We are offering a program of supervision leading to Areas of Practice Endorsement by the Psychology Board of Australia in clinical and/or counselling psychology. The program is aimed at providing you with advance-level skills in your area or practice drawing predominantly from a relational psychodynamic framework.
The program has been designed to engage you in a personally transformative experience. The approach adopted will provide you with the knowledge and skills to work with a range of people including those presenting complex mental health issues and personality vulnerabilities.
A personally transformative experience equipping registrars with the knowledge and skills to work effectively with a range of people presenting complex mental health issues and personality vulnerabilities.
The focus of this Psychodynamic Psychology Registrar Program (PPPR) is to support registrars advancing their clinical competencies through facilitating learning about unconscious and conscious processes. These processes, in the context of the patient's milieu, may be associated with the patients symptomatology and psychological organization. An understanding of the impact of these factors on the therapy process will be highlighted throughout the program.
The program, drawing upon contemporary models of psychodynamic psychotherapy, provides a cohesive and integrated approach to learning, comprises individual supervision, a structured range of PD seminars, and potential for group supervision. Read more...
The program will suit registrars seeking to advance their knowledge and training in relational psychodynamic principles and practice. The role of the person of the therapist, the quality of the therapeutic relationship and theory leading to self-understanding will be emphasised.
Registrars who work in the public sector may apply to participate in selected components of the program, e.g. online webinars and PD activities.
The program will address Psychology Board of Australia's Registrar Requirements through the provision of clinical supervision and monthly reading groups/workshops.
Individually tailored learning contracts, informed by psychodynamic principles and practices, will follow a sequential structure covering generic therapeutic competencies, basic dynamic competencies, or adaptations (e.g. working with more complex mental health issues). Read more...
"What is the specific help that an analyst can give to those who turn to him?
I would say: unconscious, unconscious, unconscious. There is no psychoanalysis if we do not account for the unconscious dimension. Regardless of whether we understand it in its more traditional, Freudian versions…or we think of the unconscious as a structure in perennial formation and transformation, in development, so that together with the patient we are producers of functioning unconscious; I think our field is to be navigators without a compass and creators, together with the patient, of the unconscious. "
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