Welcome to the website of the postgraduate programme in Person-Centred Psychotherapy!
The programme is offered at the College in collaboration with the School of Community Health and Midwifery of the State University of Central Lancashire and extends the range of Psychotherapy programmes we offer in Greece since 1989.
This pioneering one-year postgraduate programme combines theory, experiential education, placement and research application based on the principles of Person-Centred Psychotherapy.
Founded in the 1950s by Carl Rogers, Person-Centred Psychotherapy is the "third force" in psychology and an alternative to the other two dominant approaches of psychoanalysis and behavior therapy. "The purpose of this approach ..." Rogers said "... is not to solve a specific problem, but to help the individual develop so that he can deal with the problem himself ... It is much more based on one's tendency for growth, health and adaptation… This new treatment emphasizes the emotional elements ... rather than the mental processes ... It emphasizes the present situation rather than the person's past ... Finally, this approach emphasizes the therapeutic relationship itself as a developmental experience". Today, Person-Centred approach is recognized by all approaches as the basis of any therapeutic relationship and as synonymous with the counselling process.
The programme consists of three parts. The first one includes lectures, experiential workshops and practical training that develop the general principles of counselling and psychotherapy, as well as methodology and research lectures. The second part consists of specialized lectures, seminars, experiential workshops and workshops aiming at the development of expanded skills in Person-Centred Psychotherapy. At the same time, students attend special seminars on personal and professional development. The third part includes placement and the conduct of quantitative or qualitative research targeting to emerge the effectiveness of Person-Centred Psychotherapy.
The subjects of postgraduate programme, inter alia, include:
The programme aims at developing knowledge and skills that will make the graduate competitive not only in the Greek but also in the international labor market.
Graduates take up positions at:
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