Courses and Training at the BPC

Our 'Forging Your Way' Trainee conference 2020 on 28 March was postponed because of the Covi-19 pandemic. It is a one-day conference for trainees and recent graduates of psychoanalytic orientated trainings. It brings together some of the most experienced and distinguished clinicians with clinicians at much earlier stages of their careers to explore the fears, hopes and aspirations people often have when embarking out as a therapist. 

The work of Freud, Jung and their successors underlies much of our thinking about society, and a knowledge of psychodynamic principles is a professional and personal asset. The theory of mind can be applied to academic and cultural investigations, allied professions such as social work or medicine, and any field that deals with relationships between people, including management and administration.

It's also invaluable if you wish to or already work in any of the psychological therapies, such as cognitive behaviour therapy or systemic therapy.

The BPC's member institutes offer a wide range of courses, including psychotherapy taster courses, seminars, and university-accredited degrees. The BPC does not itself run trainings but accredits the clinical trainings listed here.

A full clinical training in psychoanalysis or psychotherapy can lead to a career as a practising clinican, with engaging and rewarding work in the mental health services or in private practice. BPC member institutes offer a wide range of psychoanalytic and psychotherapeutic trainings, including child psychotherapy, classical Freudian psychoanalysis, and Jungian analysis.

If you run a psychodynamic/psychoanalytic training that is not currently accredited by the BPC, and would like to explore potential accreditation with us, please email for the criteria and requirements documentation.