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Introductory Lectures – with discussion groups


 Weekly online discussion groups

 Beginner level

 Access for 6 months

 12 video based modules

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Who is this course for?

Everyone who would like to find out about psychoanalysis or deepen the knowledge they already have.

Course Content

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.

 Recorded Lectures

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

 Course Format

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 Duration

  • 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.

Entry requirements

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.

 Discussion Groups

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:

January 28th,

February 4th, 11th, 25th,

March 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th

April 1st, 8th, 15th, 29th

May 13th

Want to partake in discussion groups, but can’t make the above times? Please register your interest and preferred time here

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