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Association for Group and Individual Psychotherapy

The Association for Group and Individual Psychotherapy was founded in 1974 as a Professional Association of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapists. It now has members working in London, the rest of the UK and in Europe.

AGIP, based in Archway, North Islington, offers through its training section, apptraining, a pluralistic and innovative training in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy and a clinic, easily accessible to those seeking therapy.

AGIP's training is recognised by the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy who in a recent review said 'AGIP continues to offer an excellent training environment and more than conforms to college standards.'

AGIP's Psychotherapy Service is highly regarded in North London. We offer consultations, assessments and referrals for ongoing psychotherapy and a low-fee psychotherapy scheme, the Fairbridge Clinic.

Courses

Course

Foundation Year in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy

This is a one year Foundation Course taught over 10 Saturdays, one each month between October 2020 and July 2021. There will be a maximum of 12 in the group.

The course is aimed at those who wish to proceed to a full clinical training in psychoanalytic psychotherapy, for those who just wish to sample what it is like to study psychoanalysis, and for those who wish to use psychoanalytic ideas in their existing job (e.g. in the arts or helping professions).

The teaching days run from 10am to 6.30pm and comprise four seminars and at the end of the day there is an experiential group. Induction runs for 10am to 2pm. The topics across the year are:

  • 12th September 2020 - iNDUCTION
  • 3rd October 2020 - “When we were very young” – communicating without words
  • 7th November 2020 - Narcissism: omnipotence and the empty self.
  • 12th December 2020 - Oedipus – three’s company, two’s a crowd!
  • 9th January 2021 - Sex, love and intimacy – attempts to relate
  • 6th February 2021 - Death instinct – dicing with death – addictions and other attacks on the self
  • 13th March 2021 - Psyche-soma: hysteria in the 21st century
  • 24th April 2021 - Trauma: the psyche overwhelmed
  • 15th May 2021 - War and peace: aggression – a creative or destructive force?
  • 12th June 2021 - Self and society – a false distinction?
  • 17th July 2021 - Research: how can we know psychoanalysis works? Clinical boundaries and ethical dilemmas

Applications open on 1st October 2019 and close on 30th June 2020. There is an application fee of £50 (under review) to cover the cost of the application process and selection interview. Applications are dealt with on a first-come first-served basis.

Students can opt either for a certificste of attendance or if they wish to gain a Certificate then they must submit and pass a writtern assignment. The minimum attendance requirement is 80%.

For those who want it, progress to the 3 year clinical training requires a pass in the written assignment and is subject to two further selection intervews.


Course

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.

Workshops

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Open Days

Openday

Open Day

Thinking about training in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy?

The AGIP Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Training is the training wing of the Association for Group and Individual Psychotherapy (AGIP) which offers an exciting, rewarding and challenging training programme.

On the Open Day you will get a chance to meet AGIP members who are involved with the training, and qualified psychotherapists who are successfully working in a variety of fields as well as private practice.

The programme includes:

  • An introduction to apptraining
  • An introduction to the foundation course
  • An introduction to the clinical training
  • An opportunity to ask questions
  • An opportunity to meet and talk with members of the Training Committee

Foundation Year

This course will run on 10 Saturdays over the Academic Year 2020/2021. This course is aimed at those who are considering a clinical training as well as those who have a broader interest in psychoanalytic ideas and want to learn more.

Three Year Clinical Training

This course will run over 10 weekends, one a month, commencing October 2020. It will include theoretical and clinical seminars, an infant observation, and a psychiatric placement, alongside work with training patients under supervision. Both courses will be taught from a pluralist perspective, and will include traditional psychotherapeutic concepts as well as thinking that have developed in the 21st Century.

AGIP can organise individual patient referral through their low cost Psychotherapy Services.

Access is easy via the Underground (Archway), Overground (Upper Holloway) and buses.

BOOK YOUR PLACE ON AN OPEN DAY NOW!!

Openday

Open Day

Thinking about training in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy?

The AGIP Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Training is the training wing of the Association for Group and Individual Psychotherapy (AGIP) which offers an exciting, rewarding and challenging training programme.

On the Open Day you will get a chance to meet AGIP members who are involved with the training, and qualified psychotherapists who are successfully working in a variety of fields as well as private practice.

The programme includes:

  • An introduction to apptraining
  • An introduction to the foundation course
  • An introduction to the clinical training
  • An opportunity to ask questions
  • An opportunity to meet and talk with members of the Training Committee

Foundation Year

This course will run on 10 Saturdays over the Academic Year 2020/2021. This course is aimed at those who are considering a clinical training as well as those who have a broader interest in psychoanalytic ideas and want to learn more.

Three Year Clinical Training

This course will run over 10 weekends, one a month, commencing October 2020. It will include theoretical and clinical seminars, an infant observation, and a psychiatric placement, alongside work with training patients under supervision. Both courses will be taught from a pluralist perspective, and will include traditional psychotherapeutic concepts as well as thinking that have developed in the 21st Century.

AGIP can organise individual patient referral through their low cost Psychotherapy Services.

Access is easy via the Underground (Archway), Overground (Upper Holloway) and buses.

BOOK YOUR PLACE ON AN OPEN DAY NOW!!

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