Due to the specific circumstances in which the training is to be implemented and the need for teacher participation from different countries the training is to be done in “seminar/clinical days” in conjunction to reading seminars – twice a month, led by members of the Organisational committee, each going on for 90 mins. The aim is to meet the requirement for 45 hours theory seminars and 45 hours clinical seminars during the academic year. The proposal is for one training seminar to have four 90 min seminars – one theory, at which papers from the reading list will be discussed and three clinical seminars.
In order to accumulate the required clinical hours and number of presentations attendance and presentations at the Object Relation seminars are acknowledged as clinical work on the training
Baby observation is strongly recommended, but not required. Seminars are once weekly, conducted via Skype.
Seminars on Case Management and Clinical Writing are held twice a year, after starting work with a training patient.
The training has a reading list for each year, as the individual teachers have some freedom in choosing the texts they would teach within the relevant topic. This should be consulted and approved by the Chair of Training committee.
Requirements for Qualification
Personal Psychotherapy or psychoanalysis – minimum twice, recommended three times a week for the duration of the training.
At least two individual and one group meeting with candidate’s tutor per year.
Candidates are required to treat at least two training patients, twice, preferably three times a week. One training patient must be treated for at least two years and one for at least eighteen months. The training cases which will provide the candidate with a qualification, are to be supervised each by a different supervisor and the required frequency of the supervision is once a week. The work with the training patient should be presented by the candidate in the clinical seminars on a regular basis. Each patient is supervised by a different supervisor on a weekly basis until the candidate qualifies. The work with the training patient should be presented by the candidate in the clinical seminars on a regular basis. The candidate commits to not interrupting the therapy with his/her patients when qualifying, but only when it is clinically reasonable.
Baby Observation – candidates are encouraged to take up baby observation for a year. Candidates who observe a baby need to present at least three times in clinical seminars their clinical work. Baby observations are presented in the baby observation group. After one year observing a baby, Candidates write a paper on their experience.
After meeting the requirements outlined above, the candidate writes a clinical paper on their work with one of their training patients.
Managing bodies of the Training programme are the Training Committee and the Organizing Committee.