We finish university training and … so what? In the case of psychology graduates in Spain, the answer to this question is generally not very encouraging, as the employment landscape is very competitive.
However, there is one small detail that can give us a lot of ground in terms of our professional expectations: opt for a postgraduate training program that offers the possibility of practicing with real patients and in real therapeutic contexts.
Precisely in a short time it will begin a master’s degree that facilitates this transition from academic to professional: The Master in Integrative Psychotherapy from the Mensalus Institute in Barcelona.
The differential factor in postgraduate training
It is clear that learning the theory that exists in the field of psychology is a challenge, but it is also true that it is the easiest part.
The truth is that one of the main problems in the training trajectory of those who aspire to dedicate themselves to psychotherapy in Spain is how complicated it is to find a way to do full internships in which to be able to work in person therapeutic abilities.
The real differentiating factor, and the one that brings the most added value to the various postgraduate training courses, is whether it is possible to get down to work on real psychological interventions supervised by expert teachers.
Fortunately, there are centers that offer to go beyond pure observation, and beyond simulations and live in the first person, by designing training programs that work with real patients in medical facilities. ‘a psychology center. This is the case of the Mensalus Institute of Barcelona and its Master in Integrative Psychotherapy, An ideal learning context that takes place in one of the main psychological and psychiatric care centers in the Catalan capital.
What are the characteristics of the master?
The Master in Integrative Psychotherapy, the next edition begins on September 25, 2018 and offers its last places, is developed over a school year and is 60 ECT credits.
In addition to starting from an integrative positioning that takes the strengths of various paradigms of psychology, it is designed to generate situations in which both the practical skills and the internalization of the theoretical learning necessary to found the exercise can be developed. therapy sessions.
The work of health-oriented psychologists and psychoeducation is eminently theoretical and, therefore, in the Master in Integrative Psychotherapy all theoretical contents are related to the daily practical aspects of patient care.
This process by which the students are immersed in real contexts of psychotherapy takes place from the start of the course, through two different formulas which complement each other.
On the one hand, students have access to the overview of therapy cases in real time, with the consent of real patients.
On the other hand, students they learn by practicing with real patient cases who go directly to the Mensalus Institute, always under the supervision of mentor psychotherapists who are part of the organization of the master.
This training program, which is in its eighth edition, it has several recognitions for its quality and its applied character, Useful for upgrading professional skills.
It is approved and recommended by the Spanish Society for the Integration of Psychotherapy; He has also received the title of Activity recognized by the General Council of Psychology of Spain and is considered “of interest for the profession” by the Official College of Psychology of Catalonia.