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  Graduate Diploma in Psychoanalytic Studies


University College Dublin    UCD School of Medicine

Part time See Course PGDip Part-Time: 2 years
Psychology (31)

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Embark on a transformative journey with the Graduate Diploma in Psychoanalytic Studies at St Vincent’s University Hospital in Dublin. Delve into the depths of psychoanalysis through a two-year part-time course, immersing yourself in theoretical principles and clinical applications. This programme offers a comprehensive study of psychoanalysis, exploring its relevance in social dynamics and cultural contexts. Gain insights into human sexuality, transference, ethics, and more through a series of engaging modules culminating in a dissertation. Applicants with a passion for understanding mental phenomena and human subjectivity are welcome to apply. A good honours Level 8 Bachelor's degree or relevant prior learning is required. Embrace the opportunity to engage with experienced practitioners and immerse yourself in your own psychoanalysis. Stand out in the field with a solid foundation for further clinical practice or academic pursuits. Join us at the forefront of psychoanalytic education and broaden your horizons in the mental, social, and cultural spheres.

About the course

This is a two year part-time course. Attendance is on Wednesday afternoon/evening (2.00 – 7.45pm) over 4 semesters from early September to early May each year. The weekly contact hours (4½ hours) combine formal teaching and classroom discussion. Students on the Graduate Diploma are required to attend their own psychoanalysis with a recognised reputable psychoanalytic practitioner. All teaching is carried out in The School of Psychotherapy at St Vincent’s University Hospital, Elm Park, Dublin

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Entry Requirements

- 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.




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