Program of Studies 2014

Celebrating 25 years of the Brisbane Centre for Psychoanalytic Studies seminars

The Brisbane Centre for Psychoanalytic Studies Inc.

Program of Studies 2014

‘one must try to learn something from every experience’ Sigmund Freud


PO Box 584 Spring Hill, QLD 4004

email: mail@bcps.asn.au

www.bcps.asn.au
  Theoretical Seminars
  Observational Studies
  Enrolment Details
  Teaching Staff
  Forthcoming Events
  Privacy Statement
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Theoretical Seminars

Term 1: Child Psychotherapy Seminars - Deferred to Term 4

The course will use the Handbook of Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy, second edition 2009 by Monica Lanyardo and Ann Horne as the central text and cover the theory and practice of child psychotherapy. This will include looking at contemporary treatment settings and models of psychotherapy treatment. Areas of special interest such as trauma, children in care, violent children will be explored.

This course will be run as facilitated discussion based on the chapters of the handbook.

Starting Date: Monday 17th February 5.00pm - 6.30pm
For: 8 weeks
Location: Mater CYMHS Day Program, 2nd Floor, Potter Building, Mater Hospital Campus, Annerley Road.

Time: Monday 5.00pm - 6.30pm
Fees: $350 per term

For enrolment and further information contact the coordinator:

Sally Young sally.young@mater.org.au or call 3163 3871 or 0407162674 Jenny Bache jenny.bache@mater.org.au or call 3163 1926

Term 2: Working with difficult Adolescents

These seminars examine the current psychodynamic understanding of adolescent development and its application to issues such as suicide, eating disorders, bullying and violence, as well as thinking about the difficulties encountered in the therapeutic relationship. There will be ample opportunity to discuss relevant clinical and work related material.

The coordinator of this seminar is Margot Lynch.

Time: Monday 6.30pm - 8.00pm
Fees: $350

For enrolment and further information contact the seminar leader:

Margot Lynch margoth@bigpond.com or call 07 3832 1089

Reading Freud

This course offers a detailed introduction to the work of Sigmund Freud, with a thorough reading and discussion of Freud’s most important writings. Subjects to be covered include the discovery of the unconscious and infantile sexuality; topographical and structural models of the mind; dreams and their interpretation; female sexuality and sexual difference; the case histories; and papers on technique. Relevance to contemporary psychoanalytic theory and practice will also be considered.

The seminar runs over 4 terms of 8 weeks each. Participants are expected to enrol for the whole year. No previous experience is required.

The coordinator of this seminar is Mrs Mary O’Brien. Seminar leaders include Dr Thea van Hees and Tom O’Brien.

Time: Thursday 6.30pm – 8.00pm
Fees: $ 350

For enrolment and further information contact the seminar leader:

Mary O’Brien mobrien3@bigpond.net.au or call 07 3844 5855

Term 2: Reading Stefano Bolognini

Dr Stefano Bolognini will be the main guest lecturer at the APAS open day in Sydney in early August. For those interested in going to hear him they may like to familiarise themselves with his writings. The title for the day is " The humanising potential of psychoanalysis: the role of psychoanalytic empathy and interpsychic exchange. This has been a theme that underlies most of his writings and this seminar will discuss readings around this topic.

This is a one term course that runs for 8 weeks in Term 2.

The coordinator of this seminar is Dr Thea van Hees

Time: Monday 6.30pm – 8.00pm
Fees: $ 350

For enrolment and further information contact the seminar leader:

Dr Thea van Hees dvanhees@bigpond.net.au or call 07 3832 1096

Observational Studies

Infant Observation

This is a one or two year course of weekly seminars where participants bring detailed accounts of their weekly observations of an infant in his or her home environment from birth onwards. The course aims to develop observational skills and an understanding of the infant’s emerging relationships. This course is one of the best ways of learning about the observer’s own involvement in clinical situations.

This is an ongoing weekly seminar of 1 & 1/4 hours. Participants are expected to enrol for at least one year. There is no prerequisite for this course. There will be a maximum of 4 participants in this seminar.

