The Manchester Institute for Psychotherapy (MIP) is open to as many people as possible.
While entry to the four year training course is clearly stated in our overall brochure, we have over time developed an evolved Accredited Prior Learning (APL) system.
Therefore all applicants, if they feel they have other experiences to offer, even if they do not have a degree, or equivalent qualifications are encouraged to contact the Institute to discuss their eligibility for admission to MIP courses.
- Complete the Manchester Institute for Psychotherapy application form for the psychotherapy training and send it to the Training Director.
- The Training Director, or the Course Director, together with another trainer, will go through the application form.
- If the candidate has the required criteria for entry into the psychotherapy training programme, they will be invited to MIP for an interview.
- Consideration will be given to the candidate’s reason, motivation and purpose for applying. The major objective of this selection process will be to judge their readiness for admission to the psychotherapy programme.
- After discussion, a decision will be made by the two trainers on behalf of MIP with regards to the candidate’s entry into the psychotherapy training programme.
- If successful, the candidate will receive confirmation in writing.
- If the candidate’s application has been declined, they will be given the reasons at the time of selection interview.
- If the candidate decides to appeal against the trainer’s decision, they will be asked to put their appeal in writing to the Training Director stating their grounds for appeal..
Criteria for discussion at selection interview:
Any questions arising from the application form and/or CV.
- Current personal situation
- Current professional situation
- Motivation and interest for the training
- Own experiences with psychotherapy process
- Psychotherapy courses and groups that they have attended, including relevant qualifications.
- Self appraisal of own psychological health and resilience
- Ability to meet the financial costs of psychotherapy training
- Consideration of candidate’s personal circumstances and/or needs.
- Eligibility for bursary.
This policy is regularly reviewed every 18 months and updated a minimum of every 36 months as necessary.
Reviewed October 2015