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.

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

Campus Part time 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 Education Act (BerlHg) specifically permits the option with advanced study courses to credit evidence of prior professional experience to the planned study time. In order to be able to have the first two "basic studies" credited in this manner, the IPU offers oral examinations (maximum 60 minutes) at which the applicants can demonstrate that they have already gained the knowledge through their practical experience which they would have received in the basic studies course. The IPU provides literature recommendations in advance for these examinations. Thus, the students are enrolled directly in their third specialist semester. The study course then covers the four-semester core subject studies and concludes with the awarding of a certificate. Interested students can progress to a two-semester postgraduate course, during which they write a Master thesis in order to be awarded their Master of Arts academic degree and become qualified to fulfil managerial tasks in therapeutic and psychosocial facilities. Together with the two semesters credited at the start (30 ECTS credits), as well as the core subject studies (4 semesters, 60 ECTS credits) and the postgraduate studies (2 semesters, 30 ECTS credits), the graduates earn a total number of 120 ECTS credits. Applications for the Summer Semester Applications are accepted November 2016 for the 2017 summer semester. Should you be interested in commencing studies at the IPU in the coming 2017 summer semester, please contact the Admissions Office. Mr. Marius Digel will provide you with further information there. [-]

Master of Arts (MA) Organisational Studies

Campus Full time 4 - 6  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 it accordingly. Key subjects Change management; organisational development; psychodynamically oriented consultation; coaching supervision and organisational consulting; process consulting, leadership, personnel development Overview Consulting, Leadership and Corporate Culture on a Psychoanalytical Basis Study Course - Organisational Studies Conceptual study course implementation - Prof. Dr. Tilman Allert Degree (Executive) - 60 ECTS credits: Master of Arts Degree (Extended) - 90 ECTS credits: Master of Arts; Approved Supervisor (in process with DGSv); Psychodynamic Coach (IPU) Course type - MA study course to be taken parallel to working Credits - 60 or 90 ECTS credits Length - 4 or 6 semesters Number of students - Max. 20 per study year On-campus lectures - Per semester: 4 x 1 ½ days (Friday afternoon/Saturday) + 1 full week of lectures Teaching/learning format - Lecture, seminar, workshop, training group, Tavistock conference Teaching content - Case studies, reception theory, self-awareness in a professional context Lecturing language - German, partly English Study location - International Psychoanalytic University Berlin Study requirements - Degree from a first third-level study course leading to a professional qualification, as well as at least one year of relevant professional experience Costs (Executive) - €500 monthly, or €2,900 per semester, or €11,100 Costs (Extended) - €500 monthly, or €2,900 per semester, or €16,100 zzgl. der Kosten für die Lehrsupervision mit externen Lehrsupervisoren Studies commence - October 2016 Benefits The MA "Organisational Studies" course provides: Understanding of psychosocial dynamics in organisations and undertakings Contextual strengthening of one’s self awareness and awareness of others Acquisition of well founded, responsibility oriented leadership competencies (leadership) Acquisition of psychodynamically based consultation competencies Understanding of differing corporate cultures, together with competencies for fostering and promoting them Security in the insecure field of leadership and consultation in differing working environments and contexts Course Content The study course combines decisive psychoanalytically oriented organisational, leadership and consultancy research, while availing of the many years of consultation expertise gained by the lecturers doing so. The study content includes: Organisational development from a psychodynamic perspective; organisations during change; leading and being led; leadership, management and containment; psychodynamic attitude and psychodynamically oriented communication skills; steering of organisational development, as well as group and team processes; crisis and conflict management, as well as Balint based group instruction supervision and participation in a Tavistock conference. Course Applicants The study course is intended for all persons who would like to gain a comprehensive understanding of organisations and who are interested in analysing and discussing psychosocial dynamics, including a reflection on leadership and consultation processes, as well as concepts for sustainable steering. To attend the course, it is necessary to have already graduated from a first third-level study course leading to a professional qualification, such as a degree e.g. in psychology, sociology, pedagogy, economics, law or medicine, together with relevant professional experience. Study Course Structure The on-campus lecture time amounts to four weekends and one full week of intensive lectures per semester. The study course includes the following components: Leadership and Organisation (Organisational Studies – Executive) 9 modules spread over four semesters Balintor based group instruction supervision Tavistock conference Consultation and Research (Organisational Studies – Extended) 3 modules spread over two additional semesters Practical activities in the form of independently conducted consultation processes or change projects in undertakings or organisations, as well as research projects Instruction/teaching supervision accompanying the independently conducted consultations There is the option to participate in a mentoring programme for those interested. Networks We maintain academic and scientific contacts in the field of organisational studies with professors in the following universities: FU University Berlin, TU University Berlin, ESMT European School of Management and Technology Berlin, Goethe University Frankfurt am Main, Kassel University, Klagenfurt University, Witten-Herdecke University and Zeppelin University. Degree 60 ECTS credits (Master of Arts) 90 ECTS (Master of Arts); Approved Supervisor (in process with DGSv – German Association for Supervision); Psychodynamic Coach (IPU) 10 reasons to study at the IPU Research based teaching from lecturers with many years of professional and practical experience Integration of psychological, social psychology, business management and ethical knowledge and principles Access to both latent and effective leadership and consultation factors and determinants Understanding of differing corporate and organisational cultures Analysis and discussion of a value oriented corporate culture Inclusion of a generational perspective in the context of the demographic change Manageable number of participants in learning groups and personal contact with the lecturing staff The extraordinary commitment of all those involved in the courses against the background of the IPU as a private university Berlin as a centre of science and knowledge with its numerous libraries and institutions stands for vision and inspiration Studying in Berlin as a location of central social developments and international encounters [-]

