Diploma In Psychoanalysis Online Course

The Common Elements Of Psychotherapy 

Diploma In Psychoanalysis Online Course

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Learn The Common Elements Of Psychotherapy

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.

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.

As the founding father of psychoanalysis, it is important to understand the work of Sigmund Freud. From the Psychoanalysis Course, you learn about his life, beliefs, popular and lesser-known theories, and the legacy he has left in the fields of psychology and psychiatry.

The course explains Freud’s theory of Psychosexual Development and the five stages of life that everyone goes through, from birth to becoming a young adult, and how others are opposed to this idea. You’ll also learn about Attachment Theory and how this affects child and adult relationships.

Although psychoanalysis may have begun with Sigmund Freud, it certainly didn’t end with him. This course looks at the people who came after him and the ways in which they have added to his theories on personality and development with their own concepts.

As with most types of therapy and counselling, psychoanalysis has its fair share of naysayers. The course takes a candid view of modern criticisms and to what extent these points may be considered valid, as well as offering counter arguments. You will also learn about the importance of self-reflection within the role of a Psychoanalyst.

Who Would Benefit from the Course?

Those interested in the work of Sigmund Freud and the subject of psychoanalysis and psychotherapy will enjoy this course. Along with supplying a good understanding of this therapy, the course also teaches you about the skills and training you will need to pursue a career as a Psychoanalyst.

Studying this course can also help you to understand people better, by enhancing your insight into human nature, which is a skill that can be applied to most professions. The knowledge within would be especially useful to those working in counselling and therapy roles.

Course Fast Facts:

  1. Learn the fundamentals of Psychoanalysis
  2. Comprehensive 9 module Accredited Certificate in Psychoanalysis 
  3. Study along with simple instructions & demonstrations
  4. Written and developed by leading Psychoanalysis experts
  5. Receive one-on-one online help & support
  6. Unlimited, lifetime access to online course
  7. Certificate of completion awarded with passing score for the online assessment
  8. Study at your own pace with no rigid class timetables, 24/7 from any computer or smart device

Course Delivery

Courses are accessed online by any device including PC, tablet or Smart Phone. Upon purchase an automated welcome email will be sent to you (please check your junk email inbox if not received as this is an automated email), in order for you to access your online course, which is Available 24/7 on any computer or smart mobile device.

Recognition & Accreditation

Upon completion of your course assessment, you will receive 3 certificates. An accredited certificate from the awarding body relating to your course, a CPD certificate displaying the number of CPD points earned from the course and a certificate of completion.

Module 1: What Is Psychotherapy?

  • Part 1: Psychotherapy
  • Part 2: Common elements in psychotherapy
  • Part 3: How exactly does psychotherapy work?
  • Part 4: What qualities will help a client get the most from their therapy?
  • Part 5: What are the most common forms of psychotherapy practised today?
  • Part 6: What happens when psychotherapy goes “wrong”?
  • Module 1 Assessment

Module 2: What Is Psychoanalysis?

  • Part 1: The key assumptions behind psychoanalysis
  • Part 2: Example of psychoanalysis in action: Eric
  • Module 2 Assessment

Module 3: Sigmund Freud

  • Part 1: Sigmund Freud
  • Part 2: How Freud used hypnosis
  • Part 3: Freud and dream analysis
  • Part 4: Freud’s seduction theory
  • Part 5: Freud’s followers
  • Part 6: The rise of Nazism and Freud’s escape
  • Part 7: Freud’s less well-known theories
  • Part 8: Freud’s legacy
  • Module 3 Assessment

Module 4: Psychoanalysis and Childhood Development

  • Part 1: Freud’s theory of psychosexual development
  • Part 2: What happens if someone becomes stuck at a particular stage?
  • Part 3: Attachment Theory – a key development
  • Part 4: Building on attachment theory – Mary Ainsworth
  • Part 5: The attachment styles in adult relationships
  • Module 4 Assessment

Module 5: Psychoanalysis After Freud

  • Part 1: Carl Jung
  • Part 2: The 12 archetypes
  • Part 3: The soul types
  • Part 4: The self types
  • Part 5: Jung’s views on personality
  • Part 6: Anna Freud – How she continued her father’s legacy
  • Part 7: Melanie Klein
  • Part 8: Donald Winnicott
  • Part 9: Alfred Adler and Karen Horney
  • Part 10: Erik Erikson
  • Module 5 Assessment

Module 6: How Is Psychoanalysis Perceived Today?

  • Part 1: General criticisms of psychotherapy
  • Part 2: Counter Arguments
  • Part 3: Modern criticisms of psychoanalysis
  • Part 4: The role of modern psychiatry
  • Part 5: The rise of brief therapies as a replacement for psychoanalysis
  • Module 6 Assessment

Module 7: What Is the Evidence That Psychoanalysis Works?

