Author(s): Keith Tudor
Chronicles the history of the moves towards the statutory regulation of psychotherapy and the state registration of psychotherapists in Aotearoa New Zealand.
Offers a detailed critique of the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003, and the work of the "responsible authority" for psychotherapy. Elucidates the arguments for and against regulation and registration. Clarifies the distinction between the regulation of title and the license to practice. Includes an indigenous perspective from tangata whenua. Encompasses different theoretical perspectives. Reclaims a pluralistic perspective on the practice of psychotherapy. Outlines existing practical alternatives for "health care providers" practicing psychotherapy.