Psychotherapist

Overview

Provides diagnosis and treatment of mental and emotional disorders using psychotherapeutic methods such as behavioural therapy, biofeedback, relaxation therapy and other techniques.

Skills

Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 1).

Tasks

  • collecting data about clients and assessing their cognitive, behavioural and emotional disorders
  • administering and interpreting diagnostic tests and formulating plans for treatment
  • developing, administering and evaluating individual and group treatment programs
  • consulting with other professionals on details of cases and treatment plans
  • conducting research studies of motivation in learning, group performance and individual differences in mental abilities and educational performance
  • collecting data and analysing characteristics of students and recommending educational programs
  • formulating achievement, diagnostic and predictive tests for use by teachers in planning methods and content of instruction
  • developing interview techniques, psychological tests and other aids in workplace selection, placement, appraisal and promotion
  • conducting surveys and research studies on job design, work groups, morale, motivation, supervision and management
  • performing job analyses and establishing job requirements by observing and interviewing employees and managers

Specialisations

  • Art Psychotherapist or Therapist

Related Occupations

Source: 1220.0 - ANZSCO - Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations, First Edition.
Note: The tasks associated with the occupation are to be used as guidance only. The tasks listing may include tasks associated with the grouping/category to which the occupation belongs.

Training Pathways

5 courses found.

Course name Providers
11069NAT: Diploma of Positive Psychology and Wellbeing
View on:
Training.gov.au
View Providers
11068NAT: Graduate Diploma of Somatics and Dance Movement Therapy
View on:
Training.gov.au
View Providers
10791NAT: Diploma of Clinical Hypnosis and Strategic Psychotherapy
View on:
Training.gov.au
View Providers
10766NAT: Certificate IV in Wellbeing Science
View on:
Training.gov.au
10757NAT: Graduate Certificate in Sandtray Therapy
View on:
Training.gov.au
View Providers