Program of Studies 2018



The Brisbane Centre for Psychoanalytic Studies Inc.


'one must try to learn something from every experience' Sigmund Freud


PO Box 584 Spring Hill, QLD 4004

email: mail@bcps.asn.au

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THEORETICAL SEMINARS

Psychoanalytic theories of Object Relations

This one year course provides an overview of object relations theorists from Freud onwards. Classical, Kleinian, British Independent and Contemporary perspectives will be studied within a new curriculum to include commentaries from distinguished contemporary psychoanalysts. Through the reading of key theorists alongside more contemporary interpretations of their work, participants will gain a working understanding of how object relations theories inform contemporary psychoanalytic thinking and practice.

There are 4 terms over the year and each term runs for 8 weeks.


Term 1: W.R. Fairbairn and Melanie Klein
This term will explore the beginnings of Object Relations through an introduction to the work of Melanie Klein and W.R. Fairbairn.

Time: Monday 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Dates: 5 February to 26 March 2018
Fees: $350 per term

For enrolment and further information contact the seminar leader:
Tom o'Brien tom.obrien.52@gmail.com or call 0419 735 366


Term 2: Kleinians and Post Kleinians
In this term we will focus on the Kleinian tradition and read selections from Hanna Segal, Herbert Rosenfeld, Wilfred Bion and others.

Time: Monday 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Dates: 16 April to 11 June (not 7 May) 2018
Fees: $350 per term

For enrolment and further information contact the seminar leader:
Mary O'Brien - mobrien3@bigpond.net.au or call 07 3844 5855 or 0418 734 746
Bernadette Rosbrook - b.rosbrook@gmail.com or call 0410 219 675


Term 3: The Independents and Donald Winnicott
In this term we will explore the work of the British Independents as well as the work of D.W. Winnicott.

Time: Monday 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Dates: 16 July to 3 September 2018
Fees: $350 per term

For enrolment and further information contact the seminar leader:
Margot Lynch - margoth@bigpond.com or call 0407 137 105
Sally Young - yngs@bigpond.com or call 0407162674


Term 4: Ferenzi and Balint
In Term 4 we will read papers by Ferenzi and Balint, two distinctive contributors to psychoanalysis.

Time: Monday 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Dates: 8 October to 26 November 2018
Fees: $350 per term

For enrolment and further information contact the seminar leader:
Dr Thea van Hees - dvanhees@bigpond.net.au or call 07 3832 1096
Sigrid O'Callaghan - sigridoc@aapt.net.au



CLINICAL SEMINARS - THEORY IN PRACTICE

Term 3: Working with difficult Adolescents
This is a course of 8 weekly seminars that will be based on the book "The Body in Adolescence" by Mary Brady [Routledge 2016]. This book examines the understanding of adolescent development in relation to adolescent patients who present with bodily expressions such as anorexia, bulimia, cutting, substance abuse and suicide attempts. There will be ample opportunity to discuss relevant clinical and work related material.

Time: Thursday 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Dates: 4 October to 22 November 2018
Fees: $350 per term

For enrolment and further information contact the seminar leader:
Margot Lynch - margoth@bigpond.com or call 0407 137 105


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 11/4 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.

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

For enrolment and further information contact the seminar leader:
Margot Lynch - margoth@bigpond.com or call 0407 137 105
Janet Rhind - jbrhind@gmail.com or call 3832 559


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 Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Association.

Mrs Margot Lynch is a retired psychologist and psychotherapist. She has completed the BCPS Child Psychotherapy Course. She is a member of the Queensland Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Association. She is on the executive of the Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Association of Australasia.

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

Mr Tom O'Brien is a clinical social worker and psychotherapist in private practice. He trained with the British Association of Psychotherapists. He works in Child and Youth Mental Health and as a Senior Lecturer, School of Medicine, University of Queensland.

Ms Sigrid O'Callaghan is a clinical psychologist, trained at Bonn University in Germany. She completed training as a psychoanalytic psychotherapist with the Queensland Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Association in 2015 and works in private practice. Her clinical interest is the treatment of disorders of self and understanding primitive anxieties and processes in their etiology. She is a member of the Clinical College of Australian Psychology Society (APS).

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 Bernadette Rosbrook is a psychologist at the Mater Mothers' Hospital and a psychotherapist in private practice. She has a strong interest in psychoanalytically oriented therapies. She has also completed postgraduate studies in literature.

Dr Jaime Yasky is a clinical psychologist and psychotherapist with training in psychoanalytic psychotherapy, working in the Child and Youth Mental Health Service and in the psychotherapy stream of the Master of Mental Health at the University of Queensland. His PhD project investigated psychoanalytic treatments of patients with psychosomatic disorders. He is familiarised with the work of several authors from different traditions (French, Latin-American and Anglo-Saxon) in this field.

Ms Sally Young is a Senior 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 President 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 run by:

Dr Thea van Hees - Director of Studies - dvanhees@bigpond.net.au

Mrs Margot Lynch - Secretary - margotl@uq.net.au

Mrs Mary O'Brien - President - mobrien3@bigpond.net.au

Mr Tom O'Brien - Treasurer - tom.obrien.52@gmail.com

Ms Sally Young - Member - yngs@bigpond.com


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