What is a Provisional Psychologist?

All Psychologists are registered with the Psychology Board of Australia, which ensures they have met high standards in education, training, supervised practice, ethical and professional standards, and ongoing professional development.

A Psychologist with provisional registration is someone who has completed their 4 years of tertiary qualifications (study, placements & research) and is undertaking a final two years of ‘on the job’ supervised practice.

After these two years of supervised practice, they are eligible to apply for their general Psychologist registration.

Psychologists with provisional registration are not eligible for medicare rebates, therefore we charge a lower rate for them. This means you won’t require a mental health care plan or GP referral to see a Psychologist with provisional registration and they’re not limited in the number of sessions they can provide either!

All of our Provisionally Registered Psychologists are fully qualified, skilled, and knowledgeable in all aspects of the services they provide. Psychologists with provisional registration are doing the same things a fully registered psychologist would be doing in their client work.

Being under supervision means that they are able to discuss their assessments and therapy implementation with a supervisor who is an even more experienced peer in the field of psychology.

When it comes down to the mental health and wellbeing of yourself or a loved one, it’s understandable to want the best. In recognition of that and with an understanding of the importance of best practice in therapy, we are uncompromisingly dedicated to ensuring the very highest quality of therapy and support is provided by each and every one of our clinicians for every one of our clients.

Rest assured, when you’re booked in with any one of our staff we’ll ensure you receive the care you deserve and need.

If you’d like to book in with one of our Provisional Psychologists, click below!