National Requirements Czech Republic
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- Psychology education
Psychology education in the Czech Republic follows the format of the 3 year BA followed by a 2 year MA.
Recognition of university education programmes as meeting EuroPsy requirements is carried out in co-operation with the NAC.
- Programmes that meet EuroPsy requirements:
Recognised programmes exist at 5 universities in Czech Republic. All the seven programmes meet the EuroPsy requirements and are listed below:
|Name of University||City||MA/MSc programme|
|Charles University Faculty of Arts||Prague||Master’s degree in psychology
|Charles University Faculty of Education||Prague||Master’s degree in psychology
|Masaryk University Faculty of Arts||Brno||Master’s degree in psychology
|Masaryk University Faculty of Social Studies||Brno||Master’s degree in psychology
|Palacky University Philosophical Faculty||Olomouc||Master’s degree in psychology
|The Prague College of Psychosocial Studies||Prague||Master’s degree in psychology
|The University of New York||Prague||Master’s degree in psychology
- Supervised practice arrangements (for the EuroPsy Certificate)
The system of supervised practice is well-developed in health care, social services, education, and security forces – from the practice under supervision to the training of supervisors. The standard is at least 40 hours of work per year under supervision (including external supervision). The NAC considers each application individually in order to evaluate the year of supervised practice.
- Arrangements for training of supervisors
Training of supervisors is arranged by the NAC, and also by the national psychologist association. There is also the Institute for supervision for the helping professions in the Czech Republic (a member of EASC) which provides training in supervision skills.
- Recognition of title
The title ‘Registered clinical psychologist’ is a legally recognised and protected title for the heath sector. Psychologist is a legally recognised title for the education sector (school counselling)
‘Traffic psychologist’ is a legally recognised title for the traffic area. Psychologist is a legally recognised title for the private practice area (diagnostics and counselling in psychology).
Psychologist is a legally recognised title for the forensic area (judicial expert in psychology)
- License to practice
There is a license and entry in the register required for practice in the health sector (clinical psychology). There is a license and entry in the register required for practice in the traffic sector (traffic psychologist). There is a license for private practice in the area of Diagnostics and Counselling in Psychology
- Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
There is a system for CPD of registered clinical psychologists in the health sector. This is described in the law concerning non-medical workers in the health sector.Similar statutory requirements also exist in the area of social services.
Revalidation of the license to practise and entry in the register is required after 10 years for psychologists working in the health/clinical sector.