The Parkmore Institute is dedicated to offering education and training of the highest scholarly standards, promoting social, cultural and personal change. We are a home for students, scholars, practitioners and activists who are interested in advanced thinking and training that uses psychoanalytic, psychodynamic and psychosocial insights and methods, in the service of liberation from the diverse structures of oppression.


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Established in 2015, the Parkmore Institute now offers professional doctoral degrees to individuals who are already working in the field as experts in community action, sociopolitical or ecological transformation, and individual change processes.

We also offer advanced training and diplomate qualifications to individuals whose expertise and commitment to social and personal change are outstanding and who seek  further high‑quality education that is non‑dogmatic and without orthodoxy or state sponsorship.

The value of a Parkmore Institute education is ensured by the international distinction of the Institute’s Faculty and Fellows, as well as by the fact that, unlike most universities, the work produced by our Candidates is available for anyone and everyone to review.

The Parkmore Institute facilitates scholarship that is independent of any governmental regulation, restraint or restriction. It thus fosters critical thinking and cutting-edge research that is relevant, innovative, and creative. Our work is focused on the psychological and sociocultural factors that encourage or discourage the progressive and urgently needed changes, socially, culturally, and personally, that are required for humanity’s struggles against oppression in the pursuit of freedom and justice.

In sum, we are a university for psychoanalytic, psychodynamic and psychosocial studies that address the transformations that the future of humanity requires.

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Every curriculum is tailored to meet the educational needs of each Student. All prior learning, experience and expertise is taken into consideration. Seminars and doctoral projects are individually mentored online, by Faculty who have achieved international recognition in their specialty.

The Parkmore Institute has offices in South Africa (Johannesburg, Gauteng) and the USA (Wilmington, Delaware).  However, it is currently expanding and welcomes applications from prospective students, as well as potential Faculty and Fellows, from all parts of the world.