Introduction to psychodynamic counselling
Time: 10:30 - 16:30
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
Course Code: PC402
Duration: 1 session
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.
This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.
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).