How long does it take to become a psychotherapist in Ontario?
Simply so, how do I become a psychotherapist in Ontario?
You must have completed your education and training program or your clinical experience requirement, i.e. direct client contact and clinical supervision hours:
- in the year immediately prior to application;
- or you must have completed 750 currency hours within the three years immediately prior to application;
Also, what qualifications do you need to be a psychotherapist?
To practise as a psychotherapist, you'll need to undertake appropriate recognised training. You'll usually need a good class of honours degree in a relevant subject and/or be a qualified and experienced healthcare practitioner, such as a psychiatrist, psychologist, mental health nurse or social worker.
This time includes earning a bachelor's degree (about 4 years) and a master's degree (usually 1-2 years) followed by clinical training or internship (anywhere from 6 months to 2 years).