October 28, 2019
The ECP is essentially a “training certificate”, a recognition that a person has been trained to a level recognised by a national and/or modality professional psychotherapy organisations represented within EAP.
All the European academic and professional trainings are now being measured using the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS).
This document proposes a new forward strategy for the EAP to convert the current ECP into the ECTS system.
Since the ECP is a post-graduate professional training, the 4-year psychotherapy training programme would be set at a Master’s degree level – at Level 7 within the European Qualifications Framework (EQF) – EQF-7.
This ‘Next Steps’ – a briefing paper – explains the current situation; the relevant frameworks; other issues; and looks forward to this new status.