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Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (DIT) 20-Day training programme

Providing psychoanalytically/dynamically-trained practitioners with a structure for time-limited therapy.

About this training

Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (DIT) is a semi-structured, IAPT-approved brief (16 sessions) psychodynamic therapy for mood disorder. Initial studies of DIT suggest its effectiveness with individuals in primary care with symptoms of anxiety and depression. The protocol was designed on the basis of the work of the Expert Reference Group on clinical competencies, which identified key components drawn from manualized psychoanalytic/dynamic therapies with an evidence base.

The extended DIT training is now being offered for counsellors and psychologists who do not meet these psychodynamic competencies. Within the 20 face-to-face teaching days and close clinical supervision of 3-4 cases, you will be taught the required competencies to deliver DIT effectively. This course is an extended version of the 5-day Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (DIT) course and is based on the approved extended national curriculum for DIT training.

The course is British Psychoanalytic Council accredited.

Aims of the training

The training provides a basic introduction sufficient to enable participants to begin practicing this manualized treatment with supervision. The course includes presentation of theories and techniques, observation of live role-plays, discussion and formulation of specific cases.

Who is this training for?

This is a postgraduate certificate training and we require a Diploma level qualification in counselling (not necessarily psychodynamic) or a psychology doctorate degree (clinical, counselling, health or forensic) as the minimum entry requirement. Applicants will need to have a current, full BACP, UKCP or HCPC registration as part of their core qualification. 

There is no requirement for experience of personal psychodynamic psychotherapy although this would be preferable and we would encourage you to access this during the training.

If you do not currently work for an IAPT service but are interested in applying please email to discuss your application. 

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