Psychoanalytic Training Courses

Each year, The Guild runs three courses:

Our organisation was founded by a group of psychoanalytic psychotherapists from Freudian, Jungian and Phenomenological backgrounds. Our pluralist clinical and supervision training reflects the spectrum of these broad and diverse contributions, and does not consider any one body of theory to hold ‘the truth’. On this basis, trainees on both courses are introduced to the richness and diversity of psychoanalytic perspectives on unconscious life, the sources of human distress and the psychotherapeutic encounter.

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DSCF8749bThe Guild aims to involve all trainees in the continuing evaluation and reformulation of psychoanalytic thinking. We emphasise a questioning approach that recognises the importance of the contexts – historical, cultural, political and individual (biographical) – in which psychoanalytic concepts have developed.

Trainees are also encouraged to consider ethnocentric, gender-biased and anti-homosexual ideologies that may be present in psychoanalytic theory.





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Introduction to Psychoanalytic Concepts

Introduction to Psychoanalytic Concepts This course will begin by considering 'What...

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Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Training

Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Training *Applications for the four-year training in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy...

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Psychoanalytic Supervision Course

The Guild’s psychoanalytic supervision course will run on eight Saturdays starting...

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Why Freud? An introduction to the Freudian Clinic

‘A battle may be fought over Freud, but the war...

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Applying for our Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Training

Open Day Training Open Days: Saturday 21st September 2024, 10:00 to...

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Minority Ethnic Training Scholarship

The Guild of Psychotherapists is concerned by the lack of...

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