I've recently joined The Global Centre for Advanced Studies and will be teaching in the PhD in Philosophy program, as well as their Institute for Psychoanalysis. This year they are offering a one year Certificate in Psychoanalysis program. Check it out:

The Global Centre for Advanced Studies (GCAS) is offering a certificate in Psychoanalysis. To register:

This programme familiarizes participants and researchers with basic and advanced critical knowledge of psychoanalysis by some of the world’s leading psychoanalysts. It is a certificate designed for:

  • professional mental health care workers who seek to expand their practice techniques

  • academics who seek to advance their critical research findings

  • the general public interested in the subject

Intended Learning Outcomes:

  • Enhancement of critical thinking and communication skills for professional advancement.

  • Basic and advanced knowledge of psychoanalysis in the Freudian, Lacanian, and Existentialist traditions (including the Slovenian, French, and North American orientations).


  • complete four (4) courses (from the seminars listed on this page) within one year

  • successfully pass the certificate examination





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Kevin Boileau, PhD

Bracha L. Ettinger, PhD

Isabel Millar, PhD

Julie Reshe, PhD

Kerry St. Leger

Helen Rollins

Duane Rousselle, PhD

Vanessa Sinclair, Psy.D.

Jamieson Webster, PhD


Schedule of the Live Seminars

Conversion Disorder: Bodies, Symptoms, and Anxiety (October 2021)

Bracha L. Ettinger Seminar (October 2021)

Introduction to Psychoanalysis (November 2021)

Structuralism vs. Phenomenology (December 2021)

The Emancipatory Contradiction: Four Crystallizations in Contemporary Life (January 2022)

The Unconscious Act: Theories of Repetition in Philosophy and Psychoanalysis (February 2022)

Hegel’s Phenomenology of Spirit (April 2022)

AI, Sex and Psychoanalysis (May 2022)

Queering Psychoanalysis (June 2022)



Q: I am in a BA degree programme currently, do I qualify to apply for this certificate programme?

A: Yes, anyone can take this programme regardless of prior education levels.

Q: What is the “certificate examination”?

A: It is a final examination that ensures you have learned the central concepts of the programme. The examination is a written response to core questions such as, “What is anxiety?” It is three (3) hours in length. You may use notes, books, articles, and the lecture recordings to help you compose your responses so long as you cite your sources. It is graded “pass/fail”. You may retake the examination if necessary. The cost of a retake examination is 100€.

Q: I have a learning disability. Do you offer accommodation?

A: Yes, we can allow more time for you to take the examination if you qualify.

Q: If I can’t make the live lecture/discussion sessions may I still complete the programme?

A: Yes, so long as you view the recorded materials and make a good effort to attend the live sessions.

Q: Can I take more than four (4) courses?

A: Yes, you may take as many courses as you like in this programme for up to 1 year (i.e., until October 2022).

Q: If I’m a monthly subscriber can I take these courses?

A: Yes, however, in order for you to receive a certificate, you must successfully pass the Psychoanalysis examination, which will cost 689€.

Q: What happens if I take a course separately, just to try it out and I want to enroll in the certificate programme.

A: We will credit you the cost of the course (up to 200€) once you enroll in the certificate programme.

Q: What happens if it takes me longer than a year to complete?

A: You may continue beyond 1 year (i.e., October 2022) for a fee of 400€ for the next year (i.e., until October 2023).

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