Psychiatry

Psychiatry is a specialisation, which you can take after having completed the university training of medicine. Like clinical psychotherapy and psychosomathy it continues with further theory (120-240 hours), supervised placements (around 240-600 hours) and between 70 - 150 hours of own therapy or grouptherapy. The specialisation takes 5 years.

The anthroposophic views in psychiatry can be learned during the placements in anthroposophic psychiatric clinics or in short specific modules. Sometimes it is also refered to as somapsyche (soma=body, psyche=soul, the body disturbing the soul experiences) A basic courses for anthroposophic medicine or psychotherapy can also give a good foundation for further work as an anthroposophic psychiatrist. There are many part time or fulltime basic anthroposophic medical courses all over the world organised for example by the Medical Section of the Goetheanum. As there are not many anthroposophic psychiatrists it is also important to form a group of colleagues for further studies and research in this field.

Postgraduate courses:

England

Forest Row - Training course in Anthroposophic Psychotherapy, Psychiatric Disorders in Children and Adults, and Psychosomatics  - starts November 2014 - www.emerson.org.uk/anthroposophic-psychotherapy - fjohnlees@aol.com - Part time

Germany

Stuttgart-Möhringen - DtGAP Anthroposophische Psychotherapie - starts Oktober 2014 - info@anthroposophische–psychotherapie.de

Part time