Hello and welcome to The “U” in Relationships, brought to you by Wherapy: Therapy – Wherever, Whenever!
In this four week course you will learn about the various psychological processes formed during our early childhood and the impact that they have on our relationships in the present. We will look at attachment patterns and communication methods. We will also examine our role in the different “systems” we belong to and study our habit of internalizing caregivers during childhood and projecting them onto the people we meet as adults.
This course uses concepts from psychodynamic therapy. Psychodynamic therapy is the interpretation of mental and emotional processes. It looks at how events in the past affect thought patterns and behaviors in the present.
We encourage you to take each lesson at your own pace. There is a lot to learn. Short videos and diagrams are provided to make the information easier to digest. Homework will be assigned at the end of every lesson.
Also, please make the most of the week between lessons by applying what you have learnt and by doing the homework consistently throughout the week and not leaving it until the day before.
So, without further ado, let’s get started. Click on the tab below to proceed to the first week of the course: Attachment.
Target Group: People suffering from poor mental health due to problems in their relationships.
Aim: To help student’s understand how psychological processes formed during early childhood affect thought patterns and behaviors displayed in adult relationships.
Course Duration: 4-weeks.
Lesson Duration: Approximately 20 minutes.
Method: This course consists of text and tables as well as audio and video files. Homework is assigned at the end of each lesson.
Week 1: Attachment
Week 2: Systems
Week 3: Objects
Week 4: Communication
About The Author
Philip Andersson is a therapist and the founder of Wherapy. Throughout the years, he has worked alongside cognitive behavioral therapists as well as psychodynamic therapists. As a social worker, he worked with families with drug abuse problems. He has also worked as a children’s therapist in domestic abuse cases and with children suffering from severe depression and trauma. He has recently completed his studies to become a psychodynamic therapist.