Department of Counselling and Psychology Course Outline
Course Title Psychoanalytic Readings
Course Code PSY410
Number of Credits 3
Duration of Weeks 15
Contact Hours Per Week Seminars (3 hours)
Pre-requisite Course(s)

PSY208 Psychoanalytic Concepts

Course Aims
This course is essentially a follow-up to the course Psychoanalytic Concepts. Some manuscripts by major figures in the psychoanalytic tradition are selected and introduced to students. These major figures include Sigmund Freud, Anna Freud, Erik Erikson, Karen Horney, Erich Fromm, H.S. Sullivan, Melanie Klein, Edna O’Shaughnessy, Marion Milner, Donald W. Winnicott, W.R.D. Fairbairn, Michael Balint, Heinz Kohut, Wilfred Bion, and Jacques M. Lacan. Students are invited to reflect on the challenges and suggestions imbedded in the selected psychoanalytic manuscripts by means of extensive group reading, discussions and debates.
Course Intended Learning Outcomes (CILOS)

Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to: 

1. achieve a deep understanding of some essential theories in psychoanalysis;

2. reflect critically on the dynamics of the inner world;

3. compare psychoanalysis with psychotherapies originated from other schools of psychology;

4. describe the controversies and major critiques of contemporary psychoanalytic theories.
Assessment Tasks
Individual Presentation
Student Portfolio
Active Participation
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