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A journey through the world of 10 great psychotherapists and their theories …

At a Glance

  • Live online course
  • 2 hours a week
  • Tuesdays 18:00 - 20:00
  • 10 weeks: April to June
  • Tutors: Various leading members of the UKCP
  • Fees from £120 to £205
  • Imperial College attendance certificate (T&Cs apply)
  • Book from 1 March 2021
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This course is organised in partnership with the UK Council for Psychotherapy

Delivered in partnership with the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP), this ten-week course will introduce you to 10 great psychotherapists and explore their main theories.

You do not need to have previous experience or knowledge of psychotherapy to take this course as with learning about different psychotherapists and their theories we will learn how psychotherapy and its key concepts developed as a field over the years as well.

Delivered by highly experienced experts, you will also learn from the professionals how looking at experiences and events through a great psychotherapists’ lens and their main theories can help.

Online Access to Course

This is a taught live online course which means you will be taught alongside other students on the course by a tutor at a specific time on a specific day of the week. To take part in the course you will need a suitably equipped and internet-enabled device. Please find full details and instructions below under 'Course Delivery'.

Attendance Certificate

Those who attend at least 80% of the course sessions will receive an attendance certificate from Imperial College London upon completion of the course.

Course Information

Course Programme

Course Programme

  • Week 1 (27th April) - Sigmund and Anna Freud:  The Origins of Psychological Vaccination – Prof Brett Kahr
  • Week 2 (4th May) - Carl Gustav Jung: The Archetypes – Dr Angela Cotter
  • Week 3 (11th May) - Melanie Klein: The Object Relations – Dr Sarah Niblock
  • Week 4 (18th May) - Donald Woods Winnicott:  Paediatrician of the Mind – Prof Brett Kahr
  • Week 5 (25th May) - John Bowlby and Mary Ainsworth: The Attachment Theory – Kate White
  • Week 6 (1st June) - Eric Berne: Transactional Analysis & Ego States – Ales Zivkovic
  • Week 7 (8th June) - Gregory Bateson: The Ecology of Mind – Gwyn Daniel
  • Week 8 (15th June) - Carl Rogers: The Person-Centred Therapy – Prof Divine Charura
  • Week 9 (22nd June) - Paul Viktor Frankl: Logotherapy & Man's Search for meaning – Speaker TBC
  • Week 10 (29th June) - TBC

Facilitator: Jovana Perzic (Head of Academic Enterprise and Innovation, UKCP)

Additional Reading

There is no compulsory reading required for this course, and there is no set course text.

About Your Tutor

Logo of the UK Council for PsychotherapyThe tutors for this course are all members of the UK Council for Psychotherapy and experts in the field. By combining their expertise into one course this is a truly broad-ranging and enlightening series of classes that draws on the knowledge of some of the best people working in psychotherapy today.

The course convenor and facilitator is Jovana Perzic, Head of Academic Enterprise and Innovation of the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP).

For more information on the UK Council for Psychotherapy please visit the UKCP website.

Course Delivery

All our online courses are taught live which means you will be taught alongside other students on the course by a tutor at a specific time. To take part in the course you must be able to attend the online session at the time stated for the course description.

All times stated are British Standard Time.

To take part you will need a computer, or laptop, or tablet computer, connected to the Internet. The device you use will also need to have a camera, microphone and speakers. Most devices now have these built in, but if not you might have to buy them from a computer shop and to connect them to your device.

Zoom

This course will use Zoom as its online delivery method. Zoom is very easy to use and you do not need to set up a Zoom account to use it. Near the date of your first online session you will be sent an email with a web address (or URL) that will allow you to access the course. This is called the Course Link. All you need do is click on the Course Link in the email and you will be asked to enter your name. This is the name that will be seen by your tutor and other students in the class.

Once you have entered your name you might be asked to enter a password to enter the class. The password will be included in the email sent to you. Once you enter the password you will either be taken directly into the class, or asked to wait in a virtual waiting room until the tutor is ready to let you into the class.

We have also produced a Handy Guide to Zoom [pdf] which gives you basic information on how to use it.

All courses lasting two hours have a 10 minute break in the middle.  For one hour courses there is no break.

