapy.
There is an additional fee for individual supervision in the second year of the programme.
You complete papers:
589873 Developmental Theory and Child Observations (15 points)
589874 Research for Psychotherapy (15 points)
589875 Psychotherapy Practice IA (15 points)
589876 Psychotherapy Practice IB (30 points)
589877 Psychodynamic Theory I (15 points)
589878 Psychodynamic Theory II (15 points)
589879 Psychotherapy Practice IIA (15 points)
589880 Psychotherapy Practice IIB (30 points)
589881 Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (15 points)
589882 Working with Families (15 points)
588869 Dissertation (60 points)
This programme covers the theories, techniques and knowledge that inform the therapeutic treatment of children, adolescents and families. It also aims to develop students' skills in research methodologies relevant to the field. This Diploma is for existing psychotherapists and other experienced clinicians. In order to study this Diploma, students need to have successfully completed a Master in Psychotherapy or its equivalent.
View the Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychotherapy webpage for further information.
The Doctor of Health Science (DHSc) is designed for health professionals with at least five years’ professional experience who wish to broaden their professional practice competency and expertise. It comprises of papers and research development, which culminates in a thesis.
The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree is undertaken by research only. There is no compulsory coursework involved. The PhD is an advanced postgraduate degree that is particularly suitable for students wishing to pursue an academic or research career. A successful candidate will make a significant original contribution to the body of knowledge in relation to a contemporary issue in health and environmental research. Students will have supervisors to guide and advise them, with one assigned as the primary supervisor.