Course Requirements for Postgraduate Diploma/MA in Psychoanalytic Infant Observational Studies

Students wishing to undertake the Postgraduate Diploma in Psychoanalytic Infant Observational Studies will need to attend the Work Discussion and Infant Observation Seminars, Friday workshops and Saturday Theory seminars.


Students in year two need to produce two portfolios and six essays; a total of eight pieces of written work over the two year course.


This years students will need to produce two portfolios and 4 essays; a total of six pieces of written work over the two year course.


Those intending to progress to the MA will need to have attained a good pass in at least six of these papers. The MA is external to BTPP and registration for Year Three will be direct to the University of East London/ University of Essex. The minimum amount of time working with children and adolescents will be the equivalent of 1.5 days per week for the duration of the course.


Whilst a 100% attendance is the target level for individual students, the minimum acceptable attendance per term is 80% without consultation with the Organising Tutor.


Note: It is also possible for those not wishing to undertake the Diploma to attend the Work Discussion and Infant Observation seminars in order to further their professional development.


Tutorials

These may be requested by staff or students at any time, to review progress or to discuss particular issues, e.g. written work. The tutors reserve the right to ask members to withdraw from the course after consultation. If they are embarked on the MA in Psychoanalytic Infant Observational Studies, their Tavistock/UEL/UE registration fee would be refunded by BTPP.