Qualifying Training in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy and Qualifying Training in Psychoanalytic Therapy

Studies in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy

The British Psychotherapy Foundation, in partnership with the University of Exeter also offers a further period of training leading to qualification as either a Psychodynamic Psychotherapist or a Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist.

Completion of the MSc in Psychological Therapies Practice and Research (Psychodynamic/Psychoanalytic Therapy) confers eligibility to apply for either a further 1 year programme of seminars and 2 years of supervised clinical work which leads to qualification as a Psychodynamic Psychotherapist or a further 2 year programme of seminars and 2 years of clinical work which leads to qualification as a Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist.

Like the MSc, the programme is designed to accommodate trainees from across the UK.

Applications may also be considered for this programme from students who have completed previous training, for example ACP-registered Child Psychotherapist, BPC-registered Couple Therapist or an equivalent.

This programme also offers an excellent standard of academic and clinical teaching delivered by experienced psychoanalytic psychotherapy practitioners, supervisors, academics and researchers.

Students undertaking the psychodynamic training will complete a further year of clinical and theoretical seminars and undertake clinical work under supervision with one patient twice a week for a minimum of 2 years.

Students undertaking the psychoanalytic training will complete a further 2 years of clinical and theoretical seminars and undertake clinical work under supervision with two patients, one three times a week for a minimum of 2 years a second for a minimum of 18 months.

All students need to complete an infant observation course and may have done so prior to joining the programme or undertake the University or Exeter infant observation course concurrently with this programme.

On completion, graduates will be competent to work independently and gain membership to the British Psychotherapy Foundation and registration as a Psychodynamic Psychotherapist or a Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist with the British Psychoanalytic Council.