APPWA Events

Upcoming APPWA Events can be found below:


Core Concepts Series - 2019

February 16th 2019 to May 25th 2019
In response to past event attendees' requests, APPWA Members are facilitating a series of seminars exploring core concepts in psychoanalytic psychotherapy.

Past Events - Neville Symington, Psychoanalyst - The Healer's Task

Tuesday - 6th November 2018
Renowned Psychoanalyst, Neville Symington, presented a one-off evening seminar on: What is the Healer's Task? & Where is the Medicine of Healing in Psycho-Analysis?

Eighty seminar attendees listened to Neville's presentation exploring the process of healing and the healing moment. The audience was invited to reflect upon the form and function of language and its' relationship to communication. This, together with qualities residing within the analyst, patient, and their medium, enliven a co-created space for 'working through' to occur. Neville regaled a rich array of past exchanges with eminent analysts that had both left an imprint on his thinking and influenced the way he engages in his work. Neville was once again an illuminating presence conveying a deep understanding of the human experience and its' impermanence within the universal permanence.


2018 Friday May 4th to Tuesday May 8th May, Perth, WA
Dr Jeanne Magagna undertook a whirlwind tour of Perth during which she presented seminars at 7 different events. Her warmth and engaging personal style provided a supportive cradle for audience participation and discussion on topics such as omnipotent defensiveness, the transferential relationship, creativity, despair, early intervention / prevention, anorexia and the importance of a trilogue approach to treatment that actively incorporates psychotherapists, parents / carers / teachers and patient. She emphasised the positive neurological outcomes of psychotherapy and highlighted how successful intervention may provide patient's with improved capacity for containment of distress, increased empathy, and a stronger sense of connectedness with others.


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