Psychotherapists comprise a small but growing professional group within Auckland District Health Board (ADHB). They are working in diverse clinical settings across both Mental Health and Physical Health services including Community Mental Health Teams, Sexual Health, and Specialist Services (eg. Segar House, Eating Disorders).
Psychotherapists bring specialist skills in comprehensive assessment and planned treatment of the individual, many working primarily in the context of the therapeutic relationship. This may include individual, family and group work. ADHB psychotherapists are also involved in a range of other activities including consultation, teaching, supervision and service planning.
With registration pending, the minimum qualifications required for Psychotherapists working in ADHB at present include having a three year psychotherapy-specific training e.g. Graduate Diploma, Masters of Health Science in Psychotherapy (or overseas equivalent as determined by the employer) and/or membership of NZAP.
ADHB has a commitment to recognising psychotherapy training at post-graduate level and this is reflected in salary scales...
For further information about joining the professional body, contact www.nzap.org.nz