European Psychotherapy 2011
Hardly any other area is as heterogeneous as the psychotherapy landscape in Europe. This is largely due to the fact that in many countries psychotherapy is still not established as part of general healthcare, and is therefore not covered by health insurance companies. Thus there is no money available for research, for training, for specialised training, for attendance at international congresses, for communication with psychotherapists in other countries, for subscribing to expensive scientific psychotherapy journals. This is why psychotherapeutic Europe cannot grow together. Although there are official statistics and data from ministries, if we want to know what things are really like in the respective countries, perhaps it's better to hear it directly from the psychotherapists who work there - with the added flavour of their personal preferences and attitudes. Despite the obvious subjectivity, we hope that our project will provide valuable information on the conditions in the individual European states when we read the reports of the authors we have invited to contribute. In some important points they can correct and add to the repeatedly published official information. We believe that the only thing that will bring real change is for the EU to introduce mandatory health insurance coverage of psychotherapy in all member states. Psychotherapists cannot do this on their own. The current situation clearly constitutes an infringement of the rights of the people concerned. Everybody has the right to medical (including psychotherapeutic) treatment. Every state owes this to its citizens. Whether the state itself, as in Great Britain, covers the costs or, as in Germany, the costs are covered by statutory health insurance companies, is not the primary concern. The primary concern is that the costs are covered.
- Paperback | 176 pages
- 190.5 x 246.38 x 17.78mm | 340.19g
- 29 Nov 2011
- United States