Date: September 2021
Course length: Full training 4 years, Advanced Standing minimum of 2 years
Fees: To be confirmed (loans may be available, see ‘Loans for trainees’ tab below)
How to apply: Apply using the application form at the foot of this page.
Application deadline: To be confirmed.
Qualification: Professional qualification and clinical training
Venue: Tavistock Relationships, 56-60 Hallam Street, London, W1W 6JL
Course code: CT1
Our trainings take place on upper floors and are accessible by lifts with the following specification: Type 1 provides only limited accessibility for persons using a manual wheelchair as described in EN 12183:2014 or an electrically powered wheelchair of class A described in EN 12184:2014. This car accommodates one wheelchair user without an accompanying person.
This unique four-year programme is a clinical training and Clinical Qualification in Couple Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy.
This training provides a comprehensive understanding of psychoanalytic theory and techniques as it relates to the adult couple relationship and builds on and deepens the student's existing clinical experience. Clinical work with couples is provided through the Tavistock Relationships' clinical service, some of which is in co-therapy with experienced psychoanalytic couple therapists.
This is the only couple psychoanalytic psychotherapy training that leads to professional membership of the psychoanalytic section of the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC).
Why study the Clinical Qualification in Couple Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy at Tavistock Relationships?
- Train with experienced practitioners in the helping professions such as child, group and adult psychotherapy, counselling, psychology, psychiatry or social work
- Couples provided by Tavistock Relationships and seen on our premises in our own consulting rooms
- Co-therapy undertaken with senior staff
- Individual supervision, tutorials and clinical administration included in the fee
- A chance to be part of an Institution with over 65 years training and research experience
- Benefit from Tavistock Relationships' long history of researching and writing about couple relationships
Who This Course Is For
Suitable for people who have had several years of post-qualifying experience in a helping profession such as counselling, psychology, social work or psychiatry.
We also have a popular two-year advanced standing programme for qualified psychoanalytic psychotherapists (child, adult or group). Please see the Advance Standing tab for more details.
Our validation agreement with UEL is coming to an end this summer; and our anticipated collaboration with a new university is, due to the current situation, progressing slower than expected. We are now working towards a new agreement being in place by 2021 - and anticipate that students who join in 2020 to be able to join the second year of the degree programme then.
For now we, like many other psychotherapy trainings, are offering this as a clinical qualification only without an academic award. The course will remain exactly the same and will continue to be accredited with the BPC, which is the most important aspect of all trainings. The course title will be: Clinical Qualification in Couple Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy.
What Can It Lead To?
This course provides a highly respected qualification internationally within the couple psychotherapy field and opens up specialist leadership roles.
- You will become a qualified professional Couple Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist.
How to apply
There is an application fee of £120 (£50 non-refundable application fee + £70 interview fee).
Please note that Hallam House is a period property, and that due to the size of the lift shaft, the lift is not DDA compliant and does not meet the minimum requirements for wheelchair access. Access is Type 1 and provides only limited accessibility for persons using a manual wheelchair as described in EN 12183:2014 or an electrically powered wheelchair of class A described in EN 12184:2014. This car accommodates one wheelchair user without an accompanying person.
Application Form (downloadable as Word format) - to be confirmed
Application deadline: To be confirmed.
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