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Five lectures on Sexuality with discussion groups



NEW Watch an exclusive video from Prof Rosine Perelberg introducing the course:

In this course Professor Perelberg traces the key contributions that psychoanalysis has brought to the understanding of sexuality. Starting with Freud’s revolutionary ideas on infantile sexuality, the course follows the contributions of Klein, Lacan, Green and Laplanche. It examines the importance of the notions of bisexuality and the paternal function to the understanding of the Oedipus complex

 Recorded Lectures

Lecture 1 – Sigmund Freud (50 minutes)

Lecture 2 – Melanie Klein (25 minutes)

Lecture 3 – Jean Laplanche (20 minutes)

Lecture 4 – Bisexuality and Homosexuality (38 minutes)

Lecture 5 – Paternal Function (30 minutes)

 Course format

This course consists of recorded lectures, a transcript of the lectures and a glossary of terms. There is also a series of live discussion groups led by Prof. Perelberg on the 3rd November (see below for details).

 Course Duration

Online course content – 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.

 Entry Requirements

This course requires a good understanding of psychoanalytic theory. You must have a reasonably good internet connection to view our video content (around 400kbps – 2Mbps download speed, 400kbps+ upload speed). In order to attend the discussion groups, you must be able to travel to the institute in London.

 Discussion Groups

Discussion groups for this course will take place at the Institute of Psychoanalysis in London on the 3rd November 2018, presented by Professor Perlberg.  In order to attend the discussion groups, you must be able to travel to the institute in London.

The schedule for the day is as follows:

9.30 – 11.00 – Freud’s Revolution

11.15 – 12.45 – Klein’s views on the  Oedipus complex. Laplanche theory of generalised seduction.

12.45 – 13.30 – Lunch – Not provided.

13.30 – 14.45 – Psychic bisexuality, heterosexuality, homosexuality

15.00 – 16.00 – Paternal function in psychoanalysis

Purchasing this course will allow you to attend all of the talks, as well as access to the course materials for 4 months.


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