PSYCHOTHERAPIST vetassess skills assessment
What is the requirement of a PSYCHOTHERAPIST vetassess skills assessment?
What’s the Skills Assessment – Job Description
A psychotherapist provides diagnosis and treatment of mental and emotional disorders using psychotherapeutic methods such as behavioural therapy, biofeedback, relaxation therapy and other techniques.
Alternative Titles for Vetassess skills assessment:
- Art Psychotherapist or Therapist
Occupations not considered by VETASSESS
under this ANZSCO code:
The following occupations are assessed under ANZSCO 252299 Complementary Health
- Dance Therapist
- Drama Therapist
- Music Therapist
- Play Therapist
Other Counselling modalities are also not considered under the occupation of Psychotherapist:
- Careers Counsellor
- Drug and Alcohol Counsellor
- Family and Marriage Counsellor
- Rehabilitation Counsellor
- Student Counsellor
- Counsellors not elsewhere classified
Psychologists are advised to contact the Australian Psychological Society for assessment as a Psychologist for migration purposes.
What’re the Requirements for Skills Assessment
The psychotherapist is a Group A Occupation.
This occupation requires
A qualification which is assessed as comparable to the educational level of an Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Bachelor or higher, in a field highly relevant to the nominated occupation.
Applicants must also have at least one year of highly relevant, post-qualification employment, at an appropriate skill level completed in the last five years.
If the qualification(s) are not at the required educational level, and not in a highly the relevant field of study, or if the employee has been completed prior to the qualification, then the applicant will be assessed below the required skill level.
A positive assessment of both qualifications and employment is required for a positive Skills Assessment Outcome.
What’s the requirement for Qualification
AQF Bachelor or higher.
Applicants must hold a highly relevant qualification.
The following areas of study may be considered highly relevant; however, these programs must include theoretical and practical training in Psychotherapy:
- Counselling – Health Sciences
- Applied Social Science (Counselling)
- Gestalt Therapy
- Reality Therapy
- Psychology – Degrees in psychology can be accepted if sufficient theoretical and supervised practical components in psychotherapy and counselling are completed
- Clinical Psychology
Mental Health Science may also be considered on a case-by-case basis if sufficient theoretical and supervised practical components in psychotherapy and counselling are completed.
- collecting data about clients and assessing their cognitive, behavioural and emotional disorders
- developing, administering and evaluating individual and group treatment programs
- utilising a range of therapeutic interventions and interpersonal relationship to enable people to develop self-understanding and insight; psychotherapists may use a range of methods on clients’ during sessions such as music, art, drama and exercise, but that would be in addition to the talking therapy
- working in one-on-one sessions or may guide the group therapy meetings