Humanistic-Based Psychotherapies : An Introductory Course (45 hours)


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Are you looking for a course on humanistic-based psychotherapy? Then you've come to the right place! (You can find the outline for this course on the Medipsy website or scroll down to see what it covers). Once you begin the course, you will also have access to a copy of the outline. 

This course was designed specifically for anyone who plans to apply for a psychotherapy permit as per Bill 21, in order to practice psychotherapy in Quebec (we had this course pre-approved by the Order of psychologists of Quebec). If on the other hand you don't plan on practicing in Quebec and just want to learn about humanistic-based psychotherapy, then guess what... you are also in the right place!

This course is open to anyone wanting to learn humanistic-based psychotherapies. It is available entirely online; as such you can complete it wherever and whenever you want. If you are in Quebec, you surely know that a Bill was passed to regulate the practice of psychotherapy. This Bill, often referred to as Bill 21, states that to practice psychotherapy in Quebec, psychotherapists must meet a number of very specific requirements. One of these requirements is to complete 45 hours of training in a domain related to each of the following four recognized modalities: 1. psychodynamic, 2. cognitive behavioural, 3. systemic, and 4. humanistic.

So you need 45 hours of training, considered the introductory training, for each of the 4 theoretical models. This course is precisely that, for humanistic-based psychotherapy (once you've done the basic training on each model, you will also need to do an additional 90 hours of specialization in one of the other models).


This course draws heavily on the following book:

20 Lessons

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Course Overview

What will we cover in this course?

The Humanistic Approach: An Overview

1. Historical & Conceptual Foundations

2. Therapeutic Processes & Outcomes

3. Qualitative Research on the Clients’ Experience

4. The Role of Empathy

5. The Experiential Humanistic Perspective

Major Theoretical Approaches

6. P-CT: Person-Centered Therapy

7. Contemporary Gestalt Therapy

8. Focusing-Oriented Experiential Psychotherapy

9. Existential Psychotherapies

10. Emotion-Focused Therapy

Exam 1

Empirically Supported Humanistic Approaches for Couples, Families & Children

11. Working with couples and families

12. Working with children

Promoting Positive Outcomes in Humanistic Psychotherapy

13. The therapist's contribution to psychotherapy outcomes

14. How client variables relate to psychotherapy outcomes

Putting It All Together

15. Optimal practices of humanistic psychotherapies

A Conversation with Carl Rogers: "The Job of a Therapist"

16. Summary & Conclusion

Exam 2