The Conversational Model is an evidence-based approach for working with complex trauma, personality disorders and treatment resistant depression.

Training with ANZAP 

ANZAP offers an advanced level three-year part-time course. The training is conducted in small groups and is suitable for mental health professionals already involved in psychotherapy and counselling


The training focus is work with people who have experienced trauma, complex trauma and personality disorders and other treatment resistant conditions.

The ANZAP training is clinically and academically orientated. There is a requirement to demonstrate clinical competence in the model, a capacity for self-awareness, and an ability to communicate this.  The learning, understanding and application of the model are experiential and require stringent self-analysis. The intent is to demonstrate a deep synthesis of the theoretical framework, practical application and awareness of the complex intersubjective realities of psychotherapy. This happens with experienced trainers and supervisors, in close supervision of clinical work, along with theoretical assessments and a final disseratation. 

The course is suitable for social workers, psychiatrists, general practitioners, psychotherapists, psychologists, counsellors, mental health nurses and allied health professionals. 


The next training intake will be in 2019

In mid 2018 we will call for applications for our next training intake which will commence in March 2019 where we will be offering a one year extensive introduction to the basics of the Conversational Model that practitioners will be able to integrate in their clinical work.  All suitable candidates will then be given the opportunity to extend this first year to another two years of in-depth training in psychodynamic work in the Conversational Model.  Each year will be offered part-time with all seminars conducted on-line in real time so as to be interactive.  Supervision will be offered locally where possible, or on-line.






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Introduction to the Conversational Model of Psychotherapy - Wellington, New Zealand

Date: 30 Jun 2018

Conference Rm 3, St Andrews Centre, 30 The Terrace, Wellington, New Zealand

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Dunedin Seminar Series - The Conversational Model : an evidence based psychodynamic psychotherapy

Date: 05 Jul 2018

Medlicott Education Centre, Ashburn Clinic, 496 Taieri Road, Halfway Bush, Dunedin, New Zealand

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ANZAP Annual Conference 2018

Date: 13 Oct 2018

Primus Hotel Sydney, 339 Pitt Street, Sydney


PO Box 3595

Key Contact: Anne Malecki. 
Ph: (02) 8004 9873 from Australia
Ph: (04) 887 0300 Toll free from New Zealand
Fax: (02) 9012 0546

First Point of Contact

Anne Malecki is responsible for the ANZAP Secretariat. She is the first point of contact for all matters. 

Telephone: AUS (02) 8004 9873



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