Program of Studies 2016



The Brisbane Centre for Psychoanalytic Studies Inc.

Program of Studies 2016

‘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
  Clinical Seminars
  Observational Studies
  Enrolment Details
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THEORETICAL SEMINARS

Contemporary Psychoanalytic Theory

This one year course examines key contemporary theorists in psychoanalysis who have been influential in the development of psychoanalytic ideas and clinical practice.

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


Term 1: Contemporary Winnicott

These reading seminars will cover both the evolution and the application of Winnicott’s important psychoanalytic theories over the past decade.

The coordinator of this seminar is Mrs Margot Lynch.

Dates: Thursday February 11th to Thursday March 17th

Time: Thursday 6.30pm - 8.00pm

Fees: $270 per term (Please note this term runs for 6 weeks)

Place: “Alexandra” 201 Wickham Terrace Brisbane

For enrolment and further information contact the coordinator:

Margot Lynch margoth@bigpond.com 3832 1089


Term 2: Thomas Ogden on the Classics

Thomas Ogden is a prolificanalytic writer and thinker who has influenced psychoanalysis around the world with his creative ideas. In his book, Creative Readings: Essays on Seminal Analytic Works, he presents re-readings of key psychoanalysts (Fairbairn, Winnicott, Bion, Loewald and Searles) who have contributed to contemporary psychoanalytic thinking. In this term we will read selections from this text in addition to other articles of interest by Ogden.

The coordinator of this seminar is Mrs Mary O’Brien.

Time: Thursday 6.30pm - 8.00pm

Fees: $350 per term

For enrolment and further information contact the coordinator:

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


Term 3: Danielle Quinodox and Franco Di Masi on working with complex cases

Psychoanalysis has gradually made inroads into treating more severe forms of pathology and where pathology reflects disturbances of primitive mental states. This has led to realising the importance of listening in a different way to patients as well as finding ways of being with the patient that promotes the capacity for symbolic thought. Danielle Quinodoz and Franco de Masi address this change in technique. Their work will be used as a framework for the seminars, as well as others e.g. Patrick Miler and Antonino Ferro. There will also be some link up with neuroscience.

The coordinator of this seminar is Dr Thea van Hees.

Time: Thursday 6.30pm - 8.00pm

Fees: $350 per term

For enrolment and further information contact the coordinator:

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


Term 4: Psychoanalytic understanding and treatment of psychosomatic disorders

Even though the development of psychoanalysis has been saturated with the psycho-somatic problem since its inception, the understanding and treatment in this clinical field has significantly evolved in the last 50 years. This seminar revises this evolution by identifying and visiting key contributions that shape the current approach to psychosomatic disorders.

The coordinator of this seminar is Dr Jaime Yasky.

Time: Thursday 6.30pm - 8.00pm

Fees: $350 per term

For enrolment and further information contact the coordinator:

Dr Jaime Yasky j.yasky@uq.edu.au or call 0468 571 140





CLINICAL SEMINARS – THEORY IN PRACTICE


Child Psychotherapy Study Day -TBA


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.

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 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 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. She is the President of the Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Association of Australasia.

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.

Mr Tom O’Brien is a clincial 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.

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.

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, Latinamerican 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 on the executive of the Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Association of Australasia.




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 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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