Master of Psychotherapy

The Master of Psychotherapy programme is for beginning psychotherapists or students who wish to become psychotherapists.

This degree enables you to apply for interim registration with the Psychotherapists Board of Aotearoa New Zealand and applicant membership of New Zealand Psychotherapists Association.

Master of Psychotherapy (Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy) graduates are eligible to join the New Zealand Association of Child and Adolescent Psychotherapists as student members and once qualified will be eligible to register with the Psychotherapists Board of Aotearoa New Zealand.

New Zealand Psychotherapists Association website

New Zealand Association of Child and Adolescent Psychotherapists website

Psychotherapists Board of Aotearoa New Zealand website

Start date: 2020

Minimum entry requirements

  • Completed the Graduate Diploma in Psychotherapy Studies or equivalent with a B grade average or higher
  • References and a police check are required
  • Must have personal qualities that show suitability for this programme
  • May be required to attend selection interviews
  • Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy: must be capable of meeting the Vulnerable Children's Act (VCA 2014) requirements, including police clearance

International student entry requirements

English language requirements

  • IELTS (Academic) 6.5 overall with all bands 6.0 or higher; or equivalent

English language requirements

You complete a number of psychotherapy papers and research methods papers to prepare you for your research dissertation in the final part of the programme. At the heart of the programme is the dissertation, your chance to advance professional knowledge in the area of psychotherapy.

The programme includes 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 can choose from:

  • Master of Psychotherapy
  • Master of Psychotherapy (Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy)
Quick facts
Programme code:
AK3920
Level:
9
Points:
240
Duration:
2 years full-time / part-time available
Campus:
North Campus
Starts:

24 Feb 2020

Fees:
Domestic
$8,540
  • This represents the approximate tuition fee based on a full-time workload of 120 points in 2019. The exact tuition fee will depend on papers selected and may exceed this figure.
  • Fees are subject to change year to year, if you are planning for beyond 2019, the tuition fee may vary from the figure stated.
  • There may also be other fees and charges you need to pay. Learn more about fees to study at AUT
International
$41,050
  • This represents the approximate tuition fee based on a full-time workload of 120 points in 2019. The exact tuition fee will depend on papers selected and may exceed this figure.
  • Fees are subject to change year to year, if you are planning for beyond 2019, the tuition fee may vary from the figure stated.
  • There may also be other fees and charges you need to pay. Learn more about fees to study at AUT
  • International students' tuition fees reflect the full cost of tuition. Domestic students' tuition fees are less due to a proportion of the tuition fees being funded by the New Zealand Government.

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