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:
|Theoretical Training||§ 3||600|
|Practical Work I||§ 2 Abs. 2 Nr. 1||1 200|
|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:
|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.
Five-Year on-the-Job Training
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“.
Zentralinstitut für Seelische Gesundheit (ZI) - https://www.zi-mannheim.de