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Becoming a bpf member

By becoming a bpf member you will be joining the largest psychotherapy training and membership organization in the UK.

The bpf is an organisation that is committed to ensuring that psychotherapy trainings and courses have a viable future and to demonstrating the relevance of psychoanalytic and Jungian thinking in the 21st century. The bpf offers both adult and child and adolescent trainings.

The benefits of bpf membership include:

  • Access to a wide range of CPD events and courses;
  • Career progression opportunities;
  • Access to PEPweb and the British Journal of Psychotherapy;
  • Opportunities to join highly skilled and experienced training committees and to teach on bpf trainings and courses
  • Being part of a membership institution covering a range of modalities: Psychoanalytic, Jungian, Psychoanalysis, Child and Adolescent psychotherapy

There are currently 2 ways for therapists who have not completed a bpf training to become bpf members:

  1. Psychotherapists who are registered with the BPC

    • Psychotherapists who have completed a BPC training that is comparable with a bpf training can apply for bpf membership.
    • Applicants will need to complete a short membership application form.  For further details contact membership@bpf-psychotherapy.org.uk
  2. Psychotherapists and counsellors who are not registered with the BPC Entry Scheme

    • The bpf runs a number of Modified Entry Schemes (MES) that lead to bpf membership and registration with the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC).
    • The programmes are open to people who have completed a BPC or non BPC training such a UKCP.
    • The Modified Entry Schemes are individually tailored programmes which take account of previous trainings and experience.  People can use a programme leading to a bpf psychoanalytic psychotherapy qualification or to a bpf Analytic Jungian qualification.
    • The MES are open to people such as Psychotherapists, Psychodynamic Counsellors, Arts Therapists, Child & Adolescent Psychotherapists, Couples Psychotherapists, Group Analysts and Humanistic Psychotherapists
    • Successful completion of a MES leads to membership of one of the bpf’s Associations (Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Association (PPA) or British Jungian Analysts Association (BJAA).
    • For further information or to speak with someone about your application please contact membership@bpf-psychotherapy.org.uk

Applicants may be required to attend seminars.

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