Provisional Psychologists

Working to make therapy available for our community

What is a provisional psychologist?

At Excel Psychology, our clinicians have a vast array of experience and qualifications. Psychologists undergo extensive education, training and supervised practice before they can be recognised as having full registration by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). Psychologists are required to complete a minimum of 4 to 5 years of education, following which, they can begin practice as a Provisional Psychologist. Provisional Psychologists are able to practice as registered Psychologists would, with additional mentoring and supervision. Strict regulations ensure Provisional Psychologists work to meet eight core competencies of psychological practice through weekly-fortnightly meetings with a board-approved Supervisor, completion of case study reports, supervised observations and completion of the National Psychology Exam.


What can they help me with?

Provisional Psychologists are qualified, knowledgeable and skilled in delivery of mental health assessments and interventions, and will typically transition to a fully registered Psychologist after approximately 1-2 years of supervised practice. Provisional Psychologists frequently have experience in other areas of mental health, including counselling and disability support, and are able to deliver evidence-based mental health treatment.