Entrei, por indicação duma aluna (visto que assunto era – básicamente – as minhas ideias), numa discussão (saúdavel para a maioria dos intervenientes…) num fórum de psicologia (http://www.psicologia.com.pt/forum/viewtopic.php?t=6244) sobre o já velho debate referente às áreas de intervenção na saúde mental dos profissionais de trabalho social.
Incitado a justificar a intervenção psicoterapêutica dum profissional de trabalho social (existência sempre negada por muitos dos colegas psicólogos nessa troca de ideias), dei de caras com algo que agora partilho com os leitores deste blog, pelo seu interesse. São referências e citações retiradas de páginas de associações de psicoterapia…
– World Counseling for Psychotherapy
|For the WCPC the following basic professions will be accepted:
– Psychiatrists (medical doctors)
– Social workers
– Psychotherapists from a different origin who work in the social field and have a profound education in psychotherapy.
– Learning and Skills Council
|What qualifications and experience will employers look for?
There is no single professional body responsible for overseeing the work of psychotherapists. However, you could join a voluntary regulatory body such as the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP).
Your route to qualifying as a psychotherapist will depend on the approach to psychotherapy you wish to practise. The UKCP has divided the main approaches to psychotherapy into eight areas, which are:
– analytical psychology
– behavioural and cognitive psychology
– experiential constructivist
– family, couple, sexual, systemic therapy
– humanistic and integrative psychotherapy
– psychoanalytic and psychodynamic
– psychoanalytically-based therapy with children.
Each area has links with membership organisations that run training courses or accredit training programmes offered by other institutions. See the UKCP website for details of professional bodies related to each specialism.
To get on to most courses accredited by a UKCP member organisation, you will need:
– a relevant honours degree (for example, in social work or psychology) or similar qualification
experience of working with vulnerable adults or children
a caring personality and self-awareness.
– European Federation for Psychoanalytic Therapy in the Public Sector
|Minimum requirements for the certificate level:
Applicants should be graduates in medicine, psychology, social work or hold an equivalent university degree. They should have some professional experience of working with children and/or adolescents of at least 2 years and should be assessed for their personal suitability.