Patricia Hunt, President of the European Association for Psychotherapy
Patricia Hunt, President of the European Association for Psychotherapy, tells the story of how she became a Psychotherapist. (BBC Copyright)
This video, made by one of EAPs members, explains how psychotherapy works. Psychotherapy supports people working through challenges in their lives, and provides a save environment where issues like anxiety, panic attacks, depression, personality disorders, burnout, stress and feelings of emptiness and meaninglessness are addressed. Preventative work is an important task for successful outcomes in psychotherapy. Psychotherapy can benefit adults, adolescents, children, groups and families.
Psychotherapists are required to engage in extensive personal psychotherapy during their training which is up to seven years duration. Psychotherapists usually have a first degree followed by a professional, highly specialised, theoretical and clinical training which includes research methodology and continuous professional development. The EAP promotes the recognition of common standards of training throughout Europe, and will ensure their mobility across member states.Training