Dr Diana Shmukler, clinical psychologist, teacher and supervisor, is leading a course at the Oxford University Summer School for Adults next July, and it promises to be highly creative and applicable across many disciplines, including coaching supervision. The Summer School describes itself as ‘bringing together a cosmopolitan range of like-minded students for a self-contained week of specialised study, overseen by some of the finest tutors in the country.’
Diana Shmukler will be taking Sigmund Freud’s groundbreaking book, The Psychopathology of Everyday Life, and reconsidering it in the context of today’s world, with its unique challenges and demands.
The course description says this will ‘provide the opportunity to think about how contemporary society shapes our minds and external lives and what the central psychological pressures are today. Thus the aim of this course is to provide a broad picture of human functioning, thinking about what can be considered ‘normal’ behaviour, in contrast to the problematic, as we continually attempt to satisfy the needs deeply embedded in our nature.’
Visit the course homepage for details of the sessions, teaching and assessment methods, reading lists, and fees. The course runs from 27 July to 3 August 2019 in central Oxford.
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