  • Part 1: What does it mean when we say that a therapy “works”?
  • Part 2: Common tests used in research studies
  • Part 3: Qualitative methods
  • Part 4: The paradigm debate – why mixed methods research has a controversial history
  • Part 5: So can psychologists and psychotherapists really check whether a therapy has had a beneficial effect?
  • Part 6: The importance of the therapeutic alliance
  • Part 7: What should we conclude?
  • Module 7 Assessment

Module 8: Psychoanalysis In The Treatment Of Anxiety And Depression

  • Part 1: What does psychoanalytic theory say about anxiety?
  • Part 2: Defence mechanisms and anxiety
  • Part 3: Are some defence mechanisms better or healthier than others?
  • Part 4: A psychoanalytic perspective on depression
  • Part 5: Other psychoanalytic perspectives
  • Part 6: Coyne’s Interpersonal Theory of Depression
  • Module 8 Assessment

Module 9: Training To Be A Psychoanalyst

  • Part 1: Training

  • Part 2: What practical skills do trainees learn?
  • Part 3: Career options after training
  • Part 4: Training in other therapies
  • Module 9 Assessment

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Minimum education

Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet. 

Minimum specifications for the computer are:

Windows:

  • Microsoft Windows XP, or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

MAC/iOS

  • OSX/iOS 6 or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems

  • Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
  • Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

Students will also need access the following applications:

Adobe Acrobat Reader



The Psychoanalysis Course will take you up to 150 hours to complete working from home. There is no time limit for completing this course, it can be studied in your own time at your own pace. This is a Level 3 course and will give you 150 CPD (Continued Professional Development) points.

This course is registered with the CMA (Complementary Medical Association), which is internationally recognised as the elite force in professional, ethical complementary medicine by professional practitioners, doctors and, increasingly, by the general public. Upon completion of the course you can gain membership to the CMA, which in addition to supplying a professional accreditation, offers a number of benefits.

This course is certified by the IAHT (International Alliance of Holistic Therapists), the IAHT is an internationally recognised organisation. The IAHT certify personal development, health, fitness and nutrition courses.

About this Course

Learn The Common Elements Of Psychotherapy

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.

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.

As the founding father of psychoanalysis, it is important to understand the work of Sigmund Freud. From the Psychoanalysis Course, you learn about his life, beliefs, popular and lesser-known theories, and the legacy he has left in the fields of psychology and psychiatry.

The course explains Freud’s theory of Psychosexual Development and the five stages of life that everyone goes through, from birth to becoming a young adult, and how others are opposed to this idea. You’ll also learn about Attachment Theory and how this affects child and adult relationships.

Although psychoanalysis may have begun with Sigmund Freud, it certainly didn’t end with him. This course looks at the people who came after him and the ways in which they have added to his theories on personality and development with their own concepts.

As with most types of therapy and counselling, psychoanalysis has its fair share of naysayers. The course takes a candid view of modern criticisms and to what extent these points may be considered valid, as well as offering counter arguments. You will also learn about the importance of self-reflection within the role of a Psychoanalyst.

Who Would Benefit from the Course?

Those interested in the work of Sigmund Freud and the subject of psychoanalysis and psychotherapy will enjoy this course. Along with supplying a good understanding of this therapy, the course also teaches you about the skills and training you will need to pursue a career as a Psychoanalyst.

Studying this course can also help you to understand people better, by enhancing your insight into human nature, which is a skill that can be applied to most professions. The knowledge within would be especially useful to those working in counselling and therapy roles.

Course Fast Facts:

  1. Learn the fundamentals of Psychoanalysis
  2. Comprehensive 9 module Accredited Certificate in Psychoanalysis 
  3. Study along with simple instructions & demonstrations
  4. Written and developed by leading Psychoanalysis experts
  5. Receive one-on-one online help & support
  6. Unlimited, lifetime access to online course
  7. Certificate of completion awarded with passing score for the online assessment
  8. Study at your own pace with no rigid class timetables, 24/7 from any computer or smart device

Course Delivery

Courses are accessed online by any device including PC, tablet or Smart Phone. Upon purchase an automated welcome email will be sent to you (please check your junk email inbox if not received as this is an automated email), in order for you to access your online course, which is Available 24/7 on any computer or smart mobile device.

Recognition & Accreditation

Upon completion of your course assessment, you will receive 3 certificates. An accredited certificate from the awarding body relating to your course, a CPD certificate displaying the number of CPD points earned from the course and a certificate of completion.

