Introduction to Psychoanalytic Theories and Concepts 

***We are accepting applications for this course and, whilst we accept late applications, we do need a minimum number of applicants by late August so would encourage you to apply as soon as possible***

6.30 – 9.00pm, Wednesdays from 25th September – 11th December and 15th January – 25th March

(half-term breaks 30th October & 19th February) 

On this course you will explore psychoanalysis as an approach to the unconscious and its expression in human development and relationships. The first term focuses on theories of the mind and the second will explore clinical phenomena and concepts which both inform, and have arisen from, these theories. 

Each evening will comprise a lecture or seminar – given by one of our professional members or a specialist guest speaker – and a discussion group. There are no assignments to complete. 

This course will be of interest to anyone with a personal or professional interest in psychoanalytic ideas. It would also form a valuable introduction for anyone considering a professional training as a psychotherapist. It serves as a useful foundational course for those new to psychoanalytic ideas who would like to train with us to become a Psychoanalytic or Psychodynamic Psychotherapist. 

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Timetable 2018-19 

Timetable 2019-20 to be published

Fees and Applications

The closing date for applications is 30th September each year

Information on our fees and application forms for all of our courses can be found here.

The Mind at Work

***Please note we are not offering this training in 2019***
A short course for anyone interested in the unconscious processes of everyday life

7.30 – 9.00pm, Wednesdays from 1st May – 10th July (half term break 29th May)

The aim of the course is for participants to develop an understanding of the unconscious processes of everyday life, through focusing on everyday situations in the workplace and other settings, where we interact with others.

The Mind at Work is a ten-week course facilitated by an experienced psychoanalytic psychotherapist. The learning is based on discussion of ordinary everyday events, and time spent thinking about the underlying unconscious processes that may be at play. There are no assignments to complete.

The Mind at Work is ideal for anyone who wishes to deepen their understanding of other humans, and why we behave and relate in the ways we do. The course is ideal for those who have completed our Introductory Course and it can lead onto the next level of training offered here at the Severnside Institute for Psychotherapy.