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Introductory Lectures in Psychoanalysis, Certificate

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    Application Deadline
  • 4 months
This Introductory Lectures in Psychoanalysis course at the Institute of Psychoanalysis 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.
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This Introductory Lectures in Psychoanalysis course at the Institute of Psychoanalysis 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.

Learning objectives:

  • Learn about the origins of Psychoanalysis.
  • Understand the key concepts of Psychoanalytic theory.
  • Discover how Psychoanalytic ideas can be applied broadly, beyond clinical practice

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date A student can apply at any time for this programme, there is no deadline.
  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 4 months
    • Part-time variant
      Weekday, Flexible
    • Duration description
      • Course with discussion groups – 6 months
      • Course without discussion groups – 4 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    • Time flexibility
    • Attendance
      Regular mandatory meetings
    • Student interaction
      Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions)

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Lecture 1 – The nature of Psychoanalysis – Dr. David Bell 
  • Lecture 2 – Freud’s Models of the Mind – Mrs. Susan Loden 
  • Lecture 3 – Sexuality – Ms. Megan Virtue 
  • Lecture 4 – Dreams – Dr. Gearoid Fitzgerald 
  • Lecture 5 – Defence Mechanisms – Dr. Catia Galatariotou 
  • Lecture 6 – Transference and Countertransference – Dr. Sergei Grachev 
  • Lecture 7 – The Analytic Setting – Mrs. Anne Amos 


All of the lectures are hosted by senior analysts of British Psychoanalytic society.

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

These courses are suitable for anyone. No background knowledge of Psychoanalytic theory or practise is needed.

Technological Requirements

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.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    240 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 240 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 4 months.
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Fee including discussion groups: 400 GBP


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