PhD in Counselling and Social Psychology

PhD in Counselling and Social Psychology




First Year

  1. L. Binswanger or psychological critique of reason
    – Epistemological foundation of psychology
    – Objectivity and phenomenology
    – Critique of nosographic reason: rational progress to the margins of the experience
    – Possibility and limits of the horizon of understanding
    – Husserl and the foundation of phenomenological psychology
    – The phenomenological method
    – The phenomenological analyzes constitutive- transcendental to existential analysis
    – Synthesis of the phenomenology of Husserl and Heidegger’s existential analysis


  1. Strauss Phenomenological Psychology
    – Forms of spatiality
    – Movement directed to an end and presentification movement
    – The phenomenic modes of color and sound
    – The Gnostic moment and the pathic moment of the perception
    – About a psychology of movement
    – The lived movement
    – Phenomenology of hallucinations
    – The memory and childhood amnesia
    – Mnemic traces: phenomenology of the trace


  1. World, Intersubjectivity, Affectivity and Temporality
    – Phenomenology of sexuality and their pathologies
    – Angst as a ??significant made symptom
    – Alterity
    – Body and expression
    – Dialectics of desire and need
    – From the prematurity to primary socialization
    – Habituation and secondary socialization
    – From the life as representation to everyday life
    – Objective, subjective and transcendental time
    – The time lived and the memory
    – Temporality and melancholy in Binswanger
    – Melancholy as a lost presence and mania as momentary presence
    – Sadness and depression
    – Hysteria as an extreme attempt of being-as an-exhibition
    – Phobia as an protection system
    – Obsession as a controlled presence, programmatic exist and trapped temporality
    – Phenomenology of psychosis: the body and its image
    – The schizophrenia as empty presence
    – The anarchy of the significant in the delirious experience
    – Psychopathy as an extreme attempt of being-as an-action


  1. The human facticity
    – Finitude and fallibility
    – Significance of the disease and pain
    – Meaning of Death and Dying
    – Voluntary death
    – The ambiguity and paradoxical constitution of death
    – The fascination of death and the unbearability of the life
    – The problem of freedom: situation and obstacles
    – Angst, guilt and failure
    – Bad faith
    – Silence, gesture and word
    – The phenomenological narrativity
    – Hermeneutics, reflection and interpretation
    – Phenomenology of Perception
    – The alienation as pathology of freedom


  1. Analysis available to everyone
    The problematic of dissemination of psychiatric issues
    Psychoanalysis and individual psychology
    The fatalistic attitude
    The provisional existence
    The mass and the leader
    The psychical hygiene of old age
    The psychical hygiene of maturity
    The anxiety and anxiety neurosis
    Hypochondriasis and hysteria
    Some considerations around the love
    Anxiety neurosis and obsessional neurosis
    The narco-analysis and psychosurgery
    The anguish of man to himself
    Leaders disease
    Euthanasia? Or mass murder?
    The obstinacy power of the spirit
    The psyche-body problem from the clinical standpoint
    What view does the psychiatrist about modern art?
    The doctor and suffering
    Is the man a product of the inheritance and environment?
    Could be measured and weighed the soul?


  1. The suffering man: Anthropological Foundations of psychotherapy
    Philosophical Foundations of psychotherapeutic theory
    Philosophical questions of therapeutic practice
    Sport as a human phenomenon. Modern catharsis or secular asceticism?
    Love and sex
    Arguments in favor of a tragic optimism
    Unconditioned Man: Lessons meta-clinical
    The body-soul problem
    The essence and the becoming of the spirit
    The problem of mortality
    The problem of free will
    Homo patiens
    The existence of automatism: criticism of nihilism
    Psychologism and sociologism
    From the denial of meaning to the interpretation of meaning
    Meta-clinical interpretation of the meaning of suffering
    What is man?
    From autonomy to transcendence: crisis of humanism
    Anthropomorphism and Anthropocentrism


  1. Roots of Logotherapy
    Analytic relationship and appeal to values
    From neutrality to the responsible commitment
    Analysis and vision of the world
    The medium transformed into end
    Thirst for knowledge, mysticism, skepticism, unilaterality
    Proceed without prejudice
    Love and Responsibility
    Meaning of everyday life
    Youthful counseling
    The erotic Types
    The spiritual problematic of the analysis
    Conscious-Being and responsible-being
    The search for meaning
    Psychology of the elevation
    Enunciating values
    The unique duty
    Birth of logotherapy and Existential analysis
    Existential self-reflection
    Assuming freedom
    Philosophy as an analytical way


