Who is this course for?
Professionals working in Health, Education or Social Services, as well as students from a variety of disciplines such as philosophy, medicine, psychology, literature, wanting to expand their knowledge on Winnicott's ideas and its applications. Also serves as a natural progression for those who completed our Introductory Lectures course.
This course will introduce and consider in some detail Donald Winnicott’s central concepts, located amongst those who were pioneering and creating psychoanalytic thinking during the mid-years of the 20th century.
Here you can watch Ms. Angela Joyce introducing the course
1. Primary Maternal Preoccupation and Holding
2. Illusion, Transitional Space and Play
3. True and False Self
4. Aggression and the Capacity for Concern
5. The Use of an Object
6. Infantile Sexuality
7. Psychopathology and the Antisocial Tendency
8. Creativity and Culture
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 will not be assessed.
Students will have access to all of these materials at any time for the duration of the course. These features of the course allow students the freedom to follow the course at their own pace.
In the live online discussion groups you will be joined by up to seven other students and a senior analyst. There are 8 discussion groups as part of the course – one for each lecture. Please see below for the dates and times of these discussions.
**Please note that all course content can be accessed at anytime for the duration of the course.**
The course is open to all including those completely new to the subject and no specific experience or qualifications are required.
You must have the technology necessary to enrol in our Moodle platform, which requires a strong broadband connection (around 400kbps - 2Mbps download speed, 400kbps+ upload speed).
To take part in discussion groups you need a computer, laptop, tablet or phone as well as a microphone (this is built in for many devices.) A webcam is also recommended. You will need to have Skype installed on your chosen device. Please make sure you have the most up to date version installed.
For discussion groups, it is essential that you have a good degree of understanding of English language unless stated otherwise.
If you complete the course and attend at least 80% of the online discussion groups, you will receive a digital certificate of attendance. If you opt out of the discussion groups, you will not receive a certificate but you will have an email confirming that you registered for the course.
With discussion groups: £265
Dates and times of discussion groups
Wednesdays at 12.00pm - 13.30pm (BST)
The first discussion will be on the 24 Oct
Please note that after this first meeting, the UK will switch timezone to GMT. This means the timing will go from 12.00pm - 13.30pm BST to 12.00pm - 13.30pm GMT. Please make sure you check your local time against GMT and are available. The remaining meetings will be on:
31/10, 7/11, 14/11, 21/11, 28/11, 5/12, 12/12
|With discussion groups||£ 265.00|
Member only event