MSc Psychodynamics of Human Development (with Birkbeck College)
A pre-clinical course providing preparation for training as a child and adolescent psychotherapist, psychoanalytic psychotherapist or jungian analyst, personal and professional development for those working in social care, counselling, social services, primary care, mental health and education, exploration for a career change to therapeutic work or psychotherapy.
The course includes:
Two year infant observation, following an established practice for learning about the psychodynamics of human development through detailed weekly observation of an infant from birth with support from seminar discussion.
Work study seminars, following an established model of close observation of the work setting including personal and interpersonal responses and organisational dynamics.
A dissertation based on independent research into the psychodynamics of human development using a psychoanalytic or jungian analytic theory and research methods taught by the Department of Psychosocial Studies at Birkbeck College. A post-graduate diploma is available for those not taking the research component.
Who is it for?
The course is designed to provide professional and personal development for those working in settings such as community care, counselling, social services, primary care, mental health and education.
It also gives a foundation, including accredited infant observation, for those considering psychotherapy training and it fulfils the entry requirements for a child and adolescent psychotherapy doctorate.
The British Psychotherapy Foundation (bpf) is one of the largest psychotherapy membership and training organisations in Europe. We are also a charity. Our approach is based on the rich tradition of psychoanalytic and jungian theory and practice, while also drawing on scientific advances in our understanding of the human mind and development.