  1. Psychoanalysis versus theology
    Interpellated Theology
    Psychoanalysis and human sciences
    Freud and the religious fact
    Religion and omnipotence
    Critique of Freudian interpretation of the religious
    Theoretical valuations
    Soteriology and psychoanalysis: sacrifice
    Representations of God


  1. Ignored presence of the Spirit: Psychotherapy and Spirituality
    Essence of existential analysis
    The spiritual unconscious
    Existential Analytic Interpretation of Dreams
    Transcendence of consciousness
    Unconscious Religiosity
    The cure of the cleaved soul
    The meaning organ
    Meditation: prereflexive ontological self-understanding


  1. Psychoanalysis and Existentialism
    From psychotherapy to logotherapy
    From psychoanalysis to existential analysis
    The meaning of life and death
    Pain, work and love
    Analysis of compulsive and angst neurosis
    Analysis of melancholy and schizophrenia
    From secularism to spiritual cure


  1. Fundamentals and Applications
    Position of Logotherapy
    Meta-clinical Implications
    The Meaning
    The challenge of existential emptiness
    Dimensions of meaning


Second Year

  1. Jungian Psychology
    Psychology of Archetypes
    The collective unconscious
    The oneiric universe
    Origin and function of neuroses
    Individuation and Jungian analysis
    Conscious, awareness, Person and Ego
    The personal unconscious
    The collective unconscious
    Complexes and archetypes
    Shadow, Anima and Animus
    Noncompensatory Dreams
    Freud <> Jung


  1. Jungian Analysis
    Changes of the complex
    Identity Structures
    Embodiment and disembodiment
    Ego and Self
    Psyche and Soul
    Psychopathology and individuation
    Psychological Types
    Structure analysis
    Frequency and duration of the analysis
    Workout and antecedents
    Therapeutic contract
    Responsibilities of the analyst and analysand
    Transformative Field
    Analytical Process Stage
    Self Examination
    Compassion for oneself
    The analysis as structure
    Start and end of analysis
    Freudian and Jungian theory of dreams
    Remember and Register
    Amplification and dramatic structure of dreams in analysis
    Personal and Transpersonal
    Preparation for Death
    Implications of Jungian theory
  2. The Language of Dreams
    Dreams for the subjective development
    Oneiric elaboration: psychoanalytic, Jungian, existential and organicist approaches
    Dream as a window to the mythology of the subject
    Function of dreams in psychotherapy
    Resolution of the subjective problematic of sleep
    Between literature and art
    Oneiric images of the female body
    erotic dreams
    From Aristotle to C. hall
    Tribal shamans and oneiric trips
    Dreams of ancient and indigenous peoples
    Sleep Disorders
  3. The Man and His Symbols
    The beginning of the analysis and the initial dream
    Approach to the Unconscious
    Facing the irrational
    Function and analysis of the dreams
    Past and future in the unconscious
    Typology and archetype in oniric symbolism
    The human soul and the role of symbols
    Scarring of the Breakage
    The eternal symbols
    Heroes and heroes makers
    The archetype of initiation
    Orpheus and the son of man
    Symbols of transcendence
    Individuation process
    Psychic Development Model
    The first approach to the unconscious
    Perception of the Shadow
    Anima and Animus
    The self as a symbol of totality
    Circle symbol
    Modern painting as a symbol
    Withdrawal from reality
    Union of opposites
    The final dream


