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Clinical Training in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy

This is a three clinical training following on from the Foundation course. It is pluralist in approach, that is, the theoretical and clinical seminars cover a broad range of psychoanalytic theorists (e.g. Freud, Jung, Klein, Winnicott) and encourages trainees to find their synthesis of these ideas for their work with their patients.

The course over ten weekends per year, running from October to July. Saturday teaching is between 1030am and 6.30pm and Sunday teaching runs from 10.30am to 4pm. Occasionaly there are meetings on Sundays between 4.15pm and 5.15pm.

The course aims to develop an adult learning community where ideas are shared, so the whole group of trainees (from years 1, 2 and 3) are mainly taught in one seminar group. Only for the Sunday afternoon seminars are the year groups separate. We only train with small groups so the total size of the group never exceeds 18 trainees (the equivalent of six per year).

Trainees are required to be in their own personal psychotherapy with an AGIP approved therapist at leasr twice a week for the duration of training until qualification, and for a substantial poeriod the frequency of therapy must be higher.

Trainees are required to see two training paitents in individual suypervision for minimum periods of 18 months and 2 years together with frther patients once they have gained some experience.

Applications open on 1st October 2019 and close on 15th May 2020. There is an application fee of £125 (under review) to cover processing the application including two selection interviews.

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