The Polish Psychotherapy Council has been a forum for psychotherapists and their organizations for over 12 years. In particular, it was possible to agree on standards for the profession, the so-called training minima, which were adopted and implemented by all associations associated in the Council. They were used by central authorities as conditions to be met for a psychotherapy to be included in publicly funded health services, in the regulation of the Minister of Health and in the relevant acts of the President of the National Health Fund.
It is worth noting that in 2019 the minima defined by the Council were included in the specialization programme for the newly established field “children and youth psychotherapy” in the health care system.
According to the standards of the Polish Psychotherapy Council, the duration of a psychotherapy training course shall include minimum 1200 hours and at least: