enhancing your psychoanalytic approach to working with children & adolescents

  • dates to be confirmed
  • 37 Mapesbury Road, London, NW2 4HJ

This course offers participants the opportunity to discuss aspects of that work in a weekly seminar  led by a senior child psychotherapist. Participants are expected to bring detailed descriptions of their  interactions with the young people so that they can be thought about in a way which helps to reveal the underlying meaning of these communications. Participants will also be encouraged to think about what these interactions  stir up in themselves.

who is it for

This course is open to people who are considering further training with IPCAPA in order to become an ACP accredited child psychotherapist. Such participants will already have achieved the majority of the pre-training prerequisites as set by the ACP. It is of particular benefit to for those who want to apply psychoanalytic understanding, particularly influenced by the Independent stream within psychoanalysis, in their current work with children and adolescents.

course content

As a work discussion seminar it is expected that the participants bring detailed presentations of their work which are then thought about using a psychoanalytic framework, specifically that of the Independent tradition.

The course is facilitated by senior Child Psychotherapists who are Members of the bpf and ACP.


Seminars lasting 1.5h

entry requirements

Participants are likely to have already achieved one of the Masters courses which act as a preclinical gateway to the IPCAPA doctoral training. They will need to be currently engaged in relevant work.



On offer of a place, you will be invited to register and pay via debit card through a secured payment page.

Please note that 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. See our cancellation and refund policies for more information.

how to apply

To apply for this course, please download and complete the application form supplied and email it to Sandra Pereira at SandraP@bpf-psychotherapy.org.uk

Alternatively, please print it and return it to Sandra Pereira at 37 Mapesbury Road | London | NW2 4HJ

download application form


Currently there are no resources available for this course.

access information

The building has limited access - please call us on 020 8452 9823 to discuss your needs.

contact us

If you have any questions please contact Sandra Pereira, MSc, Postgraduate & Public Events Officer, British Psychotherapy Foundation, 37 Mapesbury Road, London NW2 4HJ Tel 020 8452 9823 Fax 020 8452 0310 E-mail: sandrap@bpf-psychotherapy.org.uk

The bpf is committed to diversity and inclusivity in all the work we deliver. We are fully dedicated to promoting, maintaining and supporting equality of opportunity in all aspects of our organisation and, as such, the bpf welcomes applications from all sections of society.