QLD CPD Event 9 May 2020

Introduction to Psychodynamic Psychotherapy for Trauma

Saturday 9 May 2020

Brisbane, Queensland

Professor Robert Schweitzer and Dr Robyn Leigh will present psychodynamic approaches to working with patients who have experienced a history of trauma and difficulties in their lives.

This workshop is suitable for registered health professionals. Psychology students in training, registered psychologists, psychiatric registrars, psychiatrists and mental health accredited social workers will find this introductory course useful.

About the Presenters

Robert Schweitzer is Professor of Psychology in the School of Psychology and Counselling at Queensland University of Technology, where he established the postgraduate program in clinical psychology. He is a clinician, teacher and researcher, with a commitment to the teaching of both short term and long term psychodynamic psychotherapy.  His research and publications include the application of psychotherapy to the treatment of people with more severe mental health problems including psychotic spectrum disorders.

Dr Robyn Leigh is a Brisbane based psychiatrist with a long term interest in psychoanalytic psychotherapy and has a private practice that is dedicated to working with patients in this way. She has over 20 years experience in this form of treatment and will endeavour to share ideas related to clinical material put forward by attendees.

Workshop Description

The aim of this introductory workshop is to present basic psychodynamic concepts and interventions to registered health practitioners that have an interest in working with clients who have experienced aversive experiences and trauma in their lives.  It will focus on basic psychodynamic theory and approaches so practitioners can immediately begin to use this in their formulations and interventions.  Attendees will be able to implement dynamically informed techniques to help promote recovery and the development of more adaptive coping strategies in their clients and patients.

Workshop Objectives

By the end of the workshop, you should:

  • Appreciate the knowledge and qualities which you bring to your practice as a psychodynamic therapist
  • Develop your knowledge base to understand the development of contemporary psychodynamic ideas
  • Develop basic skills to assess the suitability of a patient for psychodynamic psychotherapy
  • Develop basic skills to facilitate therapeutic change through the practice of dynamic therapy
  • Approach the process with sensitivity taking into account the impact of trauma in the lives of people presenting for therapy
  • Clinical case examples will be used to facilitate discussion of theory and intervention.

Saturday 9th May, 2020

9am – 4.30pm

Pacific Hotel Spring Hill Brisbane. 345 Wickham Terrace, Spring Hill Brisbane. Ph: 07 3831 6177. 
This workshop is fully catered. Please advise of any dietary requirements upon registration.

Public Transport and Car Parking
Roma street station is the closest transport hub to the venue and is a short walk through the Botanic Gardens.
Car parking is available for $15 per day. Please contact the venue to arrange this.

ACPA student member: $100
University students: $150
ACPA members: $200
Non ACPA members: $280


Please use the link below to register for this workshop (note a 50c booking fee applies).

Registration closes 12noon Saturday 2nd May 2020
Continuing Professional Development
The day comprises 6 hours professional development. A short quiz will be offered to attendees wishing to obtain active PD points. Members of other disciplines or professions attending the event may be able to claim the workshop as CPD provided their governing body does not require event accreditation for PD hours.

Terms and Conditions
Trybooking.com issues receipts at the time of registration, and this confirms registration. Please retain receipts for your records, including as a Tax Invoice/Receipt for the transaction. No other receipts are available via this booking system. 

Cancellation Policy
Refunds are offered for all cancellations received in writing via email to qldsection@acpa.org.au. Cancellations must be received two weeks in advance by Saturday 25th April 2020

Regrettably, due to the logistics and terms of event management, refunds are not possible after this date, regardless of personal circumstances or difficulties preventing attendance. The cancellation policy is final and not negotiable. However, should the event be cancelled for any reason, a full refund will be issued.

Registrations are transferable to another person in all cases. However, notification of transfer of registration including any dietary requirements must be received by 2nd May 2020. Transfer of registration to another person is NOT possible after this date, or for only a portion of the event.

Please direct all enquiries to Dr Liam Connor, ACPA QLD section chair at qldsection@acpa.org.au