30th German Psychotherapist Day: Unity for training reform

30th German Psychotherapist Day: Unity for training reform

Delegate Heike Peper , Hamburg, however, criticized the fact that the BPtK had not yet presented conclusive concept for reform of the requirements planning. “Politics is made with the numbers. The cash registers also know that the numbers are wrong. It is therefore very important which position the BPtK takes to the outside world. ”Gebhard Hentschel, North Rhine-Westphalia, spoke out in favor of involving the IGES Institute in the process of developing new requirements planning. Rudi Bittner, Bavaria, made it clear: “We must clearly demand that no psychotherapist's seats be dismantled. That is very important. "Peter Lehndorfer, Bavaria, affirmed:" With the report by IGES and Jacobi, we tried to provide the Bundestag with template of how morbidity-oriented requirements planning could look - and that is still smart idea. " Finally, delegates passed resolution calling on politicians to set the G-BA statutory deadline for an early reform of psychotherapeutic needs planning and at the same time to make detailed specifications for the concrete solution of supply problems in the field of psychotherapy.

< p> Additional qualification psychotherapy in diabetes

For the commission additional qualification, Dr. phil. Bruno Waldvogel, the third draft version for an extension of the model advanced training regulations to include the area of ​​"Psychotherapy in Diabetes". The Commission had already presented the first version to the Assembly of Delegates in September 2016, but one decision was postponed twice. Psychotherapy for diabetes is concerned with the psychological factors involved in the disease and treatment of diabetes. The aim is successful therapy of diabetes in adults as well as children and adolescents in relation to mental health, the prevention of complications, the maintenance of quality of life and social integration. Further training should entitle the holder to use the additional designation "Psychotherapy in Diabetes". Waldvogel emphasized that the basis of the draft is the further training regulations of the Rhineland-Palatinate state chamber, where further training is already offered. “Seven psychotherapists have completed their advanced training there, and another 15 are about to take their exams.The Federal Chamber of Psychotherapists, on the basis of the report from the IGES Institute and Prof. Dr. phil. Frank Jacobi on morbidity-oriented needs planning of psychotherapeutic practices (see also PP, issue 12/2016), first considerations for an overall concept for reforming needs planning, reported Munz. images / 85dd4e2c8c2b316b5eedbe88610da8da.png ">

" Without quota system, we will not be able to get more women into professional political bodies, "explained Andrea Benecke, BPtK board member.

Delegate Heike Peper , Hamburg, however, criticized the fact that the BPtK had not yet presented conclusive concept for reform of the requirements planning. “Politics is made with the numbers. The cash registers also know that the numbers are wrong. It is therefore very important which position the BPtK takes to the outside world. ”Gebhard Hentschel, North Rhine-Westphalia, spoke out in favor of involving the IGES Institute in the process of developing new requirements planning. Rudi Bittner, Bavaria, made it clear: “We must clearly demand that no psychotherapist's seats be dismantled. That is very important. "Peter Lehndorfer, Bavaria, affirmed:" With the report by IGES and Jacobi, we tried to provide the Bundestag with template of how morbidity-oriented requirements planning could look - and that is still smart idea. " Finally, delegates passed resolution calling on politicians to set the G-BA statutory deadline for an early reform of psychotherapeutic needs planning and at the same time to make detailed specifications for the concrete solution of supply problems in the field of psychotherapy.

< p> Additional qualification psychotherapy in diabetes

For the commission additional qualification, Dr. phil. Bruno Waldvogel, the third draft version for an extension of the model advanced training regulations to include the area of ​​"Psychotherapy in Diabetes". The Commission had already presented the first version to the Assembly of Delegates in September 2016, but one decision was postponed twice. Psychotherapy for diabetes is concerned with the psychological factors involved in the disease and treatment of diabetes. The aim is successful therapy of diabetes in adults as well as children and adolescents in relation to mental health, the prevention of complications, the maintenance of quality of life and social integration. Further training should entitle the holder to use the additional designation "Psychotherapy in Diabetes". Waldvogel emphasized that the basis of the draft is the further training regulations of the Rhineland-Palatinate state chamber, where further training is already offered. “Seven psychotherapists have completed their advanced training there, and another 15 are about to take their exams."

