Psychology

Psychoanalysis Diploma Course

9 Modules

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  • Accredited Course
  • Online study
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  • No time limit for completing your course
  • 150 hours of study
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What You Will Learn

Discover how psychoanalysis was developed by Sigmund Freud and continues to evolve with those who have come after him. You’ll learn about the studies undertaken to prove its effectiveness, how it is used to help clients, and the qualities and training needed to become a professional Psychoanalyst.

From the course, you will first learn about psychotherapy and the differences between this and similar practices. You’ll explore the common elements of psychotherapy and the various ways it can help clients in either one-to-one, couples or group therapy settings and how the...

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Course Syllabus

What will I learn on the course?

Module 1: What Is Psychotherapy?
  • Part 1: Psychotherapy
  • Part 2: Common elements in psychotherapy
  • Part 3: How exactly does psychotherapy work?
  • Part 4: What qualities will help a client get the most from their therapy?
  • Part 5: What are the most common forms of psychotherapy practised today?
  • Part 6: What happens when psychotherapy goes “wrong”?
  • Module 1 Assessment
Module 2: What Is Psychoanalysis?
  • Part 1: The key assumptions behind psychoanalysis
  • Part 2: Example of psychoanalysis in action: Eric
  • Module 2 Assessment
Module 3: Sigmund Freud
  • Part 1: Sigmund Freud
  • Part 2: How Freud used hypnosis
  • Part 3: Freud and dream analysis
  • Part 4: Freud’s seduction theory
  • Part 5: Freud’s followers
  • Part 6: The rise of Nazism and Freud’s escape
  • Part 7: Freud’s less well-known theories
  • Part 8: Freud’s legacy
  • Module 3 Assessment
Module 4: Psychoanalysis and Childhood Development
  • Part 1: Freud’s theory of psychosexual development
  • Part 2: What happens if someone becomes stuck at a particular stage?
  • Part 3: Attachment Theory – a key development
  • Part 4: Building on attachment theory – Mary Ainsworth
  • Part 5: The attachment styles in adult relationships
  • Module 4 Assessment
Module 5: Psychoanalysis After Freud
  • Part 1: Carl Jung
  • Part 2: The 12 archetypes
  • Part 3: The soul types
  • Part 4: The self types
  • Part 5: Jung’s views on personality
  • Part 6: Anna Freud – How she continued her father’s legacy
  • Part 7: Melanie Klein
  • Part 8: Donald Winnicott
  • Part 9: Alfred Adler and Karen Horney
  • Part 10: Erik Erikson
  • Module 5 Assessment
Module 6: How Is Psychoanalysis Perceived Today?
  • Part 1: General criticisms of psychotherapy
  • Part 2: Counter Arguments
  • Part 3: Modern criticisms of psychoanalysis
  • Part 4: The role of modern psychiatry
  • Part 5: The rise of brief therapies as a replacement for psychoanalysis
  • Module 6 Assessment
Module 7: What Is the Evidence That Psychoanalysis Works?
  • Part 1: What does it mean when we say that a therapy “works”?
  • Part 2: Common tests used in research studies
  • Part 3: Qualitative methods
  • Part 4: The paradigm debate – why mixed methods research has a controversial history
  • Part 5: So can psychologists and psychotherapists really check whether a therapy has had a beneficial effect?
  • Part 6: The importance of the therapeutic alliance
  • Part 7: What should we conclude?
  • Module 7 Assessment
Module 8: Psychoanalysis In The Treatment Of Anxiety And Depression
  • Part 1: What does psychoanalytic theory say about anxiety?
  • Part 2: Defence mechanisms and anxiety
  • Part 3: Are some defence mechanisms better or healthier than others?
  • Part 4: A psychoanalytic perspective on depression
  • Part 5: Other psychoanalytic perspectives
  • Part 6: Coyne’s Interpersonal Theory of Depression
  • Module 8 Assessment
Module 9: Training To Be A Psychoanalyst
  • Part 1: Training
  • Part 2: What practical skills do trainees learn?
  • Part 3: Career options after training
  • Part 4: Training in other therapies
  • Module 9 Assessment
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Who Would Benefit from the Course?

Those interested in the work of Sigmund Freud and the subject of psychoanalysis and psychotherapy will enjoy this course. Along with supplying a good understanding of this therapy, the course also teaches you about the skills and training you will need to pursue a career as a Psychoanalyst.

Studying this course can also help you to understand people better, by enhancing your insight into human nature, which is a skill that can be applied to most professions. The knowledge within would be especially useful to those working in counselling and therapy roles.

Accreditations

The Psychoanalysis Diploma Course will take you up to 150 hours to complete working from home. There is no time limit for completing this course, it can be studied in your own time at your own pace.

This course is registered with the CMA (Complementary Medical Association), which is internationally recognised as the elite force in professional, ethical complementary medicine by professional practitioners, doctors and, increasingly, by the general public. Upon completion of the course you can gain membership to the CMA, which in addition to supplying a professional accreditation, offers a number of benefits, all of which can be found here.

This course is certified by the IANLPC (International Association of NLP & Coaching) and the IAHT (International Alliance of Holistic Therapists), both of which are internationally recognised organisations. The IAHT certify personal development, health, fitness and nutrition courses. The IANLPC is a global support network for NLP Professionals and coaches, including the fields of Life Coaching, Hypnotherapy Business Coaching, Leadership, Nutritional, CBT, Personal Development and Holistic Therapy.

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