Psychology is a relatively new science that is in constant evolution. There are many therapies and approaches within psychology that have not been properly addressed by the traditional university and that can be studied through Bircham International University distance learning degree programs. The requirements for the psychotherapy professional practice vary depending on the country. The practice of psychology is generally monitored by professional associations supervised in some extent by the government. Membership into these associations is, in certain cases, voluntary or even unnecessary depending on the psychotherapeutic approach used. PNL, Gestalt, Psychoanalysis, Psychotherapy, Counseling do not often require any official accreditation. BIU advice to any professional psychotherapist is to verify if his or her counseling approach requires any regulation. A BIU distance learning degree constitutes a good way to provide a solid support to your career as a professional psychotherapist.