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About ARPI And The Training Program

 

Integrative Psychotherapy Training

 

Romanian Association for Integrative Psychotherapy A.R.P.I.

IT IS FOUNDED IN 2007, BEING THE FIRST INTEGRATIVE PSYCHOTHERAPY ASSOCIATION IN ROMANIA, ORGANIZES:

 

TRAINING COURSES FOR PSYCHOTHERAPISTS WITH INTEGRATIVE PSYCHOTHERAPY SPECIALISATION,

SCHOLARSHIP STUDIES FOR THE ARPI STUDENTS FOR ABROAD TRAINING CLASSES.

 

For the university years 2013 – 2015, signing ups are made in:

Bucharest, Piteşti, Craiova, Braşov, Sibiu and Constanţa

 

People from the following fields can sign up for the integrative psychotherapy training courses: psychology, psychosociology, sociopsychology, social psychopedagogy, social assistance, pedagogy, medicine.

 

MAIN TRAINERS AND SUPERVISORS IN INTEGRATIVE PSYCHOTHERAPY, credited by COPSI:

Dr. KEN EVANS – President and Founder of the European Association for Integrative Psychotherapy

Dr. GINA CHIRIAC – principled psychologist – trainer – supervisor integrative psychotherapy

M.A. JOANNA HEWITT EVANS – trainer – supervisor – integrative psychotherapy

M.Sc. JOANNA KATO – trainer – supervisor – integrative psychotherapy

Prof. Psych. MARUSA ZALATEL – trainer – supervisor – integrative psychotherapy

M.A. ANGELA CARR – trainer – supervisor – integrative psychotherapy ARPI

Dr. AURORA FRUNZA – trainer ARPI Romania

Dr. TUDORA SIMA – trainer ARPI Romania

Dr. GABRIELA STOLTZ – trainer ARPI Romania

Dr. IOAN ANDRONIC – trainer ARPI Romania

 

APPLIED RESEARCH, EXPERIMENTAL DESIGNS:

Univ. Prof. Dr. MIHAI ANIŢEI – professor invited by ARPI, principled psychologist, Clinical Psychology supervisor, President of COPSI

Dr. MIHAELA CHRAIF – professor invited by ARPI

Our Mission:

We propose getting to know the human being with the help of some comprehensive ideas that have the capacity to come across the existent disciplines and whose combination results in a richer and more nuanced understanding of the self and which defines and characterizes the man in relationship with himself  and the others.

 

Our Vision:

We wish to create professional answers for the complex problems that appear in the life of everyone, through an integrative approach in which the body, the mind and the spirit find both answers and resources.

 

The Values of A.R.P.I.:

We promote the principles of integrative psychotherapy in Romania.

We train psychotherapists who will be prepared to use the new integrative perspective in their therapeutic work.

We implement the integrative approach in the therapeutic treatment.

We promote a high standard of ethics and clinical practice.

 

The training program in Integrative Psychotherapy

- 1400 hours -

 

The training program works under the aegis of the European Psychotherapy Association, is in agreement with the training standards of E.A.I.P. and is supervised by dr. Ken Evans – founder and president of E.A.I.P.

E.A.I.P. is the E.A.P. representative for Integrative Psychotherapy in Europe.

 

Minimal training standards in psychotherapy (1400 hours):

A.    600 hours: theoretical basic training

B.    200 hours: personal development

C.    200 hours: supervising the clinical activity

D.    400 hours: clinical supervised practice in the office

E.    100 hours: continuous training

 

-       30 hours participating in congresses and conferences

-       30 hours of supervision

-       40 hours of intervision, participating in study groups, presenting written materials

 

Objectives:

General objective: obtaining the competence of practicing integrative psychotherapy according to the European Psychotherapy Association and the Romanian Psychologists’ Collegium.

 

 

Specific objectives:

-  Practicing psychotherapy according to the ethical code of COPSI, the European Association for Integrative Psychotherapy and the present Romanian law.

