Program of Studies

The Australian Centre of Psychoanalysis conducts a well established four-year program of theoretical and clinical studies in psychoanalysis. Our program is aimed at engaging participants in a systematic study of the key concepts and questions crucial for the ethics, theory and clinical practice of psychoanalysis.

Theme for 2019

Despite its name, psychoanalysis is a practice that affects the body. The body is at the centre of its theory. It all began with the conversion symptom, which was followed by Freud’s metapsychology, according to which the drives are internal forces from which we cannot escape, different from external stimulus, from which, when they become unmanageable, we can escape. For Freud our body is at the centre of our passions, against which repression operates.

Psychoanalytic Clinic

The Australian Centre for Psychoanalysis offers a telephone service for members of the public and health professionals wanting to know more about psychoanalysis or wishing to undertake psychoanalytic treatment. For enquiries about assessment and treatment, supervision and secondary consultation, or training and professional development, please call 0408 225 993.

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The President of the ACP will launch the ACP’s work for 2019. Seminar Convenors and the Co-ordinators of the Introductory Course and Four Year Program of Studies present their planned activities for the year. The morning provides an orientation to the theme for the year with the opportunity to meet informally over morning tea.

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P.O. Box 509, Carlton South, VIC 3053 Australia
0408 225 993