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Psychodynamic Studies for short courses: Books

Presents an overview of library resources for students studying on the Psychodynamic Studies Programme at Oxford University Department for Continuing Education

Finding books

On this page you can find out about:

Using SOLO to find books in Oxford Libraries

You can use SOLO to find e-books and print books in Oxford Libraries.   Please see our top tips below or for more information see the SOLO  or E-Books LibGuides.

Top Tips

  • Sign in to SOLO with your Oxford Single Sign on (SSO) or Library card details. 
  • Use the drop down menu to 'Search everything' or to specify 'online resources' (e.g. e-books) or a specific library
  • Click 'View online' to link to an ebook or digital item
  • For print book click 'Find and request' to see which libraries have the book, whether its available or out on loan, to place a reservation (for a book that is out on loan) and to order items from the 'closed stacks'   
  • Which Libraries can you use?  This depends on which course you are taking.     If you're not sure which Libraries you can use, check the information on the 'Home' tab above.

Screenshot of SOLO options

Browsing your subject in the Continuing Education Library

The library has books in the key areas covered by the Psychodynamic Studies programme. These include the history and philosophy of the psychodynamic approach, therapeutic skills and processes, clinical practice and research methodology.

Books for the programme are located in two main areas:150.195 covers major schools of thought in Psychoanalysis, such as Freud and Klein. 616.8914 covers aspects of clinical application, such as the therapeutic framework, group work, and the writings of Wilfred Bion, Donald Winnicott and others.

Books are shelved in the lower library under the following classification numbers (Dewey Decimal Classification):  


Psychology (General)



150.1952 FRE


150.1952 KLE



Behaviour and Emotion


Consciousness and Cognition


Developmental and Child Psychology


Counselling Theory and Practice


Mental Illness




Searching for books beyond Oxford

Purchase suggestions

If you would like to request a resource for purchase, please contact giving full details of the book and brief details of the course or project you are working on.     Alternatively please fill in the book suggestion form.

Scan and deliver

If you can't get to Oxford to borrow the book, you can request a scan of one chapter to be sent to you.  Sign in to SOLO and choose 'Offsite scan' (for items in the closed stack) or LibraryScan (for items in libraries)

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