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Bulgarian Association of Reality Therapy

General Information

The training in Choice Theory and Reality Therapy is accredited and meets the standards of the European Association for Reality Therapy, the European Institute for Reality Therapy, as well as the standards of the European Association for Psychotherapy. This guarantees a high level and quality of training both in the basic course and in the subsequent specializations.

The training goes through two phases:

It starts with the first phase – a 2-year basic course, which ends with certification.

The basic course provides an opportunity to deepen the knowledge in specializations: counselor, psychotherapist, or coach (upcoming).

Depending on the chosen specialization, the second phase lasts 2 years for Reality Therapy Counselors and 3 years for Reality Therapy Psychotherapists. Completion of any of the selected specializations goes through a certification process with demonstration of counseling skills / psychotherapeutic skills, presentation of cases, portfolio and thesis.

INTERNATIONAL LECTURERS AND TRAINERS

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Boba Lojk

Social Worker, RT Psychotherapist with European Certificate for Psychotherapy (ECP). EIRT Senior Faculty and trainer. Director of Training of European Institute for Reality Therapy, Secretary General of European Association for Reality Therapy (EART). Works in psychotherapy private practice  in Kranj, Slovenia and she has a long – term experience.  Author of number of articles and co- author of several books.

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Dubravka Stijačić

Social educator, RT psychotherapist with European Certificate for psychotherapy, Senior Faculty and  EIRT Faculty Board member. She is President of Croatian Association for RT, WGI Board Member with  long-term work experience in mental health at the psychiatric clinic. Works in psychotherapy private practice in Zagreb, Croatia.

Mirjana Zećirević

Psychologist,  RT Psychotherapist with European Certificate for Psychotherapy (ECP). Senior instructor and EIRT Faculty Board member. She is a member of the Croatian National Council of Human Resource Development. Works in psychotherapy private practice in Zagreb, Croatia and she has long- term experience.

Živana Stegić Ivas

eacher, RT Psychotherapist with European Certificate for psychotherapy (ECP), Basic  instructor and EIRT Faculty Board member. Works as a teacher in elementary school and in addition in private practice in Šibenik, Croatia and she has long – term experience in counseling youth, parents and families .

Ksenija Centa

Pscyhologist. RT Psychotherapist with European Certificate for Psychotherapy(ECP), supervisor and EIRT Faculty Board member. Works in Public Health Centre in Celje, Slovenia . Experienced in working with children, adolescents and parents.

Danko Butorac

Psychologist and RT psychotherapist with European Certificate for Psychotherapy(ECP), supervisor and EIRT Faculty Board member. Currently president of the European Association for Reality Therapy (EART). Works at the „Family centre “- a state-funded counselling service in Senj, Croatia. In his daily practice he works with individuals, couples, families and group.

Aida Ganović

Pedagogue, RT Psychotherapist with European Certificate for Psychotherapy (ECP), WGI supervisor and EIRT Faculty member. She is the Board member of the Association for Reality Therapy  of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Works in SOS Children’s Village International, Bosnia and Herzegovina. In addition she has completed a three-year education “Philosophy and methods of psychodrama” and works also in private practice in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Iva Mikulić

Psychologist and RT Psychotherapist with European Certificate for Psychotherapy (ECP), supervisor and  EIRT Faculty Board member. She is a Secretary of Croatian Association for Reality Therapy. Works in psychotherapy private practice in Zagreb, Croatia.

Marija Sitar

Pedagogue,   Reality therapy psychotherapist with European Certificate of Psychotherapy (ECP), Reality therapy supervisor and EIRT Faculty Board member . She hold a certificate in therapeutic play skills (RMPTI – Green Stream). Works as social pedagogue at primary school in Zagreb, Croatia. In addition to experience of individual work with students, parents and teachers in school she works with clients outside the school in private practice

Josipa Vučica

Social educator, RT psychotherapist with European Certificate for psychotherapy (ECP),  supervisor and  EIRT Faculty Board member. She works in NGO MoSt in Split, Croatia in the field of counselling, education and management. Experienced in dealing with children with behavioral problems and their parents, as well as youth leaving alternative care system.

Marija Posavec

Medical doctor,  RT psychotherapist with European Certificate for Psychotherapy (ECP) supervisor and EIRT Faculty Board member. Works as school medicine specialist and Head of Youth Counselling Centre for children, young and parents in Zagreb, Croatia. She is Managing Board member of Croatian Chamber of Psychotherapists.

