Australian Register of Counsellors & Psychotherapists

AUSTRALIAN REGISTER OF COUNSELLORS & PSYCHOTHERAPISTS

AUSTRALIAN REGISTER OF COUNSELLORS & PSYCHOTHERAPISTS

AUSTRALIAN REGISTER OF COUNSELLORS & PSYCHOTHERAPISTS

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The Australian Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists is a company established by the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia and the Australian Counselling Association as an independent, national register of qualified counsellors and psychotherapists.

All practitioners listed on the ARCAP Register have completed professional qualifications in counselling or psychotherapy, meet ongoing professional development requirements and have clinical supervision of their practice to ensure they provide a quality service to clients and abide by the ethical guidelines of the profession.

DIVISION A on the ARCAP REGISTER

PACFA Counsellors, Psychotherapists and Mental Health Practitioners

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CLINICAL REGISTRANTS

Clinical Registrants have completed an AQF (7-9) approved qualification of 400 hours of person-to-person counselling and/or psychotherapy training incorporating a minimum of 200 hours of direct instruction and a formal client contact placement which includes 40 hours of client contact with 10 hours of related clinical supervision within the training program. In addition, Clinical Registrants must have completed 750 hours of client contact since qualifying, with 75 hours of related clinical supervision within a minimum of 2 years.

They undertake a minimum of 20 hours of Continuing Professional Development and 10 hours of Clinical Supervision per year.

PROVISIONAL REGISTRANTS

Provisional Registrants have completed an AQF (7-9) approved qualification of 400 hours of person-to-person counselling and/or psychotherapy training incorporating a minimum of 200 hours of direct instruction and a formal client contact placement which includes 40 hours of client contact with 10 hours of related clinical supervision within the training program.

They undertake a minimum of 20 hours of Continuing Professional Development and 10 hours of Clinical Supervision per year.

MENTAL HEALTH PRACTITIONER

Mental Health Practitioners are Clinical Registrants who demonstrate they meet PACFA’s Mental Health Competencies, including additional knowledge and experience of current assessment techniques and interventions in mental health, and an understanding of research and evaluation methods in mental health.

They undertake a minimum of 20 hours of Continuing Professional Development and 10 hours of Clinical Supervision per year, with a focus on mental health practice.

DIVISION B on the ARCAP REGISTER

ACA Counsellors and Psychotherapists

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LEVEL 1

Has graduated from an ACA accredited course of study at minimum Diploma Level.

Completes 25 Points of ACA approved Ongoing Professional Development per annum.

Completes 10 hours Professional Supervision per annum.

Qualified to provide client support.

LEVEL 2

Has graduated from an ACA accredited course of study at minimum Diploma Level and has a minimum of 2 years post-Diploma professional experience; or 1 year post-Diploma plus Vocational Graduate professional experience; and has completed a minimum of 50 hours Professional Supervision.
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Has graduated from an ACA accredited course of study at minimum degree Level; and completes 10 hours professional supervision per annum. Completes 25 Points of ACA approved ongoing Professional Development per annum.

LEVEL 3

Has graduated from an ACA accredited course of study at minimum degree level.

Has a minimum 3 years post qualification counselling experience, including minimum 750 client contact hours.

Has completed a minimum of 75 hours professional supervision and completes 10 hours professional supervision per annum.

Completes 25 points of ACA approved ongoing Professional Development per annum.

LEVEL 4

Has graduated from an ACA accredited course of study at minimum degree level.

Has a minimum of 6 years post qualification counselling experience, including minimum 1,000 client contact hours.

Has completed a minimum of 100 hours professional supervision and completes 10 hours professional supervision per annum.

Completes 25 Points of ACA approved ongoing Professional Development per annum.

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