" The further training is just as extensive as the psychotherapy for doctors and therefore much too long, "explained Klaus Ditterich, Lower Saxony. It is questionable whether it is fundamentally new knowledge or deepening of the existing one. In addition, there is hardly any demand for this WB. Georg Schäfer, North Rhine-Westphalia, criticized the fact that there was no reference to psychodynamic concepts in the draft, he only recognized behavioral therapeutic approaches. Andreas Pichler, North Rhine-Westphalia, suggested speaking of "special" psychotherapy for diabetes. "The term has wide range of professional-political implications, the specification is particularly important for the inpatient area."

Bernard Morsch, delegate from Saarland, thanked the commission for the "staying power". "It is field in which our qualification is in demand, so I would welcome such an additional designation." Heike Winter, Hessen, said: "If you want to do the advanced training, you should be able to do it." The doctors have 53 additional designations: "We You can still add fourth additional designation. ”The majority of the delegates of the 30th DPT finally voted in favor of expanding the model further training regulations to include the area of“ Psychotherapy in diabetes ” the assembly of delegates. Andrea Benecke, the only woman on the five-member BPtK board, first outlined the current situation: 72 percent of the chamber members are female; 42 percent of the Federal Delegates' Assembly is women; 44 percent of women are represented on the regional chamber boards; but only three of the twelve regional chambers have president; There is only one woman on the BPtK board. "We think that without quota system we will not be able to get more women into professional-political bodies," explained Benecke. In future, according to working group, at least two women should be represented on the BPtK board - but also at least two men. “We also provide for male quota.” In addition, at least one woman should be represented in the two-person Federal Presidium. Benecke announced "round table discussion" on this topic. In the discussion that followed, Heike Winter, Hessen, spoke out in favor of the quota system: “There is no other way. It's not just like that for us. ”Rainer Knappe, Bavaria, also agreed to this demand. Bruno Waldvogel, Bavaria, finds it “unjustifiable why at least two men should be on the board”. Josef Bailer, Baden-Württemberg, asked himself: “Why doesn't democracy work? Why don't women vote for women? ”- which, however, met with little understanding from most of the delegates.

The 31st German Psychotherapist Day will take place on November 18th in Berlin."

" The further training is just as extensive as the psychotherapy for doctors and therefore much too long, "explained Klaus Ditterich, Lower Saxony. It is questionable whether it is fundamentally new knowledge or deepening of the existing one. In addition, there is hardly any demand for this WB. Georg Schäfer, North Rhine-Westphalia, criticized the fact that there was no reference to psychodynamic concepts in the draft, he only recognized behavioral therapeutic approaches. Andreas Pichler, North Rhine-Westphalia, suggested speaking of "special" psychotherapy for diabetes. "The term has wide range of professional-political implications, the specification is particularly important for the inpatient area."

Bernard Morsch, delegate from Saarland, thanked the commission for the "staying power". "It is field in which our qualification is in demand, so I would welcome such an additional designation." Heike Winter, Hessen, said: "If you want to do the advanced training, you should be able to do it." The doctors have 53 additional designations: "We You can still add fourth additional designation. ”The majority of the delegates of the 30th DPT finally voted in favor of expanding the model further training regulations to include the area of“ Psychotherapy in diabetes ” the assembly of delegates. Andrea Benecke, the only woman on the five-member BPtK board, first outlined the current situation: 72 percent of the chamber members are female; 42 percent of the Federal Delegates' Assembly is women; 44 percent of women are represented on the regional chamber boards; but only three of the twelve regional chambers have president; There is only one woman on the BPtK board. "We think that without quota system we will not be able to get more women into professional-political bodies," explained Benecke. In future, according to working group, at least two women should be represented on the BPtK board - but also at least two men. “We also provide for male quota.” In addition, at least one woman should be represented in the two-person Federal Presidium. Benecke announced "round table discussion" on this topic. In the discussion that followed, Heike Winter, Hessen, spoke out in favor of the quota system: “There is no other way. It's not just like that for us. ”Rainer Knappe, Bavaria, also agreed to this demand. Bruno Waldvogel, Bavaria, finds it “unjustifiable why at least two men should be on the board”. Josef Bailer, Baden-Württemberg, asked himself: “Why doesn't democracy work? Why don't women vote for women? ”- which, however, met with little understanding from most of the delegates.

The 31st German Psychotherapist Day will take place on November 18th in Berlin.

Petra Bühring

Limitation to 120 delegates decided

Because the current statutes of the Federal Chamber of Psychotherapists (BPtK) do not limit the calculation of delegate seats provided, the number of delegates - with an increasing number of chamber members - has risen constantly in recent years. In 2017, the German Psychotherapist Day (DPT) had 146 delegates, compared to 87 at the 1st DPT in 2003. As result, it became more and more difficult to find suitable conference rooms or even hotels that offer such large rooms. The financial and organizational effort increased accordingly for the BPtK and the regional chambers that host the delegate assemblies.

