Certificate in Philosophy and Psychoanalysis

This certificate is awarded by the world's only degree granting institute of higher education founded and operated by intellectuals and activists, GCAS Research Institute Ireland


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Director, Julie Reshe, PhD

Julie Reshe is a leading researcher in psychoanalysis and professor of philosophy at the Global Center for Advanced Studies where she directs the Institute of Psychoanalysis. She completed her PhD under the supervision of Alenka Zupančič at the Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts. She works at the intersection of philosophy, psychoanalysys and neuroscience, her research topics include sexuality, emotions and cognition, childhood, and trauma studies.

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Director, Creston Davis, PhD

Creston Davis is a renowned public intellectual, philosopher and activist who founded and directs The Global Center for Advanced Studies (GCAS). He previously worked in the Department of Philosophy & Religion as an Associate Professor at Rollins College and taught philosophy at Colorado College. He was a visiting professor at the University of Silesia in Poland and Vice-Dean of the Humanities MA & PhD program at Institutum Studiorum Humanitatis (Ljubljana). He is currently the Director of GCAS Research Institute Ireland where he is Associate Professor of Philosophy. He has published many books with world-renowned philosophers. He has served in an elite Airborne Recon unit in the US Army.  He studied philosophy, religion, bioethics and politics at Oxford, Duke, Yale and the University of Virginia where he earn a PhD in 2006.

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Description of the Program

Philosophy is the foremost instance of rethinking the world and the human capacity and powers to transform and re-transform the world in which we live. Too often philosophy is restricted to the domain of simply interpreting the world. Although this is a vital aspect of philosophy it falls short if it remains in the distant, reflective mode of thinking. Philosophy is more like a verb, an action that we see as a power--the power to change the world.

Psychoanalysis appeared as a revolution of human thought and existence. 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. In the modern world, it represents the enthusiastic movement to discover new and unexplored dimensions in ourselves. It sets in motion nearly all forms of knowledge and human reality, such as modern psychology, philosophy of mind, human neuroscience, and cognitive science.

In this sense, psychoanalysis represents a philosophy — a movement of critical rethinking and questioning what is already understood and a search for new yet unexplored ideas and modes of being.

GCAS certificate program is a way to join this movement of a revolutionary rethinking of humanity and society, not only to learn something, but also to join the generation of ideas and re-formation of human reality.

We offer a variety of courses that are taught by some of the world's most respected thinkers and activists.

Requirements for Completion of Program


  • complete 4 elective Seminars
You can take either upcoming online interactive seminars or self-paced archived seminars, in this case you will have to participate in the online after-class meeting or write additional research project that correlates with the subject of your chosen seminar (800 words) and submit it to the seminar instructor.
  • complete a Research Project within the area of Philosophy and Psychoanalysis (2,000 words).
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Introducing some of our Topics Seminars

Certificate of Philosophy & Psychoanalysis

Sample Lectures