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Training in NEST therapy
(1) Training of NEST therapists
Minimum 4 years, minimum 700 hours. At least 450 of the minimum of 700 training hours should be trainer/trainee contact. Reading of recommended books and articles and written assignments represent an integral part of the training, but the hours spent with reading and writing do not add to the number of training hours. Written work amounts to at least 10,000 words in total.
Completion of the four-year training and having successfully conducted 5 therapeutic groups is the entry requirement to the supervisor and trainer course.
The following aspects are considered:
Components of training:
The phases of training:
I. Foundation Level: 100 hours
On successful completion of the foundation level the trainee is entitled to work as a facilitator.II. Intermediate Level: 200 hours
On successful completion of the intermediate level the trainee is entitled to work as a (trainee) co-therapist with supervision.
III. Advanced Level: 400 hours
Advanced level students may work as trainee co-therapists with supervision. The amount of supervision recommended for trainees is 1 hour to 4 hours group work (25 hours supervision per group): supervisor visiting the group at least four times (12 hours) and offering at least 1 hour one-to-one supervision for each 8 hours group work (13 hours).
Trainee assessment and certification
The assessment of students and individual feedback on each trainee’s progress is continuous.
Formal assessments may take the form of essay writing, written and oral examinations. There are three formal assessments in the course of the training: at the end of the foundation level, at the end of the intermediate level (to assess competence to work with groups under supervision) and final examination at the completion of the advanced phase, conducted by an external examiner.
The following organizations participate in the certification of the successful completion of each of the three levels:
1. the training institute
2. the national NEST organization
3. NEST International.
(2) Training of NEST trainers and supervisors
NEST therapists fulfilling these criteria may decide to train either as trainers or supervisors or both.
Components of the trainer training (320 hours):
Components of the supervisor training (220 hours):
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