Supporting frontline staff

APPCIOS was formed in 2011 with the aim of providing training, accreditation and a growing network for reflective practitioners in the caring professions. Our aim is to enhance the capacities of frontline staff to provide sensitive therapeutic support to the people they work with. We draw on insights from psychoanalytic psychotherapy, group relations and the therapeutic community movement to provide rich learning experiences for our members.

We do this by:

providing information, advice and support to individuals and organisations interested in enhancing the capacity to work interpersonally, empathically and self reflectively within a psychodynamic framework;

providing a training escalator  to registration with the British Psychoanalytic Council as a psychodynamic organisational therapist;

providing a professional community for our members;

lobbying for the importance of self-reflective and psychodynamic work in promoting well being for staff and their vulnerable clients.

Organisational accreditation and training

APPCIOS can accredit your training.  Whether you are an established training organisation or a new provider, we can help you write or enhance your bespoke training programmes to meet APPCIOS criteria. We would be very pleased to hear from you.

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APPCIOS events

Take a look at the webinars we offer and view upcoming events from our partner organisations.

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The thinking together principles that APPCIOS encourages and promotes mean that I maintain self-confidence as a professional and can continue to grow in my work.

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If you know of anyone who would benefit from APPCIOS membership, please ask them to contact us at


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