Berlin - The number of psychological psychotherapists (PP) and child and adolescent psychotherapists (KJP) in Germany has risen by 20 percent in five years. This is reported by (BptK) in its current newsletter. The figures are based on registration data from the State Chamber of Psychotherapists between 2008 and 2013.
In 2013 there were 39,500 PP and KJP. 37,000 of them were employed. 70 percent of PP and KJP are women, 90 percent of those under 35 years of age.
According to the BptK, two out of three psychotherapists work in psychotherapeutic practice, 15 percent in hospitals and four percent in rehabilitation facilities . The remaining eleven percent work in other outpatient facilities such as advice centers or day care centers.
According to the chamber, 70 percent of the PP and KJP work full-time. The training continues to be attractive: in 2013, more than 2,100 prospective psychotherapists passed their written state examination, 10.5 percent more than the previous year.