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Training Programme in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy

APPWA aims to offer a Training Programme in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, with an intake every five years. 
The 2011 intake to the APPWA Training Programme for the first time offered a choice of two streams, in adult psychotherapy or in child and adolescent psychotherapy. Theoretical teaching for the two streams will be combined where appropriate.

The APPWA Training Programme involves concurrent participation in three elements of training:

  • theory seminars
  • supervision of clinical practice with two training cases
  • training psychotherapy

The Training Programme accords with the training standards set by the Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Association of Australasia (PPAA).

Interested in our Training Programme in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy?

An APPWA training programme will commence shortly. 

APPWA Training Prospectus 2019
APPWA Training Application 2019

Questions or requests for further information can be addressed to:    

Carmel Cairney (Director of Training)
Tel: (+61) 0408 960 166

Current Training

APPWA has eight trainees in its current training programme, which includes both Adult and Child and Adolescent streams. Of the current group of trainees, the following have indicated that they are available to accept psychotherapy referrals:

Robyn Bett
West Leederville
Ph: (08)92841767

Jonathan Carroll
West Perth
Ph: 0424 478 838

Philippa Colgan
East Fremantle
M: 0431 929 739

Anh Nguyen
Mount Hawthorn
Ph: +61 0434 146 689

Rebecca Purchon
Ph: 93192758

Caroline Winchester
South Fremantle
Ph: 0422 942 441

Professional Development

The Professional Development Committee of APPWA creates professional learning opportunities for APPWA members and for the wider community interested in psychoanalytic psychotherapy. APPWA members participate in regular in-house clinical seminars, case presentations, workshops, lectures, and consultancies as part of their professional development.

Additionally, the Professional Development Committee has a mandate to provide professional learning opportunities for interested members of the professional public. Public lectures and supervision opportunities by visiting experts are also offered.


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