Bachelor of Integrative Psychotherapy

IKON Institute of Australia

The Bachelor of Integrative Psychotherapy is designed to provide graduates with a broad and coherent body of knowledge relating to the field of psychotherapy, with a specific emphasis to embed a conceptual framework, and model of psychotherapeutic practice for the ‘whole person’. The ‘whole person’ is remarkably intricate and complex, we could spend a lifetime of education understanding a person in their wholeness. This course teaches psychotherapy within a context that is reflective of the breadth of human capacity and experience and integrates the ‘best of many worlds’ (associated with psychotherapy) upon a broader foundation of what it means to be human. The Bachelor of Integrative Psychotherapy includes a professional placement totalling 480 hours, which includes 240 hours of client contact.  This degree provides you with the practical skills and theoretical foundation you need to integrate Psychotherapy into your existing vocation or as a private practitioner. This course enables you to gain extended skills to be as expansive as possible in the conception of a client, allowing you to contextualise reductive therapeutic modalities and ‘components’ of the client in a way that is as empowering and liberating as possible.

Entry Requirements:

You must be at least 19 years of age at course commencement and you must meet one of the following requirements: • Minimum ATAR 65 or equivalent • Completion of a Certificate IV, Diploma, Advanced Diploma or Associate Degree • Partial completion of a Bachelor’s degree and • Complete a Counselling Applicant Screening Questionnaire. If you are aged 21 years or over: • Application will be through completion of a course enrolment form.


Each trimester is 13 weeks in duration, consisting of 12 teaching weeks and 1 week of self directed learning. Students will attend 1 full day and 1 half day per week during each teaching week. There are 3 subjects per trimester, with 3 trimesters in years 1 & 2, and 2 trimesters in year 3 allowing for completion of assessments and clinical placement. Year 1, 3 trimesters of 13 weeks each Year 2, 3 trimesters of 13 weeks each Year 3, 2 trimesters of 13 weeks each plus completion of assessments and clinical placement. Students should allow for 13 hours of self directed study each week to practice skills and complete assessments.

Subjects you can Study:

Introduction to Integrative Psychotherapy, Models of Therapeutic Practice 1, Integrative Systems of Health and Wellbeing, Integrative Psychotherapy in Practice 1, Life Span Development, Foundations of Therapeutic Competency, Models of Therapeutic Practice 2, Integrative Psychotherapy in Practice 2, State Specific Techniques of Psychotherapy, Working with Dreams and symbols in Psychotherapy, Narrative, Identity and Integrative Processes, Case Conceptualisation 1, Understanding Systems in Psychotherapy, Introduction to Mental Health: Wellbeing and Distress, Treatment of Grief, Loss, and Trauma, Ethics and Politics in Psychotherapy, Psychotherapy with Specific Populations, Clinical Supervision 1, Practicum 1 (120 Hours), Fundamentals of Research and Evaluation, Case Conceptualisation 2, Clinical Supervision 2 and Self Care, Practicum 2 (120 Hours), Psychotherapy in Practice

Study Pathways:

The Bachelor of Integrative Psychotherapy will cater for: Students with no prior learning in Integrative Psychotherapy; Students who have completed an accredited Counselling Diploma or Advanced Diploma and wish to further expand their knowledge.


The course meets the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) guidelines. Graduates are eligible for ARCAP membership at a Provisional and Clinical level, once the minimum experience, supervision and contact hours have been achieved. Please visit the ARCAP website for specific eligibility requirements.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 03581E

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Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Perth, Western Australia No info Yes
Byron Bay, New South Wales No info Yes
Melbourne, Victoria No info Yes
Brisbane, Queensland No info Yes
Adelaide, South Australia No info Yes
Established in 1986, IKON Institute of Australia is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO Code: 40263) which provides accredited training and related courses to students in Australia. IKON Institute of Australia offers 19 courses across 10 study fields. IKON Institute of Australia courses are offered in 6 locations. You can view their campus locations by clicking on the campus tab. If you would like to learn more about IKON Institute of Australia you can use the contact form listed on our page or you can visit the IKON Institute of Australia website directly at

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