Self directed online learning
Access for up to 6 months
12 video based modules
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This course will introduce Sigmund Freud’s core ideas and that of his followers within the British Psychoanalytical Society. It is a comprehensive yet accessible overview of psychoanalytic ideas – perfect for those without any prior knowledge.
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 of the course materials.
- Learn about the origins of Psychoanalysis.
- Understand the key concepts of Psychoanalytic theory.
- Discover how Psychoanalytic ideas can be applied broadly, beyond clinical practice
All of the lectures are hosted by senior analysts of British Psychoanalytic society.
Part 1 – Freud and his theories
Lecture 1 – The nature of Psychoanalysis – Dr. David Bell (58 minutes)
Lecture 2 – Freud’s Models of the Mind – Mrs. Susan Loden (39 minutes)
Lecture 3 – Sexuality – Ms. Megan Virtue (36 minutes)
Lecture 4 – Dreams – Dr. Gearoid Fitzgerald (43 minutes)
Lecture 5 – Defence Mechanisms – Dr. Catia Galatariotou (57 minutes)
Lecture 6 – Transference and Countertransference – Dr. Sergei Grachev (49 minutes)
Lecture 7 – The Analytic Setting – Mrs. Anne Amos (43 minutes)
Part 2 – Further Developments in British Psychoanalysis
Lecture 8 – Psychic Development – Dr. Margot Waddell (1 hour 13 minutes)
Lecture 9 – Anna Freud – Mrs. Marianne Parsons (47 minutes)
Lecture 10 – Melanie Klein – Mrs. Margaret Rustin (37 minutes)
Lecture 11 – Donald Winnicott – Dr. Jan Abram (1 hour 10 minutes)
Lecture 12 – Wilfred Bion – Ms. Nicola Abel-Hirsch (34 minutes)
This is an Beginner course and is suitable for all learners. You can find out more about our difficulty levels here.
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 online discussion groups, you must be able to use Skype.
Course with discussion groups – 6 months
Course without discussion groups – 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.
At the end of the time period, you will lose access to the course materials.
Online discussion groups for this course will take place using Skype on Mondays at 18:30 – 20:00 (GMT) on the following dates:
9th September, 16th September, 23rd September, 30th September, 7th October, 14th October, 21st October, 28th October, 4th November, 11th November, 18th November, 25th November, 2nd December, 9th December
Purchasing one of the discussion group options will allow you to attend all of the discussions, as well as getting access to the online course materials for 6 months.
If you cannot make those dates but are still interested in the discussion groups, please let us know.
About the lecturers
If you have questions about the course, feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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