Course Fees and Rate Categories

HoursWeeksStandard RateInternal RateAssociate Rate
20  10  £205 £120 £160
All fee rates quoted are for the whole course     Please note there is no early-bird discount available for the April intake courses

Rate Categories and Discounts

Standard Rate

  • Applicable to all except those who fall under the Internal Rate or Associate Rate category, respectively.

Internal Rate

  • Applies to current Imperial College students and staff (incl. Imperial NHS Trust, Imperial Innovations, ancillary & service staff employed on long-term contracts at Imperial College by third-party contractors).
  • Current Centre for Languages, Culture and Communication (CLCC) staff, current CLCC PhD students, Science Communication (Sci Comm) postgraduate students, and students enrolled on an Imperial College 'Language for Science' degree programme should email eveningclass@imperial.ac.uk before completing the online enrolment form.

Associate Rate

  • Students (non-Imperial College)
  • Alumni of Imperial College and predecessor colleges and institutes
  • City & Guilds College Association members
  • Members of the Friends of Imperial College
  • Francis Crick Institute staff, researchers and students
  • Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Council staff
  • Harrods staff
  • Historic Royal Palaces staff
  • Natural History Museum staff
  • Science Museum staff
  • South London Botanical Institute Members
  • Victoria and Albert Museum staff
  • Royal Geographical Society staff
  • Royal College of Art and Royal College of Music tutors and other staff
  • Austrian Cultural Forum staff
  • Staff of Exhibition Road Cultural Group (Discover South Kensington) organisations
  • Lycee Charles de Gaulle staff
  • Tutors and other staff of other universities and higher education institutions
  • Tutors and other staff of institution members of the Association of Colleges
  • Residents of postcodes SW3, SW5, SW7, SW10 and W8
  • Members of the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)
  • Members of the South London Botanical Institute (SLBI)
  • Members of the London Zoological Society
  • Members of the Kennel Club

Late enrolment

It is possible to enrol on many CLCC Evening Class and Lunchtime Learning programmes after the course has started. For non-language courses this is subject entirely to agreement by the tutor. For language courses it is subject to agreement by the language Coordinator conducting level assessment. If you want to join a course late do bear in mind there might be work you will need to catch up on, particularly in language courses.

Applicable terms & conditions

Please read the Terms and Conditions [pdf] before enrolling on any course.

Term Dates

HoursWeeksAutumn termSpring termSummer term
 20  10 n/a n/a w/c 26 Apr - w/e 4 Jul 2021 (10 weeks)

Enrolment Process

Web enrolment starts 1 March 2021

Enrolment and payment run through the Imperial College eStore. Please click on the blue booking link on the relevant course page noting below instructions:

  • Our rate categories are explained on the course page and your applicable rate category must be selected on the eStore
  • First-time eStore users please create an account by entering an email address and password. These credentials should also be used for future bookings. Imperial College users please note the eStore is not a single-signon College system
  • The booking process involves entering payment details before your course choice and applicant details are queried on an in-built questionnnaire which completes the process
  • The following email notifications are sent
What is sentWhen is it sentWhat does it contain
1. Payment confirmation Instantaneously following submission of your online application
  • Confirms payment, payment date, order number and course title
  • Should not be treated as a course-enrolment confirmation which is only sent later
2. Enrolment confirmation Sent in due course but likely not before the end of March. Please treat your payment confirmation as confirmation that your applicant details and payment have been received
  • Re-onfirms your course choice
  • Shows your course's term dates
  • Confirms your course' day of the week & time
3. Programme information Usually sent Friday late afternoon the week before term starts
  • Contains further course details incl. classroom location and teacher contact information
  • Provides further general programme details
If you need further help with the above information please ring 020 7594 8756

Any Questions?

  • Questions regarding the content and teaching of this course should be sent to the lecture series facilitator, Jovana Perzic, Head of Academic Enterprise and Innovation at UKCP, at jovana.perzic@ukcp.org.uk
  • Questions about your enrolment and payment should be sent to the Programme Administrator, eveningclass@imperial.ac.uk

If you have enjoyed this course, why not look at other arts and humanities evening class courses at Imperial College. This includes courses on the history of western art from ancient Greece to the nineteenth century, Understanding Modern and Design, the history of film and cinema and Greek and Roman mythology in art. We also run practical courses in art and photography and creative writing classes, and a growing programme of science based evening classes.