Saturday, 9 July 2011

Australian Health Ministers’ Advisory Council

From a submission to The Australian Health Ministers’ Advisory Council, by The Australian False Memory Association:

"...An “adequate clinical basis” needs to be well defined and to include evidence based research and knowledge. The code would be stronger if qualifications and appropriate experience were specified and mandated in order for practitioners to “maintain the necessary competence in his or her field of practice”. A degree or diploma from a recognised and accredited institution should be a minimum requirement. Protection of title is also an important issue. There should be standards attached to a title such as “counsellor” or “psychotherapist” and only those meeting the standards should be able to use the title. Using the title without meeting the standards should be considered an offence..."

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