.:: DIPLOMA IN INTEGRATIVE PSYCHOTHERAPY

Fundamentals of integrative psychotherapy - First year of the study (2013/2014)

The first year of the study will start in November 2013. The complete training lasts four years and leads to certification on European level. The training is recognised by International Integrative Psychotherapy Association and European Association for Integrative Psychotherapy.

The first year of the training will consist of 160 hours of training (once a month on fridays or more days workshops). After the completion of the programme the certifacte of attendance will be awarded.

Basic conditions for application:

- Graduates of humanistic and health sciences (psychologists, social workers, medicine doctors, pedagogs...)
- Active knowledge of English language


Location:

The training location is Institute for Integrative Psychotherapy and Counseling, Stegne 7, Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Informations and applications: Please send us e-mail to: info@institut-ipsa.si


The contents of the complete training in integrative psychotherapy

More detailed informations regarding the content and structure of the training you can read in our training brochure:
  • Training in Integrative Psychotherapy – Training Brochure


    The training is four years long. The fifth year will be optional and will include advanced supervision, preparation for the exam and continuing professional development. It will be especially beneficial for trainees who are not yet feeling prepared to take final exams.

    The training is logically organised around four main themes. The first year of the training is devoted to basic theory and its impact on personal experience of each trainee. The second year cover psychotherapy methods and principles, the third year specific modalities of Integrative psychotherapy and working with specific disorders. The fourth year is devoted to integration of the theory and integration within the practitioner. Different approaches to psychotherapy integration will be explored and also the relationship of Integrative psychotherapy with other schools of psychotherapy. The focus is on developing the trainees unique style as practitioners. The fifth year is optional and is devoted to exam preparations, advanced theory and continuing professional development. Each topic in the following programme is covered in two days of training.


    FIRST YEAR – FOUNDATION YEAR

    ‘THEORY OF PERSONALITY AND PSYCHOPATHOLOGY, FOCUS ON EXPERIENTIAL WORK’


    Aims of the first year:
    -Learn about basic theoretical concepts of Integrative Psychotherapy (IP).
    -Personal experience of IP through group process, individual therapy in the group or
    experiential excercises

    MAIN TOPICS:

    1. INTEGRATIVE PSYCHOTHERAPY. DEVELOPMENT OF IDEAS. IP AND OTHER PSYCHOTHERAPIES. BASIC PRINCIPLES.
    2. EGO, SELF AND OBJECT. EGO STATES AND INTEGRATION.
    3. THEORY OF MOTIVATION IN INTEGRATIVE PSYCHOTHERAPY.
    4. CONTACT AND DISRUPTION OF CONTACT.
    5. LIFE SCRIPT AND SCRIPT SYSTEM.
    6. RELATIONSHIP AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT.
    7. THE ROLE OF THERAPEUTIC RELATIONSHIP – DEVELOPMENTAL VIEW.
    8. TRANSFERENCE – INTEGRATIVE PERSPECTIVE.
    9. INTRODUCTION INTO INTEGRATIVE PSYCHOTHERAPY METHODS.
    10. ETHICS IN PSYCHOTHERAPY


    SECOND YEAR
    ‘PSYCHOTHERAPY METHODS AND PRINCIPLES’


    AIMS:
    - Gain knowledge of Integrative psychotherapy methods and specific techniques
    - Learning through lectures, experiential excercises, group process, case presentations,
    supervision

    MAIN TOPICS

    1. CREATING A THERAPEUTIC RELATIONSHIP
    3. CONTRACTS IN PSYCHOTHERAPY
    4. IP METHODS: INQUIRY, ATTUNEMENT AND INVOLVEMENT
    5. TRANSFERENCE AND COUNTERTRANSFERENCE IN IP
    6. THERAPEUTIC INTERVENTIONS
    7. THERAPY WITH HERE AND NOW PROCESS
    8. THERAPY WITH FIXATIONS
    9. THERAPY WITH INTROJECTIONS
    10. TERMINATION OF THERAPEUTIC RELATIONSHIP

