APPCIOS accredits organisations which deliver training rooted in psychodynamic thinking. These organisations can be well established, newly formed or still in development.

The University of Essex

The FdA, BA in Therapeutic Communications and Therapeutic Organisations (TCTO) are unique courses run by Essex University.

The BA TCTO run by the Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies uses a psychodynamic framework to develop skills and understanding. The course offers a deeper understanding of children and young people with educational, social, emotional and behavioural needs using a range of key perspectives to explore the roots of their difficulties and the demands of working with them.   Students work in schools, Pupil Referral Units, children’s homes, hospices, prisons and old people’s homes.

Oxford Parent Infant Project (OXPIP)

OXPIP offers professional and clinical training courses for Health Professionals, Midwives, Social workers Children’s Centre Workers and other Early Years practitioners.

Early Years Training for health visitors, midwives, social workers, children’s centre staff, and nursery workers.

Attachment: the basics of parent baby relationship.

Parent Infant Therapist Training for psychotherapists, counsellors, clinical psychologists, art therapists and other suitably qualified mental health practitioners.

Infant Observation Training for psychotherapists and health professionals amongst others.

Anna Freud Centre

Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families is a children’s mental health charity which has been delivering and developing pioneering mental health care for over 60 years.

A wide range of theoretical, practical and clinical training including, Child Attachment Training, Mentalisation Skills, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Training, Parent-Infant Psychotherapy.

The Mulberry Bush School

The Mulberry Bush School is part of a not for profit charity and internationally renowned residential special school which provides specialist therapeutic care and on site education for traumatised children aged 5-13. The School also provides a range of outreach programmes and consultation, to support the reintegration of children into families and schools, and to support the breakdown of family and school placements for children at risk.

Training includes: Leadership and Development, Staff Supervision and Support, Engaging Hard to Reach Children and Families and a Foundation Degree in Therapeutic Work with Children and Young People accredited by The University of the West of England and APPCIOS.

Leicester Centre for Psychodynamic Counselling

LCPC provides a psychodynamic counselling service for the local community in Leicester.  It also offers adult education, psychodynamic training courses, continuing professional development and clinical supervision.

LCPC offers the following services: Counselling courses, Professional Development Events, Clinical Supervision, Personal Development Groups.

It also offers psychodynamic counselling training: Counselling Skills Certificate, Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling, Infant Observation Course.


Safebase offers training, psychotherapeutic training, child focussed supervision, behavioural and psychological assessments and intervention planning to schools, children’s homes, youth services, nurseries and child care providers.

Child Development, Applied Attachment Theory, Responding to Trauma and Neglect, Understanding children’s behaviour as communication of distress, Group and Individual therapeutic supervision.

Placement Support

An organisation of psychotherapists working collaboratively with educationalists and social workers. It specialises in working with looked-after children and their carers.

Seminars, webinars and consultation for social workers in adoption and fostering. Courses for youth workers and support for the emotional wellbeing of students in Further Education.

The Association for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (A.P.P.)

The APP is the association for professionals and students of all disciplines and backgrounds, who work in the NHS, public, or voluntary sector providing psychoanalytically informed care. Their shared mission is to promote the highest standards of applied psychoanalytic and psychodynamic work and thinking in the health care system, across the whole age range. They also share the founding values of the NHS to provide prompt access to treatment, free at the point of need, to all people who can benefit.

The APP believes that all patients can expect their treatment and care to be delivered expertly and safely by practitioners with the right training and skills, whose work is appropriately supported and regulated. They are also actively involved in developing and promoting the evidence base for effective psychoanalytic psychotherapies, and in supporting patient choice and patient-centred care in the public sector.

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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