Introductory Lectures – with discussion groups
Weekly online discussion groups
Access for 6 months
12 video based modules
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.
Course content plus 12 live online discussion groups – 6 months . Course content will be available from 14th January 2019
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.
Please note: discussion group intakes are limited to 8 students.
Discussions for this intake will be on Mondays at 9:15am – 10.45am (GMT) on the following days:
February 4th, 11th, 25th,
March 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th
April 1st, 8th, 15th, 29th
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