ACP Handbook August 2017

ACP Handbook August 2017

The Advanced Clinical Practice (ACP) pathway to full membership of NZAP is in essence a training provided primarily through intensive supervision to help develop, integrate and build on the existing skills and modality of the candidate. What follows is a description of what this pathway entails, who it is suited for, and how it sits with other pathways to both membership of the Association and Registration as a psychotherapist.

This is not a training based on either curriculum or any particular modality of psychotherapy; it is however rooted in psychodynamic theory in the sense that it is expected that a candidate will have a good understanding of the workings of the unconscious and is able to demonstrate this understanding in their clinical work.