Welcome to the
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 Eng-Kong TAN

Saturday 31st August and half day Sunday 1st September 2019
APPWA is delighted to announce that DR ENG-KONG TAN MBBS,MPM,FRANZCP, a medical practitioner, consultant psychiatrist and psychoanalytic psychotherapist, will be coming to Perth to present two seminars on 31st August and 1st September. The seminars will explore the concepts of mindfulness and spirituality within a psychoanalytic psychotherapeutic framework. APPWA highly recommends you experiencing the unique offering Dr Tan brings to psychoanalytic psychotherapy.

Dr John McClean

26th October 2019
APPWA is pleased to welcome back to Perth, Dr John McClean. Dr McClean is a training analyst from Sydney who takes a unique approach to conveying analytic theory via the use of film and literature. In this seminar, he will explore the distinction between mourning and melancholia using the recent movie "Mr Holmes."

It is recommended that participants view the film before attending in order to benefit fully from the morning.

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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