Professional Qualifications as for member
Working towards achieving full membership criterial as endorsed by the Executive, such as undertaking a psychoanalytically based training programme or equivalent
Currently engaged in regular, ongoing supervised clinical practice involving couple, child and/or family therapy with a supervisor approved of by the Executive.
Deemed to meet appropriate professional and ethical practice standards as defined by the written Code of Ethics.
Nomination by two members following successful interview and satisfactory reports from referees.
Demonstration of professional indemnity insurance cover on request
Payment of annual fees.
Associate members have voting rights at all meetings.
Associate members may join the Executive Committee or Sub-Committees but may not be nominated for nor accept the position of President.
Professional qualifications as for member.
An interest in psychodynamically-informed child, couple and/or family therapy.
Deemed to meet appropriate professional and ethical practice standards as defined by the Association's written Code of Ethics
Demonstration of professional indemnity insurance cover if requested
Payment of annual fees.
Affiliate members do not have voting rights, but can attend the Annual General Meeting.
Affiliate members may not hold positions on the Executive.
Persons of distinction or special attainment or who have rendered outstanding services to the Association may be entitled to life membership.
Life Members are not expected to pay membership fees, are not permitted to vote in ballots, and are entitled to membership rates for attendance at conferences and workshops,
Transference from one grade of membership to another
Transfer from one grade of membership to another should be made by written application to the Executive and should be supported by two full members of the Association.
Maintenance of appropriate professional and ethical practice standards
All levels of membership are subject to being deemed to maintain appropriate professional and ethical practice standards as defined by the Association's written Code of Ethics. Hence, membership of any category can be revoked by the Executive at any time.
Maintenance of professional indemnity insurance
Individual members are required to have their own professional indemnity insurance as the Association does not provide cover.
Additional Inquiries about membership (including requests for a Membership Application Form) should be directed to: