The Australian Psychoanalytical Society is the leading body for psychoanalysis in Australia.

About APAS

The Australian Psychoanalytical Society (APAS) is a component society of the International Psychoanalytical Association (IPA), an organisation of over 10,000 members worldwide, which is involved in training, research, and maintenance of standards for psychoanalytic practice. We have branches in Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney. 

The Society is dedicated to psychoanalytic treatment and  training, to the development of psychoanalytic thinking and to the communication of these ideas to the public.  Members work in private practice, in hospitals and universities and other institutional settings. They also undertake teaching and supervision of the clinical work of psychotherapists and other mental health practitioners.

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You will be able to:
  • find an analyst in your area
  • join our email list to receive advance notice of conferences and other events

Photograph by Dalma Szallonntai

News & Upcoming Events 2015

Models of the Mind 2015

An introduction to Psychoanalytic Thinking.  A One Year course in 2015, starting April 23
A selection of papers will be chosen to introduce course participants to the key concepts and their development in psychoanalytic thinking and practice.

PPC@SIP: Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Course run by Sydney Institute

PPC@SIP start date of new course to be announced shortly.

WINN Clinic

A new Clinic of the Sydney Institute for Psychoanalysis (SIP) with Online access.
The WINN Clinic offers in depth assessment and treatment to adults, adolescents, and children. For further information please follow the link to the clinic website www.thewinnclinic.net/   or alternatively email  info@thewinnclinic.net

Seminars in Adelaide

The Adelaide Institute runs seminars for mental health clinicians via video-link with leading international and Australian clinicians.  The 2015 intake is fully subscribed.  Watch this space for future programmes.
Contact Gil Anaf at anaf@internode.on.net for further information.

EPIC & SIP Video Conference Seminar Series 2015

"Going more deeply into Primitive Mental States".  4th, 11th, 18th & 25th November.

Sydney Ideas - What is Recognition?

Noel Pearson and Jonathan Lear in Conversation.  
A discussion about the survival of indigenous peoples and the possibility to flourish under an indigenous identity within a changing world.
A free event, December 8, 6:30-8:30pm.


First International Conference on Work Discussion

Work discussion in practice and research.  Vienna (Austria) 10 - 12th June 2016.

An interview with Neville Symington

By Joan Thompson for the British psychoanalytic website.

Photograph by Rifat