NEW: An Introduction to Psychodynamics Workshop

This two day workshop delivered by Dr. Kevin Fehin aims to provide an introduction to the ideas and concepts involved in psychodynamic psychotherapy. It will explore attitudes, values and beliefs about human nature from a psychodynamic perspective and provide an understanding of psychopathology and presenting symptoms from this viewpoint.

Some of the applications of psychodynamic thinking both within and outside the clinical setting are introduced. There will also be opportunities for thinking about the place of psychodynamic ideas in working with mental health.

Suitable for: Qualified mental health professionals and those nearing the end of their training or those with an interest in psychotherapy. 

Accreditation for CPD/Learning credits is pending.

Programme Duration

Two days

Programme Aims

The workshop aims to introduce psychodynamic theories and practice by exploring attitudes, values and beliefs about human nature from a psychodynamic perspective, and aims to provide an understanding of psychopathology and presenting symptoms from this viewpoint.

Programme Content

Beginnings and the nature of psychodynamic counselling

Theory from Freud and  Klein, linked to concepts in psychodynamic counselling 

Attachment Theory, stages of development

Winnicott object relations 'facilitating  environment'

Bion the concept of 'Containment'

The setting in counselling

Boundaries

Active listening

The therapeutic relationship

Unconscious communication/processes: Dreams

Working with 'defences' using the concept of Malan and the triangle of insight.

Learning Outcomes

  • The nature and key concepts of psychodynamic counselling. 
  • The process and significance of self reflection and self awareness in psychodynamic counselling. 
  • The skills and attributes required to think and work from a psychodynamic approach.

Connect with Your Trainer

The Learning Curve Institute will distribute a unique pre-course questionnaire to each participant in order to ensure the training meets the needs of everyone and is tailored to the appropriate level while also covering specific situations or scenarios as highlighted by the group.

The Learning Curve Institute offers a unique post course support system whereby learners are provided with the contact details of the trainer and are free to contact them with any questions they may have.

Programme Certification

All participants will receive a Certificate of Completion in An Introduction to Psychodynamics from The Learning Curve Institute.