What is a Psychotherapist?

Psychotherapist Job Description

Psychotherapists use personal and group treatment plans, as well as a variety of non-medical based treatments to help individuals, families and groups overcome psychological and emotional issues.



Typical Job Duties

• Maintain current knowledge of industry theories, practices and procedures

• Undergo supervision with another appropriately qualified professional in order to raise personal issues and professional concerns which arise from work

• Asses needs, build trust and gain understanding of client’s issues by conducting individual sessions

• Encourage the client to talk about and explore their feelings and behaviour

• Address the client’s thought process, feelings and behaviour

• Run group sessions in a training capacity for other professionals who are interested in learning more about how group sessions function

• Maintain comprehensive client files


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