About the course

1-year certificate course for practising clinicians

This unique course is designed for practising clinicians (psychoanalysts, psychotherapists and counsellors) who wish to deepen their clinical understanding and are particularly interested in the Jungian approach practised at the Society of Analytical Psychology (SAP). We have brought together some of the SAP’s most senior and experienced practitioners and thinkers to deliver the course. The course takes place over 10 Saturdays and includes 30 hours of presentations and supervision masterclasses.

To be awarded a Certificate of Completion participants may choose to write a clinically oriented essay of 4000 words, drawing on the content of the course with reference to their clinical practice.  Those attending who choose not to write an essay will be awarded a Certificate of Attendance.


10.00 – 13.30 with a 30-minute break.

During the masterclass the presenter will work in front of the group with a participant on the case they present. Up to two cases can be supervised during each masterclass, followed by a discussion. The participants will be asked to select clinical material that resonates with the theme of each session and to submit their requests ahead of the session.

Course Meetings: 10 Saturday meetings over 3 terms, available online but we may also be able to offer an in-person attendance / hybrid format but will confirm this shortly.

2021-22 programme is available here.

2022-23 application form.

For further information or clarifications, please contact publicevents@thesap.org.uk call 020 7435 7696 or fill in the contact form
We reserve the right to cancel or alter any part of the programme due to unforeseen circumstances.

Meet the Course Convenor

Lara Lagutina

Dr Lara Lagutina (Programme Director/Course Convenor) is an Analyst of the SAP and a Clinical Psychologist. She has specialist training in working with trauma and has a particular interest in early and developmental trauma. She recently published a chapter “Facing death: Sandplay at the threshold” in The Routledge International Handbook of Sandplay Therapy (Ed. B. Turner, Routledge, 2017).  She works in full time private practice in London.