BJAA jungian analytic training

modified entry scheme

  • applications can be made throughout the year
  • 37 Mapesbury Road, London NW2 4HJ

The BJAA Modified Entry Scheme is an individually tailored programme of additional training for BPC and non-BPC psychotherapists, Psychodynamic Counsellors, Arts Therapists, Child & Adolescent Psychotherapists, Couples Psychotherapists, Group Analysts and Humanistic Psychotherapists.

All bpf trainings involve both theoretical study and commitment to in depth clinical work. In joining the MES, you will also further develop your capacity to work analytically.

Successful completion of the course leads on qualification to Membership of the British Jungian Analytic Association (BJAA) of the British Psychotherapy Foundation (bpf) and registration with the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) and the International Analytical Psychology Association (IAAP).

structure & content

  • Clinical work with two patients 3 x weekly under supervision for 2 years and 18 months respectively
  • Personal Analysis with a BJAA approved Training Analyst starting one year before joining the MES. For those who have already had a substantial analysis, lesser requirements may apply. 
  • Fortnightly clinical seminars. 
  • A portfolio of modules to include a range of Jungian theory seminars and Infant Observation. 
  • Where an Infant Observation has already been completed and approved by the BJAA, the requirement will be for a reflective paper. 
  • Support for each Trainee by a Training Adviser.

entry requirements

In addition to the requirements mentioned under 'structure':

  • To have two years of clinical experience post qualification;
  • To have a keen curiosity about Jungian thinking and theory which will determine the entry point into the theoretical part of the programme. 

cost

The main cost of training is paying for personal analysis, and fees are negotiated with your analyst, as are the fees for individual supervision sessions that come into effect when a trainee begins to work with their first training patient. BJAA trainees retain all of the fees they receive from their training patients.

Currently the annual fee is £2,500 for the first two years, reducing to £1,200 for subsequent years. The annual student membership fee of the bpf is £135.

Tuition fees are paid annually, termly or via a monthly standing order.

how to apply

Please submit the BJAA application form. If you meet the entry requirements you will be invited to come to two separate 1:1 interviews with senior members, after which the BJAA Selection Committee will make a decision.

download application form

resources

 About Jung – Marilyn Mathew’s very readable description of Jung the man

 Jungian Terms Explained – Helen Morgan and Christopher McKenna’s clear glossary of some Jungian terms

Jung's Influences – Ann Casement’s article explores the philosophical, religious and scientific influences in Jung’s psychology

Jung and Racism – Helen Morgan and Jane Johnson’s review of the racism in Jung’s writing and its implications for Jungian theory, and the development of post-Jungian thought and recent BJAA work in this area.

access information

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

contact us

You are most welcome to contact us to discuss any matters relating to the training, or to arrange an informal interview. We can help you find an appropriate training analyst so you can begin personal therapy, suggest possible psychotherapy or psychiatric placements where you can gain clinical experience and point you to towards courses that will help you to prepare, such as Infant Observation seminars.

For advice on training contact Jane Johnson
Email: bjaatrainingadvisor@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.