These professional doctorates are made up of two parts: a clinical training component followed by a research component. The clinical training component consists of psychotherapy training that has led to registration with the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) or the Council for Psychoanalysis and Jungian Analysis (CPJA) of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP).
The research component, normally three years of part-time study, offers a structured method of continuing professional development aimed at enhancing your research skills and contributing to the development of the field. It consists of methodology seminars, research workshops and writing, under supervision, a 40,000-word thesis.
The combination of the clinical and research components leads to a Doctorate in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy or Analytical Psychology.
There are also opportunities to study for an entirely research-based PhD (three years full-time, six years part-time).