Master of Arts (MA) Psychoanalytical Cultural Studies

Campus Full time 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 spectrum of cultural phenomena and their unconscious dimensions. Doing so, the students will become familiar with and process e.g. artistic and medial creations and products, as indeed everyday occurrences, cultures of knowledge and remembrance, social relationships and their transformations. By altering the perspectives between the various approaches and levels, new views are developed and professional, cultural and social competencies gained. Through the examination and analysis of concrete subjects, the understanding for social dynamics and mechanisms, productions and problem areas is deepened and differentiated. The course of studies is intended for cultural scientists, humanities scholars, humanists and social scientists who would like to broaden their scientific and psychoanalytic expertise, as well as for psychoanalysts, those working in therapeutic counselling and medical fields, or artists who would like to gain a cultural studies qualification. Applicant Entry Requirements A third level or university degree (Master's, graduate degree, state examination, Bachelor's) in a cultural, humanities, social, health sciences or artistic course of studies is a fundamental prerequisite for applying. Any exceptions to this are determined by the IPU's admissions committee. A selection interview is conducted personally with each applicant. [-]

Master Of Arts (MA) Psychology

Campus Full time 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 scientifically and possibly to pursue a university career. Graduates can apply for the training as a psychological psychotherapist after Psychotherapeutengesetz. You are free to provide a recognized after PThG psychotherapeutic directions (behavior therapy, depth psychology, psychoanalysis) to choose. Graduates of this program meet the requirements for access to training to / for psychological psychotherapist / psychotherapist by German law. It is expected that graduates are particularly well prepared for the content and goals of psychoanalytic training after PThG basis of their experience in the application-related courses (Erstinterviewseminare, case presentations, casuistic seminars). However, a guarantee for inclusion in the training as a psychological psychotherapist can not be given. In particular, those graduates who have not started for a bachelor psychology, but as a "cross" with a social science exam the Master Program in Psychology at the IPU, can not expect to be included in the training as a psychological psychotherapist's current view of the state audit offices. applicants Prerequisite for admission is the bachelor's degree psychology at a university. Graduates of other social science courses (such. As medical, educational sciences, theology, sociology) have completed at least 60 credits in psychology, which were acquired in a previous university studies. A recognition of inputs makes the examination committee. This also can be a maximum 4 bridging courses each 5 ECTS impose (General Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Psychological Methods). According to the current interpretation of the law as we know it country Examination Offices (in Berlin it is the State Office of Health and Welfare) have graduates of the MA Psychology only the opportunity to apply for training as a psychological psychotherapist, when they have completed previously a Bachelor Degree Psychology. For the application process applies: The university administration reserves the right to defer or reject an application. This decision takes into account the overall impression of an application: The career choice motivation, the interests of the applicant / candidate and possibly his / her previous experience and social commitment. The majority of the applicant (s) will be invited for an interview. This is recorded and opens into a recommendation to the university management to accept or decline the applicant / the applicant. Applications for the winter semester 2016/17, up to 30th September 2016 will be submitted. [-]

