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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:

Psychoanalytic diagnosis
Schema Therapy
Treating Self Harm
Treating the Borderline Patient
Treating Narcissism
Treating Anxiety
Neuropsychology of Psychotherapy
Relational Psychoanalysis
Lacanian Analysis
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.

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
Lacanian Analysis

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 other.

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 therapy.

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