European Certificate of Psychotherapy (ECP)
For receiving an ECP, a psychotherapist has to fulfil a set of criteria concerning the level of training, supervision and practice.
There are two possible ways to apply, one way is the Direct Award (DA) through European Accredited Psychotherapy Training Institutes (EAPTIs):
Direct award (DA):
Students who completed full psychotherapy training in a European Accredited Training Institute (EAPTI) are entitled to apply directly for an ECP after graduation. All EAPTIs have been thoroughly checked by the Training Accreditation Committee (TAC) before their acceptance. They have to prove that their training program brings students up to ECP level. This is why the application procedure for graduates from EAPTIs involves less administration on the part of the EAP.
The other possible way is by grandparenting (through EWAOs or through the GAP) - please go to "ECP application forms by grandparenting".