IICP College: Certificate in Psychoanalysis and Clinical Application

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Certificate in Psychoanalysis and Clinical Application

Friday 15th June 2018


Building over four days, the course provides an insight into the work of Sigmund Freud (1856-1939) and the French psychoanalyst, Jacques Lacan (1901-1981), both pioneers in the field of psychoanalysis, and the application of their concepts to contemporary clinical practice. Each day will be divided into seminar-style talks that will focus on key aspects of theory set out below, which will be underpinned by case studies and clinical exemplars. The emphasis will be on discussion and on participation.

Psychoanalysis offers mental health practitioners another mode of technique and practice that they may wish to add and integrate into their clinical work. There are several hundred psychoanalysts working throughout Ireland in a variety of health, education and social care sectors. Far from being an obscure school of thought, psychoanalysis continues to offer a particular approach to working with mental health, psychopathology, and modern life that emerges out of philosophy, the sciences, linguistics, literature, and discourse theory. This short course illustrates what psychoanalysis offers in its approach to mental life and human subjectivity.

Course Content

Day 1: Introduction to Freud’s Innovations and How the Analyst Works.
Day 2: Freud on Group Psychology, Sexuality, Religion and Culture.
Day 3: Lacan on Desire and the Speaking Subject.
Day 4: Lacan on Diagnosis and the Clinical Structures.

Why attend this CPD Course?

  • Open to both beginners and clinical practitioners in psychotherapy seeking a serious introduction to psychoanalytic technique and practice.
  • Provides an insight into the work of Sigmund Freud and the French psychoanalyst, Jacques Lacan, pioneers in the field of psychoanalysis.
  • Illustrates what psychoanalysis offers in its approach to mental life and human subjectivity.
  • Offers participants ways of incorporating psychoanalysis into their clinical practice.

Dr. Eve Watson - IICP Module & CPD Lecturer

Eve Watson (PhD, MICP, RegPract APPI) is a psychoanalytic practitioner working in Dublin’s city centre, and is involved in teaching and training in psychoanalysis, psychotherapy and teacher education. Her recent book (w/ Dr. Noreeen Giffney) is Clinical Encounters in Sexuality: Psychoanalytic Practice and Queer Theory (Punctum, 2017) and she has a book chapter on children and transsexuality in Lacanian Psychoanalysis with Babies, Children and Adolescents (Karnac, 2017) and forthcoming on female sexuality in Lacan’s Ecrits: A Reader’s Guide, Vol. 2 (Routledge, 2018). She is currently the editor of Lacunae, the International Journal for Lacanian Psychoanalysis, a peer-reviewed journal, and is a member of the Association for Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy in Ireland (APPI).

Award: Certificate of Attendance and Participation. CPD: 24 hours

Cost: €495.00 (Reduced rate for IICP Students /Alumni and VCS Counsellors: €420.75)

Dates: Four day Certificate course starting, Friday 15 June 2018

Time: 9:30am – 4:30pm

Venue: IICP College, Killinarden Enterprise Park, Killinarden, Dublin 24.

For further information call 01-4664205 or to apply on line visit IICP.ie


Dublin 24

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