Introduction to Psychotherapy Training

Alliance of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Trainings (APPT)

Offering a Training in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy


The Alliance of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Trainings (APPT) is an innovative collaboration between two respected psychotherapy organisations: the Association for Group & Individual Psychotherapy (AGIP) and the Arbours Association. They have combined their expertise and established a joint psychotherapy training which began in October 2015.

APPT offers:

The APPT training is pluralist in nature, exploring the major approaches to the theory and practice of psychoanalysis and analytical psychology. The Clinical Training will equip its graduates to work in private practice and also in the public and voluntary sectors.

AGIP has been training psychoanalytic psychotherapists since 1974. The ethos underlying the AGIP training includes a commitment to making psychotherapy more widely accessible and an understanding that no single theoretical model can encompass the diverse and complex circumstances of patients who seek psychotherapy, nor the varied interests of the therapists who train and practice within AGIP.

Trainees are encouraged to develop their own critical and creative approach to their work within the field and to become competent, self-aware psychoanalytic psychotherapists through acquiring theoretical knowledge, sound clinical skills, and an ethical and professional approach to practice.

Arbours and AGIP are member organisations of the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) through the College of Psychoanalysis and Jungian Analysis (CPJA) which is the body setting the training standards for all UKCP trainings in psychoanalytic psychotherapy. Successful completion of the Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy training leads to membership of either Arbours or AGIP and inclusion on the UKCP Register for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapists (CPJA membership).

Structure of the Training

Courses are taught at postgraduate level and meet the high standards set by the UKCP and CPJA.

The Foundation Course runs monthly over 10 Saturdays from October to July.

The seminars for the Clinical Psychoanalytic Training will run monthly over 10 weekends from October to July for three years.

The courses will be held at 1 Fairbridge Road, Archway, London N19 3EW and 6 Church Lane, London N8 7BU: teaching on Saturdays will normally be at Archway and on Sundays normally at Church Lane.

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AGIP is a registered charity (Number 1083030). It was established in 1974 to provide psychoanalytic psychotherapy services and a training programme.

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