Basic Training in Reality Therapy

Basic Certification Course

Do you want to understand yourself and others better? Do you want to master the Theory of Choice and the application of Reality Therapy in personal relationships, in your partnership, in the workplace, to improve your professional skills, to build adaptability and resilience? Then this course is for you. The Basic training certification gives you the right to continue your development in the advanced level programs: RT counselor and RT psychotherapy.

Duration:

2 years

Certification

4-day certification seminar

Structure

Three 4-day theoretical seminars; Ten 1-day workshops; Individual training with a trainer (9 hours per year); Intervision groups and individual work.

Goal

The training is designed for professionals in the fields of psychological counseling, medicine, management, education, etc., who want to improve their professional skills through adopting Choice Theory and its applications in various fields of work. The Basic certification training gives the rights to continue training in the programs for counselor, psychotherapist and coach of Reality Therapy.

Admission Requirements

Minimum a Bachelor's degree in Psychology, Medicine, Social Work, Pedagogy, Human Resources, etc., as well as work in the relevant areas of counseling within the helping professions.

Certification Тraining for Counselors

Reality Therapy Counselor

The Reality Therapy Counselor program prepares professionals who want to build or improve their skills for psychological counseling in various spheres of life: individual and group counseling in business, human development in the corporate and social environment, in the field of formal, corporate, and informal education, etc.

Duration:

4 years

Certification

Demonstration of counseling skills, thesis, portfolio

Structure

First phase (two years) - consists of three 4-day intensive workshops and at least ten 1-day practicums (practice). The second phase (two years) consists of four 4-day intensive workshops and at least ten 1-day practicums (practice). The program also includes individual training (supervision) with a trainer (9 hours per year); Intervision groups and individual work.

Goal

The Certification Program for Reality Therapy Counselors has been developed by the European Institute of Reality Therapy, following the training standards of the European Association for Reality Therapy. The training lasts 4 years (not less than 1324 hours), of which two years of basic training and is designed for professionals who want to build or improve their skills for psychological counseling in various spheres of life: individual and group counseling in business, human development in corporate and social environment, in the field of formal, corporate and non-formal education, etc.

Admission Requirements

Bachelor's or Master's degree in Psychology, Medicine, Social Work, Pedagogy, Human Resources, etc., as well as work in the relevant areas of counseling within the helping professions. Specialists without academic training in the humanities, but with extensive experience in counseling in the helping professions and management, can also enroll in this training.

Certification Тraining for Psychotherapists

Reality Therapy Psychotherapist

The Reality Therapy Psychotherapists program prepares highly effective and responsible professionals who provide psychotherapeutic services in private practice, clinics, state and non-governmental organizations for mental assistance and psycho-social rehabilitation, etc. At the end of the program the students are awarded a European Certificate in Psychotherapy, which is recognized in Bulgaria and across Europe.

Duration:

5 years

Certification

Demonstration of psychotherapeutic skills, thesis, portfolio

Structure

First phase (two years) - consists of three 4-day intensive workshops and at least ten 1-day practicums (practice). The second phase (3 years) consists of four 4-day intensive workshops and at least ten 1-day practicums (practice). The program also includes individual training (supervision) with a trainer (9 hours per year); Intervision groups and individual work. In the fifth year, twelve 1-day group supervisions, individual supervisions of work with clients, personal therapy within 25 hours and self-preparation are aslo included.

Goal

The Certification Program for Reality Therapy Psychotherapists has been developed by the European Institute of Reality Therapy, following the training standards of the European Association for Reality Therapy and those of the European Association for Psychotherapy. The training lasts 5 years (not less than 1489 hours), of which two years of basic training and is designed for professionals who want to build or improve their psychotherapeutic practice.

Admission Requirements

Master's degree in Psychology, Medicine, Social Work, Pedagogy, Human Resources, etc., as well as work in the relevant areas of counseling within the helping professions. Specialists without academic training in the humanities, but with extensive experience in counseling in the helping professions and management, can also enroll in this training. Ensured clinical practice of 450 hours.


Trainings Schedule

Training
Date
Lecturer/Trainer
Location
Advance Intensive Course (In English)
19.05.22-22.05.22
Boba Lojk
Online/Zoom
Basic Intensive Course (In English)
01.09.22-04.09.22
Boba Lojk
Online/Zoom

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