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Selection Process

The course is at a postgraduate level of experience, although a first degree is not essential. Life experience and a capacity for in depth study are most important. Applications are welcomed from all sections of the community and we operate an equal opportunities policy in our selection process. We look for students who can demonstrate:

• experience in the helping professions or voluntary agencies
• a capacity to work with people who have suffered trauma
• readiness to sustain the commitments (emotional, financial and practical) of the course

In view of the important role that personal therapy plays in your development and training as a psychotherapist, we would expect you to have been in personal therapy for a minimum of one year with an attachment-based psychoanalytic psychotherapist or a psychotherapist who works from a psychodynamic perspective (who is UKCP (CPJA)/BPS/or SAP accredited) prior to starting the course. Ideally, this would be the year prior to and during your application to the training course, so that you have an established therapeutic relationship in place to support you through the process of application and the demands of beginning the training.

On receipt of a completed application form, suitable candidates will be offered an interview with members of the Clinical Training Committee. We aim to make the selection procedure as ‘non-threatening’ as possible and relatively informal but rigorous. It is an opportunity to reflect on your reasons for training and your suitability as a candidate.

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Please fill in the form below and then ask your 2 reference providers (one personal and one professional) to fill in this form Reference Form

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Price: £ 100.00
I will pay the £100 interview fee via PayPal when submitting this form online

Personal Psychotherapy

In view of the important role that personal therapy plays in your development and training as a psychotherapist, we would expect you to have been in personal therapy for a minimum of one year with an attachment-based psychoanalytic psychotherapist or a psychotherapist who works from a psychodynamic perspective prior to starting the course. Ideally, this would be the year prior to and during your application to the training course, so that you have an established therapeutic relationship in place to support you through the process of application and the demands of beginning the training.

When you commence the training it is a requirement to be in therapy twice a week with a therapist who meets The Bowlby Centre’s criteria for approval as a Training Therapist. They must be a member of the United Kingdom Council of Psychotherapy, (UKCP) Council for Psychoanalysis and Jungian Analysis (CPJA) section or a member of the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC).

If you are unsure as to whether your personal therapy experience or current therapy arrangements meet this criteria you can discuss this with the member of the Clinical Training Committee responsible for applications.

About You

Please explore for us your reasons for applying to train as a psychotherapist with The Bowlby Centre

This is so that we can get a sense and understanding of you as a person. The questions can be illustrated by short examples.

Tell us about your life journey:

Your current circumstances

Your Future

Experiences of caring for others

Experiences of self-care

Details of your psychotherapy journey

Education

The Bowlby Centre’s values around education support those with special educational needs. As the course is at the equivalent of post-graduate level, the abilities we are looking for are the capacity to explore, analyse and engage with your own process, the material and with others in a learning group.

Values

As a student at The Bowlby Centre you will be working towards integrating the values of the organisation into your understanding of the world so that they can enrich your relationships with your colleagues and therapeutic practice as a psychotherapist in training and ultimately as a member of The Bowlby Centre. (For more information about the Bowlby Centre values, please check our website)

References

Guidelines for references for applicants to the four year part time psychotherapy training

You will need to get one professional and one personal reference to support your application. Please direct each of them to http://thebowlbycentre.org.uk/training/references-form

Signature

Please contact heleneeveritt@blueyonder.co.uk if you have any queries.

If successful at interview we will be contacting your therapist to verify you are in therapy, also checking any qualifications, i.e membership of other therapy and relevant certificates. Could you please bring your documents with you at interview.

Special Clause; Due to Global Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), The Bowlby Centre will be collecting and keeping data on the student as they go through the training and beyond, with their explicit expressed permission.