  1. Psychoanalysis of the Myth
    The Adventure of Being-in-the-world
    The monomyth
    The myth and dream
    Tragedy and Comedy
    The Hero and the God
    The navel of the world
    The Hero’s Going
    The Call to Adventure
    The refusal to the calling
    The supernatural help
    The crossing of the first threshold
    The belly of the whale
    The initiation of the Hero
    The road test
    The meeting with the goddess
    Women as temptation
    Reconciliation with Father
    The Apotheosis
    Last Grace
    Return of the Hero
    The refusal to the return
    The magic flee
    The rescue of the social world
    The crossing of the threshold’s return
    Possession of both worlds
    Freedom to Live
    The cosmogonic cycle
    From psychology to metaphysics
    The universal cycle
    As from emptiness: space (object)
    In the space: life (desire)
    The transformation of the One (A) in the multiple
    Popular Stories about creating
    The virgin birth
    The maternal universe
    The destination matrix
    The belly of redemption
    Popular stories about the maternity of virgins
    Transformations of the Hero
    The primordial hero and the subject
    The hero as a warrior and lover
    The Hero as Emperor and Tyrant
    The Redeemer of the world and the saint
    The going of the hero
    Dissolutions, myth and society
    The end of the microcosm
    The end of the macrocosm
    The shape-shifting
    The function of myth, cult and of the meditation
    The hero of today


  1. The gods in the Creation of Man
    The enigma of the myths
    The fabulous tale
    The sacred origins
    Celestial intervention
    Between heaven and earth: man
    Paradise, Temptation and Fall
    Genesis and supra-sacred history
    Extra human Paradise
    Tree of Life
    Ascension myths in sacred texts


  1. The Tao of Psychology
    Jung, Synchronicity and the Self
    Agatha Christie Method applied to synchronicity
    Like a vigil dream
    Significant Encounters and synchronistic jogger
    I Ching
    Parapsychological pieces of the synchronistic puzzle
    Tao as a path with heart
    The message of the experience


  1. The analysis and the Forces of Darkness
    Myth as collective and personal history
    Unconscious as the blind spot of the gaze
    Non-ceremonial nature of psychotherapy
    Being where the other is not
    Beyond the sin
    The tunnel at the end of the light
    The Karma of personality
    The Evil
    The woman
    The instruction of dreams in analysis
    Becoming a oneself


  1. Memories, Dreams, Reflections (Jung Autobiography)
    Childhood and school period
    Period of university studies
    Activity in the field of psychiatry
    Sigmund Freud
    The analysis of the unconscious
    From the genesis of my work
    Travels: Africa, India and Rome
    About life after death
    Last thoughts


  1. Coincidences
    A matter of chance?
    Subliminal Component
    Consequences of the investigation
    New reading of Kammerer and Jung


  1. Linking Psychoanalysis
    Linking clinical therapy group
    Intersubjectivity and linking suffering
    Postmodernism and Globalization
    Relational philosophical ideas
    Linking disconnection
    The Linking Other in the subject’s session
    Analytical Conception of the group
    Lacan and the Linking
    Episteme of  Linking clinic


  1. To the Left of the Psychoanalysis


Third Year

  1. Against Therapy
    Prehistory of psychotherapy
    Dora and Freud
    Ferenczi and mutual analysis
    The problem of Jung
    Rosen and direct analysis
    Sex and abuse in psychotherapy
    Carl Rogers and humanistic psychology


  1. Foundations of Gestalt
    Relationship of Self and its environment
    Figure and ground
    Predifferentiation and divided attention
    Conceptions of nature
    Destruction and aggression
    Gestaltic concept of reality
    Differentiation and dialectic polarities
    Health Aspects
    Contact and Support
    The present consciousness
    Health in Society
    development and Learning: be centered
    Conclusions of the process
    Contact Characteristics
    Security Functions
    Abnormal functioning
    Neurotic disorder
    Ego Deterioration
    Gestalt: Resetting the development
    Style and techniques
    Reactivation and change
    Resistance, danger and disillusion
    Spontaneity and concentration
    Analyst Role
    Transference and being-present
    Problems in Gestaltic practice
    The last Gestalt


  1. Gestalt therapy
    The Ethos of the now
    New theoretical perspectives
    The power of this experience
    The analyst as his own instrument
    The vivid figure
    The background of experience
    Overcoming and resistance
    Transactions of the resistance
    Introjection, projection, retroflection, deflection, confluence
    The frontier of the contact
    Contact functions
    Syntax, representativeness, recurrence
    Desires and values
    Fantasy and dreams
    Beyond the one-versus-one
    Theoretical influences of Gestalt therapy
    Gestalt in group


  1. Personality
    Approach from the French theory
    Determinants constitutional and dialectics
    Natura – Nurture
    Behavioral transformations
    The social determinant: culture and personality
    For-itself and the identification
    Individuality and history


