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MSc Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy

MSc. Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy

Course Title MSc Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
Qualification MSc.
Duration Two years
Next Intake September 2019

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Course Director: Dr Paul Moore
Course Administrator: Siobhan O'Leary

There are two clinical strands Adult Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy and Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, and a third strand which does not lead on to an accredited training qualification with an accredited training institute. This third strand is intended for applicants who wish to improve their theoretical and clinical understanding of psychoanalytical ideas and technique in the context of a recognised MSc Degree qualification. 
 - Adult strand -15 places
 - Child and Adult strand - 15 places
 - Third strand (not aligned to professional training institutes) - 10 places 
 - Intake every 2 years
 - Course duration 2 years

The next intake will commence in September 2019. The application process for the 2019 intake will open in October 2018.

Course Description:

This is a two year course in psychoanalytic psychotherapy, conducted as part of a four year training programme in psychoanalytic psychotherapy. The course provides students with a comprehensive account of psychoanalytic systems as they have developed from the work of Sigmund Freud, Melanie Klein, Wilfred Bion and Donald Winnicott. The course provides a comprehensive conceptual and critical understanding of the theoretical basis of psychoanalytic psychotherapy, as well as a thorough training in the application of psychoanalytic theory to psychoanalytic clinical practice. Please note that applicants are admitted to the programme as a part of an overall four year training in either Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy or Adult Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy. Due to this, an assessment process involving the institute concerned will form a part of the intake process onto the course. Our assessment is designed to work with you around whether this is the right course for you and if it is the right time to engage in it. (The above relates to Adult Strand and Child and Adolescent Strand applicants only).

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Course Director: Dr Paul Moore
Course Administrator: Ms Siobhan O'Leary