The Analytical Psychotherapy Training

The Analytical Psychotherapy Training at the West Midlands Institute of Psychotherapy was founded in 1990. It aims to provide an experience of learning from which its graduates will qualify as competent and responsible practitioners of Analytical Psychotherapy. In support of this aim, the Training Committee supports and encourages the ongoing development of a lively, open-minded and well-informed culture of Analytical Psychotherapy in the Midlands through the provision of an annual series of public lectures.

The Analytical Psychotherapy Training currently offers three training options:

  • Four year Analytical Psychotherapy Training (Clinical qualifying training leading to BPC registration and Professional membership of the West Midlands Institute of Psychotherapy
  • An Introduction to Analytical Psychotherapy Course – for people who are keen to engage with principles of analytical psychotherapy but who do not wish to start a qualifying training at this point
  • Two year Infant Observation Training

Details of training and how to apply >>

Philosophy of Training

This Training recognizes that good practice in Analytical Psychotherapy is rooted not only in a sound understanding of the theory and practice of the profession, but also in the authenticity and creativity of the practitioner’s self-knowledge and participation in analytic process. The training aims to encourage the development of personal authority in the trainees that will enable them to navigate a diversity of approaches to analytical psychotherapy.

In this aim, we remain true to Jung’s philosophy regarding the ongoing development of autonomous individuals who belong to a culture, not to an orthodoxy of analytical theory and practice. Whilst the teaching programme is grounded in the theories of C.G. Jung and their development by post-Jungians, it also draws widely on psychoanalytic and object relations theory. All subjects or theories are taught by specialists in their own field; together they represent the diversity and richness of analytic experience.

Public lectures

Our lectures are open to the public as well as our students and graduates. If you would like to receive details of future events by email please sign up here >>

2023/24 Lecture Programme >>
The Prospectus for Entry 2025 will be available from the 1st August 2024


Prospectus for 2025 entry >>

Infant Observation

Prospectus & application >>

Introduction to Analytical Psychotherapy Course

An Introduction to Analytical Psychotherapy Course


WMIP library
Reading lists
Updated handbook (August 2022) available on Trainees section