Mr. Lankton: We understand each other very, very well. In the UK no one can work as a psychotherapist without being registered by the UKCP. You can be a hypnotherapist, a psycho dynamics specialist, a experiential (NLP) or humanisti (Gestalt) therapist. Whatever, however you will need to show the board that:
1) you have studied at an acredited institution for 4 years at post graduate level (MA, MSc) where you a) learned skills, b) researched methods and practice and,
2) obtained a minimum of 100 hours supervised clinical practice (the good professionals present around 500 hours - I did)and,
3) the applicant himself has experienced therapy as client for a minimum of 120 hours (exact number of hours varies but the guidelines are 4 years of psycotherapy).
In actual fact, some people present two Master's degress at the time of registration. One degree in say TA and another in say Gestalt.
What surprises me is that you offer a 15 day training programme. This I don't understand. It took me more than a year of weekly practice and study to become a beginner and four years latter with 2 degrees - MA and MSc and more than 1,000 hour independent practice I still say this everyday: "What am I going to learn today"...
Anyway, I do agree with yourself of course. Which of the books you have written would you like me to read?
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