Psychopathology: Theory and Practice
Study the mind at CPD, certificate or diploma level in our new post-qualification programme
19 September 2019 to 4 June 2020
Thursday evenings 19.30-21.30
This newly created 30 week course will provide professional practitioners of psychotherapy, psychology, psychiatry, psychoanalysis, counselling, creative arts therapies, and related professions with an intensive, year-long study of the field of psychopathology in its many forms, introducing participants to psychological conditions ranging from severe manifestations of psychological illness to the more ordinary neuroses of everyday life.
The programme has been designed to survey not only basic psychiatric knowledge but also the century-long accumulation of psychological knowledge about psychopathology.Read More...
We hope that by offering an overview of the many possible disturbances of the mind through the lens of the depth psychologies, practitioners will be able to embark upon a serious and carefully constructed examination of the field.
A comprehensive knowledge of the traditional taxonomy of psychopathology will be offered (eg schizophrenia spectrum and other psychotic disorders; neurodevelopmental disorders; bipolar disorders; depressive disorders; personality disorders; paraphilic disorders; anxiety disorders; sexual dysfunctions; gender dysphoria; and many more). In addition, these diagnostic categories will be examined with a critical eye, placing them into a historical and cultural framework.