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Master of Psychotherapy

Key information

Level of study:
Master's Degree
Tuition fees:
2 years
Start date: 28-February-2022
AUT North Campus
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Course details


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.

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)

Entry criteria

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

English Language Requirements:

IELTS (Academic) 6.5 overall with all bands 6.0 or higher; or equivalent; TOEFL iBT score of 90; Certificate in English for Academic Study (CertEAS) with A grade; GIE with B+ grade; CAE minimum overall score of 176; PTE minimum overall score of 58.


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