The Focusing-oriented training is accredited by The International Focusing Institute, New York (TIFI; and the Hungarian Association for Body Psychotherapy (HABP; It follows and is binded by the professional and ethical directives of the above institutes and those of the Hungarian Council of Psychotherapy (HCP; The Focusing-oriented training is supervised by the Hungarian Institute for Focusing and Focusing-oriented Psychotherapy (HIFFOP), currently led by dr. Árpád Kántor, TIFI coordinator and focusing-oriented trainer therapist.

The course of the training is divided into two main parts, Basic and Advanced levels. Participation in the 150-hour-long focusing-oriented self-reflection group serves as the preparation phase of the training, where participants experience FOT in a self-reflective way, and also get acquainted with the most important principles of the method. This Self-reflection phase does not form a part of the training process in the strictest sense, however, it is still considered as an entry point, since this phase is essential to understand the logical structure of the whole training process. The FOT basic level is the Focusing trainer training, to which one can apply after completing the focusing-oriented self-reflection group. The main aim of the Focusing trainer training is to deepen those focusing skills that constitute the basis for FOT and have already been acquired during the Self-reflection phase. Besides, the Focusing trainer training also teaches experiential listening and how to teach focusing. Upon completion, participants receive the focusing trainer title. The focusing trainer is entitled to conduct individual self-reflective processes using the focusing approach, and to teach focusing for individuals or groups.

After completing the FOT Basic level, the focusing trainer might choose from three different training routes for the Advanced level, according to their interest and professional competencies. The first is the Therapist training which is intended for those who would like to work as an individual therapist or consultant with their clients. The second training route is the Training of trainers, where focusing trainers can further deepen their knowledge and competencies in teaching focusing. The third training route is the Training with a specialization  – for those who work at a special field and would like to explore how to apply the focusing approach and toolkit to enrich their profession and make their own work more effective.