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    Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (DIT) 20-Day training programme

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

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    About this course

    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 course is British Psychoanalytic Council accredited.

    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 training consists of:

    • Pre-course reading, preparation and assessment

    • 20 live teaching days delivered on Zoom 

    • Supervision on 3 training cases (trainees will be allocated a supervisor and will have remote supervision in groups of 2 or 3).

    Applications for 2024 are now open. If you are interested in applying, please submit an application before our deadline of Friday 1st December, 2023

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


    "I can't over-emphasise the value for me of attending this training, which has offered such thorough attunement to, and good support for my learning. Group concerns have been heard and addressed in a kind, measured and boundaried way and I have really appreciated that." - participant

    "The teaching was simply outstanding. Literally everybody i shared the course with expressed how much the enjoyed the lessons and the teaching. Sad the course has come to an end. Last but not least I very much appreciate the hard work that has gone into formulating this model to keep psychodynamic ideas alive within the NHS." - participant

    "Deborah as a therapist, lecturer and human being was what I liked most about the training. The way she talks and explains things feels absolutely containing. Also I am impressed with the handbook - it is so inclusive and generous that it feels like a bible or a volume of the best food recipes." - participant