The Training in Contemporary Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (The TCPP) (formerly the Contemporary Freudian & Independent Training Course) was established in 1990 under the aegis of the West Midlands Institute of Psychotherapy. All students become Student Members of WMIP. The philosophy underlying the training informing its curriculum and structure is outlined on the WMIP website.
WMIP was involved in the early development of the United Kingdom Standing Conference for Psychotherapy, and in 1993 was a founding member of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). WMIP is a Training Organisation within the Council for Psychoanalysis and Jungian Analysis (CPJA) Section of UKCP. It offers a training in psychoanalytic psychotherapy with adults to a standard which, if completed satisfactorily, will enable course graduates to apply for registration with the UKCP (CPJA section). Graduates of this course could expect to use this qualification as the basis for both independent practice or within the NHS.
Training seminars are held in central Birmingham. See this term’s psychotherapy training seminars.
The TCPP has applied for BPC accreditation of the Training and is awaiting ratification. This is expected shortly, at which point this website will be re-launched.