GCAS Institute of Psychoanalysis
Director: Dr Julie Reshe ()
Julie Reshe is a Postdoctorate researcher at the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts. Drawing from philosophy, psychoanalysis, neuroscience and art, her multi-disciplinary approach is focused on issues of cultural posthumanism. Articulating the non-human, the trans-subjective and the modifiable, her critique disputes traditional ways of life. Her research interests include evolution of language and culture, education, childhood studies, gender and sexuality. Julie publishes regularly in both mainstream magazines and refereed academic journals. She holds an M.A. degree in Philosophy from the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv. Julie also studied cultural theory in National University of Kiev-Mohyla Academy. She received her Ph.D. in Philosophy and Psychoanalysis in Slovenia, where she studied under the supervision of Alenka Zupančič in Scientific Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts.
GCAS Institute of Psychoanalysis is an evolving platform for research and education, that offers the possibility of an in-depth interactive online learning, being at the same time a modifiable space for experiments.
Psychoanalysis appeared as a revolution of human thought. Today psychoanalytic concepts are at the basis of the most advanced scientific and philosophical theories that engage in the exploration of both the inner and the social human worlds. How was it achieved?
It is well known that Freud discovered one of the most fundamental concepts of psychoanalysis: the unconscious. It implied that behind every obvious matter that concerns the human mind there is a hidden underlying mechanism. However psychoanalysis is not a theory that aims for explanatory completeness as scientific and metaphysical theories do. Contrary to them, in psychoanalysis, when a hidden psychological mechanism is discovered the existence of another one is immediately presupposed. It is this awareness that there is always something else, yet another unknown layer of the human mind, that makes psychoanalysis an inexhaustible prospect of research.
Continuously deepening our self-knowledge we gain the ability to transform our patterns of behavior and, thus, the world in which we live. In these ways psychoanalysis is truly a revolutionary practice, for revolution is essentially an opposite course to any cessation of cognition.
This revolutionary enthusiasm has brought together the faculty of the Institute of Psychoanalysis. As you can see our faculty comprises some of the world’s leading researchers, furthermore our faculty will continue to grow. We are revolutionaries, discoverers of new worlds.
GCAS Institute of Psychoanalysis welcomes researchers with all types of academic backgrounds, from all over the world. Join us in spreading the world revolution.
Our institute will offer both general courses on the theory of psychoanalysis, and more specialized courses, the content of which will reflect current research interests of our faculty members as well as interests of students.
General courses on the theory of psychoanalysis will cover the following themes:
- Core concepts of Freudian and Lacanian psychoanalysis;
- The inner relationship between psychoanalytic concepts and philosophy (classical and contemporary);
- The links between psychoanalysis and its broader social context.
Candidates for the Certificate must:
- take “GCAS Series” course (6 credits);
- take at least three courses for a minimum total of nine credits (each course carries one, two, or three credits).
Candidates for the Diploma must:
- take “GCAS Series” course (6 credits);
- take at least three courses for a minimum total of nine credits (courses can be taken in other institutes with the director’s approval);
- complete an independent study related to the candidate’s thesis;
- write a 10,000 word thesis paper under the supervision of a faculty advisor;
- successfully defend the thesis before a committee of GCAS faculty members, or one that includes a faculty member from another institution approved by the Institute Director.
List of courses to be announced shortly.