Forensic Psychodynamic Psychotherapy (Forensic Psychotherapy Society)

MSc Psychotherapeutic Approaches in Mental Health

This innovative, multi-disciplinary masters degree has been created for mental health and other professionals who are interested in developing skills and competences in psychotherapeutic approaches with complex cases and personality disorders within generic and forensic settings. A collaboration between West London Mental Health NHS Trust and Buckinghamshire New University, the course provides the conceptual tools, their application to clinical work, a specialised group experience and a research dissertation to equip participants to orient themselves to the complex reality of their roles in mental health organizations. By focusing on individual, group and institutional dynamics, this training is specifically designed to explore the preconditions for maintaining boundaries, ensuring relational security and delivering coherent, effective treatment interventions.

On successful completion of Year 1, you will be awarded Foundation Course equivalency at the Institute of Group Analysis (IGA).  MSc graduates would be eligible to apply for British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) registration as Psychodynamic Practitioners in Mental Health (General or Forensic). A further clinical training of two years leads to BPC registration, with full membership of the Forensic Psychotherapy Society.

For more information and an application form please contact: Ms Marie O'Donnell Telephone: 020 8354 8934 (Internal extn 8934) Email:

Closing date for applications:  Friday 4th July 2014

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West London Mental Health Trust (WLMHT)
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