-  Promoting fundamental and applicative scientific research in psychotherapy, especially in integrative psychotherapy

-  Evaluation and psychotherapeutic intervention according to the studied methods and techniques

-  The stimulation of internal and international scientific exchange in the fields of interest (psychotherapy, counseling, teaching, etc.)

-  Training and education activities in the field of integrative psychotherapy

-  Promoting integrative psychotherapy in the social environment, the multicultural approach from the integrative psychotherapy perspective

 

 

A)     Basic theoretical training (600 hours)

 

Objectives:

-  Achieving the basic theoretical training information through the study of therapeutic techniques and the practical applications done in order to gain the necessary aptitudes for the psychotherapeutic practice

-  Achieving the ethical and deontological notions and the legislative aspects which are necessary to the psychotherapeutic practice

 

1.     Introduction to integrative psychotherapy (40 hours)

2.     Psychopathology – DSM (40 hours)

3.     Techniques and methods of integrative psychotherapy (220 hours)

3.1. The integration of clinical psychology and CBT procedures (40 hours)

3.2. The integration of Ericksonian hypnosis techniques (40 hours)

3.3. The integration of the Gestalt therapy element (60 hours)

3.4. The integration of the psychoanalytic psychotherapy elements (40 hours)

3.5. The integration of the modern research specific methods and techniques (40 hours)

4.     The integration of the psychotherapies (100 hours)

5.     Applications of integrative psychotherapy (at your choice, program 1 or 2) (160 hours)

5.1. Program 1 (160 hours):

a.     Integrative psychotherapy applications in couple, family and child therapy (80 hours)

b.    Practical applications in integrative research (80 hours)

5.2. Program 2 (160 hours):

a.      Integrative psychotherapy applications in the social environment. Elements of organizational psychotherapy (80 hours) (trainer:)

b.    Integrative psychotherapy applications in spiritual development and ecological perspective (80 hours) (trainer: dr. Ken Evans)

 

 

 B)  Personal development (200 hours)

 

1.     Self image, self esteem and self confidence (20 hours)

2.     Emotional intelligence and stress management (40 hours)

3.     Communication and social abilities (30 hours)

4.     Creative problem solving (30 hours)

5.     Personal and group therapy. About beliefs (40 hours)

6.     Personal development techniques (40 hours)

 

 

 C)  Supervising the clinical activity (200 hours)

      Office practice (400 hours)

 

 

 

 

 

 D)  Continuous Training (100 hours)

 

 

1.   Resistance to change (10 credits)

2.   Communication and therapy (10 credits)

3.   Emotional intelligence, life conduct and success (10 credits)

 

 

DETAILED PRESENTATION OF THE TRAINING PROGRAM

 

 

A)     Basic theoretical training (600 hours)

 

Objectives:

-  Achieving the basic theoretical training information through the study of therapeutic techniques and the practical applications done in order to gain the necessary aptitudes for the psychotherapeutic practice

-  Achieving the ethical and deontological notions and the legislative aspects which are necessary to the psychotherapeutic practice

 

1.     Introduction to integrative psychotherapy (80 hours):

Module I (40 hours):

1.1.1.     Integrative psychotherapy (Ken Evans, Maria Gilbert,2008) :

a.     Holism, Dialogue, Values

1.1.2.     Institutes which are responsible for psychotherapy

1.1.3.     Introduction to psychotherapy

1.1.4.     The history of psychotherapy

a.     What is psychotherapy?

b.    The psychotherapeutic process

1.1.5.     The psychotherapeutic profession

a.     The legal frame of practice

1.1.6.     The fundamental characteristics  of psychotherapy

a.     The evolution of psychotherapy: the new scientific paradigm

b.    The theoretical – experimental grounding of psychotherapy

c.     The philosophical – humanistic roots of integrative psychotherapy

1.1.7.     The present psychotherapeutic orientations. The classification of psychotherapies: dynamic, behavioral and experiential

