What is the course about?
This workshop will introduce you to the psychodynamic approach to counselling and psychotherapy, exploring how therapists use the approach in their work.
What will we cover?
- The historical background to current psychodynamic practice
- Key psychodynamic concepts and techniques; the use of transference and counter transference; the unconscious and interpretation
- A comparison with psychoanalysis and humanistic approaches
- Case studies.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- Describe key elements of the psychodynamic approach
- Recognise some differences between this approach and others
- Outline the application of this approach to certain situations.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
Tutor input and discussion; experiential work in pairs and small groups; using your own histories and case studies and role play exercises.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
A reading list and bibliography will be provided, and a link will be emailed to you before the course so you can download handouts.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Information will be given on psychodynamic counselling training. You may be interested in one of our other counselling courses at City Lit: Introduction to Jung (PC409); An introduction to the unconscious (PC414); Introduction to transactional analysis (PC406); Introduction to psychosynthesis (PC407); Introduction to Gestalt counselling (PC403/PC412); Introduction to cognitive behavioural therapy (PC401/PC408).
General information and advice on courses at City Lit is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details