The 30th DPT therefore passed an amendment to the statutes that limited the number of federal delegates to 120. Each regional chamber will in future have two base seats. The East German Chamber of Psychotherapists also receives an additional base for each additional federal state represented (2 + 4). The remaining seats are determined based on the number of regional chamber members using the Hare-Niemeyer method.

Resolutions of the 30th German Psychotherapists' Day *

Show respect, live tolerance , Protecting democracy: The delegates perceive the increase in hatred, threats, violence, discrimination and devaluation in statements and behavior in public, on the Internet and in politics “with great concern”. Values ​​such as respect, tolerance, solidarity and interpersonal empathy are indispensable for coexistence and the basis for democracy. The psychotherapists want to continue actively promoting these values.

Scientific basis indispensable: "There is no alternative to scientifically based research results." With this declaration, the delegates want scientists to protest against politically motivated restrictions on the freedom of science and research. They strongly oppose the use of “alternative facts”. Scientifically founded and verified procedures and methods are also the only acceptable basis for the treatment of the mentally ill.

Ensuring care for mentally ill refugees: "The legal basis does not provide adequate psychotherapeutic care mentally ill refugees safe ”, it says in the resolution. For example, psychotherapy is often not paid for by the social welfare authorities in the first 15 months of the stay. The costs for language and cultural mediators - the prerequisite for psychotherapy with refugees - are also rarely covered, and not at all by statutory health insurance.

Petra Bühring

Limitation to 120 delegates decided

Because the current statutes of the Federal Chamber of Psychotherapists (BPtK) do not limit the calculation of delegate seats provided, the number of delegates - with an increasing number of chamber members - has risen constantly in recent years. In 2017, the German Psychotherapist Day (DPT) had 146 delegates, compared to 87 at the 1st DPT in 2003. As result, it became more and more difficult to find suitable conference rooms or even hotels that offer such large rooms. The financial and organizational effort increased accordingly for the BPtK and the regional chambers that host the delegate assemblies.

The 30th DPT therefore passed an amendment to the statutes that limited the number of federal delegates to 120. Each regional chamber will in future have two base seats. The East German Chamber of Psychotherapists also receives an additional base for each additional federal state represented (2 + 4). The remaining seats are determined based on the number of regional chamber members using the Hare-Niemeyer method.

Resolutions of the 30th German Psychotherapists' Day *

Show respect, live tolerance , Protecting democracy: The delegates perceive the increase in hatred, threats, violence, discrimination and devaluation in statements and behavior in public, on the Internet and in politics “with great concern”. Values ​​such as respect, tolerance, solidarity and interpersonal empathy are indispensable for coexistence and the basis for democracy. The psychotherapists want to continue actively promoting these values.

Scientific basis indispensable: "There is no alternative to scientifically based research results." With this declaration, the delegates want scientists to protest against politically motivated restrictions on the freedom of science and research. They strongly oppose the use of “alternative facts”. Scientifically founded and verified procedures and methods are also the only acceptable basis for the treatment of the mentally ill.

Ensuring care for mentally ill refugees: "The legal basis does not provide adequate psychotherapeutic care mentally ill refugees safe ”, it says in the resolution. For example, psychotherapy is often not paid for by the social welfare authorities in the first 15 months of the stay. The costs for language and cultural mediators - the prerequisite for psychotherapy with refugees - are also rarely covered, and not at all by statutory health insurance.The authorization regulation for private psychotherapeutic practices and psychosocial centers had also failed due to the extremely restrictive conditions.

Absolute protection of psychotherapeutic discussions necessary: ​​ The 30th DPT calls for an urgent revision of the Federal Criminal Police Office Act. The law protects the conversations of clergymen, defense lawyers, MPs and lawyers, but not those of doctors and psychotherapists. The delegates demand that the latter also be included in the group of professional confidentiality holders to be protected.

Ensure needs-based psychotherapeutic care: The psychotherapeutic consultation hours introduced on April 1st and the acute treatment should take place after one Decision of the Extended Evaluation Committee will be rewarded less than guideline psychotherapy. The delegates call on the Federal Ministry of Health to object to this decision. In addition, the new offers would make treatment places for standard therapy even scarcer. “A reform of the psychotherapeutic needs planning is therefore more urgent than ever”, says the resolution.

* In the abridged version by the editorial team

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