The practice of psychotherapy involves mastering many tasks and skills. Both the theory and practice of the work needed to help patients come through constant training, a learning process that extends well beyond the college years.

In this article we will review a selection of the best courses for therapists , both in the classroom and online, for all those interested in improving themselves as mental health professionals.

The best courses for therapists: a selection

In the following lines you will find brief descriptions of learning programs for therapists who want to specialize in specific areas of intervention or who, in general, want to improve their way of working.

1. Online Therapist Skills Course (

A proposal that goes straight to the point: to know and develop the fundamental skills to apply in the day-to-day of the therapy, as well as to solve doubts and eliminate bad vices that with time can become chronic.

This is a course for therapists that emphasizes the day-to-day practice of the profession , and combines the advantages of the online format with the fact that it offers the supervision and tutoring of Miguel Ángel Rizaldos, a well-known psychologist with more than 25 years of experience working in the field of Clinical and Health Psychology and who, beyond his practice, also trains and disseminates knowledge related to psychology.

Among the specific objectives to which the Online Course of Therapist’s Skills attaches more importance are optimizing adherence to treatment so that patients are committed to their own improvement, improving the therapeutic relationship through rapport building techniques , and mastering various strategies that are often overlooked in university theory classes but which hold the key to good professional performance.

To learn more about this course and see the contact details for information, click here.

2. Practical course of indispensable therapeutic skills and techniques in the first sessions (Instituto Psicode)

The Instituto de Psicología Psicode (Madrid) is a place where courses of interest designed for psychotherapists are usually held.

This particular course, which is in its fifth edition, is designed to transmit strategies to improve two fundamental elements of therapy: therapeutic adherence and the therapist-patient relationship . All of this is provided by professionals who have been treating patients in the Spanish capital for many years.

It is scheduled for March 21, 2019, and is intended for psychologists and senior students of Psychology.

You will find more information about this course in the Instituto Psicode contact details, available by clicking here. You can also write an email to [email protected].

3. The Practice of Couple’s Therapy (Couple’s Institute)

The Instituto de la Pareja, located in Murcia , offers this interesting course dedicated to couple’s therapy, with 20 hours of duration and divided into 4 sessions.

Here, professionals specialized in this field of intervention give the theoretical and practical keys to guide themselves when attending to couples, using for this purpose everything from practical exercises to the basics for understanding the different forms of interview and intervention.

4. Understanding complex traumatization (Centro Vitaliza)

This workshop for therapists is held in Pamplona (although there is also the possibility of viewing everything via Internet streaming), and gives an overview of the relationship between attachment dynamics in childhood and dissociation linked to trauma .

This is a very specific subject about which it is not easy to find training programs, and in this case places are limited, so if you are interested ask for information as soon as possible.

5. Online course on how to be a psychologist at home (COP Madrid)

The ability to adapt to the patient’s needs is one of the fundamental principles of psychotherapy, and that is why the figure of the home psychologist is so important. This is probably one of the courses for therapists that is best adapted to the new times, and it is especially aimed at students in the last year of their university degree in Psychology.