Sigmund Freud was the founder of psychoanalysis that formed the basis for all subsequent talking therapies up to the present day. His writing is original, and his ideas helped to shape the modern world to such an extent that we now take such concepts as the unconscious for granted as it has become adopted by western culture in art, movies and advertising.
Yet many of us, even as trained therapists, haven’t really read Freud’s own writing. This study group will provide a space to explore four important papers which still have plenty to say about current issues and concerns.
The papers will be sent out in advance and each week in September we will be talking about a paper, introduced and facilitated by Smita Kamble who is a BPC registered psychoanalytic psychotherapist, supervisor and trainer.
Attending the study group you can expect:
- To feel more anchored within the psychodynamic framework
- To feel Freud is more accessible and to talk about his ideas in simple language
- To interest anyone who wants to understand Freud and his impact on the history of ideas and human psychopathology
The group will be on zoom on Monday evenings at 7pm in September for 90 minutes a session. You can join for all four sessions or choose individual sessions.
WEEK 1: 6th September – The Interpretation of Dreams
WEEK 2: 13th September – Beyond the Pleasure Principle
WEEK 3: 20th September – Narcissism
WEEK 4: 27th September – Mourning and Melancholia (Depression)
The cost will be £25 per session, or a discounted £90 for all four sessions. Each session will count as 1.5 hours certificated CPD or 6 hours CPD for all four.
Pay by direct bank transfer to Coop Bank, Bedford Counselling Centre,sort code 089299,account number 65682890 putting FREUD SD as a reference.
Book now and receive the papers in advance to allow time to read, they are a mixture of short and long papers.
We hope you will be interested.