Replies to the questionnaire on psychologists/psychotherapists
This Document is a courtesy of the Commission of the European Communities, DGXV.
Its reference number is XV/E/58583/95 - Orig.: FR
A. Structure of the Profession
A profession of this type does exist in our country, under the name of psychologue diplomé.
It is regulated only for psychologists employed by the state, in accordance with the Law on differentiated education of 14 March 1973.
The profession itself is not regulated.
The title of psychologue diplomé comes under the Law on protection of higher-education titles.
Access to the profession is regulated in the public sector.
Only médecins-psychiatres may practise psychotherapy; strictly speaking, a psychologist currently practising psychotherapy could be charged with illegally practising medicine.
Sickness insurance schemes do not recognise the profession of psychologist and do not reimburse treatment by psychologists.
There is no central organisation representing the profession but there are various professional bodies, such as: - les Psychologues au service de l'Etat; - la Société luxembourgeoise de psychologie.
The competent authority in all cases is the state, represented by its various ministries.
B. Structure of Education and Training
The requirement to train as a psychologist is the secondary school-leaving certificate.
Training lasts for at least four years at university level.
Training consists of four years of university study abroad.