IGA Diploma in Groupwork Practice
Applicants must have successfully completed the IGA Diploma in Groupwork Practice prior to the start of the qualifying training. Applicants may choose to apply for the qualifying course while studying on the Diploma in Groupwork Practice.
Applicants must have had a minimum of one year’s group analytic therapy prior to starting the Qualifying Course. (Students on the Manchester Diploma in Groupwork Practice receive group psychotherapy as part of their training experience.)
Applicants must have adequate experience of working within a psychiatric setting before they can qualify. Applicants without this professional experience must arrange a psychiatric placement. This will be the equivalent of one day a week for six months. It is strongly recommended that this experience is obtained before starting the training. Guidance on how to arrange a psychiatric placement can be offered if required.
Individual Psychotherapy Practice
Applicants must have experience of providing individual psychotherapy. Students are required to have seen two individual patients for psychoanalytically-orientated therapy for a minimum of one year under weekly supervision. Applicants without this experience will be required to meet this criterion early in their training.