Qualifying Training in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy or Psychoanalytic Therapy

Duration Part time 2 years
Discipline
  • Psychology
LocationExeter (Streatham)
Start date September

Overview

A new and innovative partnership between the British Psychotherapy Foundation and the University of Exeter.

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

Who is this for?

The programme is designed to accommodate trainees from across the UK and internationally.

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 2 years.

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.

Your future

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.

Programme structure

You will be taught at the University of Exeter in two mini blocks per term (each block is one and a half days, usually a Thursday and Friday) throughout the two years. These mini 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 such as Skype. Supervision, clinical casework and therapy can be carried out in your local area with approved supervision and therapists.

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

 

The modules we outline here provide examples of what you can expect to learn on this degree course based on recent academic teaching. The precise modules available to you in future years may vary depending on staff availability and research interests, new topics of study, timetabling and student demand.

Learning and teaching

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 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 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.

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.

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 their 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.

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.

Pre-sessional English

Applicants with lower English language test scores may be able to take pre-sessional English at INTO University of Exeter prior to commencing their programme. See our English language requirements page for more information.

How to apply

We are now considering applications for September 2019. 

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

The application deadline is Wednesday 31st July 2019.

Fees and funding

Tuition Fees (for 2019 entry)
Qualifying Training in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy - year 1 (seminars and supervised clinical work) £3,200
Qualifying Training in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy - year 2 (supervised clinical work) £3,800
Qualifying Training in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy  - Continuation fee £200/term
Qualifying Training in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy - year 1 (seminars and supervised clinical work) £3,200
Qualifying Training in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy - year 2 (seminars and supervised clinical work) £3,200
Qualifying Training in Psychoanayltic Psychotherapy - Continuation fee £200/term
International Fees £4,500

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

 

Contact us

Programme administrator:

Dan Smith
Psychology,
College of Life and Environmental Sciences,
Washington Singer,
Room 001,
Perry Road,
EX4 4QG

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

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