Master's Degree in Experiential Humanist Psychotherapy and in Emotion Focused Therapy

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From January,11 to December, 9, 2021

30 places available

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1 year / 60 ECTS

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“These studies are designed to acquire a deep understanding of the Human Being”

What is the Master's Degree in Experiential Humanist Psychotherapy and in Emotion Focused Therapy?

The Master's Degree in Experiential Humanist Psychotherapy and in Emotion Focused Therapy is aimed at Psychologists who wish to specialize in Humanistic and Emotion-Focused Psychotherapy in relevant fields of work and who are interested in acquiring an extensive understanding of the Human Being as well as obtaining effective tools to bring about emotional change

Emotion-Focused Psychotherapy has become a leading field of internationally-renowned Humanistic Psychotherapy. This is the reason that the Master's Degree in Humanistic-Experiential Psychotherapy and Emotion-Focused Therapy is designed to be in line with the three levels of training established by the team of Leslie Greenberg at the York University Psychology Clinic, for the purpose of laying the academic foundations for internationally-recognized training.

This is the only Master´s Degree in Spain endorsed by the International Society for Emotion-Focused Therapy

Those students who wish to work as professionals in Psychology in the Health and Clinical fields must obtain a Professional Master's Degree in General Health Psychology (MPGS) or acquire the specialization by obtaining the Qualification for Psychologists Specializing in Clinical Psychology (PIR, as per the Spanish acronym), in accordance with the regulation of the profession of General Health Psychologist. (Seventh Additional Provision of the General Act on Public Health, of October 2011, concerning the regulation of Psychology in the area of Health). Both options offer comprehensive and extensive training in general aspects of work as a Clinical or Health Psychologist . However, a large number of students wish to obtain a more specific and encompassing training in the humanistic psychotherapeutic models.

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In this Master's Degree Program, you will learn techniques and processes to work with the emotions of patients

Rafael Jódar Professor Comillas CIHS

Learning is achieved by more than just studying

  • Professional internships under the supervision of a tutor
  • Agreements with Institutions

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Admissions Process


Admission process and criteria:
Candidates must have a degree in psychology or medicine, as well as a good academic record.
After submitting a print-out of the application, along with the required documents, the candidate will be invited to a personal interview in which the appropriateness of their profile in relation to the requirements which are necessary to successfully complete the master will be evaluated.

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Important Dates


Admission application filing period: From January,11 to December, 9, 2021.

Information Sessions and University Open Days: You may consult the dates for the next Information Sessions here.

Classes begin on: January, 2022


Applicant Profile/Requirements and Documentation


Applicant profile:

This programme is aimed towards psychologists who are undertaking the Master in General Health Psychology, as well as other psychologists and doctors who which to gain a specialisation in humanistic psychotherapy in is respective contexts of work, and those that are interested in having a deeper understanding of human beings and their being in the world.


Information on Fees, Payments, Grants and Scholarships


The Master's fees come to € 7,975 broken down in an €2,000 inscription fee and 10 monthly fees of € 597.50 each.
Alumni will receive a 10% discount.


Contact Information


Information point:
Faculty of Human and Social Sciences
c/ Universidad Comillas, 3 - 28049 Madrid
Tel. (+34) 91 734 3950, (ext. 2583)

Master's Course Director:
Rafael Jódar


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The Master is made up of 60 ECTS credits which are taught in one year (January-December). The subjects in the first semester correspond to the elective subjects in the second semester of the second year of the Master in General Health Psychology (30 ECTS), whilst the subjects in the second terms are specific to this Master's programme (30 ECTS).

Clinical uses of therapy focused on emotion 2.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Understanding Psychopathology and Health from the Humanistic Model 3.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Focusing Therapy 2.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Case drafting 2.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Skills for Developing and Maintaining the Therapeutic Alliance 2.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Social and community intervention 2.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Experiential Humanist Model of the Human Being 3.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Practicum 10.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Constructivist, Narrative and Next Generation Psychotherapies 4.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
The Refinement of Empathy and Experiential Response Intentions 4.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Practical workshop 2.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Therapeutic tasks in therapy focused on emotion 3.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Humanist techniques with children and adolescents 2.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Gestalt Group Therapy 2.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Couple therapy in therapy focused on emotion 2.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Existential therapies 3.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA

The training activities consist of: lectures, clinical and personal therapeutic work, individual and group projects; case studies, simulations and role plays; visioning and analysing videos; reading and critically commenting on scientific texts; intervention (at different levels) and supervision of interactions with patients; design and realisation of theoretical and empirical research; writing of psychological reports and more.

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