The training aims to provide an in-depth, high-quality professional training in twice-weekly psychodynamic psychotherapy.
Our aim is to encourage candidates to explore the question of what constitutes psychodynamic psychotherapy – and to develop their own understanding and style within the key parameters that define our field. Theory seminars will offer candidates a chance to read primary texts closely and in detail – to really experience the depth and richness within the analytic literature, and to appreciate its profound clinical relevance today. There will be a strong emphasis (in “Applications” seminars) on opening up contemporary issues and debates within the profession; this includes engaging with core clinical concepts and areas of technical diversity and debate surrounding them.
The course will address and review psychodynamic thinking around contemporary questions of social difference (including race, ethnicity, social class, ableism, climate change) and gender, sexuality and relationship diversity – with an emphasis on implications for psychodynamic practice. Clinical Seminars will provide a regular opportunity to present and review clinical cases, and an opportunity to consolidate, develop and make use of learnings from other parts of the training.
The course will run every 2 years with an intake in September 2024.
We welcome early interest to be able to support you in your readiness to start the course.
This is an overview of the Psychodynamic Psychotherapy course. If you would like to discuss applying for the course, please contact Head of Training email@example.com