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Introductory Lectures

Associated Courses


 Self directed online learning

 Beginner level

 Access for 4 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.

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.


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.

 Course Duration

  • 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

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).

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