The Victorian Association of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapists

Introductory Course in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy

The course is designed for suitably qualified professionals interested in developing their understanding of psychoanalytic theory and therapeutic practice.

The course comprises 30 weeks of two-hour seminars, once a week, with readings and case discussions in a small group setting focusing on:

  • The Development of the Personality
  • The Defences and Common Clinical Presentations
  • The Practice of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy

The Introductory Course Brochure outlines the aims, conceptual underpinnings, and course content. Courses are usually scheduled on Wednesday evenings between 6.30 – 8.30pm at the VAPP, 18 Erin Street, Richmond.

Applications for the 2023 Course are now open.

The cost of the course for 2023 is $3000 plus GST. This can be paid in up to three instalments.
A non-refundable deposit of $1000 will be required on the offer and acceptance of a place.

For 2023 we are offering a Bursary at 50% fee reduction, for a participant who would otherwise find it difficult to undertake the Introductory course.

We welcome enquiries from applicants who feel that they may qualify for consideration.  The outcome for the successful applicant will be held in confidence.  The decision made by the Introductory committee will be final.

For further information,  please contact Diane Cronin on the details below. 


M:0409 569 339