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Clinical Qualification in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

Psychodynamic Psychotherapy PDP L1

Course dates

Dates below are for 2019/2020
Term 1, 1 October 2019 - 16 December 2019
Term 2, 6 January 2020 - 20 March 2020
Term 3, 20 April 2020 - 6 July 2020
(October intake)

Programme Manager

Stephen Crawford

Venue

WPF Therapy Limited
23 Magdalen Street
London SE1 2EN

Fees

Fee on Submission of Full Application: £65
Personal Interview Fee: £75
Fees below are for 2018/2019:
Mode A Year 1 (part-time afternoon):
First year: £6,775
Instalments: £2,175 x 3
Registration fee: £250
Mode M Year 1 (modular):
First year: £7,000
Instalments: £2,250 x 3
Registration fee: £250
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Training Administration
psychodynamic@wpf.org.uk 
020 7378 2050

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Mode A, waiting list only.  Few places still available on Mode M for October 2019.

This course is a Psychodynamic Psychotherapy qualification in once weekly psychotherapy. It leads to registration with BPC and is also BACP accredited. The four-year course combines theoretical seminars and clinical experience. All students are provided with a clinical placement within WPF Therapy clinical services. Clinical supervision of this work is provided on site.

The course:

  • includes a clinical placement in WPF Therapy’s Clinical Services and integral supervision of clinical work
  • leads to registration with the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) as a psychodynamic psychotherapist practising once weekly psychotherapy
  • fulfils the training requirements for individual accreditation with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)*
  • is recognised by the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) as a route to registration as a psychodynamic psychotherapist

Successful completion of the Clinical Qualification in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy also provides a foundation for psychoanalytic psychotherapy training.

Interviews for this course take place throughout the year and there is an intake each October.

Selection Process

There are two parts to the selection process: a group interview, followed by an individual interview.

The Group Interviews are currently be held on Thursdays, dates and times as provided. In each group interview there will be up to 5 other applicants.

Upcoming group interview dates for 2019
Thursday 25th July, 1.30pm – 3pm
Thursday 1st August, 1.30pm – 3pm
Thursday 8th August, 1.30pm – 3pm
Thursday 15th August, 1.30pm – 3pm

Additional dates will be added as they become available.

The group interview will provide:

  •  an opportunity to discuss your present experience in a helping or counselling role and your psychodynamic understanding of that experience
  •  an opportunity to demonstrate your capacity to use counselling skills with empathy and sensitivity
  •  a taste of group supervision
  • an opportunity for you to learn more about the course and to ask any questions you have about training at WPF Therapy

Individual Interview

The individual interview takes place in the consulting room of a member of staff. At the end of the group interview we will give you the phone number of the staff member concerned and ask you to arrange the interview directly with her or him, at a mutually convenient time. It is expected that this interview will be arranged within two weeks of the group interview. The cost of this interview is £75 and is payable directly to the interviewer at the end of the interview. This is a personal interview about your self-awareness. We are also looking for a flexible and empathic approach to people and will be assessing your suitability to work with clients from the WPF Therapy Clinical Service.

We expect that the entire process, from the date of your group interview to a decision being made about an offer to you of  a place on the course, will take a maximum of 6 weeks.

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Clinical Qualification in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy

October intake

Course dates

Term 1, 1 October 2019 - 16 December 2019
Term 2, 6 January 2020 - 20 March 2020
Term 3, 20 April 2020 - 6 July 2020

Programme Manager

Stephen Crawford

Venue

WPF Therapy Limited
23 Magdalen Street
London SE1 2EN

Fees

Year one: £3,526
Registration fee: £250
Instalments: £1,092 x 3
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Jennifer Jones
Programme Administrator
jennifer.jones@wpf.org.uk
020 7378 2051

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£3,526

This course offers a professional qualification in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, working with patients three times a week. This training leads to registration with the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) as a Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist.

In addition to the seminars this course requires trainees to be in three times weekly therapy throughout the duration of their training. Two training patients must be seen three times weekly, one for two years and one for eighteen months. An infant observation, psychiatric placement and five assessed assessments must also be completed.

APEL (Accreditation of Prior Experience and Learning) criteria are in place to consider the experience of individual applications.

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