Taught course

Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy

Institution
Trinity College Dublin - the University of Dublin · Psychiatry
Qualifications
MSc

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Entry requirements

An upper second class honours primary degree or higher is generally required. For those who are in professions that now require a primary degree but that did not require this at the time the person entered this profession (including nursing), an exception can be made. Decisions around such exceptions are made with Trinity’s Graduate Studies Office.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This is a two-year course in psychoanalytic psychotherapy, conducted as part of a four-year training programme in psychoanalytic psychotherapy. The course provides students with a comprehensive account of psychoanalytic systems as they have developed from the work of Sigmund Freud, Melanie Klein, Wilfred Bion and Donald Winnicott.

The course provides a comprehensive conceptual and critical understanding of the theoretical basis of psychoanalytic psychotherapy, as well as a thorough training in the application of psychoanalytic theory to psychoanalytic clinical practice. Please note that applicants are admitted to the programme as a part of an overall four-year training in either Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy or Adult Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy. Due to this, an assessment interview process will form a part of the intake process onto the course. Our assessment is designed to work with you around whether this is the right course for you and if it is the right time to engage in it. (The above relates to Adult Strand and Child and Adolescent Strand applicants only).

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Academic Registry
Email
academic.registry@tcd.ie
Phone
+353 (0)1 8964500