International Psychoanalytic University Berlin

Introduction

The IPU is a state-recognised private university with its campus and administration in Berlin. The International Psychoanalytic University Berlin gGmbH limited liability company is the body responsible for the university, and the sole shareholder of the company is currently the Foundation to Promote University Psychoanalysis. The latter is a non-profit foundation with legal capacity established under German public law. The IPU is financed solely from the non-profit foundation's resources and the study fees from students attending the courses, in addition to third-party funding for its research activities. It does not receive any grants or contributions whatsoever from the public authorities.

With the commencement of lectures in 2009, a gap was closed that had arisen in the one-sided natural sciences direction of academic psychology. The study courses at the IPU convey psychoanalysis as a science which maps the human as a biological, social and culturally imprinted being and which seeks to understand the individual against the background of their history and the influence of their unconscious. All of the study courses at the IPU are research-related, and provide close contact with clinical and pedagogical practice from the first semester.

IPU Mission Statement

The IPU facilitates studies, advanced studies and further education, as well as research with a psychoanalytical basis, and pursues a transdisciplinary understanding of science in its fields of teaching and research.

In a dialogue with other sciences, it contributes to the further development of psychoanalysis as an applied social science and cultural theory.

It conveys psychoanalysis as a science which maps the human as a biological, social and culturally shaped being and which seeks to understand the individual against the background of their personal history and under the influence of the unconscious.

The scientists lecturing and researching at the IPU have gained many years of experience in practice, teaching and research. They enjoy excellent learning and working conditions with the required resources at their disposal.

Analysis, discussion and shared development – on an interdisciplinary level and beyond the limitations of any status groups – represent a defining criterion of the scientific and organisational work at the IPU.

The IPU builds up networks and establishes cooperative arrangements with national and international partners in science, training and practice, which promote mutual enrichment in terms of content and a positive perception among the general public.

The IPU fosters a (self) reflective attitude in teaching, research and on an application level, a close link between application and research, as well as an interdisciplinary and international dialogue. It contributes to the healthcare of the overall population.

This school offers programs in:
  • English
  • German

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Programs

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MA

Master of Arts (MA) in Psychoanalytical Cultural Studies

Campus Full time 8 semesters October 2018 Germany Berlin

What makes this course so unique is the double approach it takes: The psychoanalysis/culture interface is studied from both sides. On the one hand, cultural issues are an original element of psychoanalytical object formation, while on the other hand, psychoanalytical approaches are an essential element of cultural studies. [+]

What makes this course so unique is the double approach it takes: The psychoanalysis/culture interface is studied from both sides. On the one hand, cultural issues are an original element of psychoanalytical object formation, while on the other hand, psychoanalytical approaches are an essential element of cultural studies.

Organisation and Structure

The MA Psychoanalytical Cultural Studies course is offered as a part-time course to be taken parallel to working full-time.* The course is held on campus over three weekends (of which two run from Friday midday to Sunday midday, and one to late Saturday afternoon) together with one full week of lectures. The full week of lectures is usually recognised and accepted as educational leave from work (Bildungsurlaub), subject to the regulations in the various German federal states. When studied in its entirety, the course consists of eight semesters in total (120 ECTS credits), and is organised in two consecutive study phases:... [-]


Master of Arts (MA) in Psychology in English

Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2018 Germany Berlin

This M.A. programme explores one of the most differentiated and contemporary perspectives of the human psyche, as indeed for one of the most modern of the human sciences. As a science of the unconscious, psychoanalysis is not just a therapeutic method. [+]

This M.A. programme explores one of the most differentiated and contemporary perspectives of the human psyche, as indeed for one of the most modern of the human sciences. As a science of the unconscious, psychoanalysis is not just a therapeutic method. It also represents a theory of science and knowledge, one that is located between the natural sciences and the humanities, cultural studies and social sciences, and which connects these lines of tradition in an innovative, forward-thinking manner.

With our Master programme, a unique, multi-layered study course is waiting for you that will prepare you for an equally diverse professional life and career. The study course’s clinical direction, which focuses on psychodynamic-psychoanalytical approaches, provides solid education and training in research methods. At the same time, this is broadened on a fundamental level with in-depth knowledge from non-clinical application areas of psychological and psychoanalytical thinking.... [-]


Master of Arts (MA) Integrated Care of Psychotically Ill Persons

Campus Part time 8 semesters October 2018 Germany Berlin

The topical, care policy-related Master of Arts (MA) "Integrated Care of Psychotically Ill Persons" study course, intended to be taken parallel to working full-time, has been offered since the 2013 summer semester jointly by the IPU (primary responsibility) and three further universities, the Charité University Medical Department in Berlin, the Catholic University for Applied Sciences Berlin and the UKE Hamburg Eppendorf University Hospital. [+]

The topical, care policy-related Master of Arts (MA) "Integrated Care of Psychotically Ill Persons" study course, intended to be taken parallel to working full-time, has been offered since the 2013 summer semester jointly by the IPU (primary responsibility) and three further universities, the Charité University Medical Department in Berlin, the Catholic University for Applied Sciences Berlin and the UKE Hamburg Eppendorf University Hospital.

This cooperative effort by these four universities permits the integration in a highly unique manner of different professional competencies, all of which are required when working with psychotically ill people. These include social work, social psychiatric, pharmacological, psychodynamic and somatic therapeutic competencies.... [-]


Master of Arts (MA) Leadership and Consulting

Campus Full time 4 - 6 semesters October 2018 Germany Berlin

One experience that occurs repeatedly in undertakings and other social systems – onerous problems are frequently not commercial or technical in nature, but instead are found in interpersonal areas. With people not working productively together, each having their own life stories and pursuing their own agendas. [+]

One experience that occurs repeatedly in undertakings and other social systems – onerous problems are frequently not commercial or technical in nature, but instead are found in interpersonal areas. With people not working productively together, each having their own life stories and pursuing their own agendas. It is not uncommon that open or hidden conflicts arise from this in interpersonal areas, which become inflamed within the organisation and intensify as a result. Individual life experiences and social, inter-organisational relationships are interwoven with each other. And the manner and way in which we react to others also always has its origins in one’s own personality and life story.... [-]


Master Of Arts (MA) Psychology

Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2018 Germany Berlin

Its curriculum is based on the recommendations of the German Society of Psychology, however, the course focuses on the application-related switching of diagnostic, therapeutic and of consulting skills base. [+]

Its curriculum is based on the recommendations of the German Society of Psychology, however, the course focuses on the application-related switching of diagnostic, therapeutic and of consulting skills base. His psychoanalytic orientation shown by the fact that in addition to behavioral therapy, gestalt therapy, systemic and other psychoanalytic process are the main focus of study.

In addition, learning about empirical and statistical methods should also include those methods which are particularly suited to detect and map the process and the result of psychoanalytic treatments. Finally psychoanalytic orientation also appears that the students will get to know psychoanalysis not only as a psychotherapeutic method, but also as a cultural theory and applied social science. The course is approved by the Berlin Senate and until 2017 officially accredited.... [-]


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10555 Berlin, Berlin Region, Germany
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