  1. Organismic Theory of Personality
    Goldstein’s organismic theory
    Structure, Dynamics and Development of Body
    Equalization, self-realization and agreement
    Class and research methods
    Meaning of symptoms
    Case Studies
    Abstract and concrete Conduct
    Organismic theory of Angyal
    Structure of the Biosphere
    Dimensions of the personality structure
    The symbolic self
    Dynamics of the Biospheric system
    Personality development
    Holistic-dynamic theory of Maslow
    Theory of Self consistency of Lecky


  1. Social Psychology and Humanism
    Body, brain, mind and soul (R. Brain)
    The human animal (C. H. Waddington)
    The roots of virtue (E. H. Erikson)
    Marginal regions of the mind (F. Huxley)
    Love in a humanistic framework (M. M. Hunt)
    Humanism and social pathology (B. Wootton)
    The humanistic communication framework (P. Meredith)


  1. Healing Psychology (P. Diel)
    Future of the relationship between psychology and medicine
    Healing Method
    Essential cause of the ills of the spirit
    Analysis of the Oedipus complex
    Biogenesis of healthy and unhealthy motivations
    The intimate observation
    Vanity and its metamorphosis
    Mythical Prescience and psychological science


  1. The Structure of Personality
    The characteristics of living things
    Circuit functional experience
    Peculiarity of the soulish
    General Psychology
    Evolutionary Psychology
    Social psychology and anthropological point
    Task of a personality psychology
    Self-observation and Heteroobservación
    Natural and spiritual scientific method
    The vital background
    Pulsional experiences of Vitality (jouissance, libido)
    Experiences instinctual ego (selfishness, power
    Transitive pulsional experiences (being-for-others, creation, knowing, transcendence)
    Emotional experiences (of vitality, ego and transitive)
    Cordiality and awareness
    Feelings of the destination
    Cosmic feeling
    Orientation in the world
    Representative activity
    Intellectual apprehension
    Active behavior
    Upper structure of personality
    Unilateral accentuation of the psychic layers
    Dissociation of psychic strata
    Authenticity and inauthenticity
    The problem of the unconscious
    Unit of psychology


  1. Beyond the psychotherapy of Carl Rogers
    Authenticity, congruence and transparency
    Empathy as a dynamic process
    The necessary condition of love
    Beyond the Self in the person centered approach
    The necessary and the sufficient
    The practice of creativity
    Expressive therapy
    Distance on the overflowing imaginary
    Looking from the omni-subjectivity
    Focusing Teaching
    Family and group therapy
    The self focused on the person
    From Rogers to Gleick
    Eclecticism: therapist’s identity crisis
    Formation of  therapists of Rogerian guidance


  1. The Way of Being
    Aspects and fundamentals of personalized approach
    Construction of custom communities in the future
    The future of the education process
    Group of Learning
    Personified perspective: the man and the future world


  1. Psychoanalysis of the plural

Pillars of the psyche

Clinical group psychotherapy

Epistemological union between subject and group

Pioneers of the invention of analytic group

Pichon Riviere and the operating group

Foulkes and Groupanalysis

Bion and group mentality

The group as an object of desire and fulfillment

Transfer and analytic listening

Group coupling of minds

Extension of the analytical method to group field

Group as psychic reality

The subject group

Group as analytical situation: device, frame and situation

Discourses and intersubjectivity

Group organizer fantasy

Target and group analytical work processes

Group as intrapsychic formation

Internal groups, psychic and unconscious groupality

Identifications and object relations

Group psychic apparatus

Group, impulses and representations

Associative processes in groups

Interdiscursivity and polyphony

Functions of metaphor: word-symptom-dream

Common and shared oneiric space: Sleep function in group

Psychoanalytic treatment in group

Unconscious intersubjective alliances

The subject of the unconscious link Inter-process of subjectivation


  1. Internal conflicts: a constructive theory of neurosis
    – Neurotic conflicts  and attempted of solutions.
    – The basic conflict.
    – Movement toward, against and of distancing from people.
    – The idealized image.
    – Externalization.
    – Attempts of approach to an artificial harmony.
    – Fears and impoverishment of personality.
    – The lack of hope.
    – Sadistic tendencies.
    – Resolution of neurotic conflicts.








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