Program of Studies 2015

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Program of Studies 2015

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


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email: mail@bcps.asn.au

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  Theoretical Seminars
  Clinical Seminars
  Observational Studies
  Enrolment Details
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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. No previous experience is required.

Time: Monday 6.30-8.00
Fees: Seminars $350 per term (including Lectures), Lectures $50 each or $225 for 5

Term 1: Melanie Klein

Week 1: 9 February 2015 Lecture: What is Object Relations?
Tom O’Brien
Week 2: 16 February 2015 Lecture: Introduction to Melanie Klein and her ideas
Tom O’Brien
Weeks 3-8: 23 February – 30 March 2015 Reading seminars: Klein
Tom O’Brien

Term 2: D.W.Winnicott

Week 1: 13 April 2015 Lecture: Introduction to D.W. Winnicott and his ideas.
Margot Lynch
Weeks 2-8: 26 April – 1 June 2015 Reading Seminars: Winnicott (inc. commentary from Leslie Caldwell’s “Reading Winnicott”)
Margot Lynch

Term 3: W.R.Fairbairn and the British Independent Tradition (including Balint, Casement, Bollas, Coltart)

Week 1: 20 July 2015 Lecture: Introduction to W. R. Fairbairn and the British Independent Tradition
Sally Young
Weeks 2-8: 27 July – 7 September 2015 Reading Seminars: Fairbairn and the Independents
Sally Young

Term 4: The Kleinians (including Isaacs, Segal, Rosenfeld, Bion)

Week 1: 12 October 2015 Lecture: Introduction to The Kleinians
Thea van Hees
Weeks 2-8: 19 October – 30 November 2015 Reading Seminars: The Kleinians
Thea van Hees

For enrolment and further information contact the seminar leaders/lecturers:

Tom O’Brien tom.obrien.52@gmail.com 38445855 or 0419 735 366
Margot Lynch margoth@bigpond.com or call 07 3832 1089
Sally Young yngs@bigpond.com or call 0407162674
Dr Thea van Hees dvanhees@bigpond.net.au or call 07 3832 1096

CLINICAL SEMINARS – THEORY IN PRACTICE

Term 1: Mentalization Based Therapy

These seminars will make use of Bateman and Fonagy’s Mentalization-Based Treatment for Borderline Personality Disorder - A Practical Guide. Mentalizing is a form of imaginative mental activity about others or oneself that involves perceiving and interpreting human behaviour in terms of intentional mental states such as needs, desires, feelings and thoughts. The object of treatment is to increase mentalizing capacity to improve emotional regulation and interpersonal relationships. The first session will be an overview of MBT. The following seminars will focus on clinical application of the model. The will be ample opportunity to discuss relevant clinical and work related material. The seminars will run for 6 weeks.

The coordinator of this seminar is Dr Michael Daubney

Time: Wednesday 6.30pm – 8.00pm
Fees: $300 per term

For enrolment and further information contact the seminar leader:

Dr Michael Daubney mfdaub@bigpond.net.au or call 07 3256 2360

Term 3: Working with difficult Adolescents

This is a course of 8 weekly seminars that examine the current psychodynamic understanding of adolescent development and its application to issues such as self harm, suicide, eating disorders, bullying and violence, as well as thinking about issues of technique in dealing with 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

Term 4: Working with Couples

This is a course of 8 weekly seminars that will explore contemporary psychoanalytic thinking and other influences on working with couples. There will be an opportunity to discuss relevant clinical and technical issues, including co therapy, combined individual and couple therapy etc.

The coordinator of this seminar is Mary 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 0418734746

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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