Working with Personality Disorder, Severely Ill and Complex Patients (Diploma)

This two year programme which has now been running since 2012, presents an opportunity for qualified psychotherapists/psychoanalysts to join the Fitzjohns Unit (Unit Head Dr David Bell).  This is a specialist unit  within the Adult service that  provides psychoanalytic psychotherapy for  patients with enduring mental health problems- these include patients suffering from  borderline states and other personality disorders, manic-depressive disorder, and some  selected patients who have suffered from psychosis. Patients are provided with twice weekly individual  psychotherapy for two years and this is usually followed by a number of years  in group psychotherapy.

Those accepted onto the course will provide psychotherapy for  at least one patient (normally twice weekly), and attend weekly Fitzjohns Unit meetings. The work will be supervised  by a senior member of the unit and course members will  participate in the Fitzjohns  weekly clinical workshop led by Mrs Edna O’Shaughnessy. There is also a regular theoretical seminar.

The programme lasts for two years and leads to a Tavistock diploma in Working with Personality Disorder, Severely Ill and Complex patients.

Course fee: £1500 per year

For further information contact:
Dr David Bell tel: 020 8938 2415

Dr Birgit Kleeberg tel: 020 8938 2404  
Type of course: 
Post Grad
Fitzjohns Unit, London (Tavistock and Portman)
Fitzjohns Unit, London