Fees: $50 per seminar
Time: To be arranged with the seminar leader.

For enrolment and further information contact the seminar leaders:

Margot Lynch margoth@bigpond.com or call 07 3832 1089

Janet Rhind jbrhind@gmail.com or call 3832 5599

Enrolment Details

Terms correspond with school terms and are generally of 8 weeks duration:

For enrolment and further information contact the Coordinator of the seminar as shown in the program.

Post-Graduate Studies
Students may be eligible for credit towards the Masters in Mental Health - Psychotherapy, University of Queensland upon satisfactory completion of Theoretical seminars offered by the BCPS.

Professional Training Programs
Students may satisfy the theoretical components of psychotherapy training programs offered through the Queensland Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Association and the Australian Association of Group Psychotherapists, through satisfactory completion of appropriate Theoretical Seminars and Infant Observation Seminars.

Continuing Professional Education
We are able to supply confirmation of attendance at lectures and seminars for Continuing Professional Education purposes.

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Teaching Staff

Dr Thea van Hees is a psychiatrist in private practice. Her main area of interest is psychoanalytic psychotherapy. She is a member of the Queensland Psychotherapy Association.

Mrs Margot Lynch is a psychologist and psychotherapist in private practice. She has completed the BCPS Child Psychotherapy Course. She is a member of the Queensland Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Association.

Mrs Mary O’Brien is a social worker and psychotherapist in private practice. She is a member of the Queensland Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Association and the Australian Association of Group Psychotherapists, and Chair of Training of the Queensland Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Association.

Mr Tom O’Brien is a social worker and psychotherapist in private practice. He trained with the British Association of Psychotherapists. He is a Consultant Psychotherapist in the Mater Child and Youth Mental Health Service and a Senior Lecturer, School of Medicine, University of Queensland.

Dr Janet Rhind is a member of the Queensland Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Association and the Australian Association of Infant Mental Health. She works as a psychotherapist in private practice with adults, as well as consulting to several Infant Parent programs, reflecting her interest in Infant Mental Health.

Ms Jennifer Bache is Principal Psychologist at Mater Hospital and Mater Child and Youth Mental Health Service. She has completed the BCPS Child Psychotherapy Course. She is a member of the Queensland Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Association.

Ms Sally Young is Principal Social Worker in Child and Youth Mental Health and works as a psychotherapist in private practice. She has done post-graduate training at the Tavistock Clinic, London and has completed the BCPS Child Psychotherapy Course. She is a member of the Queensland Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Association.


The Brisbane Centre for Psychoanalytic Studies

Psychoanalysis has enormously influenced our understanding of psychological processes and has given birth to many different elaborations of Freud’s original theories and to varied forms of treatment. The clinical practice of treating patients belongs to trained practitioners but, as a theory of the mind, anyone who is interested enough can have access to it. It was in this spirit, at the point of confluence of clinical and theoretical practice, that the Brisbane Centre for Psychoanalytic Studies was established.

The BCPS offers seminars of both a practical and theoretical nature to teachers, social workers, psychiatrists, general practitioners, nurses, psychologists and others in the helping professions. Some of the courses offered are open to others who are interested in the contributions of psychoanalysis to modern thinking.

The BCPS operates independently as a non-profit educational body to promote the development of psychoanalytic thinking and its application in clinical and other disciplines.

The BCPS was founded by Gregorio Kohon and Valli Shaio Kohon in 1988. Since their return to London in December 1994, the BCPS has been run by a small group of psychotherapists from Brisbane.

The Brisbane Centre for Psychoanalytic Studies is currently run by:

Dr Thea van Hees Director of Studies dvanhees@bigpond.net.au
Mrs Margot Lynch Secretary margoth@bigpond.com
Mrs Mary O’Brien President mobrien3@bigpond.net.au
Mr Tom O’Brien Treasurer tobrien@mater.org.au
Ms Sally Young Member sally.young@mater.org.au

FORTHCOMING EVENTS

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PRIVACY STATEMENT

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