It is a prerequisite for every member to update and refine their clinical skills on an ongoing basis. This is done through the aid of meetings, seminars, discussion groups, workshops and appropriate training programs.
To be eligible for membership, the applicant must
To be ratified as an Affiliate Member, the applicant must currently be enrolled in either of the following ASTA accredited schools:
To upgrade to Associate Mem status, an applicant must have
participated in the CFP program, and completed the appropriate module of an ASTA accredited school.
An Associate Member may advertise externally as a ‘P.S.H. Therapist’, but not as a ‘Registered P.S.H. therapist’ until Full Membership is attained.
To upgrade to FM status, an applicant must have
Registration occurs on an annual basis. To maintain Full Membership status, a therapist must participate in our Continuing Professional Development (CPD) program.
ASTA will accept P.S.H. therapists who have completed their training elsewhere, provided they meet all membership criteria and can demonstrate a sound understanding and working knowledge of current P.S.H. principles, protocol and clinical practice.
Membership is considered on a case by case basis and enquiries should be directed to the Membership Officer.