    THIRD YEAR
    ‘IP MODALITIES AND PSYCHOTHERAPY OF SPECIFIC DISORDERS’


    AIMS:
    - Learn how to apply IP in different settings (couple, family therapy, group psychotherapy)
    - Learning the specifics of working with different psychic problems and disorders

    MAIN TOPICS

    1. INTEGRATIVE COUPLE AND FAMILY THERAPY
    2. INTEGRATIVE GROUP PROCESS
    3. IP AND TREATMENT OF ANXIETY DISORDERS
    4. IP AND TREATMENT OF DEPRESSION, SUICIDAL CLIENTS
    5. CUMULATIVE AND ACUTE TRAUMA, WORKING WITH DISSOCIATION
    6. PSYCHOTHERAPY OF OBSESSIONS
    7. WORKING WITH SHAME AND SELF-RIGHTEOUSNESS
    8. SCHIZOID PROCESS
    9. PERSONALITY DISORDERS (BORDERLINE, NARCISSISTIC…)

    OPTIONAL: Treatment of eating disorders, drug addiction, sexual problems, psychosis


    FOURTH YEAR

    ‘IP – INTEGRATION OF MAIN PSYCHOTHERAPY SCHOOLS AND INTEGRATION WITHIN THE THERAPIST’


    AIMS:
    l Gain knowledge of different psychotherapy schools and their relationship with integrative psychotherapy.
    l Focus on personal integration of each trainee. Basic question: How does my theoretical knowledge, supervision and my personal therapy affect my work as a practitioner?
    l Preparations for exam through case discussions and supervision of tapes

    CONTENT

    1. INTEGRATIVE PSYCHOTHERAPY AND PSYCHOANALYSIS
    - Classical psychoanalysis (Freud)
    - Object relations theory (Winnicot, Fairbairn, Balint)
    - Ego psychology (Hartmann, Federn, Weiss)
    - Self psychology (Kohut)
    - Intersubjective perspective (Stolorow, Atwood, Orange, Brandschaft)
    - Relational psychoanalysis (Mitchell, Aron)
    - Influence of modern psychoanalysis on the practice of Integrative psychotherapy (Differences and converging points of view)

    2. INTEGRATIVE PSYCHOTHERAPY AND TRANSACTIONAL ANALYSIS
    - Ego states, Script, Transactions revisited
    - Influence of Transactional analysis on the theory and practice of Integrative Psychotherapy

    3. INTEGRATIVE PSYCHOTHERAPY AND GESTALT THERAPY
    - Contact, Disruption to contact, Phenomenology, Experimentation
    - Influence of Gestalt therapy on the theory and practice of Integrative Psychotherapy

    4. IP AND COGNITIVE-BEHAVIORAL THERAPY
    - Schemas theory and cognitive model
    - Behavioral techniques and Homework assignments in IP
    - Cognitive techniques in IP
    - Influence of Cognitive-behavioral therapy on the theory and practice of Integrative Psychotherapy

    5. INTEGRATIVE PSYCHOTHERAPY AND BODY THERAPY
    6. RESEARCH IN PSYCHOTHERAPY
    7. INTEGRATION OF THE THEORY AND PSYCHOTHERAPISTS

    OPTIONAL:
    - INTEGRATIVE PSYCHOTHERAPY AND CLIENT-CENTERED THERAPY
    - INTEGRATIVE PSYCHOTHERAPY AND EMDR
    - INTEGRATIVE PSYCHOTHERAPY AND SPIRITUALITY

    FIFTH YEAR (OPTIONAL)

    ‘PREPARATION FOR EXAMS AND CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT’


    AIMS:
    l consolidate learning and experience
    l preparation for exam through supervision of tapes, mock exams, case study and transcript discussions
    l stimulate professional development of students (writing of articles, research, advanced theory discussions, theory development and refinement, seminar presentations of students)

    CONTENTS:
    Contents will be contracted with the trainees regarding their learning needs. The structure of this year is more up to trainees than on tutors.
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