Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy

University College Dublin


Course Name Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
Course Provider University College Dublin
Course Code X167
Course Type Postgraduate
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)  More info... Major National University of Ireland Level 9 NFQ
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Attendance Options Part time
Location (Districts) Belfield
Qualification Letters MSc
Enrolment and Start Dates Comment Next Intake: September 2022
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Expand+24 Monts part-time.

The course is delivered in 13 modules:

Eight of these – 4 modules in year one and 4 in year two - provide 5 credits each.
Of the remaining 5 modules, 4 are specifically related to clinical training and assessment and run...

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Entry Requirements

Expand+Am I Eligible for this Course?
Eligibility criteria
Candidates are required to be able to demonstrate a commitment to study and practice in the psychoanalytic field as articulated in the work of Sigmund Freud and Jacques Lacan.

Being in one's o...

Interview Shortlisted applicants will have 2 separate interviews.

The MSc in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy is a two-year clinical programme that contributes essentially to the education and training of psychoanalytic psychotherapists. Graduates have, over the years, successfully applied for membership...

Course Content

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Provides a clinical training in psychoanalytic psychotherapy contributing to professional qualification to practice.

Contributes to a rigorous theoretical study of the principles underlying psychoanalytic practice.

Includes par...

Subjects Taught

Expand+Supervision of Clinical Practice

The supervision of clinical practice takes place in small groups with an assigned clinical tutor in order to offer students an intimate environment and a highly focused training in the technique and practice of psy...

Assessment Method

Expand+Assessment is by continuous assessment for the taught modules and a mark for the thesis

The MSc will be awarded upon successful completion of all assessment work as well as the following programme requirements: attendance at teaching...

Number of Credits Total of 100
Careers or Further Progression

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Since its launch in 1984, the programme has produced over 200 graduates. These have come largely from the health and social care professions: medicine, psychiatry, psychology, social work, psychotherapy, counselling, pastoral wo...

Further Enquiries Dr Barry O’Donnell
Director of Psychotherapy Programmes
UCD School of Medicine
The School of Psychotheraphy
St Vincent’s University Hospital
Elm Park
Dublin 4
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