Introduction to Psychoanalysis


Aim: To provide an introduction to the theory and approach of psychoanalysis.
Learning objectives: Particiapants will have a greater understanding of:
  • A psychoanalytic approach to understanding human nature
  • The role of the unconscious, drives and internal objects, and their role in such phenomena as symptom formation and transference
  • The foundational theories of Sigmund Freud
  • The extension of psychoanalytic thinking brought by Melanie Klein
Dates: The course consists of 15 fortnightly seminars that are arranged in three ten-week modules: Sep-Dec, Jan-Mar and Apr-Jun. Trainees can join the course at the beginning of any module
Location: In person at 27 Frognal, London NW3 1AD or remotely via the internet.
Fees: £1,475
Suitable for: Anyone who is interested in learning about psychoanalysis. The course also provides CPD where this is relevant.
Assessment: Successful completion of the course depends upon:
  • Satisfactory attendance at the seminars
  • A pass mark for a 4,000 word paper on an aspect infant development drawn from the course
Note: Successful completion of the course can be counted towards the School's Diploma in Parent Infant Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy


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Type of course: 
Parent Infant Centre