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Diploma in Psychology of the Unconscious

A course on the levels of the mind below and beyond the conscious state

Total recommended period of study: approx. 3 months or less.

Continuous enrolment. Enrol at any time.
Time limit for course completion - 12 months.

Cost: £195.00

A free textbook supplied to UK students.

Method of study: 

Textbook study - distance learning. Written assignments based on the set textbook. Assignment questions are in our PDF course manual and students return their written work by email. Grades and feedback are issued by email.

Course description and syllabus

What do we mean when we refer to “the unconscious” or “the subconscious”?  This course sets out to explore how psychotherapists of various disciplines (such as psychoanalytic, cognitive-behavioural and transpersonal) use and define the terminology of the regions of the mind outside our conscious awareness.  This course will be of interest to trainee and practising counsellors, psychotherapists and hypnotherapists and anyone who has a serious interest in psychology.

A comprehensive additional reading list is provided and also links are given to a number of authoritative websites including links to free downloadable PDFs. Additional optional readings include articles on altered states, shamanic consciousness, the hypnotic state and transpersonal consciousness.

Topics covered:
• What is the unconscious? A historical perspective.
• Freud, Adler and Jung.
• Sullivan, Perls and Boss.
• Modern psychoanalytic views.
• Cognitive-behavioural therapy and science.
• The transpersonal unconscious.
• Looking towards the future.

Entry Criteria: Open entry.


This course will be of interest to counsellors, hypnotherapists, psychotherapists, students of psychology and anyone interested in the consciousness and the mind.

Course textbook:

Edwards, David and Jacobs, Michael. Conscious and Unconscious. Open University Press, 2003.

A free textbook will be sent to UK students.


Successful graduates will receive the Diploma in Psychology of the Unconscious.

The course is approved by ACCPH as a professional development course.

We reserve the right to change the syllabus and other details of any course at any time.


You may start at any time of year
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