IARPP Australia Events

Our seminars explore Relational theories and practice, and will be relevant to both experienced clinicians and those beginning to learn about psychoanalytic ideas.

Advertising Policy — Effective 25th April, 2019

Not-For-Profit associations and Psychoanalytic organisations are welcome to request that their event fliers be sent to our members and affiliates database(s) with the following limitations: Read More

Upcoming IARPP events

Events Calendar

Needed Relationships and Psychoanalytic Healing I - 2020 Seminar Series

Location : Online only
Date: Saturday 17 October 2020, 09:00am - 11:00am

Philip RingstromDr. Steven Stern

Dr. Steven Stern will present his richly integrative clinical approach organized around the principle of co-creating needed relationships uniquely with each of our patients. His model is deeply rooted in self psychology and intersubjective systems theory, but is equally grounded in neighboring theories, including Winnicottian, Bionian and Relational theories, a non-linear dynamic systems perspective, and especially Louis Sander's developmental process principles. At the center of Stern's approach is the idea of "meeting the patient" – a process which, paradoxically, requires the full complexity of multiple psychoanalytic theories and frames of reference (vertices) in order to provide the "simply human" responses our patients need from us.

Dr. Stern will begin, in his first presentation, with an overview of the major elements of his model, interspersing theory with illustrative clinical material. He will then, in his second presentation, present an extended clinical example - a challenging case in which the nature of what was needed only emerged over a long period of time.

This conference aims to stimulate our capacity to develop, integrate and hold in mind a range of theoretical models while remaining open and curious to discover the unique path of growth for each of our patients.

Registration: https://www.trybooking.com/BIIOC

Venue: Online.

Cost per seminar:
IARPP Aust members: $70 
Non-members: $85 
Students (Full-time under 35 years): $60



The Australian Chapter of IARPP International is pleased to announce its 2020 Seminar Series. The seminars will continue our exploration of Relational theories and practice, and will be of interest to both beginning and more experienced clinicians. Over the last few years we’ve experimented with different formats involving single and multiple presentations; this year we hope to provide opportunities to engage more deeply with three international speakers who will each present two seminars: Robert Grossmark, Ginna Clarke and Steven Stern.

Not yet an IARPP Australia member?

Become a member of IARPP Australia by joining the International Association for Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy (IARPP). Simply go to www.iarpp.net. Membership of IARPP entitles you to free membership of IARPP Australia and discount pricing at our events and many other benefits. These include a free subscription to Psychoanalytic Dialogues, participation in online colloquia with renowned Relational clinicians and writers, access to webinars, including candidates’ webinars, and discounted pricing on a range of books. We encourage you to join this dynamic and growing psychoanalytic organization and be a part of the renewal and resurgence of contemporary psychoanalysis as it continues to evolve.

Changes and Cancellations

• Registrations can be cancelled and refunded less a $10 administration fee per session up until 7 days prior to the seminar. Cancellations within 7 days of the seminar cannot be refunded.