1.1.8.     Common facts in psychotherapy. The purpose of psychotherapy.

1.1.9.     Integrative psychotherapy

a.     The history of integrative psychotherapy

b.    E.A.I.P. objectives

1.1.10.   Integrative psychotherapy training

a.     E.A.I.P. ethic code

b.    A.R.P.I. ethic code

1.1.11.   Practical activity: the perception of a psychotherapeutic intervention in a psychotherapy office

 

Module II (40 hours)

1.2.1. What does it mean to do psychotherapy?

1.2.2. The difference between psychotherapy, psychiatry, psychology and counseling

1.2.3. The way in which the psychotherapeutic process proceeds in the office

a.  what does such a therapy imply?

b.  who can benefit from psychotherapy?

c.  how does a therapy treatment proceed?

d.  what do we obtain at the end of therapy?

 

1.2.4. The duration of therapy, of the therapy meeting and the frequency of the meetings in psychotherapy

1.2.5. The presentation of the intervention techniques used in integrative psychotherapy

            a.  Gestalt therapy techniques;

            b.  psychoanalytical specific techniques (the analysis of dreams);

            c. cognitive – behavioural techniques;

            d. hypnosis and Ericksonian relaxation specific techniques;

             e. creative visualizing techniques

            f. optimizing communication and assertiveness

 

1.2.6. Applications of integrative psychotherapy

a. troubles that can be treated

b. the psychotherapy of mood disorders

c. psychotherapy as an intervention in crisis moods

 

1.2.7. Child psychotherapy

 

a.     Psychic development states and its needs

b.    Positive education

c.     Adaption problems of children with special needs

d.    Teenage addictions

 

1.2.8. Integrative psychotherapy as an intervention in crisis moods

 

1.2.9. The principles of integrative psychotherapy

 

a.     The cognitive – behavioural affective and physiological dimension

b.    The life scenario and the state of the ego

c.     The spiritual perspective of integrative psychotherapy

            1.2.10. The integrative movement in psychotherapy

             a. psychotherapeutic intervention

            b. the purpose of integrative psychotherapy

            c. the importance of research 

 

            1.2.11. The process of integrative psychotherapy. Concepts. Principles. Methods. The contact in the frame of the therapeutic relationship

 

            1.2.12. ARPI’s vision on integrative psychotherapy. The co – creation of the psychotherapeutic relationship as a central objective

 

            1.2.13. Individual and group psychotherapy. Slides. Frame of work, the structure of psychotherapeutic intervention

 

            1.2.14. Teaching competence evaluation questionnaire

 

2.     Psychopathology – DSM (40 hours)

 

2.1.    Axis I: psychiatric troubles

2.2.    Axis II: personality disorders and mental retard

2.3.    Axis III: medical troubles

2.4.    Axis IV: Social functioning and impact of symptoms

2.5.    Axis V: global evaluation of the functioning, described using a 1 to 100 scale

 

3.     Techniques and methods in integrative psychotherapy (220 hours)

3.1.    Integrating the clinical psychology and cognitive – behavioural elements (40 hours)

3.1.1.     The cognitive therapy approach from the clinical psychology perspective. Integration of the of the specific CBT elements. Evaluation methods, the use of tests.

a.     The integrative vision on CBT (Ken Evans)

3.1.2.     Intervention procedures at a cognitive – behavioural level

a.     Cognitive reconstruction procedures

b.    Assertiveness training

3.1.3.     Managing distress – the technique of inoculating stress

3.1.4.     Cognitive – behavioural prescriptions

3.1.5.     Interview models in the clients approach

3.1.6.     The Cognitive – behavioural approach of anxiety disorders

3.1.7.     The therapy of post – traumatic stress disorder

3.1.8.     The therapy of alcohol addiction

3.1.9.     The therapy of chronic pain

3.1.10.   Cognitive distortions

3.1.11.   Practical activities (exercises)

a.     Annex 1:  Becoming aware of the fear

b.    Annex 2:  The diary of my states of mind

c.     Annex 3:  Cognitive distortions

d.    Annex 4:  The map of daily activities

e.     Annex 5:  How to use rationality at its maximum

f.     Annex 6:  The generator of new behaviours

g.    Annex 7:  Anxiety disorders

 

i)     Operationalised diagnostic criteria for generalized anxiety

ii)    The list for checking the symptom

 

