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Postgraduate taught

Qualifying Training in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
or Psychoanalytic Therapy

UCAS code 1234
Duration 2 years part time
Entry year 2020 (September start)
Contact

Programme administrator:
Dan Smith
Email: admin-psychoanalyticstudies@exeter.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0)1392 725753

Entry requirements

Completion of the MSc in Psychological Therapies Practice and Research (Psychodynamic/Psychoanalytic Therapy).

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Campus Streatham Campus
Discipline Psychology

Overview

  • The University of Exeter, in collaboration with the British Psychotherapy Foundation, offers a further period of training leading to qualification as either an Adult Psychodynamic Psychotherapist or an Adult Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist
  • Designed to accommodate trainees from across the UK and internationally
  • Offers an excellent standard of academic and clinical teaching delivered by experienced psychoanalytic psychotherapy practitioners, supervisors, academics and researchers
  • 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.

Clinical Education Development and Research (CEDAR)

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This programme is delivered by Clinical Education, Development and Research (CEDAR): an applied psychological practice centre of excellence, focussed on training the new psychological therapies workforce of the future.

A strong emphasis throughout the programme is placed upon your personal and professional development

Dedicated training facilities equipped with video and audio recording

Competency-based training, delivered according to the latest evidence-informed clinical pedagogic approaches

This training in Psychodynamic/Psychoanalytic Therapy is a collaboration between the British Psychotherapy Foundation and the University of Exeter.

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Entry requirements

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

Like the MSc, the programme is designed to accommodate trainees from across the UK and internationally. Applications for this two year programme may also be considered from students who have completed previous training, for example ACP-registered Child Psychotherapist, BPC-registered Couple Therapist or similar.

Requirements for international students

If you are an international student, please visit our international equivalency pages to enable you to see if your existing academic qualifications meet our entry requirements.

English language requirements

IELTS (Academic)

Overall score 6.5. No less than 6.0 in any section.

TOEFL IBT*

Overall score 90 with minimum scores of 21 for writing, 21 for listening, 22 for reading and 23 for speaking.

Pearson Test of English (Academic)

58 with no less than 55 in all communicative skills.

Other accepted tests

Information about other acceptable tests of linguistic ability can be found on our English language requirements page.

Entry requirements for international students

Please visit our entry requirements section for equivalencies from your country and further information on English language requirements.

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Course content

Who is this for?

Applicants may have completed our MSc in Psychological Therapies Practice and Research (Psychodynamic/Psychoanalytic Therapy).

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

What is involved?

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 psychotherapy training will complete two further years of clinical and theoretical seminars and undertake clinical work under supervision with one patient twice a week for a minimum of 18 months, and a second patient seen at a minimum of once a week for a minimum of 18 months.

Students undertaking the psychoanalytic psychotherapy 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 or other approved infant observation course concurrently with this programme.

You will be taught at the University of Exeter in two four-day block teaching weeks each year, over a minimum of two years. Between blocks you will have either two or three afternoons of seminars each term, which may be attended in person or participated in by video confencing platforms such as Zoom.

These blocks are a balance of clinical and theoretical seminars and students are expected to bring their own clinical case material for presentation to the group and to present theoretical papers.

You will be offered tutorials in person or via a Video Conferencing platform. Supervision, clinical casework and therapy can be carried out in your local area with approved supervision and therapists.

How to apply

To apply please complete an MSc PTPR Psychodynamic/Psychoanalytic Application 2019-21 and return this via email to the programme administrator.

Applications are currently being considered for a start date in Jan – March 2020.

Fees

Please note: the fees below are for 2019 entry. Fees for 2020 entry are to be confirmed.

Qualifying Training in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

Year 1 (seminars and supervised clinical work) £3,800
Year 2 (supervised clinical work) £3,800
Continuation fee £200/term

 

Qualifying Training in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy

Year 1 (seminars and supervised clinical work) £3,800
Year 2 (supervised clinical work) £3,800
Continuation fee £200/term

Please note that if you are actively studying for the Doctorate in Clinical Practice the fees illustrated above will be discounted by 50%.

International fees

£4,500

Teaching and research

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 psychotherapy training will complete two further years of clinical and theoretical seminars and undertake clinical work under supervision with one patient twice a week for a minimum of 18 months, and a second patient seen for a minimum of once a week for eighteen months.

Students undertaking the psychoanalytic psychotherapy 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 or other approved infant observation course concurrently with this programme.

Careers

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.

This programme is training people already in a career within the NHS or an IAPT service. It will provide you with an outstanding opportunity to develop the competencies and knowledge associated with practice as a Practitioner.

A strong emphasis throughout the programme is placed upon your personal and professional development.

Advantages of the programme are that:

  • You will study within a vibrant, stimulating and internationally-recognised research environment, where members of your teaching team have first-hand experience within the clinical setting.
  • Your learning experience will be enriched by nationally-recognised, innovative, clinical teaching approaches, designed to develop you on your terms.