The Australian Psychoanalytical Society is the leading body for psychoanalysis in Australia.

About APAS

The Australian Psychoanalytical Society (APAS) is a component society of the International Psychoanalytical Association (IPA), an organisation of over 10,000 members worldwide, which is involved in training, research, and maintenance of standards for psychoanalytic practice. We have branches in Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney. 

The APAS is dedicated to psychoanalytic treatment and  training, to the development of psychoanalytic thinking and to the communication of these ideas to the public.  Members of the APAS work in private practice, in hospitals and universities and other institutional settings. They also undertake teaching and supervision of the clinical work of psychotherapists and other mental health practitioners.

This web-site includes:
  •         -  the history of Psychoanalysis in Australia
  •         -  notices of up-coming conferences and seminars
  •         -  details of opportunities for training in Psychoanalysis
  •         -  a link to the Society e-journal   “Psychoanalysis Downunder”

You will be able to:
  •         -  find an analyst in your area
  •         -  join our email list to receive advance notice of conferences and other events
Photograph by Dalma Szallonntai

News & Upcoming Events 2015

Further information about upcoming events also available under "Events 2015" on the above menu.

Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Course

PPC@SIP next intake July 2015 through to June 2016.

EPIC Modules

In 2015 there will be a number of EPIC events advertised throughout the year. The overall aim of the events will be to increase the participants’ understanding of psychoanalytic theory in relation to their current work or clinical practice.

WINN Clinic

A new Clinic of the Sydney Institute for Psychoanalysis (SIP) with Online access.
The WINN Clinic offers in depth assessment and treatment to adults, adolescents, and children. For further information please follow the link to the clinic website www.thewinnclinic.net/   or alternatively email  info@thewinnclinic.net

Research Page

Research updates and latest news now included on the Research webpage!

Freud Conference 2015

The Freud Conference will be held in May, 2015.  Please click the link for futher information.

APAS 2014 OPEN DAY papers

The 2014 Open Days were a huge success with enthralling papers presented by Keynote speaker, Dr Stefano Bolognini and International guest speaker Paola Golinelli.  Presented papers will be available to download from the APAS online Journal "Psychoanalysis DownUnder".

Photograph by Rifat

Contact Us

General Enquiries :

Dr Kate Kendall        kendall01@optusnet.com.au
Honorary Secretary 

Training Enquiries :

Chair of Admission Melbourne Branch      Dr William Betts     billbetts@netspace.net.au

Chair of Admissions Sydney Branch        Dr  Louise Gyler     louise.gyler@bigpond.com

Chair of Admissions Adelaide Branch       Dr Gil Anaf             anaf@internode.on.net