Psychotherapy Today: Introduction to psychoanalytic and jungian ideas in a challenging world
Join the bpf’s flagship introductory course - now in its third year. Psychotherapy Today has been specifically designed for those who are either considering a psychotherapy training and/or are curious about psychoanalytic and jungian thinking and how these ideas can be applied to the world in which we live. It aims to kindle curiosity, encourage critical thinking, make connections, and investigate differences in a creative and inclusive group setting, enabling students to develop their own associations and ideas.
The aim of the course is to think about how psychotherapy can be a useful tool for reflecting on and understanding a broad range of issues. The course consists of seminars exploring a range of contemporary issues through the understanding that psychoanalytic and jungian theory can offer. You will explore questions ranging from ‘what is a mind?’ to ‘how do we become who we are?’
Who is it for?
While the course might be of particular interest to those who are looking to take their first step onto professional training at the bpf, the course is open to all sections of society and encourages applications from a diverse range of people. It doesn’t matter if you already work in the caring professions or if you come from a completely different background. Just bring your curiosity, openness and an interest in exploring new ways of looking at the challenging world we live in.
You may already be working in related professions, such as a GP, nursery nurse or social worker, or you may come from a completely different background. Life experience is strongly valued. Just bring your curiosity, openness and thinking apparatus!
The British Psychotherapy Foundation (bpf) is one of the largest psychotherapy membership and training organisations in Europe. We are also a charity. Our approach is based on the rich tradition of psychoanalytic and jungian theory and practice, while also drawing on scientific advances in our understanding of the human mind and development.