3.2.    Integrating the Ericksonian hypnosis techniques (40 hours)

3.2.1.     Introduction in Ericksonian hypnosis. Definition

3.2.2.     The characteristics of hypnotic language

3.2.3.     The specific hypnosis manifestations and their clinical utilization

3.2.4.     The suggestions’ structure: positive suggestions, negative suggestions, suggestions which refer to the content, suggestions which refer to the process

3.2.5.     The general principles of Ericksonian hypnotherapy

3.2.6.     Specific elements for the Ericksonian language. The voice. The truisms. The implication. The open suggestions. Suggestions that cover all classes of responses. Composed suggestions. Implied suggestions. Ericksonian suggestions.

3.2.7.     Questions that focus the attention, suggest and reinforce the hypnotic answers. The strew. The words games. The negative language. The juxtaposition of opposite elements. The approval series. The thought lecture. Confusion. Surprise.

3.2.8.     The induction of the hypnotic trance. Techniques used in hypnosis.

3.2.9.     Traditional induction techniques:

a.     The pendulum technique

b.    The progressive muscular relaxation technique

c.     The conducted imaging technique

d.    The technique of fixating on some internal and external stimuli

e.     The technique of thoroughgoing the trance

f.     The Ericksonian induction

g.    The hypnotic trance’s effects on the physical, mental and emotional body

 

3.2.10.   Therapeutic scenarios. Therapeutic metaphor

3.2.11.   Annexes

a.     The metaphor of climbing down the stairs

b.    The tree metaphor

c.     The metaphor of the castle made of mirrors

 

3.3.    The integration of the Gestalt therapy elements (60 hours)

 

3.3.1.     About Gestalt therapy

3.3.2.     Theoretical frame, the field theory and the quantum theory, the self theory, the contact theory, the Gestalt theory

3.3.3.     The Gestalt cycle. The notion of process – here and now.

3.3.4.     “Reality” is a personal construction: from objective reality to each one’s personal reality

3.3.5.     To observe: decoding emotions and their corporal expression

3.3.6.     To evaluate and to check – the basic theoretical concepts

3.3.7.     The Gestalt therapy techniques. Basic techniques and specific techniques

3.3.8.     The therapeutic objectives. The therapeutic process. The therapeutic relationship

3.3.9.     Perception in Gestalt perspective

3.3.10.   The resistances to change: introjections, projection and transfer

3.3.11.   The patient’s and the integrative psychotherapist’s perspective

3.3.12.   Elements of individual psychotherapy in integrative perspective

3.3.13.   Annexes:

a)     Annex 1: reexamine your deepest values here and now

b)    Annex 2: creative adjustment

c)     Annex 3: “I see, I imagine, I feel…”

d)    Annex 4: Map and territory

 

3.4.    The integration of psychoanalytical psychotherapy elements (40 hours)

3.4.1.     Psychotherapeutic frame and psychoanalytical frame. Comparative approach

3.4.2.     The unconscious approach from an integrative perspective

3.4.3.     The free idea association. Deconstructing the language

3.4.4.     Practical application: The Babel Tower

3.4.5.     Resistances. Defense mechanisms

3.4.6.     Dreams and oneiric production. The technique of dream interpretation

3.4.7.     The psychical instances of the Ego and the character armors

3.4.8.     The fundamental needs of the human being

3.4.9.     Exercises and practical applications

a.     The childhood wounds

b.    The construction of the imago

c.     The childhood’s frustrations. Activating the unconscious resources. The explorer’s metaphor

3.4.10.   Integrating the techniques and methods that are specific to modern research (40 hours)

 

            The research module’s purpose is the study of a research based on objective methods using the concurrent and the predictive validation in integrative psychotherapy (SPSS and AMOS – structural equations) as well as the physiological reaction investigation method, with the help of the polygraph, it is important in pointing out the practical utility of integrative psychotherapy through improving the physical and psychological well being of the clients who participate in therapies. Also, the practical utility applies both in personal development groups with youngsters and with clients of different ages.

