Depth Psychology Workshop - The Weekend University

Freud, Jung, Klein & Winnicott; A masterclass in the psychology of the unconscious.

Why do you do what you do?

Are you really in control of your thoughts, feelings and behaviour?

Or are there elements beneath the surface that are really running the show?

The depth psychologists; Freud, Jung, Winnicott and Klein, helped us understand that much of what we do is shaped by the unconscious, and that our conscious mind (the ego) is just the tip of the iceberg.

Crucially, they also developed methods for working with the unconscious and making its contents conscious, to improve our self awareness and give us greater freedom in our lives.

In this one day workshop, we’ll explore the key ideas of Freud, Jung, Winnicott and Klein, and examine how they can be applied to create lasting changes both in ourselves, and in others.


  • Carl Jung and The Interpretation of Dreams
  • Melanie Klein and Our Inner World 
  • Sigmund Freud and the Psychosexual Stages of Development 
  • Donald Winnicott and the True and False Self

The course will contribute six hours of Continuing Professional Development.

Event Schedule:

  • 10:00 – 11:15: Sigmund Freud and The Psychosexual Stages of Development 
  • 11:15- 11:30: Morning Break
  • 11:30 – 12:45: Melanie Klein and Our Inner World 
  • 12:45 – 1:45: Lunch
  • 1:45 – 3:00: Donald Winnicott and the True and False Self
  • 3:00 – 3:15: Afternoon Break
  • 3:15 – 4:30: Carl Jung and The Interpretation of Dreams
  • 4:30 – 5:00: Q+A

Full Day Pass: £38.25 + VAT + booking fee
Student Pass: £20.25 + VAT + booking fee


Sat 22 Feb 2020
09:30 – 17:00 BST

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Birkbeck, University of London, London
The Weekend University – Depth Psychology Workshop


Birkbeck, University of London,
Malet Street, Bloomsbury,
London, WC1E 7HX

Course Leader:

Dr Mark Vernon - The Weekend University

Dr Mark Vernon is a writer, broadcaster, and psychotherapist, with an interest in Ancient Philosophy. His work focuses on the skills and insights that illuminate our inner lives. He contributes regularly to programmes on the BBC, comments and reviews for the national press, as well as giving talks and leading workshops.

Dr Vernon has degrees in physics and theology, and a PhD in Ancient Greek philosophy. He is a member of the teaching faculty at the School of Life, and works as a psychotherapist in private practice and at the Maudsley hospital. 

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What TWU attendees are saying:

    positive review  I have attended 7 weekend University days and now I do not want to miss one because they have all been fantastic and worth dragging myself away from my lie in on a Sunday for. Each of the sessions I have attended have had excellent speakers talking about fascinating areas of Psychology. Having previously studied psychology I really enjoy delving back into the world of attending lectures and absorbing information again without the stress of exams or essays. But even if you have no psychology background I recommend coming to these events, especially if you see a topic you like you will not regret it! Niall not only organises these amazing event days but also now we have access to podcasts and he takes the time to organise a social after the event to meet fellow psychology enthusiasts as well as provide clear and easy instructions on how to get there, a certificate to say you attended the event and even lunch place suggestions which are little added extras which make the whole experience great. I am very glad to have the weekend university in my life and thank Niall and the team for making this happen.

    Hannah Alice Howell Avatar Hannah Alice Howell
    April 4, 2019

    5 star review  Just attended my second Weekend University day of lectures at Birkbeck, this time on Memories, Dreams and Existentialism. A great mix of speakers, styles and content which left me wanting to go home and find out more about two out of the three subjects. Fantastic to see Emmy Van Deurzen in action - she's a bit of a heroine of mine! One tip would be to ask the audience to fill up the rows of seats before the start as inevitably some people arrive late (like I did) and it was all a bit chaotic at the back of the auditorium. There were empty seats near the walls but no way to get to them without having four or five people stand up.

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    February 26, 2018

    positive review  I attended the Weekend university at Birkbeck today. I enjoyed the three speakers. I plan to attend future events.

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    May 27, 2018
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The Weekend University seeks to guarantee an excellent learning experience. If you are not fully satisfied with the day, you will receive 100% of your money back, and we will cover the cost of your travel to and from the venue.