What is
Psychoanalysis?

Training

Psychoanalysis is a method of therapy that addresses emotional and mental difficulties by addressing the root causes of the problem, rather than just treating the symptoms that are apparent at surface levels. It seeks to understand the unconscious roots of the difficulty, by paying close attention to the thinking and feeling processes of the individual.

There are several people who may not fall into any known psychiatric diagnosis. They may be highly functional and normal in all respects, except that they feel there is something wrong or missing in their lives. They may not be able to say why this is so exactly, or they may point out some aspect that they think is the problem. They may feel chronically empty or dissatisfied all the time, or they may see themselves constantly repeating self-destructive patterns of behaviour and feel unable to stop it.

These feelings have complex causes and are often swept aside by people trying to 'get on' with their lives. Often alcohol, drugs, sex or even work may be abused, in an attempt to evade a sense of something wrong inside. This method of coping with anxiety is not healthy and may sooner or later break down. This is usually when most people feel the need to 'talk to someone'.

 

What does a psychoanalyst do?
A psychoanalyst is trained to listen very closely and try to understand what the person is thinking, feeling and experiencing. Those coming for analysis are there because they cannot quite understand why they are suffering. Even if they do understand, they may feel stuck or unable to do anything about it. The analyst's attempt to understand is, in itself felt to be a huge relief, but this is not all that the psychoanalyst does. The treatment seeks to help people to better understand what they are going through, how to think about their own situation and to make better choices for themselves.

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This Post Graduate Course provides an opportunity to develop an in-depth experience in understanding of human relationship.

In Mumbai, the PTRC Training Course in Psychoanalytical Observation Studies is recognized by the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust, London.

Course Organiser: Mrs. Minnie Dastur


Aims

This two-year part-time course aims to deepen the trainee's understanding of human development and emotional growth. It is our experience that the ability to observe closely leads to a greater intuitive capacity for understanding states of mind and the growth of the mind and personality, from a psychoanalytic perspective. The course is therefore intended for a wide range of Professionals including Paediatricians, Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Social Workers and Teachers. This course would also be valued as a Foundation Course for Professionals wishing to subsequently pursue a career as Child and Adult Psychotherapists, Counsellors or Psychoanalysts. The course however does not by itself equip a student to practice counselling or psychotherapy.


Structure of Training

  1. Work Discussion Seminars: These seminars aim to enable the trainee to apply observational skills and theoretical concepts that are gained from the course to their current work situation/s. Trainees can bring accounts of their existing work from a variety of work settings. Students are required to work for a minimum of 9 hours a week at their place of work.
  2. Infant Observation Seminars: Trainees are required to undertake weekly observations of a baby and mother together in their family setting, and to record their observations of each session for discussion in a seminar held once a week. At the end of the observations, students are expected to write a paper on their experiences.
  3. Young Child Observation Seminars: Trainees are required to undertake weekly observations of a young pre-school child in a family setting, and to record their observations for discussion in a seminar held once a week. At the end of the observations students are expected to write a paper on their experience.
  4. Psychoanalytical Theory Seminars: These seminars explore the development of Psychoanalytical theory from the early beginnings with the work of Freud, to the later ideas of Melanie Klein.
  5. Child Development Seminars: The Seminar explores reviews of the historical, cross-cultural and sub-cultural perspectives in the field of Child Development and also prenatal and postnatal development, parent – infant bonding and recent research in child development on perceptual and cognitive development. Students attend and participate in 18 seminars throughout the year.
  6. Personality Development: This is an optional module offering 15 seminars a year providing a brief of psychoanalytic development from pre-birth to old age with various references made from psychoanalytical literature and case studies. It is not a prescribed reading seminar for any of the courses.

Venue: The Seminars are held at various locations in Mumbai.

Modular Students: It is also possible for students to do only one or two modules, rather than taking the entire Course.

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You can Download Terms and conditions: (for students applying for Observational training).

Joint Secretaries
Mr Sarosh Forbes
Mrs Micky Bhatia


Aims

This course is based upon experience of clinical work with emotionally disturbed adults. The course follows the standards recommended by the International Psychoanalytical Association (IPA). The Indian Psychoanalytic Society (IPS) is a component society of the IPA. Completion of the training leads to professional qualification as a psychoanalyst.

The qualified psychoanalyst is then registered with the IPS and the IPA as a full member. Membership in the IPA also means that the qualified analyst will have international registration and technically be recognised worldwide. Becoming a full member includes voting rights only after writing reasonably acceptable papers of 8,000 to 10,000 words, based on the clinical experience of each of the two training cases.


Content and Methods

The interested applicant is first expected to fill in an application form provided by the Training Committee. The student is required to be in personal analysis 4-5 times a week with a Training Analyst of the IPS from the time he/she has been accepted for the course. In case the student is a fresh applicant, i.e. not in personal analysis with a Training Analyst for at least a year, he/she must have personal analysis with a Training Analyst for at least a year before registration can be considered with the Indian Psychoanalytic Society. During this period of provisional acceptance, a student need have little contact with the Training Organisation. Registration is initiated by the student's Training Analyst after discussion with the student.

After Registration, the student is offered the following facilities:

  1. Use of library facilities
  2. Allocation of a Student Progress Advisor

At the beginning of the next academic year (July), the student will begin Baby Observation Seminars and Psychoanalytical Theory Seminars. The analytic trainee will attend the weekly Baby Observation Seminars for the first year and the fortnightly Psychoanalytical Theory Seminars for the first and second years (Freud in the first year, Klein in the second year).

