Federation for Existential Therapy in Europe (FETE) suggests that all training programs need to follow EAP’s criteria for training.
This implies that training programs need to have a minimum duration of 4 years. FETE takes the following standards as its benchmark in therapy training quality:
A. 500 hours of theoretical studies in:
- Existential philosophy (acquaintance with major existential philosophers)
- Existential psychotherapy (major existential schools of thought and major existential therapists)
- Therapeutic relationship (framework, contract, basic principle, etc.)
- Another approach that is different from the central approach of the program.
- Gender isues
B. Code of ethics
C. 300 hours of clinical practice
D. 150 hours of supervision
E. 250 hours of personal therapy or equivalent