Program details

The education  will be held one weekend a month, from Friday to Sunday (Friday from 17:00 to 21:00, Saturday and Sunday from 08:30 to 13:00), in Sarajevo.

One module per year can be organized in Zagreb, Belgrade, and once a year for five days a summer psychotherapy school is organized – Intensive module at: IUC (Inter-University Center) Dubrovnik, or another place organized by the School in Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Slovenia.

Duration, time and price can be increased extensively when the lecturers are foreigners and when the workshops last for more than three days.

It is important to emphasize that the participants will receive a European license upon completion of the program and the examination.

By introducing unique European criteria, networking with other similar organizations and the possibility of involving participants in workshops and programs in other Member States, participants will not only gain additional knowledge and skills to work with children and young people, but through coordinated cooperation with other European countries and professionals, improve and exchange experiences, but also create joint programs and approaches.

Appendix 1

Personal therapy

Students are required to be in personal therapy for the duration of the modular program and on a regular weekly basis. Financial costs of personal therapy are not included in the costs of education. Students are responsible for paying the cost of personal therapy directly to their therapist.

Students will be in personal therapy by certified therapists with at least 4 years of practice.

If a student decides to engage a therapist for personal therapy independently, he / she must obtain approval from the Program Manager.

Personal therapy provides an important development moment for students by ensuring that their personal growth is in line with the evolving demands of psychotherapeutic education and the associated practice of supervised psychotherapeutic activity. More precisely, personal therapy will sensitize the student to:

Connects important aspects of theory with its own development.

Develops sufficient insight to be able to increase matured assessment of his or her personal history and current level of functioning with individuals and in the group.

Be able to relate personal insights into clinical practice specific to understanding transference-countertransference issues.

A student’s ability to be a therapist is directly related to his / her ability to be a client. Specifically, personal therapy requires a willingness to be vulnerable in developing self and self awareness in relation to other people. This can be monitored during the education in the student’s increasing ability to make contact, with himself and with other participants in the education, including the leader.

Personal development is also the focus of a personal developmental profile.

In case the student is unable to meet the requirements of ongoing personal therapy, e.g. For long periods of absence without a satisfactory explanation, termination of therapy, or failure to appear at therapy sessions, the trainer will reasonably expect to be informed by the therapist in a brief written statement that is exclusively limited to the presence / absence statement.

Appendix 2

Clinical supervision

The clinical supervisor helps to investigate the therapeutic relationship by observing the development of the supervisor’s therapeutic competence and taking into account the client’s well-being. As a result of such study all members of the triad are the client. Supervised person and supervisor – they can learn and develop.

In the 3rd and 4th year, the student is expected to start attending supervision, and to have minimum of 150 hours by the end of education / until the completion of the final exam.

The financial cost of supervision is not included in the cost of education. Students are responsible for paying the cost of supervision directly to their supervisor.

Students can opt for a group or individual form of supervision.

BHIDAPA, in collaboration with the D.O.M. Institute will provide students with the names of supervisors who have a certain level of ability to establish a relationship between psychotherapy theory and practice.

If a student chooses to independently engage a supervisor who is not on the list offered by BHIDAP, in cooperation with HITUDIM, he must obtain approval from the Program Manager.

The supervisor will send to the program leader an annual report on the student’s professional development.

The annual report is also submitted for both 3rd and 4th year of education.

Appendix 3

Summer school of children’s psychotherapy

Within the educational program from children’s adolescent psychotherapy and psychotherapy counseling, the “Summer school of child psychotherapy” is organized. Certificates: IUC issues certificates to students after the seminar, HITUDIM issues certificates of participation in the seminar, and ECT points.

Goals

  • The “Summer School of Children’s Psychotherapy” among other things encourages inter-university cooperation and research in the area of ​​child and adolescent psychotherapy.
  • The “Summer School of Psychotherapy” is a continuous form of education from child and adolescent psychotherapy, where through the theoretical part of the invited renowned experts the case reports are analyzed through the therapeutic approach.

Appendix 4

Who can get a certificate

Members of the institute / association / education center that are fully empowered by EIATCYP to conduct education and who have successfully completed education and meet all the requirements of the same.

Application procedure

Members (above) may apply for the EIATCYP Certificate from Children’s and Adolescent Psychotherapy or Counseling through their Education Center which will:

  • Submit to EIATCYP the name of the candidate together with a certificate of their successful completion of education and satisfying all conditions of the same.
  • Confirm that the therapist continues to do psychotherapy or counseling, and to receive adequate supervision
  • When the above procedures are met, EIATCYP will issue a Certificate

Costs

The initial cost of issuing a certificate is 70 Euros, and an annual renewal of the same 35 Euros. The initial amount of 70 Euros must be sent to EIATCYP together with the application for certification.

Re-issuance of certificates is carried out annually (every 12 months from the date of issue of the certificate).

 

Appendix 5

Certification process

With successful completion of the final exam and meeting all educational requirements, students will be candidates for accreditation / certification by the European Interdisciplinary Therapeutic Association for Children and Youth (EIATCYP).

Goals

  • To support and develop the professional integrity of therapists or counselors in working with children and young people.
  • To protect and emphasize the integrity of psychotherapy or therapeutic counseling with children and young people

Who can get a certificate

Members of the institute / association / education center that are fully empowered by EIATCYP to conduct education and who have successfully completed education and meet all the requirements of the same.

Application procedure

Members (above) may apply for the EIATCYP Certificate from Children’s and Adolescent Psychotherapy or Counseling through their Education Center which will:

  • Submit to EIATCYP the name of the candidate together with a certificate of their successful completion of education and satisfying all conditions of the same.
  • Confirm that the therapist continues to do psychotherapy or counseling, and to receive adequate supervision
  • If the above procedures are met, EIATCYP will issue a Certificate

Costs

The initial cost of issuing a certificate is 70 Euros, and an annual renewal of the same 35 Euros. The initial amount of 70 Euros must be sent to EIATCYP together with the application for certification.

Re-issuance of certificates is carried out annually (every 12 months from the date of issue of the certificate).

Appendix 6

Code of Ethics

Client-therapist relationship

The client-therapist relationship is a professional relationship in which the well-being of the client is the primary concern of the client

  • Dignity, value and uniqueness of client must be respected at all times
  • The goal of the therapist is to promote increased awareness, foster self-support, self-development and client autonomy, with insight into the expanded range of choices available to them, along with their ability / desire to make the decision they make
  • The therapist must recognize the importance of a good relationship for effective therapy and be aware of the power and impact that that power gives them. The therapist must act in accordance with this knowledge and not exploit the client financially, emotionally or physically / sexually for personal / personal progress or for their own purposes:*The therapist should not take money with the wrong intentions – consciously detain the client after it has been found that the therapy was effective or increase the costs without reason without the necessary warning
    *The physical and / or sexual relationship with the client is exploratory. Discontinuation of therapy does not change the nature of the relationship*Sexual harassment in the form of intentional or repeated comments, gestures or physical contacts of a sexual nature that are, or may be considered offensive by the client are unethical
  • The therapist must be aware that other relationships or external obligations conflict with the client’s interests. When such a conflict of interest exists, it is the responsibility of the therapist to disclose this and to be prepared to address these issues with the client
  • The therapist must recognize the dual relationship – when the client is at the same time an employee, close friend, relative or partner – that is likely to spoil their professional judgment and thus cause stress to clients and themselves

Confidentiality

Confidentiality is the essence of good work. Any exchange of information between the therapist and the client must be considered confidential. When a therapist has any doubt about the limits of trust he / she needs to seek supervision. Confidentiality does not change after the termination of the therapeutic relationship.