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The British Psychoanalytic Association, BPA is a Society within the British Association of Psychotherapists, BAP. The BPA is also a society of the International Psychoanalytical Association, IPA and offers an IPA approved training in psychoanalysis. The BPA is seeking applicants for September 2013 and looks forward to attracting Candidates from a wide range of disciplines and working backgrounds who will contribute to and benefit from membership with the Association. The BPA also has a Low Fee Service offering low cost psychoanalysis; for further information click here
Anyone interested in the training should contact Lesley Bell, the Chair of Selection, on 020 8888 0446 or Jessica Jarmon, the Training Co-ordinator on +44 (0)20 8452 9823 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
BPA Open Evening - Tuesday 16th April 2013 - Further details
Special Event: CAPSA Lecture - Sunday 12th May 2013 - Further details
Applying to Train
Application to the training is open to you if you are a graduate with a degree in either the humanities or the sciences. In addition, it is expected that you will have had some clinical experience in the field of mental health, but this can be arranged during the first year if necessary. Also, successful applicants are required to have been in analysis with a BPA approved training analyst at a minimum of four times a week, for at least one year prior to starting the training and are expected to continue at least four times weekly throughout their Training.
Content of the Course:
The first year of Training involves a supervised Infant Observation and a close study of the development of Freud’s ideas including a discussion on ‘What is Psychoanalysis’.
The second year, in which candidates begin treatment of two patients under individual supervision, includes teaching on the major contributions to clinical and theoretical thinking from contemporary Freudian, Kleinian and Independent/Object Relations schools.
The third and fourth years include seminars on psychopathology and further developments in psychoanalytic concepts and technique.
From Year Two until completion of Training, candidates attend regular Clinical Seminars led by experienced analysts from each of the different orientations. The theoretical curriculum lasts four years. We are expecting, that candidates will take, on average, about four to six years to complete all of the training requirements.
During the Training
As a Candidate Member of the BPA you will enjoy the stimulation of a community of professional colleagues, an environment that encourages further learning, an opportunity to attend IPA congresses and meet candidates and analysts from around the world as well as having access to the many facilities of the BAP House in North London, including its library and consulting room facilities.
Successful completion of the training leads to membership of the IPA, the BPA, the BAP and further opportunities to participate fully in the ongoing intellectual, scientific and organisational life of these organisations. Qualification also leads to eligibility for registration
with the British Psychoanalytic Council, BPC.
Jessica Jarmon, BPA/BAP Training Co-ordinator,
37 Mapesbury Road, London NW2 4HJ
Telephone: 020 8452 9823
We will be pleased to arrange an informal preliminary interview for anyone who would like to know more about the BPA training in psychoanalysis and who maybe interested in applying to train either now or at some point in the future. To arrange this please contact Lesley Bell on 020 8888 0446.