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Training for obtaining the title Reality Therapy Accredited Counsellor is a training programme of European Institute for Reality Therapy. The programme has been developed in accordance with European Association for Reality Therapy (EART) training standards. The training in conceived as a 4-year training with minimum of 1098 hours for the individuals who work in the field of counselling or for those who want to train to become counsellors.


Conditions for entering the RTC programme is a bachelor’s or master’s degree in humanities (psychology, medicine, social work, pedagogy, sociology, theology,…) or equivalent and to be in a position to work with people (in counselling, leadership/management or teaching). Persons without previous formal education in humanities, but with a long work experience in the field of counselling may also fulfil the required conditions.

Organisation and content:

During the four-year programme, the participants are involved with at least 1128 hours of training which consist of:

  • Theory and training of therapeutic skills – minimum of 540 hours
  • Personal experience – minimum of 222 hours
  • Supervised practice in counselling - minimum of 96 hours
  • Practice of counselling with clients who have different difficulties – minimum of 250 hours

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