AGIP Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Training is the training section of the Association for Group & Individual Psychotherapy (AGIP) which relaunched its training in October 2015. The training seminars now take place over 10 weekends per year (just Saturdays for the Foundation course; both Saturday and Sunday for the clinical training).

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Applications for the foundation course and clinical training commencing October 2020 will open in October 2019.



apptraining arranged two open days to be held early in 2019 for prospective candidates for the foundation course and the clinical training commencing October 2019. These Open Days offered potential applicants the opportunity to find out more about our courses and to meet and speak with members of the Training Committee.

These open days have now happened so if you require further information about our courses you should first check out this web site and if that does not answer your questions, then use our contact page to contact us.

AGIP is committed to a broad, pluralist approach to psychoanalysis and analytical psychology, drawing on the major approaches to the theory and practice of psychoanalysis and analytical psychology. The clinical training equips members to work in private practice and in the public and voluntary sectors.

Trainees are encouraged to develop a critical and creative approach to their work within the field and to become competent, self-aware psychoanalytic psychotherapists or Jungan analysts. They acquire theoretical knowledge, sound clinical skills, and an ethical and professional approach to practice.

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UKCP/CPJA Five-yearly review of AGIP and apptraining

All UKCP organisations are reviewed every five years by a team comprising UKCP and, for AGIP, officers from the College of Psychoanalysis and Jungian Analysis (CPJA) through which AGIP members join the UKCP register. The latest review report has just been released (November 2018) and it states:

  • “As a Training organisation, AGIP offers a distinctive psychoanalytic psychotherapy training programme developed around a dynamic play of their core principles: pluralism and synthesis. Within the framework of a range of psychoanalytic theories, trainees and therapists are encouraged and supported in finding a unique, theoretical synthesis to respond to the unique, psychological complexity of each patient who comes for treatment. This comparative approach fosters an attitude of receptive openness on the one hand and critical, differentiated thinking on the other.”
  • “The Foundation and Clinical Courses are both well-structured and supported for personal development and therapeutic training, encouraging a healthy, creative interface between these two aspects of the Training Programme. An on-going personal tutor system and experiential, therapy group comprising both students and trainees act as a natural bridge facilitating the transition from foundation to clinical training for those who choose to continue after the first year.”
  • “In all respects, AGIP’s ‘4 Year Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Training’ course meets and often exceeds all CPJA training course criteria.”
  • “The review team recognises a lot of work has gone into the new AGIP training and structures. The challenge of managing and holding the transition has been done well and with integrity enabling a healthy, creative experience of change for everyone – members, trainees and students.”

British Journal of Psychotherapy – Rozsika Parker Prize 2017

Many congratulations to AGIP’s Professional Member Sian Ellis who was announced by the British Journal of Psychotherapy as the winner of the post-qualification Rozsika Parker essay prize for 2017.

© AGIP 2018