The Institute of Psychotherapy and Social Studies: IPSS.


The IPSS was founded in 1978 as a psychotherapy training centre. It is also an accrediting member organisation of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). Within our psychoanalytic approach we recognise the diverse nature of society and the need to address the social, political and cultural contexts that affect the individual.

IPSS is also a thriving members’ organisation with regular members’ and public events.


News and Events

Accreditation via portfolio
(includes application form)

IPSS is an approved accrediting organisation. Successful applicants will be eligible for entry into the Council of Psychoanalysis & Jungian Analysis (CPJA) section of UKCP. Applicants are required to submit a portfolio of evidence of training and practice; participate in an interview and submit an application form.  Learn More………..

Membership Application for CPJA Accredited psychotherapists

IPSS has recently devised a membership application policy to facilitate and support membership applications from members of CPJA, who are either direct members of CPJA or members of CPJA Member Organisations and who are currently UKCP accredited within CPJA under the title. “Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist”. Learn More………..

IPSS Forums

The next IPSS Members’ Forum will take place on Saturday 23rd February 2019, at the Guild of Psychotherapists, 47 Nelson Square, Blackfriars Road, London SE1 0QA.  Please arrive at 10 am.   We are planning to start promptly at 10,30.

The topic for this Forum will be: “Facing the threat of suicide in the consulting room”

It will be presented by Dr Rani Kaur and Yianna Kefala.   There will be two parts to this presentation.    During the first part we will be looking at psychoanalytic approaches/theoretical underpinning to understanding suicide.

During the second part of the presentation we will be discussing about the ways the medical /psychiatric model supports the psychological work with this particular group of patients both in NHS or private practice”

Dates of IPSS Forums in 2019

Saturday 23rd February 2019
Sunday 23rd June 2019
Saturday 2nd November 2019
Saturday 22nd February 2020

Comments are closed.