The AIP training aims to maintain a creative tension between psychoanalysis and analytical psychology. It is pluralistic and emphasizes an historical perspective on analytical theory and practice. The practice of psychotherapy is felt to be a vocation. The course is designed to prepare psychotherapists for private practice.
The AIP training in individual psychoanalytic psychotherapy follows the unfolding life journey from our present understanding of life in the womb to old age and death. It explores the ways in which contemporary psychological perspectives (developmental, clinical and archetypal) can facilitate the special attentiveness that allows the personal and collective meanings of the journey to reveal themselves.
Throughout the training there are seminars covering a variety of clinical issues, including transference/countertransference, regression, narcissism, schizoid phenomena, psychosis, depression, suicide, somatisation, dreams and individuation. Attention is also given to clinical management and professional concerns. Reading includes papers from a broad range of writers, including Freud, Jung, Klein, Winnicott, Searles, Fordham and Hillman.
Qualification takes a minimum of four years. Fees are fixed for the first four years of the course. Fees for Pre-Qualification Seminars are reviewed each year. Fees for psychotherapy and supervision are by arrangement with the psychotherapist and supervisors.
The Training Co-ordinators are responsible for the management of the training. They reserve the right to terminate the training of any student if they feel it is in the best interests of the student or of the Association.
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