Module 1: What Is Psychotherapy?

  • Part 1: Psychotherapy
  • Part 2: Common elements in psychotherapy
  • Part 3: How exactly does psychotherapy work?
  • Part 4: What qualities will help a client get the most from their therapy?
  • Part 5: What are the most common forms of psychotherapy practised today?
  • Part 6: What happens when psychotherapy goes “wrong”?
  • Module 1 Assessment

Module 2: What Is Psychoanalysis?

  • Part 1: The key assumptions behind psychoanalysis
  • Part 2: Example of psychoanalysis in action: Eric
  • Module 2 Assessment

Module 3: Sigmund Freud

  • Part 1: Sigmund Freud
  • Part 2: How Freud used hypnosis
  • Part 3: Freud and dream analysis
  • Part 4: Freud’s seduction theory
  • Part 5: Freud’s followers
  • Part 6: The rise of Nazism and Freud’s escape
  • Part 7: Freud’s less well-known theories
  • Part 8: Freud’s legacy
  • Module 3 Assessment

Module 4: Psychoanalysis and Childhood Development

  • Part 1: Freud’s theory of psychosexual development
  • Part 2: What happens if someone becomes stuck at a particular stage?
  • Part 3: Attachment Theory – a key development
  • Part 4: Building on attachment theory – Mary Ainsworth
  • Part 5: The attachment styles in adult relationships
  • Module 4 Assessment

Module 5: Psychoanalysis After Freud

  • Part 1: Carl Jung
  • Part 2: The 12 archetypes
  • Part 3: The soul types
  • Part 4: The self types
  • Part 5: Jung’s views on personality
  • Part 6: Anna Freud – How she continued her father’s legacy
  • Part 7: Melanie Klein
  • Part 8: Donald Winnicott
  • Part 9: Alfred Adler and Karen Horney
  • Part 10: Erik Erikson
  • Module 5 Assessment

Module 6: How Is Psychoanalysis Perceived Today?

  • Part 1: General criticisms of psychotherapy
  • Part 2: Counter Arguments
  • Part 3: Modern criticisms of psychoanalysis
  • Part 4: The role of modern psychiatry
  • Part 5: The rise of brief therapies as a replacement for psychoanalysis
  • Module 6 Assessment

Module 7: What Is the Evidence That Psychoanalysis Works?

  • Part 1: What does it mean when we say that a therapy “works”?
  • Part 2: Common tests used in research studies
  • Part 3: Qualitative methods
  • Part 4: The paradigm debate – why mixed methods research has a controversial history
  • Part 5: So can psychologists and psychotherapists really check whether a therapy has had a beneficial effect?
  • Part 6: The importance of the therapeutic alliance
  • Part 7: What should we conclude?
  • Module 7 Assessment

Module 8: Psychoanalysis In The Treatment Of Anxiety And Depression

  • Part 1: What does psychoanalytic theory say about anxiety?
  • Part 2: Defence mechanisms and anxiety
  • Part 3: Are some defence mechanisms better or healthier than others?
  • Part 4: A psychoanalytic perspective on depression
  • Part 5: Other psychoanalytic perspectives
  • Part 6: Coyne’s Interpersonal Theory of Depression
  • Module 8 Assessment

Module 9: Training To Be A Psychoanalyst

  • Part 1: Training

  • Part 2: What practical skills do trainees learn?
  • Part 3: Career options after training
  • Part 4: Training in other therapies
  • Module 9 Assessment

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Minimum education

Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet. 

Minimum specifications for the computer are:

Windows:

  • Microsoft Windows XP, or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

MAC/iOS

  • OSX/iOS 6 or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems

  • Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
  • Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

Students will also need access the following applications:

Adobe Acrobat Reader



The Psychoanalysis Course will take you up to 150 hours to complete working from home. There is no time limit for completing this course, it can be studied in your own time at your own pace. This is a Level 3 course and will give you 150 CPD (Continued Professional Development) points.

This course is registered with the CMA (Complementary Medical Association), which is internationally recognised as the elite force in professional, ethical complementary medicine by professional practitioners, doctors and, increasingly, by the general public. Upon completion of the course you can gain membership to the CMA, which in addition to supplying a professional accreditation, offers a number of benefits.

This course is certified by the IAHT (International Alliance of Holistic Therapists), the IAHT is an internationally recognised organisation. The IAHT certify personal development, health, fitness and nutrition courses.

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Course Summary

Course ID No.: 012CE196
Delivery Mode: Online
Course Access: Unlimited lifetime access-Study at your own pace
Tutor Support: Yes
Time required: 150 hours of study
Assessments: Yes
Qualification: Certificate

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