Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (M.Sc. / P.Grad. Dip.)

2 years part time



There are two clinical strands Adult Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy and Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy both of which provide a pathway to years 3 and 4 of a four-year clinical training (subject to Academic Council approval). There is also a third strand, intended for applicants who already possess a clinical qualification and 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 - 10 places
     Intake every 2 years
     Course duration 2 years

Up-to-date information about course fees can be found at the Academic Registry, please click here.

The next intake will commence in September 2023.  
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 interview process 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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Study Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (M.Sc. / P.Grad. Dip.) at Trinity

An introduction to and overview of the M.Sc. in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, Trinity College Dublin. Paul Moore Adjunct Assistant Professor.

Course Details

Next Intake

September 2023

Course Director

Paul Moore

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Admission Requirements

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