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McMaster University’s Psychotherapy Training e-Resources (PTeR) now on WPA’s Education Portal

Updated: Mar 20, 2023

McMaster University’s Psychotherapy Training e-Resources (PTeR) can now be accessed via World Psychiatric Association's (WPA) Education Portal




WPA is excited to announce that the McMaster University’s Psychotherapy Training e-Resources (PTeR) can now be accessed via its own Education Portal. PTeR is a comprehensive, award-winning, psychotherapy website currently used internationally by mental health professionals, learners, academic institutions, and health care centers. By incorporating evidence-based teaching methods, PTeR is designed to enhance the teaching and learning of psychotherapy so that competence is attained.


PTeR provides e-Resources in:

  • Introduction to Psychotherapy

  • Psychodynamic Therapy

  • Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy

  • Emotion-Focused Therapy

  • Interpersonal Therapy

  • Family and Group Therapy

  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy

  • Psychotherapy Research

  • Motivational Interviewing

  • Mindfulness

  • Teaching & Supervising Psychotherapy


PTeR provides access to:

  • Over 60 videos demonstrating different forms of psychotherapy

  • PowerPoint presentations reviewing theory and research

  • Multiple choice questions that assess knowledge base

  • The Virtual Therapist (VT) the assesses “virtual clinical skills”

  • Reference Material


PTeR is free of charge to training institutions in low and lower-middle-income countries (LMIC).


PTeR offers annual subscriptions to other individuals and institution users.


This comprehensive resource further enhances WPA’s curriculum in the important area of Psychotherapy available on WPA’s Education Portal.


For more information about PTeR, please visit pter.mcmaster.ca.


For any queries relating to PTeR or the WPA Education Portal in general, please contact education@wpanet.org.


Author: WPA Education Coordinator



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