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Master TherapistThe American Psychotherapy Association welcomes nominations for the Master Therapist Designation

Published By: Robert O'Block - Post Date: 4/2/05

The prestigious Master Therapist designation has been developed by The American Psychotherapy Association to recognize exceptional professionals such as psychotherapists, psychologists, psychiatrists, psychoanalysts, social workers, counselors, pastoral counselors, marriage and family therapists, clergy, psychiatric nurses, and other helping professionals who have done the following:

  • Dedicated and committed their lives to helping people;
  • Demonstrated a mastery of psychotherapy skills and knowledge;
  • Made significant contributions to the advancement of their fields and professions;
  • Established careers that have been distinguished by work of consistently high quality and adherence to the highest ethical standards;
  • Devoted themselves to humanitarian efforts, charitable works, and actions that have contributed to the betterment of society.

Designation as a Master Therapist, according to Robert O'Block, CEO and Founder of the American Psychotherapy Association, is "the highest honor the association can bestow upon a member and...is the professional designation that demonstrates to one's colleagues, peers, and clients your significant and enduring career contributions to advancing the field and profession of psychotherapy, providing exceptional services to help clients through exemplary performance as a professional therapist, and applying the principles, theories, and concepts of the helping professions to the ongoing pursuit of humanitarian efforts, charitable works, and the betterment of society."

The American Psychotherapy Association welcomes self-nominations and nominations of colleagues who merit the Master Therapist designation based upon their outstanding achievements and accomplishments during their professional careers. All nominees must submit a portfolio, which will be reviewed by a Select External Review Committee, demonstrating a distinguished professional career as a helping professional with an outstanding record of service to others, participation in charitable works, and contributions to the betterment of society.

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