 

4.     The integration of psychotherapies (100 hours)

4.1.    The vision and values of European and Romanian psychotherapy

a.     The relational integrative model of psychotherapy in Romanian school

4.2.    A relational systemic model in counseling and psychotherapy - Katherine Murhy and Maria Gilbert

4.3.    A relational model of integration - Maria Gilbert & Ken Evans.

4.4.    Principles and basics in individual therapy from the integrative approach perspective. Psychotherapeutic frame. The steps of the first meeting.

4.5.    The clinical interview. The objectives of the interview. The interview techniques. The specific aspects of the interview. The type of personality disorder evaluation.

4.6.    The interview from the integrative psychotherapy perspective

4.7.    The psychotherapy objectives. The therapeutic alliance. The psychotherapist’s attitudes that can facilitate the psychotherapeutic alliance development

4.8.    The relational theory. The psychotheraputic relationship. The co – creation of the psychotherapeutic relationship. The specific of the psychotherapeutic relationship in integrative approach. Ethics in the therapeutic relationship.

4.9.    The validation scale of the attitudes towards therapy

4.10.  The verbal structure of the psychotherapist. Active listening.

4.11.  Gathering the techniques used in integrative psychotherapy, learned in the basic training. Applications of the studied psychotherapeutic techniques.

5.     Applications of integrative psychotherapy (program 1 or 2, at your choice) (160 hours)

5.1.    Program 1 (160 hours)

5.1.1 Applications of integrative psychotherapy on couple, family and child therapy (80 hours)

Module I (40 hours)

a)     The deffinition of the family. The couple relationship. The dynamic character of the couple relationship. Ways of integrative approach.

b)    The motivation of maintaining the couple. Resolving the communication difficulties in the couple relatinship.

c)     Beliefs and generation differences, aggravating factors in the couple relationship.

d)    Marital motivation (from individuality to common realizations and fear of change). Filters in the field of choice

e)     Needs, stages and criteria in choosing a partner

f)     The diagnostic of sexual dysfunctions and integrative psychotherapeutic techniques. Paradoxical intervention at the level of the language used in the couple relationship.

g)    Erogenous zone diagram. Therapeutic metaphor, suggestion and visualization – intervention instruments in solving sexual dysfunctions.

h)     Elements of sexual assertiveness. Congruent state of mind. Role exercises.

i)      Types of marriage and family life quality. Evaluation of marriage quality.

j)      Family constellations, family sculpture, visual metaphor.

k)     Applying the Maslow pyramid at the moment of marriage and in the present moment. Applications of the parental armors. Resistance to change.

 

            Module II – 40 hours

a)     Therapeutic couple indications. The characteristics of couples with problems

b)    Common theme of conflict. Individual therapy plan.

c)     Practical applications

-       Non – verbal technique in four steps, mirror imitating

-       The partners’ position from each other in couple therapy

d)    Identifying negative thoughts and conflicts

-       Practical activity

-       The wall technique

-       The cube technique

-       The guided fantasy technique

e)     Communication skills development techniques. Reformulation procedures. Improving sexual and affective interaction techniques. Reducing guilt techniques.

