A route into the training for qualified psychoanalytic psychotherapists leading to qualification as a psychoanalyst
The New Entry Scheme provides a route into training with the British Psychoanalytical Society to qualified BPC registered psychoanalytic psychotherapists who have completed a Freudian training, will normally have undertaken five years of four- or five-times-a-week personal psychoanalysis with an IPA registered psychoanalyst, and are interested in and committed to working intensively with their patients. On completing the scheme, candidates are elected to full membership of the British Psychoanalytical Society, and can then use the title, ‘Member of the Institute of Psychoanalysis’ (M. Inst. Psychoanal.).
There are two levels of entry into the scheme: the first allows entry to seminars alongside candidates in the later stages of the main Institute training; the second, known as the New Entry Affiliate Scheme, consists of a clinical seminar series through which the affiliates are helped to develop their clinical skills to the stage where they can move on to the full NES.
We normally require applicants to the NES to have a minimum of four years’ postgraduate experience, including supervised work with patients in four- or five-times-a-week psychoanalysis, and to have two patients currently in analysis. NES candidates are supervised by Training Psychoanalysts on both of their patients and have ten monthly consultations on one. NES entrants also attend weekly clinical seminars and some theoretical seminars with candidates on the Institute’s main training course. Entrants on the NES can qualify within two years of starting seminars, though for some people the process will be longer.
The New Entry Affiliate Scheme
The Affiliate scheme provides clinical seminars to applicants of normally three years’ postgraduate experience, who may not have two patients in psychoanalysis and may not have had sufficient supervision. Seminars take place three per day, on three Saturdays per term. The seminar course provides support in identifying suitable patients to take into analysis – whether that be by increasing the frequency of sessions with current patients, or by taking on new analytic patients following consultations. Affiliates will then be supported in their psychoanalytic work with these patients. Affiliation is normally for a maximum of four years.
The Northern Ireland Association for the Study of Psychoanalysis (NIASP) and the Institute have recently formed a link, by which graduates of the NIASP training are able to join the New Entry Affiliate Scheme under a special arrangement. To find out more, please get in touch with Katerina Tsami-Cole using the contact details below.
For more information, please contact Katerina Tsami-Cole:
Tel: +44 (0)20 7563 5011