The aim of the course is to provide a core training in psychoanalytic psychotherapy to the standard required for independent specialist status, for senior and autonomous practice in the NHS, and to a standard approved by the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC). Course graduates would expect to use their professional training and qualification as the basis for both independent practice and to develop a career in the NHS to consultant or equivalent level of responsibility.
The training will take a minimum of four years.
Applicants would normally be already experienced in psychotherapeutic work and be at a stage in their professional development, which would allow uninterrupted training for a period of four years or more, and will usually have had experience of personal therapy.
Applicants should usually:
1. Have a university degree or hold a recognised professional qualification and demonstrate the ability to complete an intellectually demanding theoretical course
2. Have had several years of post-graduate professional practice including experience working with clients or patients with mental and psychological disturbance
3. Have completed a one-year basic or introductory course in psychoanalytical psychotherapy or its equivalent.
People interested in applying, whether now or in the future, are encouraged to contact NEATPP for an informal discussion and advice about the training, including how to find a suitable therapist and on whether they have sufficient experience to apply. Recommendations can be offered on how to gain this experience.
Enquiries can be made to the Course Director of NEAPP at
Claremont House, Off Framlington Place, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 4AA
Telephone 0191 282 4547