Short Courses

In addition to our Seminar Series and Mentorship Program, MAPP also runs a selection of short courses.

Current short courses for 2019:


Starting out in Private Practice: A Psychodynamic Approach

Date: Monday 2 September 2019 for 6 x weekly seminars (no seminar on September 23-school holidays)
Location: 97 Wattletree Rd, Armadale.
Cost: $300, payable prior to the first seminar
Instructor: Dr Jenny Randles, an experienced psychiatrist and psychotherapist

Course overview:

Psychiatry training is based in institutions where registrars work within multidisciplinary teams, a very different experience from working in solo private practice. Registrars learn to assess patients and write them up; these notes are generally written for the benefit of others who are also treating the patient. In the main, any necessary psychotherapeutic work can be referred to other practitioners. Psychiatrists working in private practice often remain faithful to this model.

But what about psychiatrists who have an interest in providing the psychotherapeutic treatment themselves? This short course sets out to give participants a taste of the way a psycho-therapeutically oriented psychiatrist thinks and works, taking into account the change in focus that is a necessary part of a psychological orientation – for example, working a way that is more about engaging the patient and less about eliciting factual information in an efficient manner.

The course itself will consist of a half dozen seminars and cover the kinds of themes that commonly arise when commencing private practice work. Loosely based on Nina Coltart’s ‘How to Survive as a Psychotherapist’, it is intended for senior registrars and early career psychiatrists who are interested in offering ongoing psychotherapeutic work as a part of a general psychiatric practice. The focus will be practical and clinical, allowing space for participants to raise their own concerns and to bring examples for discussion.

Seminars:

Week one: Preparation – the consulting room, the waiting room
Week two: Managing intake
Week three: Managing risk in the practice
Week four: Assessment – how to select suitable cases
Week five: Maintaining privacy and confidentiality
Week six: Finding support – supervision, peer review groups.

Enquiries
For more information or to register to your interest in enrolling, please contact MAPP Administrative Secretary, Mrs Gurli Hughes.
Email: g.hughes@iinet.net.au
Phone: 0405025366.

Introduction to Psychodynamic Approaches to the Practice of Psychiatry

Date: Start date yet to be confirmed, however, both the theoretical and clinical seminars will take place on Wednesday evenings between 7pm and 9pm.
Location: 4 Erin St, Richmond
Cost: $495, payable prior to the first seminar
Instructor: Dr Paul Foulkes, a senior psychiatrist psychotherapist with extensive experience in the field

Course overview:

The Introduction to Psychodynamic Approaches to the Practice of Psychiatry offers 10 seminars of theoretical and clinical material in psychodynamic psychiatry. The course is for psychiatry registrars who would like an introduction to psychodynamic approaches to the practice of psychiatry. The aim of the course is to help orientate registrars who may be beginning or writing up their long case who are interested in expanding their knowledge of psychodynamic psychotherapy.   

Seminars:

Week one: Dialectic between Psychotherapy and Psychiatry
Week two: Central Concept: The unconscious and its different types
Week three: Central Concept: Intersubjectivity in the therapeutic relationship; Transference and counter Transference
Week four: Central Concept: The Infant in the Patient; Attachment and Separateness
Week five: Central Concept: Mourning and Reality; it’s place in Psychotherapy
Week six: Central Concept: Psychotherapeutic Frame
Week seven: Practical Application: Assessment of the Patient
Week eight: Practical Application: The Therapeutic Alliance
Week nine: Practical Application: Common Difficulties in Psychotherapy
Week ten: Practical Application: Ethical Dilemmas

Enquiries:
For more information or to register to your interest in enrolling, please contact MAPP Administrative Secretary, Mrs Gurli Hughes.

Email: g.hughes@iinet.net.au
Phone: 0405025366.