Freud Study Group

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Organised by:

Bedford Counselling and Training

06 September 2021 - 27 September 2021

Time: 19:00 - 20:30

Price: £25 per person, per session

Location: online


Sigmund Freud was the founder of psychoanalysis that formed the basis for all subsequent talking therapies up to the present day. His writing is original, and his ideas helped to shape the modern world to such an extent that we now take such concepts as the unconscious for granted as it has become adopted by western culture in art, movies and advertising.

Yet many of us, even as trained therapists, haven’t really read Freud’s own writing. This study group will provide a space to explore four important papers which still have plenty to say about current issues and concerns.

The papers will be sent out in advance and each week in September we will be talking about a paper, introduced and facilitated by Smita Kamble who is a BPC registered psychoanalytic psychotherapist, supervisor and trainer.

Attending the study group you can expect:
To feel more anchored within the psychodynamic framework
To feel Freud is more accessible and to talk about his ideas in simple language
To interest anyone who wants to understand Freud and his impact on the history of ideas and human psychopathology

The group will be on zoom on Monday evenings at 7pm in September for 90 minutes a session. You can join for all four sessions or chose individual sessions.

WEEK 1: 6th September – The Interpretation of Dreams

WEEK 2: 13th September – Beyond the Pleasure Principle

WEEK 3: 20th September – Narcissism

WEEK 4: 27th September – Mourning and Melancholia (Depression)

The cost will be £25 per session or a discounted £90 for all four sessions. Each session will count as 1.5hours certificated CPD or 6 hours CPD for all four.
Book now and receive the papers in advance to allow time to read, they are a mixture of short and long papers.

You can pay by direct bank transfer to Coop Bank, Account Name: Bedford Counselling Centre, Sort Code 089299, Account No. 65682890, putting FREUD SD, as a reference.

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