MSc Psychological Therapies Practice and Research (Psychodynamic/Psychoanalytic Therapy)

Studies in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy

Programme structure

The training is structured in blocks of 5 day intensive training which take place termly for the first two years. In between these blocks, students will participate in study groups taking place at locations across the UK. There is also an option for participants who live a long distance from one of these groups to join a number of these sessions of by Skype. Students will undertake their personal therapy, clinical supervision and clinical practice, all requirements of this course, locally.

Block week dates for 2017 start

Block Week 1: Monday 16th October - Friday 20th October 2017

Block Week 2: Monday 5th February - Friday 9th February 2018

Block Week3: Monday 21st May - Friday 25th May 2018


Stage 1

75 credits of compulsory modules

PSYM151 Psychodynamic Clinical Practice I 15
PSYM164 Psychodynamic Observation Seminars 15
PSYM165a Psychoanalytic Theory Seminars 15
PSYM168a Psychological Therapies Research Methods 15
PYCM011a Contemporary Psychoanalytic Practice 15
PYCM012a Clinical Seminars and Reflective Practice 15

a PSYM165, PSYM168 and PYCM012 run over years 1 and 2 of the programme.


Stage 2

105 credits of compulsory modules

PSYM152 Psychodynamic Clinical Practice II 15
PSYM167 Clinical Applications Seminars 15
PYCM001b Psychological Therapies Research Project 60
PYCM013b Observational Research 60
PSYM125b Theoretical Research Paper 60

b Students must take one of PYCM001, PYCM013 or PSYM125.

Please note: Constituent modules may be updated, deleted or replaced as a consequence of the annual programme review.