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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Master of Arts (MA) in Psychoanalytical Cultural Studies

Campus Full time 8 semesters October 2017 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: Core subject studies (6 semesters, 90 ECTS credits) Postgraduate studies / Master thesis (2 semesters, 30 ECTS credits) It is possible to complete the Psychoanalytic Cultural Studies course as master degree programme with 120 ECTS or optionally as an advanced course of study at 60 or 90 ECTS or to study individual study sections as a certified further training with 30 ECTS. (*The study course has been approved by the Berlin Senate Department for Education, Youth and Science.) Psychoanalysis–Culture–Theory This study course with its decidedly inter- and trans-disciplinary focus, provides a multi-layered and illustrative approach to a wide... [-]

Master of Arts (MA) in Psychology in English

Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2017 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. While its curriculum is based on the recommendations of the German Psychological Society (DGPs), one focus of the studies is on learning to apply fundamental diagnostic, counselling and therapeutic competencies. The course's psychoanalytical direction is reflected in the fact that, in addition to behavioural therapy, Gestalt therapy, systemic and other methods, the psychoanalytical methods represent the focus here. Furthermore, the conveying of empirical and statistical methods is intended to also include those methods which are especially suited to record and map the processes and the results of any psychoanalytical treatment. Ultimately, the psychoanalytical direction is also reflected in the fact that the students not only become... [-]

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

Campus Part time 8 semesters October 2017 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. Lecturers from all of the participating universities are involved in the structure and design of the study programme. They supervise and support the students during their studies, which not only convey specialist knowledge and expertise to them, but also encourage them to understand the psychodynamics of the therapeutic relationship in concrete work situations with psychotically ill people and to reflect on their own participation in this relationship. The study course has been accredited by ACQUIN® (Accreditation, Certification and Quality Assurance Institute). Organisation and Structure The Master of Arts (MA) "Integrated Care of Psychotically Ill Persons" course is an eight-semester advance study course to be taken parallel to working full-time. The study course is intended for psychologists, doctors, social workers, pedagogues and members of other professions who have already gained professional experience and completed their first university degree qualifying them for their profession. The Berlin Higher... [-]

Master of Arts (MA) Leadership and Consulting

Campus Full time 4 - 6 semesters October 2017 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. With this background in mind, the study course design is guided by the knowledge that a vital tool for modern leadership of organisations and people is to be found in the reconstruction and processing of unrecognised constellations, expectations and feelings pushed aside in the routine of work. The lectures provide carefully weighed content from both a theoretical and practical viewpoint, which is aligned to issues for undertakings and organisations especially in the context of change management and organisational development. The theoretical work, as well as the practical exploratory phases are linked flexibly and in a practice-driven manner with each other. The Organisational Studies course is intended especially for executives in organisations, who have themselves already had the experience mentioned above, as well as for consultants and coaches who would like to expand their psychodynamic knowledge, place it in an organisational context and apply... [-]

Master Of Arts (MA) Psychology

Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2017 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. Design and Structure The program comprises 120 credits, the full-day program in four semesters or 8 semesters part-time study can be purchased. The credits split roughly evenly across the semester, where in the last semester the Master thesis is written. In the case of part-time study for working adults and External a presence of one week and four weekends per semester is expected. The teaching areas of study are divided into five areas of study. In addition an elective course, which the student is to give the opportunity to their abilities to create a scientific focus. In addition, the student must complete an internship. Aims The Master's Degree in Psychology is designed to enable students to work independently as clinical psychologists to further develop... [-]

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