What is a Psychologist?

What are the differences between Registrars, Clinical Psychologists and General Psychologists?

General Psychologist

Study

Has completed a minimum of 4 years study in psychology

Medicare Rebates

Will attract a Medicare Rebate of $96.65 per session with valid Mental Health Treatment Plan

Registration

Is registered as a “General Psychologist” with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)

Clinical Psychologist – Registrar

Study

Has completed a minimum of 6-8 years university study in clinical to the level of Masters, Doctorate or PhD in psychology

Medicare Rebates

Will attract a Medicare Rebate of $96.65 per session with valid Mental Health Treatment Plan

Registration

Is registered as a “General Psychologist” with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) as is completing a short period of supervised work to gain endorsement in clinical psychology – Clinical Psychology Registrar

Clinical Psychologist

Study

Has completed a minimum of 6-8 years university study in clinical to the level of Masters, Doctorate or PhD in psychology

Medicare Rebates

Will attract a higher Medicare Rebate of $141.85 per session with valid Mental Health Treatment Plan

Registration

Is endorsed as a “General Psychologist” with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) – with Endorsement in “Clinical Psychology”