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.
For someone to be eligible for membership, s/he 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 member status, an applicant must firstly have
participated in the CFP program, and secondly have 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 Full membership status, an applicant must:
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.