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Training

Training Components

To obtain the licence to practice as a child and adolescent psychotherapist, proof of having completed at least 4,200 hours in the following training components must be submitted:

Training ComponentKJPsychTh-APrVHours
Theoretical Training§ 3  600
Practical Work I§ 2 Abs. 2 Nr. 11 200
Practical Work II§ 2 Abs. 2 Nr. 2  600
Praktical Training§ 4 Abs. 1  600
Supervision§ 4 Abs. 1 und 2  150
Personal Experience§ 5  120

The remaining 930 hours are called „Supplementary Studies“. These can be completed by the following activities:

Training ComponentHours
additional theoretical hours, therapy sessions, supervisory units, external activities (e.g. congresses, seminars, workshops, small group work)  180
preparation and follow-up work of supervision  150
preparation and follow-up work of therapy sessions  600
Total number of hours of „Supplementary Studies"  930

Training is offered both as three-year full-time training and as five-year on-the-job training. The later can be taken while working. During the full-time training it is not recommended to work additional jobs. Training has been finished as soon as all required training components are completed, including the final state examination.

Three-Year Fulltime Training

Five-Year on-the-Job Training

Regulations

Psychotherapist Act (PsychThG)

Here you can find “the current German version of the act for the professions „Psychological Therapist“ and „Child and Adolescent Psychologist.

Training and State Examination Regulations for Becoming a Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist  (KJPsychTh-APrV)

Here you can find the current “Training and State Examination Regulations for Becoming a Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist".

General Regulations in Psychotherapy

Here you can find additional information about regulations concerning the professions „Psychological Therapist“ and „Child and Adolescent Psychologist“.



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