Psychodynamic Approaches to Psychotherapy I

13 septembre, 2022 - 4 avril, 2023

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(Recognized by the OPQ for the psychotherapy permit 50 hours)

Course description

This course gives an introductory grounding in psychodynamic and psychoanalytic theory and practice. It was created hand in hand with the OPQ therefore, it qualifies for the Psychotherapy permit courses.

Psychodynamic psychotherapy is based on the premise that human problems and behaviour express the unconscious forces and internal conflicts.

Training in psychodynamic psychotherapy requires a commitment to deepening knowledge through reading and reflection, it is the ability to approach complex material with an independent mind, the willingness to seek necessary resources, and the dedication to fulfil program responsibilities with professionalism.

The course is organised as follows:

The first year focuses on beginning principles and assessment tools. Students learn psychodynamic assessment and interview techniques for working with patients, and are introduced to psychodynamic theories of the therapeutic alliance, the therapeutic frame, and fundamental ethical issues, including approaches to suicidality.

The seminars combine lectures and discussions, based on assigned readings; the seminars are organised in four modules.

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$1250.00 (Course packs are included)

Last date to register August 18th 2022

Late registration: August 19th to August 31st fee $1300

Course Evaluation

Assignment #1: 40% of the final mark
Assignment #2: 60% of the final mark


The Argyle Institute will issue an official attestation for the OPQ (for psychotherapy permit)

Event Registration ($1250)

Registration form for events that cost $1300 ($1250 for Argyle Members)


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Prix: $ 1,300.00 CAD
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