Master in Third Generation Therapies


Program Description


The Master in Third Generation Therapies focuses on the training of professionals specialized in the new psychological techniques of the third wave from cognitive behavioral psychology, emphasizing its application in the clinical setting.

This new group of psychological techniques focused on the context, seek to expand the limits of the previous waves and allow to include all kinds of patients regardless of the complexity of their case. Through this Master, you will learn the tools to work with heterogeneous profiles of patients who, with previous cognitive behavioral interventions, were excluded.

With the continuous training that you will receive at ISEB, you will become a professional of the main Third Generation Therapies such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) or Mindfulness. Through the knowledge acquired, you will be able to choose the most appropriate technique for each patient through their evaluation.

By studying at ISEB you will receive the advice of experts and tutors who, together with the study methodology, will ensure your professional success.

Who is it for?

The Master in Third Generation Therapies is aimed at those professionals, psychologists or workers from related disciplines, who seek to complete and / or complement their knowledge in the management of new therapies for cognitive behavioral intervention.


  • Know the theoretical and practical bases of the main Third Generation Therapies
  • Know the use of Third Generation Therapies in clinical practice
  • Learn to carry out contextual evaluations of patients and identify the most appropriate therapy in each particular case
  • Practically apply Third Generation Therapies and perform an evaluation and interpretation of the results obtained
  • Learn to assess the results of the interventions and propose effective actions based on these
  • Design, plan and implement comprehensive therapeutic programs
  • Learn to manage the resources available to carry out the required interventions
  • Developing necessary skills as a therapist, such as empathy

Professional outings

The Master in Third Generation Therapies gives you the knowledge and skills necessary to develop your career as:

  • Specialist in the application of psychological treatments with Third Generation Therapies
  • Specialist in the care of patients with psychosocial disorders, addictions, chronic diseases
  • Advisor in the design, planning and implementation of therapeutic programs
  • Consultant in prevention and health promotion services
  • External consultant for companies and individuals


The Master in Third Generation Therapies is constituted by the following agenda:

Module 1. Evolution of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

  • Topic 1. Cognitive behavioral therapies
  • Topic 2. Self-control, self-regulation and biofeedback
  • Topic 3. Recent developments in psychological treatments: the third wave
  • Topic 4. Promotion of health, well-being and quality of life

Module 2. Basic Skills in Therapeutic Relationship: Counseling

  • Topic 1. Application of conseulling to the health framework
  • Topic 2. Communication skills I. How to deliver bad news
  • Topic 3. Communication skills II. Answers to difficult questions and sensitive topics
  • Topic 4. Communication skills III. Handling special emotional situations
  • Topic 5. Management of emotional responses of the patient
  • Topic 6. Self-control skills
  • Unit 7. Teamwork. Burnout in healthcare
  • Unit 8. Caring for the family. Adaptation of family members to death and mourning
  • Topic 9. Communication, bioethics and clinical decision making

Module 3. Mindfulness and Psychotherapy

  • Topic 1. Mindfulness in the Buddhist and Western Psychology contexts
  • Topic 2. The practice of mindfulness
  • Topic 3. Mindfulness psychology and psychobiology
  • Unit 4. Mindfulness and third generation psychotherapies: applying mindfulness in psychotherapy
  • Topic 5. The therapeutic presence

Module 4. Dialectical Behavioral Therapy

  • Topic 1. Origin and basic concepts
  • Topic 2. Treatment program
  • Topic 3. Efficacy of behavioral dialectical therapy

Module 5. Treatment of Agoraphobia (with and without Panic)

  • Topic 1. Description of agoraphobia with and without panic
  • Topic 2. Efficacy and efficiency of treatment programs: treatments of choice for agoraphobia and panic disorder
  • Topic 3. A treatment proposal for agoraphobia with or without panic disorder
  • Topic 4. Use of virtual reality (VR)
  • Topic 5. Future recommendations

Module 6. Positive Psychology

  • Topic 1. What is (and what is not) positive psychology?
  • Topic 2. The architecture of human well-being
  • Topic 3. Positive health: a new challenge for psychology
  • Unit 4. Clinical psychology and positive psychology
  • Topic 5. The future of positive psychology

