Master in Gestalt Psychotherapy

General information and rationale:

The Master in Gestalt Psychotherapy programme, is an NCFHE accredited, MQF Level 7, part-time programme carried out over a timeframe of 4.5 years. This programme aims to provide the learner with all the necessary knowledge, skills and competences, required to work as a Gestalt psychotherapist. The programme is harmonized with all the standards prescribed by the European Association for Psychotherapy and European Association for Gestalt Therapy. All national requirements for becoming a psychotherapist are met and are in line with the 2018 Psychotherapy Profession Act (Malta). After finishing this programme, the student will be in a position to apply for a warrant in order to begin to practice Gestalt psychotherapy competently and professionally in the best interests of their clients.

Course outline (Modules):

  1. HISTORY AND ROOTS OF GESTALT THERAPY

  2. THEORY OF GESTALT THERAPY

  3. HUMAN ORGANISM AND ENVIRONMENT

  4. TECHNIQUES OF GESTALT THERAPY 1

  5. DIAGNOSIS

  6.  PSYCHOPATHOLOGY FROM A GESTALT RELATIONAL PERSPECTIVE

  7. THE GESTALT THERAPIST IN THE THERAPEUTIC RELATIONSHIP

  8. FIELDS AND STRATEGIES OF APPLICATION

  9. PRINCIPLES AND APPLICATIONS OF ETHICS

  10. TECHNIQUES OF GESTALT THERAPY 2

  11. DIFFERENT PSYCHOTHERAPEUTIC APPROACHES

  12. PEER EXPERIENCE GROUPS WITH SUPERVISION

  13. CORE PLACEMENT 1: FIELD PLACEMENT IN A CLINICAL SETTING UNDER MENTORSHIP

  14. CORE PLACEMENT 2: CLINICAL PRACTICUM (WORKING WITH CLIENTS) UNDER SUPERVISION

  15. SUPERVISION

  16. PERSONAL THERAPY

  17. FINAL EXAM (CASE STUDY)

General pedagogical procedures:

This programme is delivered by different teaching and learning methods. The basic idea is that students can learn from their own experience through active involvement. The curriculum is presented through the following methods: lectures, presentations, discussions, role-plays, workshops, active work (including personal therapy) in the role of student-client in small groups, live demonstrations, seminars etc. Reflexive and critical thinking, creativity, active involvement/ participation, abilities of synthesis and analysis will be encouraged.

Assessment:

EAGTI-GPTIM finds it very important that every student has the possibility to show/present his/her knowledge and what was learnt experientially. In order for this to reflect the different styles and strengths of students together with areas for further growth, a variety of methods are used including assignments, presentation and answering questions inspired by the student’s written assignment and presentation. The final Exam is based on a Case Study and live demonstration.

Total number of ECTS for course completion

128 ECTS

Gestalt Psychotherapy Training Institute Malta

European Accredited Psychotherapy Training Institute EAPTI-GPTIM

Higher Education Institution

NCFHE Licence Number: 2014-FHI-020

62, Antonio Schembri Street,
'Masaba' Garden Flat, Kappara SGN 4235,

Malta

E-mail: eapti.gptim@gmail.com

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