A series of lectures and seminars from the Institute of Psychoanalysis in partnership with the Maudsley.

Leading psychoanalysts will give talks on the application of psychoanalytical concepts to clinical work and beyond.

The programme is orientated to be of particular interest to clinicians: psychiatrists, psychologists, psychotherapists and others in mental health and allied professions.

You can watch an introduction to the series by its creator, Psychoanalyst Dr. Emma Staples Hotopf by clicking here.

List of included lectures

Michael Brearley

The Nature of Psychoanalysis (41:46)

Dr Margot Waddell

Psychic Development across the Life Cycle: from Infancy to Old Age (44:14)

Angela Joyce

Inner Reality and the Social World in Development (51:52)

Dr Michael Feldman

Grievance: The Underlying Oedipal Configuration (55:28)

Irma Brenman Pick

The Emergence of Early Object Relations in the Psychoanalytic Setting (39:59)

Entry requirements

You must be a qualified health professional, currently fully registered with your awarding body.

You will be asked to confirm your registration with your awarding body during the registration process for this course.

You must have the technology necessary to enrol in our Moodle platform, which requires a strong broadband connection (around 400kbps - 2Mbps download speed, 400kbps+ upload speed).


Series 1 (5 videos): £65

From time to time, we will be offering online discussion groups for £20 per session. Please express interest by emailing enquiries@psychoanalysis.org.uk and stating which lecture(s) you would like to discuss.

For discussion groups it is essential that you have a strong broadband connection (around 400kbps - 2Mbps download speed, 400kbps+ upload speed) and a good degree of understanding of English language, unless stated otherwise.

Course Length

Two months

Why study with us?

Further information

Please contact enquiries@psychoanalysis.org.uk

Blended Learning options:

Although our online courses are designed to be as interactive and accessible as possible, we like to offer students, when possible, the option to complement online learning with face to face contact.

Typically our online learners can complement their studies with an intensive series of face to face discussions and supervisions on the topics covered during the online course. If you are interested in blended learning opportunities, please let us know and we will contact you if and when such opportunities become available where you are. This option is open across the UK and abroad.

Please contact us with 'blended learning' as the subject at: enquiries@psychoanalysis.org.uk