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. You will also learn methods of application, gain competence for psychoanalytical psychotherapy and be professionally certified in the practice of psychoanalytical psychotherapy to be an indepedent private practitioner.
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 clients themselves can get the most from their sessions.
You will also learn what the most common forms of psychotherapy are and the differences between their approaches.
The course focusses on psychoanalysis - a method of psychotherapy that places significant emphasis on the contents of the unconscious mind.
You will discover what psychoanalysis is and how the practice is used to help clients solve their psychological and emotional problems.
You will gain competence in the application and practice of psychoanalytical psychotherapy.
Introduction to Mental Health and Community Wellbeing
In this module we focus on the common mental health or community wellbeing issues that would benefit from positive psychology intervention and how to identify symptoms and behaviors.
Introduction to mental health.
Career and professional issues.
Personal performance issues.
This course is designed to provide an introduction to psychoanalytic theory in general, and to Karen Horney’s theory in particular, and to help students become aware of unconscious dynamics and character structure. Lectures and clinical workshops are employed.
This course is designed to provide a grasp of the fundamentals of diagnosis and evaluation for treatment modalities. Material is presented from both a psychiatric and psychoanalytic perspective. The format combines lectures and clinical material.
The purpose of this course is to begin to familiarize students with various theories of human development. The emphasis is on how issues in development impact on psychopathology and health.
The purpose of this course is to help students learn some of the underlying philosophies of treatment and the basic principles and techniques that evolve out of these. The emphasis is on the application of these techniques to students’ work with their patients.
The Psychotherapeutic Relationship
The therapeutic relationship is a key element in the psychotherapeutic process. This course focuses on the beginning connection between patient and therapist and covers the process of identifying and utilizing transference and counter-transference phenomena. There is class participation with the presentation of case material.
Countertransference and Termination
This course is organized for the discussion of practical clinical issues and the consolidation of material previously covered.
Technique: Dream Interpretation
This course addresses the evolution of psychoanalytic dream theory and practice after Freud’s “The Interpretation of Dreams”. The module reinforces the central technique of free association in working with dreams (and generally) in psychoanalytic treatment. This module explores the uniquely catalytic role of dreams in facilitating work with developmental issues and their recapitulation within the treatment. This module examines important overlaps between themes relived in the psychoanalytic treatment situation and conflicts evident between sleeping/forgetting vs. dreaming/awakening. This module places working with dreams in the context of the therapeutic alliance. Psychoanalytic dream work is shown to extend beyond content interpretation to its role in fostering the psychoanalytic therapeutic dyad. This module addresses the role of changing conceptual models on interpretive modes of working with dreams. Candidates will be encouraged to discuss dreams from their own case material.
The supervised practice experience include 10 hours of direct contact hours and 6 hours of supervision with PSYREC's approved, accredited, certified supervisor.
*Students are expected to secure their own client.
**Supervision are conducted via online contact and reviewing case notes and recorded sessions.
Online and distance learning via our Learning Management System. Supervision will be conducted via Zoom and Skype.
This 80-hour, training program can be completed as quickly as two weeks or six-months according to your pace. It include 64 hours of theory and practice preparatory modules with 16 hours of supervised practice.
Standard fees: US$1000
Early bird fees (20% discount): US$800
Limited time only promotional price: US$188
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The Certified Positive Psychology Practitioner (CPPP) Program is ideal for educators, business innovators and social entrepreneurs, coaches, managers, consultants, HR professionals, executives, leaders, facilitators, yoga teachers, nutritionists, body workers, doctors, psychologists and other mental health/wellness practitioners, teachers and educators, curriculum designers and more.
1. Private practice.
2. Professional psychotherapists.
3. Life coaches.
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