NZAP Psychotherapists make position clear with ACC

Email follows. Implications are that ACC will have a fight on their hands if they do not accept that NZAP members can assess the clients they work with.

From: Sean Manning

Date: 14 November 2009 10:30:56 AM

To: Peter Jansen , Tom Neser

Cc:, Diane Zwimpfer ,
Gerald Maclaurin , Geraldine Lakeland
, Judy Hoadley , Sandra Winton

Subject: [NZAP Council] Ability to diagnose


Dear Peter, Tom

Please note the following, which is a statement issued by the Council
of the NZ Association of Psychotherapists:

“The Council of The New Zealand Association of Psychotherapists

affirm that any member who has successfully achieved the standard

set for the NZAP Certificate in Advanced Clinical Practice is

qualified to give an opinion concerning mental injury comprising a

dynamic formulation and a diagnostic statement, using DSM-IV or

another diagnostic system.

“All members with this qualification have undergone rigorous peer

assessment moderated to a national standard. and are subject to

ongoing clinical supervision.”


Sean Manning
President-elect, NZAP

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