Case Study

After completing the treatment of two patients trainees must write a case study of 3,000 words. The overall aim of the case study is to demonstrate a capacity to integrate psychodynamic theory and practice through describing the work undertaken in one of the two training cases. Candidates should include a visual illustration of the IPAF where appropriate and a copy of the goodbye letter in the appendices. There is no expectation to explain the model.

This study is marked by an anonymous supervisor and if the trainee passes will lead to BPC accreditation. There is an assessment fee of £100 for the marking process.

Members of the DIT UK network can see an example case study through the members page.

See below links for marking criteria and information about the appeals procedure, in the event that a trainee fails to pass the case study twice.

Case study marking criteria

Appeals procedure



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