 

Integrative psychotherapy applications in child therapy (40 hours)

a.     The human being development stages

b.    Role play, art therapy and ludo – therapy, therapeutic metaphor in working with children, the story role in the behavioral optimization

c.     Creative solving techniques for children problems. Theatrical improvisation, transactional objects therapy, doll therapy

d.    Cognitive restructure with the help of stories

e.     Dream and nightmare interpretation in child therapy

f.     Optimizing school performance, therapy in school failure. Integration children with disabilities in family and society

 

Practical applications in integrative research (80 hours)

 

5.2.    Program 2 (160 hours)

a)     Integrative psychotherapy applications in the social environment. Elements of organizational therapy (80 hours) (Trainer:  Paul Barber)

b)    Integrative psychotherapy applications in spiritual development and ecological perspective (80 hours) (Trainer:  dr. Ken Evans)

 

 

B)    Personal development (200 hours)

 

Objectives:

1.     Achieving the necessary competences and abilities for personal development

2.     Understanding change as part of growth and development

3.     Forming attitudes, achieving information and interpersonal abilities

 

Themes and content:

1.     Self image, self esteem, self confidence (20 hours)

1.1.  Psychotherapy and need fulfilling

1.2    The need approach from Maslow’s and Casriel’s perspective

1.3    The present personal needs. Practical part

1.4    Expectations and behavior

1.5    Motivation

1.6    Analysis in pairs, and after that, in cartel

1.7    Practical applications. Exercises using the mirror. The role.

1.8    The manner in which we communicate about ourselves

1.9    The triangle victim – aggressor – savior

1.10     About personality. Integrative perspective.

1.11     What is personality?

1.12     Defining the terms: individual, individuality, person, personality

1.13     The concept of personality: anthropological, axiological and psychological

1.14     Types and definitions of personality

1.15     The structural – systemic approach of personality

1.16     Homework and exercises

 

2.     Emotional intelligence and stress management (40 hours)

      2.1. Intelligence and emotional intelligence. Definition.

      2.2. The perception of reality and the emotional involvement (elements of gestalt and emotional intelligence, visual metaphor). Stress management.

      2.3. Emotional discipline. Decisions. Steps. Emotional storms. The spirit. The definition of empathy.

      2.4. The seven principles of emotional healing. The emotional impact on a somatic and behavioral level.

      2.5. Emotional intelligence in couple relationships. Love.

      2.6. Basic needs from the emotional intelligence perspective

      2.7. Exercises and techniques. The technique of amplifying joy

      2.8. Annexes

                  a) exercises of emotional awareness, somatic perception of emotion and identifying thoughts and beliefs that follow them

                  b) practical exercises for accepting your own behavior

                  c) behavioral exercises of emotional discipline

 

3.     Communication and social skills (30 hours):

 

3.1.  Introduction in the theory of communication

 

3.2.   Communication classifications

3.3.   The evolution of theoretical research on communication

3.4.   Marital communicational motivation (from individuality to common achievements and fear of change). Filters in the field of decisions.

3.5.   Social system and communication

3.6.   Information and communication

3.7.   Communication tools. Language classifications.

3.8.   Communication functions and blockings

3.9.   Communication theories and models

3.10.      Non-verbal communication – decoding corporal messages

3.11.      Oral communications. Types of orators

3.12.      Written communication

3.13.      Audio-video communication

3.14.      The public – the receptor of media communication. Attempts of definition. Categories.

3.15.      Public opinion – source and effect of communication

3.16       Communication skills

 

 

 

4.     Creative problem solving (30 hours):

4.1. Creative problem solving. Introduction.

4.2.  Working methods: creating an image collage, psychoanalytical interpretation

 

4.3. Nature of beliefs, how the personal belief system is formed, managing our own resources which we are aware of.

4.4. Identity, values, behavioral – environmental skills

4.5. Beliefs regarding abilities

4.6. Aptitudes, beliefs, behaviors. Reistance to change – suggestions of creative solutions in therapeutical deadlock

4.7. Practical activity (exercises): timeline and creative therapeutical aplications (use of suggestions, visual metaphores, therapeutical stories) for solving the problems of the past

