Master Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy and Social Studies

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  • Objectives
    This clinical course leads to independent practitioner status as a psychoanalytic psychotherapist. It offers trainees the clinical and theoretical experience needed to develop their own understanding of and competency in psychoanalytic practice embedded within the social context. Clinical supervision is included in the fee structure. Successful completion of the course leads to a London Metropolitan University MA/IPSS Diploma and entitles graduates to be entered into the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) register of Psychotherapists. The IPSS offers a referral service that can provide referrals to trainees.
  • Entry requirements
    A university degree or equivalent, plus experience in the field (this can be arranged through clinical placements). In addition, candidates must have a minimum of one year of twice weekly psychoanalytic psychotherapy, be able to demonstrate personal maturity, flexibility and stability, have competence in English. If a candidate is considered suitable in all other aspects, one of the requirements may be amended slightly. IPSS welcomes applicants from all minorities. The course building is wheelchair accessible.
  • Academic title
    MA Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy and Social Studies
  • Course description
    Course structure
    This modular course consists of eight modules which all aim to integrate the theory and practice of psychoanalytic psychotherapy. The modules are:

    -Psychoanalytic Theory (three modules)
    -Clinical Seminar (one module)
    -Social Critique (two modules)
    -Clinical Module (two modules)

    The Clinical Module includes supervision, your own clinical work with training clients, presentation of a case study and dissertation, and a compulsory dissertation seminar to help you complete the dissertation. The Clinical Module also includes attendance at a Saturday Forum, which is where successfully passed dissertations are presented to the membership of IPSS.

    Assessment is by essay, oral presentation, annual supervisor reports, written and oral presentation of case study and dissertation (these are assessed by a minimum of two staff members).

    Psychotherapy is an expanding field, and graduates either find careers in private practice or in a variety of voluntary and public organisations.

    Attendance & duration
    Part-time (eve): four years, 1 evening a week (Tues 5pm to 9.15pm), 30 weeks plus six Saturdays per years (12pm to 3.30pm) plus from Year 2, supervision 1hr per week (for 36 weeks per year) and clinical hours with clients (ongoing)

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