Key Information Date: September 2021 Course length: Full training 4 years, Advanced Standing minimum of 2 years Fees: £4,750 per year(which may be subject to annual increase). How to apply: Course applications are open from 1 March 2021Application deadline: 18 June 2021 Qualification: Professional qualification and clinical training Venue: Tavistock Relationships, 56-60 Hallam Street, London, W1W 6JL Course code: CT1 Open Event: For more information book your place at our open event here. Access: 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. Enquire About This Course Overview Course Content Assessment Advanced Standing Course Leader Overview Course Content Assessment Advanced Standing Course Leader Overview 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 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. Accreditation 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. Course Content Students are able to develop their clinical skills through weekly individual supervision provided by senior clinical staff and through weekly clinical seminars. Theoretical seminars on key psychoanalytic concepts and psychoanalytic couple concepts, including narcissistic relating, shared unconscious phantasies and beliefs and the couple state of mind, are explored. The course also covers research methodologies and critical couple relationship issues such as first babies, infertility, divorce, separation and sexuality. The course involves: Four core academic modules in skills, psychoanalytic thought, couple theory 1 & 2 Three core professional modules in clinical technique, essentials and research Infant Observation Seminars and Psychiatric Placement Weekly supervision of clinical work, a minimum of 6 long-term cases (modified for advanced standing students) and weekly clinical seminars while undertaking clinical work until qualification Written work and support from a personal tutor throughout the course A requirement of the course is that all students undertake personal psychoanalytic psychotherapy of at least 3 times a week usually commencing at least 1 year before starting the course. This requirement may be modified for entrants with Advanced Standing. Assessment DVD recorded session & process recording, case studies Couple theory paper, seminar review paper, oral presentation, infant observation summary/paper A qualifying dissertation and couple assessment report. Ongoing assessment by supervisors, seminar leaders, co-therapist and tutors Exemptions may apply for APEL’d components. Advanced Standing Our advanced standing programme will be of interest to child, adult or group psychoanalytic psychotherapists who now wish to extend their clinical practice to the couple. Applicants for advanced standing will be expected to have met the normal requirements for 5 years of 3 x week individual psychoanalytic psychotherapy with a BPC psychoanalytic therapist or analyst, undertaken in the context of training. In the case of group analysts, the requirement may be reduced depending on the amount of group analytic and individual psychoanalytic psychotherapy previously undertaken. Advanced standing Course content and structure Advanced standing Course content and structure The course also covers research methodologies and critical couple relationship issues such as first babies, infertility, divorce, separation and sexuality. The course involves: Seminars in Couple Theory Infant Observation Seminars and Psychiatric Placement Weekly individual supervision, a minimum of 4 long-term cases and weekly clinical seminars when undertaking clinical work Co-therapy with experienced couple psychoanalytic psychotherapists Personal psychoanalytic psychotherapy of at least 3 times a week (unless recently completed an analysis) Support from a personal tutor throughout the course Assessment includes Assessment includes Couple theory paper, oral presentation, infant observation summary/paper A qualifying dissertation and couple assessment report Ongoing assessment by supervisors, seminar leaders, co-therapist and tutors Exemptions may apply for APL’d components. Course Leader Dr David Hewison, Head of Research and Ethics; Course Leader David joined Tavistock Relationships in 1996 with a background in adult mental health social work and training. A Jungian analyst and consultant couple psychoanalytic psychotherapist, he has been involved in all aspects of Tavistock Relationships work over the years including being part of the senior management team. He is currently leading the Centre's research and publication functions. What Can It Lead To? 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. Fees Fees Fees are all inclusive of seminars, procurement of clinical couples, clinical administration, supervision, tutorials and assessment. The fee does not include individual analysis/ psychotherapy which are independently negotiated with your therapist. Fees are increased by an inflationary amount each year. Course dates & times Course dates & times First year student contact hours mainly Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Entry requirements Entry requirements You will be expected to have a first degree or equivalent professional qualification/experience and several years post-qualifying experience in the helping professions. For those undertaking the full training there is a requirement for personal analysis /psychoanalytic psychotherapy three times a week with a BPC registered psychotherapist to have commenced one year before application and to continue throughout the training. This requirement is modified for entrants with Advanced Standing who have already met the minimum three times a week personal analysis/psychoanalytic psychotherapy requirement. Futher information Futher information Contact: 020 7380 8288 email@example.com How to apply There is an interview fee of £120, payable if shortlisted for interview. 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) Application deadline: 18 June 2021. For further information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org Or you can sign up for one of our Open Evenings, located on or events page here.