Guidelines for “Multimodal” approach – requirements to be accepted as “multimodal” in GAP:

1) The total psychotherapy training meets all ECP criteria:
Minimum 1400 hours over the 4 years period distributed in the following elements:

a) Minimum 250 hours of self-experience (therapy)
b) 500 - 800 hours of theory and methodology
c) Minimum 300 hours of psychotherapeutic work with clients under supervision
d) Minimum 150 hours of supervision
e) Minimum 3 years of clinical experience as psychotherapist after the training had been completed 

2) Within minimum ECP requirement of 1400 hours, at least 2/3d of the training must be in modalities that are recognized by EAP as scientifically valid (15 questions).
Within minimum ECP requirement of 1400 hours, at least 1/3d of the training must be in one single scientifically valid EAP modality, with some supervision, personal therapy and practice in this modality.

3) In the ethos and tradition of grandparenting – exceptions are

“One year transitional period is applied to these rules, to be discontinued in February 2015 at the time of EAP Board Meetings in Vienna.”

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