What is the “European Certificate of Psychotherapy” ?

The European Certificate of Psychotherapy was established by the EAP (European Association of Psychotherapy – headquartered in Vienna, Austria) – at the General Assembly in June 1997, in Rome, after three years of intensive international preparation. In the absence of regulations in most European countries, it aims to contribute to the establishment of the profession, to establish a high level of training that is comparable from one country to another (3,200 hours, in 7 years of studies including 3 years of propaedeutic in human sciences and 4 years in a recognized method of psychotherapy). It should promote the exchange of professionals between the countries of Europe and is encouraged, as such, by the Brussels Commission (the European “Government”). It is currently accepted by representatives of psychotherapy organizations from 41 European countries.