Training at the Institute of Psychoanalysis
The Institute of Psychoanalysis welcomes applications from people from all types of professional and academic backgrounds, from all over the world.
Founded in 1924, the Institute of Psychoanalysis has trained generations of psychoanalysts many of whom have become leaders in the field of psychoanalysis and mental health. The Institute training has maintained a worldwide reputation for excellence.
Those completing the training become psychoanalysts recognised by the International Psychoanalytical Association and are eligible for registration with the British Psychoanalytic Council.
- Click here to view the online prospectus.
- Click here to watch a video about training as a psychoanalyst by the Audiovisual Project of the Institute of Psychoanalysis.
The New Entry Scheme for qualified psychoanalytic psychotherapists
The British Psychoanalytical Society (BPAS) aims to promote psychoanalysis in Britain. It recognises that some graduates of BPC trainings will have organised CPD experience such that their clinical experience and expertise is comparable to that of graduates of psychoanalytic societies. We welcome qualified psychoanalytic psychotherapists to apply for the New Entry Scheme (NES). Such applicants will be required to demonstrate that they have completed a Freudian training in adult psychoanalytic psychotherapy with a Member Institution of the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) and to meet other criteria for eligibility described below. The New Entry Scheme is an alternative route of entry into the BPAS. The Society is keen to encourage applicants for the scheme from outside London.