The Institute of Psychotherapy and Disability was originally founded to develop, accredit and regulate psychotherapists who work with people with disabilities. Established in May 2000 our initial focus was on the needs of people with learning disabilities, as this reflected the expertise of founder members. Over time, our perspective has broadened to include those individuals who have physical disabilities.

IPD was accepted within the UKCP as a Listing Member Organisation of the Council for Psychoanalysis and Jungian Analysis. The next stage is for us to develop our accreditation criteria to reflect the broad range of therapeutic approaches represented within the current membership of the Institute.

The founder members have spent the last thirty or more years acquiring knowledge, applying expertise and evaluating outcomes, prior to taking the step of forming the Institute. Their motivation has come from the needs of individuals with learning disabilities to have an opportunity to benefit from therapies that are readily available for non-disabled people.

To join the IPD, please download an application form here:  2016 Member form

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  1. Thanks so much for organising the online zoominar on Tuesday with Dr Valerie Sinason , it was a real privilege to be there( Virtuslly ) . So good to listen to her in-depth thoughtful empathic responses experience and contributions.Looking forward to reading her new book. Thanks so much to David O ‘ Driscoll for facilitating and asking the questions. Lovely to see so many engaged and listening faces. Keep well everyone.


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