Psychotherapy department

Known for its expertise across counselling and psychotherapy, the Psychotherapy department is part of health sciences at AUT. We offer a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses in counselling and psychotherapy, including New Zealand's only clinical psychotherapy programme at master's degree level.

Our programmes offer students the opportunity to develop the skills to facilitate personal growth or address issues like addictions, anxiety, depression, eating disorders, and violence and trauma.

Research in health sciences

We believe in high-quality research that has impact, and have world-class researchers and research strengths across health sciences.

More about our research

Research associations

Our research associations include:

Get hands-on experience in our health clinics

Students work with close supervision at our North Campus clinic, Akoranga Integrated Health. Open to the public, it offers health and rehab services, including psychotherapy.

Akoranga integrated health

Contact us

Carole Popman
Administrator
Phone +64 9 921 9999 ext 7761

cpopman@aut.ac.nz

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News
Alice Theadom TBI
TBI Network
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62% increase in AUT researchers
Dianne Lummis (Programme Leader, Child and Adolescent Psychology) and Mariana Torkington (Lecturer, Psychotherapy and Counselling).
Alice Theadom TBI
AUT launches TBI Network
20 May, 2019
The network aims to bridge the gap between research, clinical care and public policy in the prevention and treatment of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).
TBI Network
Traumatic Brain Injury Network
16 May, 2019
An online Q+A session and introduction to the new Traumatic Brain Injury Network.
Valery-Feigin-13
AUT professor joins Stroke Central
10 May, 2019
Stroke Central has appointed Professor Valery Feigin to its board of governors as Honorary Medical Doctor.
62% increase in AUT researchers
62% increase in AUT researchers
30 Apr, 2019
Growing expertise to help New Zealand and the world
Dianne Lummis (Programme Leader, Child and Adolescent Psychology) and Mariana Torkington (Lecturer, Psychotherapy and Counselling).
New clinic delivers vital support
21 May, 2018
AUT has launched a new psychotherapy clinic dedicated to improving the mental and emotional wellbeing of children and their families.