In our practical work with the guidance of the International Center for Positive Psychotherapy and Wiesbaden Academy for Psychotherapy we educate specialists in method of Positive Psychotherapy. According European standards of education in psychotherapy. Hours and certificates of International Center for Positive Psychotherapy are accepted as a part of postgraduate education in Russia and behind.
the basic training in Positive Psychotherapy consists of 3 courses, each of about 25-40 hours. At the beginning, the trainers will be from the ICPP Headquarters, but the purpose is to give the basic training as soon as possible into local hands. Then, the trainers from abroad will conduct only specialist courses. It is also possible and recommended to invite trainers not only from Germany, but also from other countries where Positive Psychotherapy is well established.
One has to accept the fact that the issuing of certificates is one of the most important issues for a Center. This depends to a great extend on the national regulations as which certificate is accepted or not, e.g. is a foreign certificate accepted or only the own ones. In some places, the participants receive only a certificate from the local organizer, which would be the new Center, in some places only the foreign own from the ICPP, in some others, they receive even two certificates.
The certificates have always to mention the exact number of hours of the training and the main kind of training e.g. theory, self-discovery group, supervision etc. Only with this information they can later be sued in order to get a national or international diploma of psychotherapy. Once a trainer is certified by the ICPP, he can issue himself the certificates for the 3 basic courses. In all other cases, most of the certificates will come from the ICPP, at least, at the beginning.