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.

Useful links :

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.

POPIG MIP Film Seminar

Dr J McClean will lead a seminar looking at the Film "A Dangerous Method" on Saturday June 13th.

PPC@SIP: Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Course run by Sydney Institute

PPC@SIP next intake July 2015 through to June 2016.

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.

2nd CCM Symposium 

"Emotional Storms in the Psychoanalytic Encounter". The meeting of Comparative Clinical Methods Association to be held in Vienna May, 2015.  Click link above for further information.


Freud Conference 2015 in Melbourne

The Freud Conference will be held in May, 2015.  Please click the link for futher information.

2014 Open Day Keynote papers

The 2014 Open Days were aresounding success with papers presented by Keynote speaker, Dr Stefano Bolognini and International guest speaker Paola Golinelli.  Presented papers will be available to download from the APAS online Journal "Psychoanalysis DownUnder".

Photograph by Rifat

News from the IPA

IPA Video Award 2015

Extended deadline : 31st May, 2015.
Please click above link for further information about this event and to access an entry form.