Psychoanalytic Training Courses
Each year, The Guild runs three courses:
- Introduction to Psychoanalytic Concepts
- A Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Training
- A Psychoanalytic Supervision course
Our organisation was founded by a group of psychoanalytic psychotherapists from Freudian, Jungian and Phenomenological backgrounds. Our pluralist clinical and supervision training reflects the spectrum of these broad and diverse contributions, and does not consider any one body of theory to hold ‘the truth’. On this basis, trainees on both courses are introduced to the richness and diversity of psychoanalytic perspectives on unconscious life, the sources of human distress and the psychotherapeutic encounter.
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On all three courses, The Guild aims to involve trainees in the continuing evaluation and reformulation of psychoanalytic thinking, emphasising a questioning approach that recognises the importance of the contexts – historical, cultural, political and individual (biographical) – in which psychoanalytic concepts have developed.
Trainees are also encouraged to consider ethnocentric, gender-biased and anti-homosexual ideologies that may be present in psychoanalytic theory.