Master of Arts (MA) Psychology in English

Campus Full time 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 familiar with psychoanalysis as a psychotherapeutic method, but also as a cultural theory and applied social science. The study course has been approved and officially accredited until 2017 by the Berlin Senate. Study Aims Our aim at the IPU Berlin is to make you familiar with the whole spectrum of the discourse, so that the greatest possible range of professional options and perspectives are open to you afterwards. Regardless of the career direction, you intend to take: With your Master of Arts Psychology degree from the IPU Berlin, you will be excellently prepared and equipped for your professional future. The intention of the Master of Arts Psychology course is to enable you to work independently as a clinical psychologist, to further your scientific or academic studies and to pursue a university or higher education career as the case may be. As a graduate, you can select a psychotherapeutic direction of your own choice (behavioural therapy, depth psychology, psychoanalysis). If you, as an international student, plan on working in the psychotherapeutic field after graduation from IPU Berlin, we kindly advise you to look at the requirements for the recognition as a therapist in your home country before applying at IPU Berlin. Course Structure and Organisation The course comprises 120 ECTS credits, which can be earned in four full-time study semesters. The ECTS credits are spread to a similar extent across the semesters, with the Master thesis to be written in the final semester. The course is arranged in five areas of study. In addition, there is a compulsory elective subject which is intended to give the students the opportunity to focus on a scientific or academic field in line with their own interests (e.g. Clinical Neuropsychology or Social Trauma or Selective Areas of Work and Organizational Psychology or Other Fields). Furthermore, the students should gain work experience by completing practical, work-placement professional training of at least 330 hours. By designing its modules conceptually, the IPU is striving to enhance the transparency of both the content and aims of the studies, facilitate the planning of mobility options – also between study courses for instance – together with the workload for the students, and space this out uniformly over the study course to the greatest extent possible. Furthermore, the IPU regards itself as being committed to its goal of supporting the development of critically reflective professional skills which centre on the human, matched by specialist practical, problem-solving abilities. Thus, wherever possible, the modules should reflect and map typical tasks and areas of work – in terms of practical applications or in research and teaching – and prepare the students for these responsibilities. As a rule, the modules are taught in a timeframe extending over two semesters at the most. They are provided in annual or six monthly cycles. The modules for all the study courses are integrated into a representative study schedule which provides an intelligent chronological sequence for the modules. However, fundamentally there are no formal course admission restrictions generally. Accordingly, no specific prior competencies or knowledge are required in order to attend modules in a study course. The modules in the MA Educational Studies and/or the Applied Psychoanalysis and Psychoanalytical Cultural Studies courses can fundamentally be studied as compulsory elective subjects in the MA Psychology. Areas of Study and Modules The MA Psychology programme is divided into five areas of study: Reflexive Psychology and Theoretical Psychoanalysis (Modules 1 and 8) Social Psychology Studies (Module 2) Developmental Psychology, Developmental Psychopathology and Studies of Disorder (Modules 3 and 4) Diagnosis and Intervention (Modules 5, 6, 9 and 10) Methods of Practice-Orientated Research (Module 7) The content is spread across the following 10 modules: 1. History of Psychoanalysis in the Context of the Establishment of Psychology as a Science (6 ECTS) Cognitive Interest and Methods in Psychoanalysis, Seminal approaches to the Conceptualisation of the Psyche The module assumes psychoanalytical-depth psychology approaches embedded in the object formation and knowledge route history of science and ideas to the psychological and philosophical bodies of knowledge. The specifics of the psychoanalytical knowledge situation forms the reference. The theory history development of these approaches in relation to their discursive conditions and circumstances is conveyed. 2. Social Psychological Studies (6 ECTS) Drive and Affect, Thought and Speech, Microsociology of Human Interaction The module consolidates the students' knowledge about the theories and methods of social psychology, the reciprocity of bodily perception and the formation of language, and provides an introduction to the microsociology of conversation. 3. Developmental Psychology (6 ECTS) Theories of Development / Developmental Psychopathology The module provides an overview of theories and methods in developmental psychology, developmental psychopathology, as well as psychoanalytical development theories and methods. 4. General and Specific Studies of Disorder (9 ECTS) Psychopathology and its Classification The module conveys knowledge about the clinical psychological and neurobiological classifications and diagnoses, together with the concepts and findings from mental disorders, while permitting a comparison with the concepts of general and special psychoanalytical disorder studies. 5. Psychological Diagnostics (9 ECTS) Theories and Practice of Psychological and Psychoanalytical Diagnostics The module conveys knowledge and skills in psychological diagnostics and a comparison with psychodynamic methods. 6. Psychotherapeutic Intervention (9 ECTS) Theory and Practice of Psychotherapeutic Intervention The module conveys fundamental knowledge and basic competencies in psychotherapeutic intervention. 7. Research Methods (18 ECTS) The module conveys research methodology knowledge and skills in diagnostics, developmental psychology on a cross-sectional and longitudinal basis, in health care epidemiology, comparative result and process research, in experimental designs, as well as in pure psychology research in the lab. 8. Science and Epistemology / Theories of the Subject (6 ECTS) Processes of theory formation, non-clinical fields of psychoanalysis and psychodynamics Psychoanalysis as epistemology and subject theory: Transdisciplinary readings of psychoanalytical theories, their formation of knowledge and their bodies of knowledge. Interfaces with psychological, social studies, humanities, cultural studies and/or human sciences epistemes. 9. Prevention and Advice (6 ECTS) Illness prevention, Health promotion, psychodynamic counselling concepts The module conveys knowledge about prevention, health promotion and counselling methods together with their respective theoretical bases. The intention is to provide an oversight of the various fields of application (in both the world we live in and the working world) and especially to convey the "basic skills" required in the various settings for prevention work and counselling. 10. Elective (5 ECTS) Clinical Neuropsychology or Social Trauma or Selective Areas of Work and Organizational Psychology or Other Fields (to be named) The subjects of the module are functional deficits in experiences and behaviour arising from damage to, diseases of or age-related changes to the central nervous system. [-]

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