Reform of the psychotherapy guideline

What has changed since the 2017 reform of the Psychotherapy Directive?

Outpatient psychotherapeutic care was fundamentally reformed by the Joint Federal Committee (G-BA) on April 1, 2017.

The reform introduced “psychotherapeutic consultation hours” and “acute treatments” for the first time. These serve as an orientation diagnostic clarification of the treatment pathway. The reform also helps to ensure that patients in acute situations are admitted without red tape.

In 2017, the bureaucratically very complex application and review process was also significantly simplified and should thus help to create new – albeit smaller – time capacities for psychotherapy, as the preparation of these application reports costs psychotherapists a lot of time at their desks.

Would you like to find out about these changes? Then you will find a few insights here in the PsychotherapieAktuell articles:

Schäfer, S. / Mechthild Lahme (2017).101 Questions and answers on the psychotherapy guidelines and psychotherapy agreement. PsychotherapieAktuell 02/2017. DPtV p. 36-48

Schäfer, S./ Best, D. (2017), Now it’s getting concrete. Update on the reform of the psychotherapy guidelines. PsychotherapieAktuell 01/2017.DPtV p. 6-23.

Schäfer, S. (2016). Old structures finally broken up. Reformed psychotherapy guidelines adopted. Psychotherapie-Aktuell 03/2016. DPtV. S. 7-21

As a DPtV member, you can also watch a training video free of charge in the members’ area of our DPtV homepage, in which Sabine Schäfer and her colleague Dieter Best explain all the important details of the implementation of the reform in psychotherapeutic practice.
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