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IPSS - Institute of Psychotherapy & Social Studies UKCP Accreditation, IPSS Membership, CPD Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy within Contemporary Cultures, Languages and Social Identities

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 will also have been closely supervised. It is also 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 may offer recommendations to support relevant applicants in meeting the above supervision requirements as is considered individually appropriate. However, the responsibility to find suitable clients/patients and fund supervision remains with the applicant.

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