Student Membership

Student Membership of New Zealand Association of Psychotherapists Te Rōpū Whakaora Hinengaro

The NZAP encourages students that are enrolled in a course of study of psychotherapy to join the NZAP as student members.

Students must have completed at least one year and are engaged in gaining clinical experience through a work placement. Student membership costs $35 annually, for more information please contact the Executive Officer: executive-officer@nzap.org.nz

As student members of NZAP they may:

Attend local branch meetings and be included in that branch’s email list

  • Attend the annual NZAP conference at the members rate or pay a student fee if one is offered
  • Receive copies of the NZAP newsletters
  • Receive Inform emails to advise them of NZAP matters
  • Join Connect, an on line chat group
  • Attend professional development trainings at the member rate
  • Access a digital copy of Ata through the website

Student membership does not qualify them to:

  • Vote at the AGM or stand for office
  • Nominate members for any office of the association
  • Be covered by the NZAP Code of Ethics as they are still accountable to their training institution for their clinical, professional and ethical practice
  • Receive advocacy and support from NZAP as this function is provided by their training institution
  • Join the NZAP insurance scheme

Please note: NZAP does not support directly student members who begin to see clients in private practice as NZAP has no oversight of supervision and training arrangements.