Online & Blended Courses

Available all year round. Courses with intakes every 2-3 months will have start dates listed at the bottom of the course information. To register for one of these courses, click the link for one of these dates.

Please click the course or series titles below to view more information

Online Courses

Introductory Lectures Online

Introduction to the work of Wilfred Bion

Introduction to the work of Donald Winnicott

 

Series of Lectures

Political Mind series

British Psychoanalytical Society & Maudsley - Series 1


 

Blended Learning

Although our online courses are designed to be as interactive and accessible as possible, we like to offer students, when possible, the option to complement online learning with face to face contact. 

Typically our online learners can complement their studies with an intensive series of face to face discussions and supervisions on the topics covered during the online course. If you are interested in blended learning opportunities, please let us know and we will contact you if and when such opportunities become available where you are. This option is open across the UK and abroad. 

Please contact us on: enquiries@psychoanalysis.org.uk

 

 

 



Introductory Lectures

This course will introduce Freud’s core ideas and that of his followers within the British Psychoanalytical Society. It is a comprehensive overview on key psychoanalytic theories.

Course features

The course consists of recorded lectures, a transcript of the lectures, study questions, suggested readings and a glossary of terms. 
Students will have access to all of these materials at any time for the duration of the course.

The study questions are a guideline that is there to help you check your understanding and prepare any potential questions or talking points if partaking in the discussion groups. This course is deliberately designed to be self-directed and is therefore not assessed.

These features of the course allow students the freedom to follow the course at their own pace. (see 'Course Length' below for more information).

Recorded lectures

Part 1 - Freud and his theories

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

Part 2 -  British Pychoanalysis Influences

1 - Anna Freud - Mrs. Marianne Parsons
2 - Melanie Klein - Mrs. Margaret Rustin
3 - Donald Winnicott - Dr. Jan Abram
4 - Wilfred Bion - Ms. Nicola Abel-Hirsch
5 - Psychic Development - Dr. Margot Waddell

Who is this course for?

Professionals, students and members of the public who wish to find out about psychoanalysis or deepen the knowledge they already have. The course is open to all, no specific experience or qualifications are required.

Why study with us?

Entry requirements

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).

Course length

4 months – online version only (12 lectures)

6 months - online with online discussion groups (using Skype) (12 lectures and 12 discussion groups). For discussion groups, it is essential that you have a good degree of understanding of English language unless stated otherwise.

Online live discussion group dates/times will be announced shortly. 

Certificate

BPaS certificate of attendance will be issued to those who attended at least 80% of the online discussion groups.

Fees

Online course only: £180

Online course plus online discussion groups and certificate: £320

To register your place, please follow the relevant link below:

Register for online course only (4 months):
1st November intake

Register for online course plus discussion groups (6 months):

Coming soon
Online live discussion group dates/times will be announced shortly. 

Please register your interest in online discussion groups by emailing enquiries@psychoanalysis.org.uk, with 'introductory lectures' as the subject.

Further information

enquiries@psychoanalysis.org.uk

 

Introduction to the work of W Bion

 

This short course will give you an outline of Bion’s core ideas, their theoretical relevance and applications. 
This course is delivered entirely online, with optional live online discussion groups.

 

You can read a short bio about the teacher on this course, Mr. Chris Mawson, by clicking here

Course features

 

The course consists of short recorded lectures, a transcript of the lectures, study questions, suggested readings and a glossary of terms. 
Students will have access to all of these materials at any time, for the duration of the course.

 

The study questions are a guideline that is there to help you check your understanding and prepare any potential questions or talking points if partaking in the discussion groups. This course is deliberately designed to be self-directed and is therefore not assessed.
 

These features of the course allow students the freedom to follow the course at their own pace. (see 'Course Length' below for more information).


Recorded lectures

 

1 - Who was Wilfred Bion

2 - Bion’s early work with groups

3 - Bion’s work with patients in psychotic states

4 - The domain of K

5 - Bion’s later work

 

Here you can watch Mr Chris Mawson introducing his course.

 

Who is this course for?

 

Both clinicians and students from a variety of disciplines such as philosophy, medicine, psychology, literature, wanting to expand their knowledge on Bion’s ideas and its applications. Particularly suited for overseas students. There is a Chinese and a Japanese version of the recorded lectures.
 

Why study with us?


Entry requirements

 

There are no academic entry requirements, but 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).

 

Fees

 

Online course only: £85

 

Online course plus online discussion groups and certificate: £180

 

Qualification
 

BPaS certificate for those attending the online plus discussion groups versions of this course.


Course length

 

2 months – online version only (5 lectures)

3 months - online with discussion groups (using Skype) (5 lectures and 5 discussion groups). Online live discussion group times will be on Wednesdays at 5 - 6.30pm as well as 6 - 7.30pm (GMT).

 

If you are interested in discussion groups, but are not able to join at the above time, please let us know your preferred time (with time-zone) at enquiries@psychoanalysis.org.uk


For discussion groups, it is essential that you have a good degree of understanding of English language unless stated otherwise.


To register your place, please follow the relevant link below:

 

Register for online course only (2 months):

 

1st November intake


Register for online course plus discussion groups (3 months):

 

Coming soon - please register your interest at enquries@psychoanalysis.org.uk

 

 

Further information
 

enquiries@psychoanalysis.org.uk

 

 

Introduction to the work of Donald Winnicott

 

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.

You can read a short bio about the teacher on this course, Ms. Angela Joyce, by clicking here

Course features

The course consists of 8 recorded lectures, a transcript of the lectures, study questions, suggested readings and a glossary of terms. 
Students will have access to all of these materials at any time for the duration of the course.


The study questions are a guideline that is there to help you check your understanding and prepare any potential questions or talking points if partaking in the discussion groups. This course is deliberately designed to be self-directed and is therefore not assessed. 

These features of the course allow students the freedom to follow the course at their own pace. (see 'Course Length' below for more information).

Recorded lectures

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

Here you can watch Ms. Angela Joyce introducing her course

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 suitable for those who completed our Introductory Lectures course.

Why study with us?

Entry requirements

There are no academic entry requirements, but 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).

Course length

3 months – online version only (8 lectures)

4 months - online with discussion groups (using Skype) (8 lectures and 8 discussion groups). For discussion groups, it is essential that you have a good degree of understanding of English language unless stated otherwise.

Online live discussion group dates/times will be announced shortly. 

Certificate

BPaS certificate of attendance will be issued to those who attended at least 80% of the online discussion groups.

Fees

Online course only: £120

Online course plus online discussion groups and certificate: £215


To register your place, please follow the relevant link below:

Register for online course only (3 months):

1st December intake

Register for online course plus discussion groups (4 months):

January intake
Discussion groups on Tuesdays at 6.00pm-7.30pm GMT
- 23 Jan, 30 Jan, 6 Feb, 13 Feb, 20 Feb, 27 Feb, 7 Mar, 14 Mar 
Please note that this group is limited to 10 registrations, and places will be filled on a first-come-first-served basis

 

Further information

enquiries@psychoanalysis.org.uk


 

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