4.8. Homework: which are your own aptitudes?

4.9. Practical activity: identifying personal aptitudes

4.10.      Creativity applications in child therapy

 

5.     Individual and group therapy. About beliefs (40 hours):

5.1.   Integrative, multicultural model. The psychotherapist’s personal view on the world and the value system

5.2.   Psychotherapy and beliefs. Beliefs in time

5.3.   Types of beliefs: positive beliefs, limiting beliefs

5.4.   Possibility. Ability. Merits. The importance of the language used by the patient in maintaining or achieving the goals that have been set in therapy

-     Practical application: exploring an important objective using the method of identifying the limitative beliefs

5.5.   The method of changing beliefs

-       Practical application: the ax of beliefs

-       Practical application: becoming aware of the past influencing the present

-       Practical application: becoming aware of the present, the 5 steps of awareness (by learning, by the projected maps, by your own projections, by becoming aware of the conflicts, by becoming aware of the processes)

5.6.   Typical integrative psychotherapy beliefs

5.7.   The beliefs of excellence

a)      Practical application: examine what people think of themselves (identification exercise)

-  Theme 1: on what  the decisions we take rely on

-  Theme 2: the beliefs of excellence

-  Theme 3: being in agreement with yourself

b)      Practical application: identifying personal beliefs

 

 

 

6.     Personal development techniques (40 hours):

6.1.   Initializing the contact between the psychotherapist and the client

6.2.   The juxtaposition relationships

6.3.   The code of good practice

6.4.   Discussions about the clinical practice guide of psychology

6.5.   The therapist’s implication that points out recognition, validation, normalization and his presence in the therapeutic process

6.6.   Interpretation and therapeutic touch. Anchoring a therapeutic suggestion through contact.

6.7.   Differences between technical, purposeful and communicative contact

6.8.   Feedback about your own perception of the techniques that will be recommended to the patients, the feedback of each participant at a mental, emotional and physical level and the integrative interpretation

6.9.   Annexes:

a)     Annex 1: the map of corporal unaccepted areas

b)    Annex 2: the Reichian approach of the muscular neck ring (the moving and rotating neck relaxation technique). The communicating skills unblocking perspective, through the intervention at a somatic level.

 

Note: the personal development meetings can be attended at the same time with the basic training

 

 

C)    Supervision of the clinical activity (200 hours)

 

Clinical supervised practice in the office (400 hours)

 

Group and individual supervision seminaries take place assuring that the psychotherapeutic process runs its course, in which the clients’ cases are presented and analyzed along with the supervisor’s work.

Supervision is, also, a process of supporting the ethical and professional values and assuring the sustaining of the quality of the psychotherapeutic act.

A major objective of supervision is defining a personal manner of intervention and experiencing the co – creation of the therapeutic relationship, thoroughgoing the achieved information and the practical application of the studied techniques adapted to the specific of the therapeutic intervention in the office.

 

Supervision in integrative psychotherapy (200 hours)

(Ken Evans & Maria Gilbert & Michael Caroll, 2006)

1.     What is the supervised person?

2.     What is supervision?

3.     Elements of supervision

4.     Supervision forms and contexts

5.     The supervisor’s behaviour

6.     Interview with a future supervisor

7.     The supervision contract

8.     The supervision group’s utility

9.     The advantages of group supervision

10.  Conflict in supervision and its apparition

11.  Methodological annexes  (Maria Gilbert & Michael Carroll)

11.1.            Bidirectional contract

11.2.            The supervision session evaluation

11.3.            The evaluation data sheet for the supervised persons

11.4.            The supervision data sheet

11.5.            Introduction in supervision exercise

11.6.            Emotional competences data sheet

11.7.            The list of feelings

11.8.            The list of learning methods

 

 

D)    Continuous training (100 hours)

 

 

1.     The trainers’ training 200 hours + 25 hours (theoretical supervision) will be realized through participating in the credited modules as being continuous training, through participating in congresses and conferences, through participating in the training process with the participants from the basic training, through participating through supervision especially in the work frames of pairs, cartel and group and through participating in a probation of at least 25 hours with a senior supervisor.

