Melbourne Institute



Short Course Seminars

The Melbourne Institute of Psychoanalysis plans to run a number of short seminar series on a range of psychoanalytical topics from the end of 2019 and across 2020. The first of these will occur in November 2019. Please see details.

Information about the other series next year will be on this website as details become available.


Between the Mind & Brain

A small-group seminar program consisting of a weekly evening seminar over four weeks in November 2019, led by Dr Peter Smith, a Training Analyst of the Australian Psychoanalytical Society and Member of its Melbourne Branch.

Aim: to explore the relationship between Psychoanalytical models of the Mind and Brain, using material from a book written by British Kleinian Psychoanalyst, Ronald Britton: “Between Mind and Brain: Models of the Mind and Models in the Mind”.

This seminar program would be of interest to clinicians who are actively engaged in clinical work. This could be in any setting public or private.

Format : This program will be delivered in a face-to-face small group setting. (maximum number of 8 participants) A capacity to physically attend is required. Some pre-reading from the book will be required for each seminar. Its anticipated the group discussion will be open and informal.


Models of the Mind

The 2019 MOM course is currently under way and applications are now closed. It is expected that it will be offered in 2021. In the interim, shorter educational courses offered by the Melbourne Institute for Psychoanalysis will be placed on this website as they become available.


Models of the Mind (MOM) is a part-time course (March to Oct inc) that gives participants an introduction to key concepts in psychoanalytic thinking. With a focus on contributions from major theorists, it will help build a psychoanalytical understanding of the mind and how it develops. The course helps create a framework to understanding everyday human experience, as well as good grounding in the clinical setting. It would be of interest to professionals in the mental health field as well as graduates from other health and non-health disciplines interested in learning more about analytic thinking and practice. It is a stand-alone professional development course, but may also interest participants with an interest in future related training.

Please complete the enquiry form and submit to Tim Alexander if you would like to be notified of any future educational courses run by MIP.

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