At the end of the two years of personal analysis, Baby Observation Seminars and Psychoanalytical Theory Seminars, the student will be expected to treat two adult patients four to five times a week, along with weekly supervision for each case by two different supervisors. Each of these two cases will be expected to be seen for at least two years. However, the final outcome will be decided in consultation with the supervisor. At the same time the student will continue with more advanced theory and clinical seminars. The full course should, therefore, take approximately five years before qualification. The personal analysis will continue at least till qualification.

Students who are seeing training cases will be required to attend certain specified seminars. Students are required to attend weekly Clinical Seminars and weekly Advanced Theory Seminars during the entire duration of the training.


Suitability

Minimum requirement for admission is a University degree (or suitable substitute). The applicant will first have an informal meeting with either of the joint secretaries of the Training Committee to find out about the requirements and costs of the training. Subsequently, interviews will be arranged with two psychoanalysts. If accepted the applicant will make arrangements to start his/her personal analysis with a qualified Training Analyst.

The personal analysis is kept private to the student. His/her analyst will be asked if the student can be registered as a student with the IPS in Kolkata. His/her analyst will then be asked if the student is ready to take adult cases under supervision, and finally if there's any objection to his/her qualifying.


Selection Procedure

Those interested in the training in psychoanalysis should contact the office Tel. 22813735 first. For any further queries contact Mrs. Micky Bhatia, Tel. 23538089.

You can Download the Admission Form and email it to ptrcentre@yahoo.co.in after you filled in the information.

In Mumbai, the PTRC Training Course in Child Psychotherapy is recognized by the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust, London.

Course Organiser: Mrs. Minnie Dastur


Aims

This training aims to train Child Psychotherapists who provide psychoanalytic psychotherapy for children, and young people who have emotional and behavioural problems. Child psychotherapists are trained to be in touch with the child's view of their situation, and provide an intensive therapeutic relationship that is important to children who may have experienced long periods of difficulty, distress or abuse.


Structure of Clinical Training

The clinical training starts after completion of the pre-clinical Course in Observational Studies. In the Child Psychotherapy Training, it is the experience of Clinical work that forms the central part of the training. Students are now required to have extensive Psychotherapeutic experience with Children, Parents, and Adolescents with a wide range of emotional difficulties. The student is supported in almost all of his or her cases by individual supervisions, or small group supervisions, or by seminars based on the clinical experience, as well as seminars on Psychoanalytic theory and technique. In addition, each student has a Personal Tutor to support him/her during the training and has the experience of Personal Analysis, which is mandatory.

Course Organiser: Mrs. Minnie Dastur

Venue: Seminars are held at various locations in Mumbai.

You can Download the Admission Form and email it to ptrcentre@yahoo.co.in after you filled in the information.

Aims

This course is based upon experience of clinical work with emotionally disturbed adults. The course follows the standards recommended by the International Psychoanalytical Association (IPA). The Indian Psychoanalytical Society (IPS) is a component society of the IPA. Completion of the training leads to professional qualification as a psychoanalyst.

The qualified psychoanalyst is then registered with the IPS and the IPA as a full member. Membership in the IPA also means that the qualified analyst would have international registration and technically be recognised worldwide. Becoming a full member includes voting rights only after writing reasonably acceptable papers of 8,000 to 10,000 words, based on the clinical experience of each of the two training cases.


Content and Methods

The interested applicant is first expected to fill in an application form provided by the Training Committee. The student is required to be in personal analysis 4-5 times a week with a Training Analyst of the IPS from the time he/she has been accepted for the course. In case the student is a fresh applicant, i.e. not in personal analysis with a Training Analyst for at least a year, he/she must have personal analysis with a Training Analyst for at least a year before registration can be considered with the Indian Psychoanalytical Society. During this period of provisional acceptance, a student need have little contact with the Training Organisation. Registration is initiated by the student's Training Analyst after discussion with the student.

After Registration, the student is offered the following facilities:

  • Use of library facilities
  • Allocation of a Student Progress Advisor

At the beginning of the next academic year (July), the student will begin Baby Observation Seminars and Psychoanalytical Theory Seminars. The analytic trainee will attend the weekly Baby Observation Seminars for the first year and the fortnightly Psychoanalytical Theory Seminars for the first and second years (Freud in the first year, Klein in the second year).

At the end of the two years of personal analysis, Baby Observation Seminars and Psychoanalytical Theory Seminars, the student will be expected to treat two adult patients four to five times a week, along with weekly supervision for each case by two different supervisors. Each of these 2 cases will be expected to be seen for at least two years. However, the final outcome will be decided in consultation with the supervisor. At the same time the student will continue with more advanced theory and clinical seminars. The full course should, therefore, take approximately five years before qualification. The personal analysis will continue at least till qualification.

Students who are seeing training cases will be required to attend certain specified seminars. Students are required to attend weekly Clinical Seminars and weekly Advanced Theory Seminars during the entire duration of the training.


Suitability

Minimum requirement for admission is a University degree (or suitable substitute). The applicant will first have an informal meeting with either of the joint secretaries of the Training Committee to find out about the requirements and costs of the training. Subsequently, interviews will be arranged with 2 psychoanalysts. If accepted the applicant will make arrangements to start his personal analysis with a qualified Training Analyst.

The personal analysis is kept private to the student. His/her analyst will be asked if the student can be registered as a student with the IPS in Calcutta. His/her analyst will then be asked if the student is ready to take adult cases under supervision, and finally if there's any objection to his/her qualifying.


Selection Procedure

Those interested in the training in psychoanalysis should contact Mr.Sarosh Forbes, Tel: 23636317 or Mrs Micky Bhatia, Tel. 23538089. They are joint secretaries of the Training Board and will arrange interviews and answer any further queries.