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I’m currently in my third year studying psychology and I’m looking at career options. I’m very interested in the unconscious mind so psychoanalysis would be a dream career for me. However, unlike clinical psychology, it’s not very clear to me how exactly to become one.
Would I need to do a masters or phD or is it just a course? How easy is it to get onto a program and how in demand are psychoanalysts/psychotherapists? Any what would a typical salary look like?
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You need to be aware that there are only about 300 psychoanalysts in Britain, almost all of them following a second career, and the vast majority are self-employed, or part-time between that and something else such as counselling. It isn't really something for someone starting out.
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It's not like a typical degree, it is a very specialist training route that few places offer. Look at this as an example:
https://www.sipsychotherapy.org/trai...ytic-training/

It's a really intensive course that takes years to do, and is expensive. To give you some context, the type of people who go onto psychoanalytic training are sometimes already psychiatrists, practicing psychotherapists or clincal psychologists. They are not going to take fresh psychology graduates without any experience.
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