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10:00 - 16:30


British Psychotherapy Foundation
37 Mapesbury Road
London, NW2 4HJ
United Kingdom

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bpf open day 2019

The open day will provide an opportunity for anyone interested in psychoanalytic ideas to explore training and other educational opportunities as well as discuss them with practicing psychotherapies and current bpf trainees.  

on the day you will be able to:

  • Learn about psychotherapy as a career, what training as a psychotherapist involves, and how knowledge of psychotherapy may help in other careers;
  • Find out more about the bpf, one of the largest independent providers of training and treatment;
  • Find out more about the range of courses, trainings and events the bpf offers, including professional trainings: Jungian Analysis, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Modified Entry to Adult Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Doctorate in Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy with Anna Freud Centre/University College London, National Training in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy with Exeter University and MSc Psychodynamics of Human Development, a pre-clinical course run jointly with Birkbeck College, University of London;
  • Find out more about a wide range of Introductory & Pre-Training Courses and CPD Courses for Counsellors & Psychotherapists.


You can stay for the full day or just come for the sessions you are interested in.

10:00 – 10:30  

Registration / general stall

10:30 – 10:40  

Welcome by bpf chair
Intro to the bpf and its role as a training provider

10:40 – 11:20  

What it’s like to be a psychotherapist + Q&A

11:25 – 11:55

Pre-training & introductory courses

12:00 – 12:30  

Routes to adult and child & adolescent psychotherapy training

12:30 – 14:00 

Visits to stands and lunch

14:00 – 14:45  

What it’s like to do Infant Observation

14:50 – 15:40

What it’s like to be a trainee + Q&A

15:40 – 16:30

Visits to stands

* Please note that the programme is subject to change and may be updated at any time.

Our aim at the bpf  is not only to train therapists through high-quality, intensive clinical training programmes but also to introduce the theory and practice of psychotherapy to potential trainees, other professionals (counsellors and those who work in private practice, the NHS and voluntary sector, etc.) and members of the public through a stimulating programme of introductory courses, professional development short courses, seminars, lectures and discussions for our members as well as for the public.


disclaimer: The bpf will not be held responsible for travel/hotel expenses made or incurred in the unlikely event of this course either being cancelled or postponed.

access information: The bpf building has limited access. Please contact us to find out more on 0208 452 9823 or at


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