INTRODUCTORY COURSE IN PHILOSOPHY AND PSYCHOTHERAPY
The Introductory Course is both a stand alone certificate course and an introduction to study at the PA. Students who complete the IC can apply to the one year Diploma in Community and Psychotherapy and the Psychotherapy Training.
The course takes place on Monday evenings at our premises in Hampstead, north London, and consists
of a weekly seminar and an experiential group. Each student will be allocated a personal tutor.
You will be invited to study past and current psychological theories and treatments of human suffering taught in conjunction with philosophy and phenomenology as well as ideas drawn from art, literature, the politics of psychiatry, power and lived experience.
The Introductory Course benefits from groups of students who have a mix of backgrounds – the PA has never prized academic qualifications over other skills and experience. Sometimes people who never intended to become psychotherapists find that the Introductory Course inspires them to follow this path after all.
Being a student at the PA means you will have access to our small library and you will also be invited to attend regular PA events and contribute to the PA newsletter.
APPLICATION AND FEES
Application is by interview. The course costs £840 plus a £50 interview fee.
There are a limited number of bursaries available for students surviving on low income
Introductory Course in Philosophy and Psychotherapy
Course Coordinators - Lucy King, Andrea Heath
Experiential Group Facilitator - Daniela Bruni
Administration - Mary Enright, Michele Morgan
Experiential group begins at 6.15pm and lasts ninety minutes
Seminar begins at 8pm and lasts ninety minutes
Introduction to the course
12, 19 October
What is Community?
26 October, 2 November
The Use and Abuse of Theory
9, 6 November
Psychotherapy and Religion (Kierkegaard)
23, 30 November
The Talking Cure: Origins and Claims
Portraits - making pictures, letting go of narratives, what is at stake ?
18, 25 January 2021
Psychology (science) and Psychotherapy (art).
1, 8 February
From Darwin to Freud: On the Origins of the Treatment
15, 22 February
Nietzsche and psychotherapy
1, 8 March
Therapeutic communities, psychosis and homelessness
15 March 5-6pm - End of term meeting
Laura Neall, Tristan Voice
Judgments and experience in psychiatric services
3, 10 May
The legacy of Laing
Heidegger- How art reveals the world to us.
24, 31 May
On Reading, Resounding and Responding: psychotherapy as a love-as-discourse
7, 14 June
Why Philosophy ?
21, 28 June
Merleau-Ponty and the Intertwining.
28 June 5.30pm
End of course meeting
Daniela Bruni, Lucy King, Andrea Heath