Body Psychoanalysis training is a professional training organised by IFPC (Institut Francais de Psychanalyse Corporelle), the French Institute for Body Psychoanalysis.
It is provided by the founder, Bernard Montaud, and a team of trainers, all being practicing Body Psychoanalysts.
Before practicing Body Psychoanalysis, it requires to be experienced for oneself. Therefore, together with a theoretical and practical tuition, this training requires a personal Body Psychoanalysis.
Organisation and planning
The overall length of the training is 5 years, covering the theoretical tuition and how to conduct a Body Psychoanalysis; it doesn't include one's own Body Psychoanalysis.
- 3 years of theoretical and practical training
- 2 years of training on how to conduct a Body Psychoanalysis
Training takes place over 5 weekends per year, together with a week in the summer for the first three years. This comes with up to 10 "5-day courses", depending on the year.
• Overall amount of therotical and practical training: 1100 hours
• An dissertation takes place at the end of the 5 years
In the region of 30 body psychoanalysts (France, Belgium, Switzerland, England) are currently being trained.
A certificate authorising the practice of Body Psychoanalysis is eventually awarded.