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Training in the Conversational Model of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy

Event number: 10863
Training Course
Presenter(s): Australia & New Zealand Association of Psychotherapy (ANZAP)

This is a three-year part time course which prepares and develops candidates for the practice of Intensive Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy.

The course is composed of three main strands facilitating the growth and development of practicing therapist.

  1. A theoretical strand of interactive seminars for which extensive reading material is provided
  2. A clinical strand involving supervision in an individual and small peer group context. Supervision is provided by using each candidates audio-recorded sessions which allows for a micro-analytic approach to the therapeutic process.
  3. Six Saturday morning seminars, an annual retreat and the annual conference complement the course structure with a variety of clinical and theoretical presentations by experts in the field. 

The Conversational Model is the predominant model taught. It is an integrated model based in a psychology of human relatedness. This is a well researched model for the treatment for Personality Disorders with outcome studies published both in Australia and internationally. This model was developed by Russell Meares in collaboration with the late Robert Hobson and incorporates infant research, developmental theory, trauma theory, linguistics, neurophysiology, memory research, contemporary relational and self-psychology. Comparison with other psychoanalytic models is provided.

About the presenter(s)

The course is provided by an experienced psychoanalytically-trained multidisciplinary faculty with additional invited specialist lecturers from time to time.


This course is open to:

 medical graduates
 clinical psychologists
 social workers
 clinical workers
 clinical nurse specialists




123a Mitchell Street
Start date: 17/12/2014
End date: 3/11/2015
Time: See ANZAP website for further information


Course Fees will be in the order of $6000 per annum plus GST payable in four equal installments by 15th February, May, July, September


Australia & New Zealand Association of Psychotherapy (ANZAP)
Contact Anne Malecki
02 9660 1113