2.     Supervisor training (50 hours + 25 hours) will be realized through participating in activities of practical and theoretical training

2.1. The theoretical part will contain notions about the evaluation criteria as a central element of the supervisor’s responsibility, as well as evaluation criteria of competences as follows:

-       Is the supervised the creator of a coherent work frame in which the theory is relevantly applied in the clinical practice?

-       How does the supervised conceptualize the therapy stages and the future directions of therapy

-       Observing if the intervention is strewed with ethical dilemmas and overlapping of roles

-       The supervisor’s aptitudes: flexibility, the multi – perspective vision, awareness, patience, impartiality, and the capacity of understanding

-       Developing one’s own personal style of supervisor in integrative psychotherapy

-       Ethical decisions in supervision, transparence and authenticity

 

Types of supervision: individual, group supervision, supervision through participating in the training process, supervision through audio, video media.

2.2. Minimum 25 hours of supervision with a senior supervisor

 

Continuous training runs its course annually and the students can obtain 10 credits for each module described above. It addresses psychologists, psychotherapists and counselors who wish to participate in the continuous training program.

 

 

Describing the deployment of the training activity

 

The participation conditions are in agreement with the national and European arrangements.

The selection methods of the training program participants:

-     The selection at the signing up for the training program is made through the participation of each solicitant in a interview, after the deposit of the signing up file.  

-     After this first evaluation, the solicitant will be informed if he can participate in the training program

-     After finishing the basic training, the selection for the supervision will be made all along the training deployment and at the end of the final evaluation, after finishing the 600 hours

 

 

Working frames and course organization methods

 

 

1.     The basic training and the personal development deploy during a minimum of 800 hours of training in which the theoretical part and the practical applications will alternate

2.     Work frames will be created as follows:

-     Individual, in which the trainer intervenes and the group assists his intervention

-     In pairs (formed by 2 students that transpose a possible situation from a real therapeutic intervention in which one of them plays the role of the therapist and the other, the role of the patient in the wok frame they create)

-     Cartel (teams of four for the feed-back realization on how the pair exercises have issued)

-     Individual or group feed-backs

The trainers and supervisors will assist and directly supervise the deployment of the theoretical and applicative working frames.

3.     The organization form of the courses will be realized through theoretical and practical teaching workshops, residential workshops (2-3 days), seminaries.

4.     The clinical internship will be deployed in a psychiatry hospital and implies the interaction with the patients with severe psychic disorders. Clinical internships of 40 hours can be organized. In the clinical internship people who don’t have enough hours or people who wish to deepen their information in the field can participate.

5.     Personal development through group therapy can be realized through participating in the personal development program described in the curriculum or through participating to similar personal development groups.

6.     The individual personal development can be realized through participating in individual therapy (50 hours) with credited psychotherapists or during the therapy group through participating in the personal development program.

7.     The supervision will deploy individually, in working frames or through participating in group supervision internships.

Students will work with experienced trainers – supervisors from the country and from Europe, who have a consistent clinical practice.

Case studies will be presented, movies with a psychotherapeutic theme and character which can be analyzed and diagnosed will be seen.

 

 

 

 

The meetings’ duration and workshops

 

 

1.     The individual therapy meetings have a 60 minutes duration.

2.     The training workshops deploy having a number of 14 – 25 participants, in an intensive working manner, 40 hours once every two months, usually at the end of the week, from Thursday to Sunday.

3.     The residential workshops deploy in a specific frame, having a 3 – 5 duration, once or twice a year, in the country or abroad.

4.     The implication of the Romanian Association for Integrative Psychotherapy in research, through publishing the best papers in a professional magazine.

 

Facilities for students

 

 

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