Training with ANZAP 

Our 2024 training intake is now closed.

We will be hosting a free Webinar at 11 am (Sydney time) on 22 June - Introduction to the Conversational Model of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Training.  See further information under the "Events" tab on this website.

Applications for our 2025 training intake will be called for in early November 2024.  Interviews will take place in late November/early December.  Please direct all enquiries to Anne Malecki by email 

About the training

We offer an advanced level one-year, plus two-year part time course. Our one-year extensive introduction course will focus on the elements of the Conversational Model allowing practitioners 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.

Our training is conducted in small groups and is suitable for mental health professionals already involved in psychotherapy and counselling - psychiatrists, general practitioners, psychotherapists, psychologists, counsellors, mental health nurses and allied health professionals. 

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

Our 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. 

Read more about training in The Conversational Model

Read more on the theory and research behind The Conversational model 

PBANZ Registration for Aotearoa New Zealand Graduates 

In order for New Zealand graduates to register as Psychotherapists in New Zealand, ANZAP training is required to meet the standards set by the Psychotherapy Board of Aotearoa New Zealand (PBANZ). Standards include the practical application of how ANZAP will meet te Tiriti o Waitangi obligations. 

An important part of meeting te Tiriti obligations is to develop relationships and to work together with Maori. ANZAP is an Institutional Member of Waka Oranga. Waka Oranga is the professional association of Māori trained in psychotherapy.

ANZAP will access cultural consultation via Waka Oranga. We plan to provide a two-hour seminar at the intensive for all years and two trainings each year for each of Yrs 1, 2 and 3. Training will focus on theoretical frameworks from a te Maori Psychotherapeutic perspective. We will commission specialists to design and deliver this training. ANZAP will work alongside them.

A PBANZ accredited qualification is three years (or more) duration and a minimum of 250 supervised clinical hours. New Zealand trainees are expected to present additional patients for supervision in order to achieve 250 hours.

Graduates who have completed their training and have 250 supervised clinical hours are eligible to apply for registration with PBANZ within the Interim Psychotherapist Scope of Practice. 

Psychotherapists who have completed an accredited qualification and 900 hours of supervised clinical practice are eligible to apply for full registration with PBANZ.

Please read the 2024 Course Flyer for more detailed information.

2024 Course Flyer


Please direct all initial enquiries to Anne Malecki at the ANZAP office by email –



PO Box 3595

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

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