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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.
Name of your therapist Length of time with your therapist Name of the section of the UKCP or BPC to which your therapist belongs Are you registered disabled? Would you describe yourself as differently abled including special educational needs eg dyslexia? Please provide details so we can think together about the kind of support you may need on the training Have you had an enhanced CRB check? 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:
Who were your carers as a child and adolescent? If you felt loved as a child, how did you know? Give an example. Who did you go to for comfort? How did you show your need for comfort and connection? Give an example. What did you learn about comfort and connection from the persons caring for you? What positive experiences have offered comfort, resilience and growth? Was your environment supportive/unsupportive? Give an example. What negative experiences have affected you (for example, trauma, loss)? Was your environment supportive/unsupportive? Give an example. Write an account of a difficult or challenging situation/loss and how you overcame it (as a child or adolescent) How would you summarise what in your past circumstances have influenced your path towards training as a psychotherapist and how? Your reasons for applying to train as a psychotherapist with The Bowlby Centre. Your current circumstances How would you describe this point in your life? Why you are considering training now at the Bowlby Centre? What are the elements in your present life which make you feel that you are now ready to train? What resources do you have in your present life that you would draw on during the training? For example, you might consider cognitive, emotional, body resources such as family, friends, pets, hobbies such as yoga, meditation, exercise, performing arts, watching movies. How could your current occupation be supportive or unsupportive to your training? Your Future What do you hope to gain from the course? What would you bring to The Bowlby Centre? Experiences of caring for others Do you have any relevant experience of working in a paid or voluntary capacity with people in emotional distress? Please list with dates. Please reflect on your experience of being with people in emotional distress: Give an example of one of your experiences: How has this led you to feel that you are ready to train as a psychotherapist? Experiences of self-care Write an account of a challenging situation or loss and how you have overcome it as an adult. In this example you can also expand on how you asked for and received help. Do you seek help now and how? How do you look after yourself now? Details of your psychotherapy journey Please outline all your previous psychotherapy or counselling giving us the length of the therapy and when in your life this was undertaken. It is also helpful to know the therapeutic orientation of your therapist(s). Please reflect on your experience of therapy and how this has influenced your application to train with The Bowlby Centre. How have you changed through the course of your therapy? How would you describe the therapeutic process? 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.
Please tell us about what education or life experience you have which you feel equips you to study at this level? 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)
What are your personal values? What is your experience of oppression? Tell us about your own prejudices and how you deal with them. References Signature Please tick this box to confirm that it contains accurate and factual information. * Date * Please contact email@example.com 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.