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 one-year plus two-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 dissertation. 

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

Our next training course will commence on 3 March 2020 - late applications will be accepted

This one-year extensive introduction course will focus on the elements of the Conversational Model. Practitioners will be able to integrate this into short-term 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 the Conversational Model.

The training will be offered part-time with all seminars conducted interactive on-line in real time on a Tuesday evening from 7-8.30 pm (Sydney time). Supervision will be offered locally where possible, or on-line.

Course fees cover:

Attendance at weekend live-in student intensives in Sydney with the first intensive from 28 February to 1 March 2020.  The second intensive is usually held third quarter of the year.  Includes Friday & Saturday night accommodation in Feb/March. Does not include airfare.

28 weeks of Lectures 
28 weeks of Supervisions
On-line or in-person attendance at up to 4 Saturday morning seminars in Sydney
Registration at ANZAP Conference & pre-Conference workshops in Sydney (usually third quarter of the year) 

Fees (payable monthly or quarterly):

Year 1  
AUD$6,900 for Australian based students
AUD$6,270 for New Zealand based students (no GST payable)

*Years 2 & 3 

AUD$10,900 for Australian based students
AUD$9,900 for New Zealand based students (no GST payable)

*fees increase to cover additional supervision (group and individual)

Call for Applications:
Applications are currently being accepted for our 2020 intake.  Interviews will be conducted on-line or in person in December.  Late applicants will be considered in the new year.

To be included on our training database, or if you have any questions, please contact Anne Malecki at the ANZAP office – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.










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Gender Diversity in a Contemporary Jungian Psychoanalytic Context

Date: 22 Aug 2020

Zoom attendance only

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Dr Donna Orange - Save this Date!

Date: 26 Sep 2020

Zoom attendance only. If social distancing restrictions allow, in-person attendance will be considered.

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Dr Nancy McWilliams - Rethinking Madness: An Argument for a Dimensional View of Pschopathology

Date: 03 Oct 2020

- Zoom attendance only. If social distancing restrictions allow, in-person attendance will be considered.

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Beatrice Beebe Streaming Live - Urgent Engagement in 9/11 Pregnant Widows and Their Infants: Transmission of Trauma

Date: 16 Oct 2020

Zoom attendance only. If social distancing restrictions allow, in-person attendance will be considered.

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CANCELLED - ANZAP Annual Conference 2020. Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, we regret to advise that this year's Conference has been cancelled.

Date: 17 Oct 2020

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Dr Nick Bendit - The Strange and Confronting World of Dissociation

Date: 17 Oct 2020

Zoom attendance only


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