About bpf membership
The bpf is not only one of the UK’s leading training providers in psychoanalytic and Jungian psychotherapy but, equally, one of the largest professional membership communities for people working in those and allied disciplines.
Membership is open to all who have become professionally qualified through a bpf education/training programme (or a comparable/validated other training) and to individuals who are in the process of currently completing one of bpf’s programmes. Trainee members enjoy membership at a reduced rate.
the benefits of bpf membership
- Unique cross-disciplinary professional community, with dedicated groupings for specific areas of adult and child/adolescent psychotherapy
- Professional journal, online academic reference resources, and lending library
- Varied programme of professional, networking and social events
- Online member networking forum and bpf LinkedIn group
- Study and career planning guidance
- Professional advice and support e.g. ethics, standards
- Access to range of CPD courses and discussion groups (at discounted rates)
- ‘Find a Therapist’ online directory for qualified members
- Opportunities for patient referrals
- Monthly bpf newsletter
- Consulting room hire
- Opportunity for experience to be recognised as ‘senior member’
- Opportunities to take role in bpf groups and committees
- Professional representation amongst regulators and other stakeholder groups
There are currently two ways for therapists who have not completed a bpf training to become bpf members.
psychotherapists registered with BPC
Psychotherapists who have completed a BPC training that is comparable with a bpf training can apply for bpf membership. Applicants will need to complete a short membership application form.
psychotherapists not registered with BPC
The bpf runs a number of Modified Entry Schemes (MES) that lead to bpf membership and registration with the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC). The Modified Entry Schemes are individually tailored programmes which take account of previous trainings and experience. People can use a programme leading to a bpf psychoanalytic psychotherapy qualification or to a bpf Analytic Jungian qualification.
The MES programmes are open to people who have completed a BPC or non BPC training such a UKCP and who practice as Psychotherapists, Psychodynamic Counsellors, Arts Therapists, Child & Adolescent Psychotherapists, Couples Psychotherapists, Group Analysts and Humanistic Psychotherapists.
Applicants may be required to attend seminars.