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
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:
The Master of Psychotherapy (Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy) is for students or psychotherapists who want to become a psychotherapist specialising in child and adolescent psychotherapy. Currently this is the only specialist training in this field in New Zealand.
You’ll develop the skills to work effectively and ethically with children, young people and families who present with complex and enduring mental health issues. Graduates will be critical and reflective with applied research capability.
The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.