Psychoanalytic and psychodynamic psychotherapists hold a position of great responsibility towards their patients and their profession. The preparation and training for becoming a psychoanalytic or psychodynamic psychotherapist is both very lengthy and rigorous and the Psychoanalytic Council requires its component organisations and their allied training institutions to maintain the very highest standards, particularly with regard to the selection and admission to trainings of those wanting to become psychotherapists. Most applicants for training will already be graduate members of one of the core professions such as medicine, psychology or social work and will also possess relevant experience in the mental health field. All training institutes recognised by the BPC are required to provide for the continuing professional development of their members.
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