Education and Training

Training in Psychotherapy

Regulations for Training as a Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist in the Northern Ireland Association for the Study of Psychoanalysis (NIASP)

 This guide sets out the regulations governing the training in psychoanalytic psychotherapy available through NIASP. The programme of training for membership of NIASP normally lasts four years. Qualified Members of NIASP are registered with the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC). The member organizations of the BPC are those with the most rigorous selection and training standards in psychoanalytic psychotherapy in the United Kingdom.

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Modified Entry Training Scheme

The Northern Ireland Association for the Study of Psychoanalysis (NIASP) offers a Modified Entry Scheme of training in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy with Adults.

Who is it for?

The aim of this scheme is to enable qualified child and adolescent psychotherapists (members of the Association of Child Psychotherapists) and experienced adult psychotherapists who are not registered with the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) to complete a shortened top-up training as adult psychoanalytic psychotherapists eligible for registration with the BPC.

Successful completion of the Modified Entry training leads to full Membership of NIASP as a psychoanalytic psychotherapist, and thus to registration with the BPC for work with adults.

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Training in Psycho-dynamic Therapy

Training as a Psychodynamic Psychotherapist in the Northern Ireland Association for the Study of Psychoanalysis (NIASP)

NIASP hopes to offer an intensive two and a half year programme in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy in the near future.

Successful completion of this programme of study will lead to registration in the Psychodynamic Section of the BPC Register.

All details associated with this future programme will be posted here in due course.

Training in Psychoanalysis

For those interested in pursuing the Regional Training Scheme in psychoanalysis offered by the British Psychoanalytical Society in Northern Ireland please contact in the first instance Dr Richard Ingram at richard.ingram@belfasttrust.hscni.net