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The Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Diploma is a wonderful learning opportunity for anyone who has a passion for this topic and is interested in enjoying a long career in the relevant industry. It’s also for anyone who is already working in this field and looking to brush up their knowledge and boost their career with a recognised certification.     

This Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Diploma consists of several modules that take around 6 hours to complete. The course is accompanied by instructional videos, helpful illustrations, how-to instructions and advice.

The course is offered online at a very affordable price. That gives you the ability to study at your own pace in the comfort of your home. You can access the modules from anywhere and from any device.

Why choose this course

  • Earn a free e-certificate upon successful completion.
  • Accessible, informative modules taught by expert instructors
  • Study in your own time, at your own pace, through your computer tablet or mobile device
  • Benefit from instant feedback through mock exams and multiple-choice assessments
  • Get 24/7 help or advice from our email and live chat teams
  • Full Tutor Support on Weekdays

Course Design

The course is delivered through our online learning platform, accessible through any internet-connected device. There are no formal deadlines or teaching schedules, meaning you are free to study the course at your own pace.

You are taught through a combination of

  • Video lessons
  • Online study materials
  • Mock exams
  • Multiple-choice assessment


Upon successful completion of the course, you will be able to obtain your course completion e-certificate free of cost. Print copy by post is also available at an additional cost of £9.99 and PDF Certificate at £4.99.

Course Curriculum

About the Tutor 00:02:00
About the Course 00:04:00
What is Psychodynamic Psychotherapy? 00:10:00
What is Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy & Psychoanalysis? 00:14:00
How does Psychodynamic Psychotherapy work? 00:08:00
Core Principles of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy 00:11:00
The Purpose & the Goals 00:06:00
What is Psychodynamic Psychotherapy used for? (substance use, depression, PTSD) 00:12:00
Levels of Awareness
Consciousness and the Unconscious 00:10:00
Psychodynamic Psychotherapy and the Unconscious 00:07:00
Defence Mechanisms / Psychological Defences
Denial 00:10:00
Repression 00:10:00
Rationalisation 00:06:00
Reaction Formation 00:09:00
Projection 00:08:00
Displacement 00:05:00
Regression 00:08:00
Sublimation 00:06:00
Conducting a Psychotherapy Session
The Importance of a Therapeutic Relationship 00:06:00
Creating a Safe Place 00:09:00
Informed Consent (Beginning of the Treatment) 00:07:00
Setting Frame & Boundaries 00:10:00
Conducting an Assessment 00:11:00
Goal Setting with the Client 00:08:00
Therapist and the Client in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
Listening in Psychodynamic Therapy (Empathic Listening) 00:08:00
Transference 00:10:00
Countertransference 00:07:00
Techniques in Psychodynamic Therapy
Free Association 00:07:00
Symbolism & Interpretation 00:05:00
Dream Interpretation – part 1 00:05:00
Dream Interpretation – part 2 00:11:00
What Else You Need to Know
Sessions – how long, how often, how many? 00:08:00
Short-Term / Brief Psychodynamic Therapy 00:10:00
When do we ‘end’ Psychotherapy? 00:12:00
Medication and Therapy 00:07:00
Thank You & Good Bye! 00:03:00
Bonus Section
Additional Techniques in Psychotherapy 00:12:00
Stress- & Anger Management in Psychotherapy 00:12:00
Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) 00:17:00

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