Become a Licensed Therapist in Psychotherapy

In order to become a psychotherapist specific higher education is required. At minimum, a prospective psychotherapist must complete an undergraduate degree in psychology or a closely related field. Once finished, the individual must begin a master’s degree in psychotherapy in order to gain both theory and practical experience in the field. This will be necessary to gain the clinical experience that is needed to become a fully licensed psychotherapist. In order to successfully complete a master’s degree, students will have to complete anywhere from 1,000-2,000 initial hours of practice and a further 1,500 hours of supervised experience upon completion of their master’s degree in order to become licensed.

Once psychotherapists are fully qualified, they will be required to complete ongoing education each year to ensure they remain up to date in their knowledge.

Browse training and certification programs for psychotherapists:

Hartford Family Institute, LLP.

Hartford Family Institute, LLP. Overview Hartford Family Institute's Center for Healing Arts comprises five core components. This network consists of Psychotherapists, ...
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The Psychotherapy Institute

The Psychotherapy Institute Overview The Psychotherapy Institute hosts three training programs to support therapists at all stages of their development: the ...
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Arizona Institute for Advanced Psychotherapy Training

Arizona Institute for Advanced Psychotherapy Training Overview At the Arizona Institute for Advanced Psychotherapy Training, they realize that many emotional wellness ...
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University of Alaska Anchorage

University of Alaska Anchorage Overview The Department of Psychology at the University of Alaska Anchorage offers undergrad and advanced education programs ...
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The University of Alabama

The University of Alabama Overview Postgraduate programs in educational psychology that prepare students for licensure and professional practice. Training Programs ...
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The Theraplay Institute

The Theraplay Institute Overview Certified coaches and managers have worked with a huge number of psychological well-being specialists and different experts ...
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Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute

Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute Overview The Training Program is intended for approved psychotherapy experts to incorporate and apply Sensorimotor Psychotherapy theory and ...
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The Gottman Institute

The Gottman Institute Overview The Gottman Method is a practical, emotion-focused, and exceptionally powerful way to deal with couples counseling. Created ...
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