CASPC specializes in the provision of continuing education and professional development for psychotherapists, counselors and mental health professionals. CASPC provides supervision, reading groups and workshops.
Supervision is provided individually and in groups. Individuals may form their own groups or join already existent groups. Groups vary in size from 2 to 5.
Supervision is individually tailored to the level of expertise, experience and the needs of the group.
The focus of supervision is integrative and seeks a fit between the therapist, client and treatment modality. This translates into an emphasis on ongoing assessment both of the difficulties of the client and of the processes unfolding in the therapeutic space. There is a focus on the integration of theory and practice. Attachment theories and neuroscience are included in the mix along with a focus on the co-construction of the therapeutic relationship.
Reading groups run for 6-8 sessions fortnightly and have a maximum of 12 members. Each group is facilitated by an expert in the topic of study who will introduce the participants to the readings provided and guide the discussion. Topics include:
Treating Self Harm
Treating the Borderline Patient
Neuropsychology of Psychotherapy
Individuals may join and existing group or may form their own groups with an agenda that they wish to be guided through by an expert in the field.
WORKSHOPS AND SEMINARS
During the year half day, full day and weekend workshops are offered on topics such as
Integrated Brief In Depth Psychotherapy
Treating Self Harm
Introduction to Lacan
What is Relational Psychoanalysis
These workshops are offered by experts in the area who present the latest material and findings in the field. The workshop topics are linked to the reading groups and participants have the possibility of continuing to study the workshop material
in reading groups. However the reading groups and workshops are designed to run
independently of one another and each can be attended independently of the
For a list of upcoming
workshops please click here.
Leaders who have taught
for or are associated with CASPC include:
Joanna Barnes: Past president
NSW Institute for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, part-time lecturer & supervisor
at UWS, practicing psychoanalytic psychotherapist & family therapist, consultant
to several hospitals and public agencies.
Louise Gyler: Child and
adult psychoanalyst in private practice in Sydney, a training analyst of the
Australian Psychoanalytical Society, a guest member of the British
Psychoanalytical Society and Fellow International Psychoanalytic Association
Research Training Programme. She is author of The Gendered Unconscious: Can
gender discourses subvert psychoanalysis? (Routledge 2010). She won an
International Psychoanalytic Association award for her paper “Who are you?
Action, play and ‘working through’ in the analysis of a young child” in 2007.
Doris McIlwain: Practicing psychotherapist, senior lecturer
in philosophy & psychology at Macquarie University, author of book on charisma
and papers in the area of affect and the drives, founding member Sydney Seminar
Series ‘Working Through Psychoanalysis’.
Elizabeth Wilson: Freud scholar,
psychologist, women’s studies professor, academic affiliate Emory University
Psychoanalytic Institute, author of several books on philosophy and psychology,
founding member Sydney Seminar Series ‘Working Through Psychoanalysis.’
Gill Straker: Practicing
Lacanian psychoanalyst (Australian Centre for Psychoanalysis), psychodynamic psychotherapist,
founding member Sydney Seminar Series ‘Working Through Psychoanalysis’, clinical
professor in faculty of medicine and faculty of science University of Sydney, publishes
in Free Associations and Psychoanalytic Dialogues and teaches in the UK, South
Africa and Australia.
David Watson: Clinical
psychologist with sixteen years experience as a psychotherapist and supervisor.
Member of ANZAP and APS. Areas of specialty include the integration of
psychoanalytic and Buddhist psychology, dream work and mindfulness.
Fathima Moosa: Highly experienced
clinical psychologist and supervisor.
Previously a lecturer in the Department of Psychology at the University
of the Witwatersrand in South Africa. She has worked extensively with survivors
of psychological torture and trauma.
Caroline Haski: Highly
experienced psychologist, psychotherapist and supervisor. Member of the APS, the
Australian College of Psychotherapy and the Australian Society of Sex
Educators, Researchers and Therapists. Special areas of focus include sexual
and relationship issues, bereavement, anxiety and depression.
Jacqui Winship: Clinical
psychologist with sixteen years experience. Member of the APS clinical college.
Areas of interest include integrative psychotherapy, attachment and schema