Module 7. EMDR. Desensitization and Reprocessing by Eye Movement

  • Topic 1. Introduction to EMDR
  • Topic 2. EMDR Phases
  • Topic 3. Special strategies
  • Topic 4. Special clinical situations

Module 8. Therapies of Awake Hypnosis and Suggestion

  • Topic 1. Brief history of hypnosis
  • Topic 2. Conceptual framework of hypnosis
  • Topic 3. Application of hypnosis and suggestion techniques: requirements, conditions and necessary skills
  • Topic 4. Structure of the sessions
  • Topic 5. Clinical intervention protocol
  • Topic 6. Alternatives to traditional hypnosis

Module 9. Cognitive Therapy Associated with Anxiety and Depression Disorders

  • Topic 1. Depression
  • Topic 2. Anxiety
  • Topic 3. Psychological treatment of depression and anxiety
  • Topic 4. Application of third generation therapies
  • Topic 5. Structure of the sessions

Module 10. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

  • Topic 1. Behavioral learning and verbal behavior
  • Topic 2. Verbal contexts
  • Topic 3. Psychopathologies
  • Topic 4. Structure of ACT therapy

Module 11. Therapeutic Work with Emotions

  • Topic 1. Basic characteristics shared by experiential therapies
  • Topic 2. What is emotion-focused therapy?
  • Topic 3. What is empathy?
  • Topic 4. What are emotions?
  • Topic 5. How does emotion-focused therapy work?
  • Unit 6. Historical introduction and influences of Gestalt therapy
  • Unit 7. Theoretical foundations of Gestalt therapy
  • Unit 8. The therapeutic practice of Gestalt therapy


ISEB's study methodology is designed so that the student can combine personal and professional life. All the Master's, Postgraduate, PDD and Higher Education training programs are taught entirely online. In this way the student can access all the training content through our Online Campus, this being the main platform of their training, so that they can study from anywhere in the world at any time.

So that the student can study at his own pace how and where he wants, with our method 24/365 we guarantee all our students a continuous assessment during any day of the year at any time through our team of tutors.

Once enrolled, students can access the Virtual Campus with all the academic resources they need, through which they will obtain permanent communication among other students and teachers: study material, forums, chats, networking with the rest of the students, personalized tutoring , videotutoriales, masterclass and news.

For the evaluation the student will be able to choose one of the following three methods:

  1. Final Work: Presentation of a work / thesis at the end of all the subjects.
  2. Continuous Assessment Work: Presentation of a work at the end of each of the subjects.
  3. Final exam: Presentation of a final exam type test at the end of all subjects.

Through these methods it will be evaluated that the student has acquired all the necessary competences in the different blocks of study. All the evaluation methods will be carried out entirely online, facilitating the distance study by the student.


The European Higher Institute of Barcelona wants to attract the best talent. We know that financing your education in a high performance educational center can be a challenge. The decision to study a Master, Postgraduate or PDD is an important investment, so ISEB offers different payment methods to its students, helping in the financing of the studies:

  • Cash with debit / credit card
  • Wire transfer
  • Payment by installments, we finance your studies without entry or interest

If you are a company, we have special financing conditions.

Last updated Mar 2020

About the School

ISEB - Instituto Superior Europeo de Barcelona es una institución educativa especializada en programas formativos a distancia. De carácter multidisciplinar, imparte formación de posgrado en varias dis ... Read More

ISEB - Instituto Superior Europeo de Barcelona es una institución educativa especializada en programas formativos a distancia. De carácter multidisciplinar, imparte formación de posgrado en varias disciplinas en ámbitos como la empresa, la educación, la psicología, el derecho y el deporte, entre otros, siendo un referente en los centros de formación online españoles. Concienciados con las últimas tendencias sociales y de mercado, ISEB incluye en la mayoría de sus programas formativos contenidos de Inteligencia Emocional, Coaching, PNL y Responsabilidad Social Corporativa para que los futuros profesionales puedan desarrollar todo su potencial desde una perspectiva socialmente responsable. Read less