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MSc Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy


University College Dublin UCD School of Medicine

Part time September MSc Part-time: 2 years

About the course

This part-time 2 year programme provides a clinical training in psychoanalytic psychotherapy contributing to professional qualification to practice this therapeutic method with adults. Since its inception in 1984 this part-time 2 year programme has significantly contributed to the formation in clinical practice for many psychoanalytic practitioners and other clinicians who benefit from a psychoanalytic influence on their work. It is relevant for any mental health professional, including GPs, psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, therapists, counsellors and nurses. The programme also accepts applications from candidates from other backgrounds who are suitable for the programme on the basis of their own prior experience of psychoanalysis.

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This part-time 2 year

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Entry Requirements

Candidates are required to be able to demonstrate a commitment to study and practice in the psychoanalytic field as articulated in the work of Sigmund Freud and Jacques Lacan. Being in one's own analysis is the primary way of demonstrating this commitment. Previous psychoanalytic study is welcome but not a pre-requisite where there has been experience of psychoanalysis. Previous clinical / relevant experience in other practices (psychiatry, psychology, social work, social care work, education, nursing, law) is welcome but not a pre-requisite.

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