Fundamentals of Psychoanalytic Thought & Practice Courses

SIP’s Fundamentals of Psychoanalytic Thought & Practice programme, comprising our Introduction to Psychoanalytic Theory & Concepts, Classical Freudian Theory, Infant Observation and Work Discussion courses, are aimed at furthering your understanding of psychoanalytic thinking and practice and can be taken as stand-alone courses or as part of a pathway to becoming a BPC-accredited and registered psychodynamic or psychoanalytic psychotherapist.

These courses will be of interest to anyone wishing to extend their understanding of the basis of psychoanalytic thinking and its application. They may offer useful CPD learning to psychotherapists, psychiatrists, social workers, teachers or medical staff or used to complement training in other therapeutic modalities.

Completion of our Classical Freudian Theory, Work Discussion (and in some cases, Infant Observation) courses, or their equivalent, is required for those wishing to apply to join SIP’s BPC-accredited clinical trainings and may also be relevant to meeting the entry requirements of other BPC accredited training. Those looking to pursue SIP’s BPC-accredited clinical trainings are advised to inform themselves of the other entry requirements, including those for personal psychotherapy and clinical experience. Precise information about other BPC-accredited clinical trainings should be sought directly from the other relevant training provider.

Presently, the availability of SIP-approved Training Therapists is limited, and you may wish to explore this in tandem with taking SIP’s Fundamentals of Psychoanalytic Thought & Practice courses if you are considering pursuing a clinical training in due course. 

If you are already enrolled in one of SIP’s Fundamentals of Psychoanalytic Thought & Practice courses, you can ask your personal tutor for advice. Alternatively, you can speak to SIP’s Admissions Adviser. Please contact for further information.