Education & Training
Training in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
This guide sets out the regulations governing the training in psychoanalytic psychotherapy available through the Northern Ireland Psychoanalytic Society. The programme of training for membership of the Northern Ireland Psychoanalytic Society normally lasts four years. Qualified Members of the Northern Ireland Psychoanalytic Society are registered with the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC). The member organizations of the BPC are those with the most rigorous selection and training standards in psychoanalytic psychotherapy in the United Kingdom.
The Northern Ireland Psychoanalytic Society also offers a Modified Entry Scheme of training in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy with Adults.
Who is it for?
The aim of this scheme is to enable qualified child and adolescent psychotherapists (members of the Association of Child Psychotherapists) and experienced adult psychotherapists who are not registered with the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) to complete a shortened top-up training as adult psychoanalytic psychotherapists eligible for registration with the BPC.
Successful completion of the Modified Entry training leads to full Membership of the Northern Ireland Psychoanalytic Society as a psychoanalytic psychotherapist, and thus to registration with the BPC for work with adults.
Training in Psychoanalysis
For those interested in pursuing the Regional Training Scheme in psychoanalysis offered by the British Psychoanalytical Society in Northern Ireland please contact in the first instance Dr Richard Ingram at email@example.com