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VIC Australian Law - Can I Publish Myself as a Psychotherapist?

Discussion in 'Other/General Law Forum' started by Marina1950, 27 May 2016.

  1. Marina1950

    Marina1950 New Member

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    Hello,

    I would like to help people to feel better by speaking with them, offering them short meditations and maybe some CBT stuff in exchange for money. I don't have any formal qualifications nor registration to any related association (though I've had many, many years of experience informally).

    I would like to know if it is legal to do it in Australia under Australian Law. Second, I would like to know if I could call myself a psychotherapist? And what about a counselor? Or coach?

    Ta!
     
  2. Marina1950

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    When I mean to call myself, I mean to publish myself as..
     
  3. AllForHer

    AllForHer Well-Known Member

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    I'm inclined to argue that would be misrepresentation. A coach, perhaps, but you can't give yourself a title that you are not qualified to hold.
     
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