Frequently Asked Questions

Some of the common questions people have about the IAAN


What benefits do IAAN members provide for their clients?
Applied neuroscience and neuropsychotherapy focuses on using the findings of neuroscience research to better target and apply psychological treatments and counselling approaches as well as providing psychoeducational services for clients. When clients become more familiar with their own brain structure and function, they are usually in a better position to understand and impact their psychological difficulties e.g. to comply with ‘homework’ requests or face difficult situations i.e. approach behaviours are enhanced and avoidance behaviours are controlled and minimised.
What can I expect to receive from the IAAN if I become a member?
As a member of the IAAN there are a range of benefits which will support your application of neuroscience with your clients in clinical settings. These include:

  • Being recognised  as a Member of the International Association of Applied Neuroscience.
  • The ability to enhance your clinical skills through online forums
  • Access to specialist neuropsychotherapy focussed supervision
  • Access to online training
  • Receive preference to workshops at discounted rates
  • Linked in with a network of clinicians in your area operating from the same modality for peer supervision.
What pre-requisites do I need to join the IAAN?
  1. General Members – There are no pre-requisites to join the IAAN as a General Member. If you have an interest in neuroscience and it’s application in clinical settings or in Neuropsychotherapy as a practitioner, you may join and gain access to a network of like minded practitioners, as well as training in the basics of applied neuroscience.
  2. Student Member – A student who is undertaking accredited training within their profession (according to the relevant stream) who has not completed level 1 or level 2 training.
  3. Associate Member – A professional who holds recognised training and certification/registration within their field (according to the relevant stream) and who has completed level 1 training but not level 2 training.
  4. Certified Member – A professional who holds recognised training and certification/registration within their field (according to the relevant stream) and who has completed level 1 and level 2 training. Only Certified Members can use the title ‘Certified Neuropsychotherapy Practitioner’
What kind of issues do Certified IAAN Practitioners deal with?

Practitioners who have completed the 3 day Applied Neuroscience Practitioner Training and have successfully demonstrated their ability to apply neuroscience innervations with a client will become Certified Members. IAAN Certified Members work with clients with any kind of psychological issue including such pathologies as Clinical Depression, Obsessive Compulsive Disorders, Eating Disorders, Panic Disorders, addictions and any other psychological pathology. The application of a Neuropsychotherapeutic approach is not limited to any specific pathological presentation/s.

What kind of training/professional development do Applied Neuroscience Practitioners have to do to remain registered?
To remain registered as either a Certified or Full Member there is an annual requirement to complete online training modules or one live workshop – the details of these requirements differ for each stream within the association.
What is the range of fees I might be charged for seeing a Applied Neuroscience Practitioner?
There are no set fees for specific consultations. At a future date the IAAN may offer advice on recommended standard fees for set consultation types in a similar way to the Australian Psychological Society (APS). However at present this is matter for each clinician to decide and negotiate with their clients.
Can I have a rebate on the fees from a Private Health Fund?
This is entirely dependent on the specific Health fund a client belongs to. The IAAN liaises with all relevant Health Funds and provides details of IAAN Membership qualifications and requirements and quality assurance procedures. However at this stage the decision to offer Health Fund Member benefits specifically in relation to treatments offered by members of the IAAN, remains with the Health Fund concerned.
How do I become a member of the IAAN?
Associate or Student Membership

To apply for Associate or Student Membership simply download the application form Associate or Student membership form.  Complete the form, scan it, make payment of the relevant fee and email it with any associated documentation to Your application will be acknowledged and as soon as the relevant checks have been made you will receive notification of your application status. Please note this may take up to 30 days.

Certified or Full Membership

To become a Certified or Full Member, you will need to register and complete the 3 day Clinical Neuropsychotherapy Practitioner Training. You will automatically become a Full Member on completion of the course. You will be upgraded to a Certified Member on submission and successful assessment of a written de-identified case study, demonstrating your capacity to apply neuroscientific principles in a clinical setting.