Professional Certificate Integrative Practice

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From the early days of the profession, there has existed a rivalry among theoretical orientations as to claims of efficacy and superiority, however, as the field has become more mature, Psychotherapy Integration has become a therapeutic mainstay.


Integrative TherapyThe primary purpose of integration is to “enhance the efficacy, efficiency, and applicability of psychotherapy” (Norcross & Goldfried, 2019) and offers therapists a way to answer a key professional question ‘how do I know what I am doing is effective’ as well as providing strategies to overcome the limitations of single-school approaches.


Further, many therapists struggle to keep up to date with the latest research findings in the profession with limited routes to updating original training and knowledge of what works for whom. This course aims to provide participants with a solid grounding in psychotherapy integration, effective routes to integration and how to use recent research findings to inform their existing practice and improve outcomes for their clients. 


Who is this course for?

Therapists wishing to explore how their current (or future) practice may be best informed by integrative approaches and the very latest research on how to improve therapy outcomes for clients and themselves. These insights have been demonstrated to reduce drop-outs and early, unexpected therapy terminations.


What will you learn?

On completion of this Certificate, participants will have relevant knowledge and skills about:

  • An introduction to Psychotherapy Integration & the four routes
  • What works in therapy and for whom
  • Practical ways to improve therapy outcomes for clients
  • Removing the obstacles to effective Integration
  • Strategies for maximising the therapy relationship
  • Evidence-Based Responsiveness (preferences, feedback and stages of change)
  • Research & Future directions in Psychotherapy Integration


What are the benefits of doing this course? 

Participants who complete this course will have the knowledge and skills to set up, maintain and evaluate the conditions necessary for effective, contemporary integrative practice. These skills and techniques have been demonstrated to be highly effective and are based on the latest evidence to inform practice.

Course Details




TIMETABLE: Saturday and Sunday from 9.30 am to 4.30 pm


AWARD: PCI College Certificate of Attendance


VENUE: Live Online



DAY ONE: An Introduction to Psychotherapy Integration & Integrative Approaches

  • What is Integration?
  • Approaches to Integration
  • Exploring our own identity as Eclectic/Integrative/Single-School therapists
  • Identifying limits and constraints in current practice


DAY TWO: Approaches and Models of Psychotherapy Integration

  • Common Factors/Processes
  • Technical Eclecticism
  • Theoretical Integration
  • Assimilative Integration


DAY THREE: Practical matters in Psychotherapy Integration

  • How do I know what I am doing is effective?
  • What do we know about what works in therapy?
  • How to upskill your professional practice
  • Keeping up to date – research consumption
  • Conducting practice-based research
  • Supervision in Psychotherapy Integration


DAY FOUR: Outcome Research on Psychotherapy Integration

  • Deliberate practice for improving professional practice


DAY FIVE: Assessment & Integration



  • Poster presentation on one aspect of participants integration resulting from their engagement with this programme e.g. How they integrate, use of outcome/process measures in contemporary psychotherapy etc.
  • Reflective statement

Entry Requirements



Qualification in Counselling, Psychotherapy or other helping professionals with therapeutic experience and students currently in professional training (Year 2 onwards). 


IT SKILLS: Students require sufficient IT skills to complete the course.


Students can expect to be provided with advice and support concerning any learning difficulties that they may encounter. Any diagnosed learning difficulty, e.g. dyslexia, must be noted on the application.

Course Fees



Discounted Price: €600 (save €180)

*New CPD course Introductory Price



Applicants are invited to book online using the book now. Applications must be accompanied by the payment of the full course fee. Applicants are entitled to a refund if they decide to cancel within 14 days of receipt of their booking, and didn't participate on the course. Please note that the name used on your application needs to be the same name that you have on your passport.


Fees are non-refundable in all personal circumstances. The College makes every effort to avoid altering course times, course commencement and conclusion dates. However, should any changes be necessary, you will be notified at the earliest opportunity. All courses run subject to demand and the formation of a viable class cohort. A full refund will be given to all applicants in the event that the class does not proceed


For more information, please visit our full Terms & Conditions page.

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