BPF: Introduction to Psychoanalytic and Jungian Ideas in a Challenging World

30 Sept, 4 Nov& 2 Dec 2017. 6 Jan, 3 Feb, 3 March, 7 April, 5 May, 2 June & 7 July 2018.

This introduction to Psychoanalytic and Jungian thinking is aimed at people interested in learning more, and in looking at how these ideas can be applied in the world we live in. The course provides a sound basis for those considering psychotherapy training, but is suitable for anyone curious about this way of thinking and its relevance.The course consists of seminars exploring a range of contemporary issues through the understanding that Psychoanalytic and Jungian theory offer. Each seminar is followed by a facilitated discussion, in which the ideas and issues raised can be further opened up and links made to current events.  The course aims to kindle curiosity, encourage critical thinking, make connections, and investigate differences in a creative and inclusive group setting, enabling students to develop their own associations and ideas.

Birkbeck University of London, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HX. 

This course will also be run in the South West in Exeter from September 2017

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The course starts in September 2017. 


30 September, 4 November and 2 December 2017.

6 January, 3 February, 3 March, 7 April, 5 May, 2 June and 7 July 2018.



Teachers and discussion facilitators will all be bpf psychoanalytic psychotherapists, jungian analysts, child and adolescent psychotherapists or psychoanalysts working in private practice, the voluntary sector and the NHS.

Each student will have the support of a mentor, also a bpf member, who is able to offer guidance through the course and, for those wishing to go further, advice about pathways towards one of the bpf professional trainings.


Please contact:Sandra Pereira, MSc, Postgraduate & Public Courses Officer, British Psychotherapy Foundation,

37 Mapesbury Road, London NW2 4HJ,
Tel: 020 8452 9823

For more information on syllabus and course content please contact: Rowena Deletant, Psychotherapy Today Course Coordinator via email psychotherapytoday@bpf-psychotherapy.org.uk


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To be confirmed.

Fees can be paid in instalments, please discuss with Sandra Pereira.


All cancellations must be made in writing and subject to an admin fee of £25.
100% refund will be given for cancellations up to 60 days before the course start date.
50% refund will be given for cancellations up to 30 days before the course start date.
No refund for cancellations received in less than 30 days before the course start date.

DISCLAIMER: The bpf will  not be held  responsible for travel/ hotel expenses made or incurred in the unlikely event of this course either being cancelled or postponed.

The bpf values diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

Type of course: 
British Psychotherapy Foundation
Birkbeck University of London, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HX.
Commencement Date: 
30th September 2017