Psychotherapy - Psychoanalytic Studies

University College Dublin


Course Name Psychotherapy - Psychoanalytic Studies
Course Provider University College Dublin
Course Code X667
Course Type Postgraduate
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Postgraduate Diploma (Level 9 NFQ)  More info... Major National University of Ireland Level 9 NFQ
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Attendance Options Part time, Afternoon, Daytime
Location (Districts) Belfield
Qualification Letters GradDip
Enrolment and Start Dates Comment Next Intake: September 2022
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Duration 24 months part-time
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Entry Requirements Am I eligible for this course?
• Applicants must be willing to engage with an open mind with psychoanalytic principles.
• Applicants must be willing to be in their own psychoanalysis.
• Applicants must ordinarily have a good honours Level 8 Bachelors degree in any field or have the basis for recognition of prior learning and experience.

International applications
International applicants should contact the academic programme director for a full list of entry requirements.

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Programme Location
All teaching is carried out in The School of Psychotherapy at St Vincent’s University Hospital, Elm Park, Dublin 4.The weekly contact hours combine formal teaching and classroom discussion. Attendance i...

Course Content

Expand+Graduate Diploma Psychoanalytic Studies
Course Features
• Provides a comprehensive study of the theoretical principles underlying the practice of psychoanalysis in the context of the student’s own experience of psychoanalysis
• Explores the ...

Subjects Taught

Human Sexuality and the Logic of Sexuation
From the time of Sigmund Freud’s controversial ‘Three Essays on a Theory of Sexuality’ [1905] it has been possible to investigate human sexuality in terms of the sexual drive and human subjec...

Assessment Method Assessment is by continuous assessment for the taught modules and a mark for the thesis.
Number of Credits Total credits awarded: 60 ECTS
Careers or Further Progression

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Since its inception in 1984 the School of Psychotherapy at St. Vincent’s University Hospital in conjunction with UCD has taught psychoanalysis to students with diverse career backgrounds. Medical doctors, psychiatrists, psyc...

Further Enquiries Academic Programme Coordinator:
Dr Barry O’Donnell
Director, the School of Psychotherapy
St Vincent’s University Hospital
Elm Park, Dublin 4
Tel.: 01 2213396
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