Introductory Lectures Online
Who is this course for?
Everyone who would like to find out about psychoanalysis or deepen the knowledge they already have.
This course will introduce Freud’s core ideas and that of his followers within the British Psychoanalytical Society.
It is a comprehensive overview on key psychoanalytic theories.
Part 1 - Freud and his theories
1 - Freud and the Unconscious - Dr. David Bell
2 - Freud's Models of the Mind - Mrs. Susan Loden
3 - Sexuality - Ms. Megan Virtue
4 - Dreams - Dr. Gearoid Fitzgerald
5 - Defence Mechanisms - Dr. Catia Galatariotou
6 - Transference and Countertransference - Dr. Sergei Grachev
7 - The Analytic Setting - Mrs. Anne Amos
Part 2 - British Pychoanalysis Influences
1 - Anna Freud - Mrs. Marianne Parsons
2 - Melanie Klein - Mrs. Margaret Rustin
3 - Donald Winnicott - Dr. Jan Abram
4 - Wilfred Bion - Ms. Nicola Abel-Hirsch
5 - Psychic Development - Dr. Margot Waddell
This course consists of recorded lectures, a transcript of the lectures, study questions, suggested reading and a glossary of terms. The study questions will help you to check your understanding and prepare any potential questions for participation in the live online discussion groups.
In the live online discussion groups you will be joined by up to seven other students and a senior analyst. There are 12 discussion groups as part of the course – one for each lecture. Please see below for the dates and times of these discussions.
For discussion groups, it is essential that you have a good degree of understanding of English language unless stated otherwise.
You can also choose to opt out of the live online discussions and take the other components of the course only. To opt out, please see the links below.
- Course content plus 12 live online discussion groups - 6 months
- Course content only - 4 months
You will have access to all course materials at any time for the duration of your chosen course. This allows you to learn at your own pace and review particular topics as needed.
You do not need any specific experience or qualifications to take the course. You must have a reasonably good internet connection to view our video content (around 400kbps - 2Mbps download speed, 400kbps+ upload speed).
To take part in discussion groups you need a computer, laptop, tablet or phone as well as a microphone (this is built in for many devices.) A webcam is also recommended. You will need to have Skype installed on your chosen device. Please make sure you have the most up to date version installed.
If you complete the course and attend at least 80% of the online discussion groups, you will receive a digital certificate of attendance. If you opt out of the discussion groups, you will not receive a certificate but you will have an email confirming that you registered for the course.
- Online course plus online discussion groups and certificate: £360
- If opting out of online discussions: £216
Register for online course plus discussion groups (6 months):
Please note: discussion group intakes are limited to 8 students.
Click here to register for the 20th August intake.
Discussions for this intake will be on Mondays at 9.15am - 10.45am (BST) on the following days:
-03 Sept, 10 Sept, 17 Sept, 24 Sept, 01 Oct, 8 Oct, 15 Oct
- After this there will be a two week break.
Please note: during this break, we will switch from 9.15am - 10.45am BST to 9.15am - 10.45am GMT. Please make sure you check your local time against GMT and are available.
-Discussions will then continue on 05 Nov, 12 Nov, 19 Nov, 26 Nov, 03 Dec
Click here to register for the 29th October intake
Discussions for this intake will be Mondays at 08.30am - 10.00am (GMT) on the following days:
- 12 Nov, 19 Nov, 26 Nov, 3 Dec, 10 Dec, 17 Dec
There will then be a two week long break, sessions will continue on:
- 7 Jan, 14 Jan, 21 Jan, 28 Jan, 4 Jan, 11 Jan
Not interested in live online discussion groups? Click here to opt out - *Coming soon*
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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: firstname.lastname@example.org