Guidelines on Clinical Experience and the Experience of Supervision
The applicant will have had substantial psychoanalytic supervision with a suitably experienced psychoanalytic practitioner and experienced supervisor. This would normally be individual (one on one) and weekly for the full duration of the twice a week ‘training case’.
Once a week work (during training) will also have to have been closely supervised (this may have been in small groups), and it is considered good practice that the applicant’s current and ongoing work continues to be supervised.
Given the above requirements, it is unlikely that any applicant with less than three years of clinical experience of seeing their own individual clients/patients will be considered ready for accreditation.
Supervisor references will be required, and may be verified.
In working towards full UKCP accreditation, IPSS is happy to support relevant applicants in meeting the above supervision requirements as is considered individually appropriate. The responsibility to find suitable clients/patients however remains with the applicant.