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Association for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy of WA

Here you will find information about psychoanalytic psychotherapy, about APPWA and its activities, about members of APPWA, and links to bodies with which APPWA is affiliated.  APPWA organises a number of training and professional development activities for counsellors and psychotherapists. 

What is APPWA?

The Association for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy of Western Australia (APPWA) is a multi-disciplinary body of psychotherapists with advanced training in psychoanalytic psychotherapy

APPWA seeks to promote and support the highest possible standards of clinical practice, training and ethics in psychoanalytic psychotherapy in Western Australia and to this end provides continuing education and supervision for practicing psychotherapists. Find out more about APPWA or visit our list of Members.

APPWA Training and Education

More information on APPWA Training & Education


Dr Jeffrey Eaton - The Second Life of Dreaming

7th November 2020, 11am to 1pm WST (Perth) (2pm EST start)
In this meeting, Jeffrey Eaton will present a live webinar which includes a paper on the “The Second Life of Dreaming” (published in Doing Things Differently: The Influence of Donald Meltzer on Psychoanalytic Theory and Practice, ed. Cohen, M. Hahn, A., London, Karnac, 2017.) The meeting will provide an opportunity to explore an analyst’s use and understanding of dreams within the context of Donald Meltzer’s emphasis on the importance of Dream Life. Particular attention is given to the background of the dream and to the dream and countertransference.

There will be time for audience participation and discussion. Pam Shein will moderate this and also provide associations and questions for Dr Eaton.

APPWA Members

Members of APPWA are highly trained specialists in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy as a form of psychological treatment. Here we offer a brief introduction to this kind of work. More than a century ago Sigmund Freud developed his theory of the mind and of psychological treatment for disorders of the mind. There have been many developments based on his theories as clinicians build on his theory in the light of their own clinical findings. Read more about APPWA

Association for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy of Western Australia


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