Therapeutic Approaches & Training

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ACT Mindfully
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Workshops and Training with Dr Russ Harris.
See Free Resources 

Australian and New Zealand chapter of the Association for Contextual Behavioural Science  
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a transdiagnostic modern form of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) with a broad evidence and practitioner base. A wealth of resources about ACT and the underlying scientific field of Contextual Behavioural Science, including broader applications, can be found at the local chapter site above and the international site  along with Free Resources.

Australia and New Zealand Association of Psychotherapy (ANZAP)
Based on the Conversational Model, a psychodynamic psychotherapy developed by Professor Russell Meares and Dr Robert Hobson, incorporating developmental psychology, cognitive theory and attachment theory – has a range of psychotherapy related events over the year including conferences, ongoing seminars and workshops.

Australian Association for Cognitive and Behaviour Therapy (AACBT) 
A multidisciplinary national professional body for health and other professionals interested in the practice, research and training of established and emerging evidence-based behavioural and cognitive therapies.

C. G. Jung Society of Melbourne
A forum for discussion, exploration and continued development and application of the concepts espoused by the Swiss psychoanalyst, Carl Gustav Jung. Online lectures available.

C. G. Jung Society of Sydney
Formed to promote the ideas of the Swiss analyst and psychiatrist, Carl Gustav Jung. A rich and varied program of monthly talks, workshops and reading groups presented by Australian and international guest speakers is offered.

Centre for Existential Practice
Offers Professional Development courses and workshops on existential theory and practice. Online courses available.

Compass Seminars Australia
Training for practitioners who support vulnerable children, young people and families

Couple, Child and Family Psychotherapy Association of Australia
A not-for-profit organisation dedicated to developing, fostering and promoting a psychoanalytically informed understanding of conscious and unconscious processes in working with couples, families and children.

Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing Association of Australia
A professional association seeking to raise the profile of EMDR in Australia, working to maintain, support and promote EMDR practice, research and education. Provides an independent, not-for-profit forum for professional practitioners using EMDR.

Institute for Emotionally Focused Therapy
Provides counsellors and therapists with training in Emotionally Focused Therapy.

Internal Family Systems Australia  
An integrative approach to individual psychotherapy developed by Richard C. Schwartz PhD. Combines systems thinking with the view that mind is made up of relatively discrete sub-personalities each with its own viewpoint and qualities. Certified trainings, workshops and Therapist Directory.

Harvard Medical School of Continuing Education
The Harvard continuing medical education site is worth watching. There are interesting programmes in Boston and in other parts of the USA.

MindPerformance – College of Medical Hypnosis  
Provides hypnotherapy training combined with Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Focused Psychological Strategies (FPS).

Rhythm of Regulation
Polyvagal Theory in Therapy Training with Deb Dana – Online Training available.

Schema Therapy Training Australia  
Provider of workshops, supervision and certification related to Schema Therapy throughout Australia and online.  Accredited with the International Society of Schema Therapy.

Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute 
To deliver an unparalleled state-of-the-art somatic psychotherapy worldwide through education, practice, and research, and to harness the innate wisdom of the body to liberate human potential.
Training offered for mental health professionals.

Tatra Corporate and Allied Training Services
Professional development training provider for psychologists, social workers, psychotherapists, counsellors, family therapists, school counsellors and mental health practitioners. 

The Delphi Centre  
Mental health training and resources. See Webinar programme for 23rd July to 6th December 2020.

The Dulwich Centre: A Gateway to Narrative Therapy and Community Work
Information about narrative therapy and collective narrative practice. Articles to read, books and journals to purchase, and training events and conferences to attend. Offers a Free Introduction to Narrative Therapy and a Free Introduction to Aboriginal Narrative Practice.

This Way Up
THIS WAY UP was developed by Professor Gavin Andrews and his team of psychiatrists and clinical psychologists at St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney. Sponsored by the Australian Government and the Clinical Research Unit for Anxiety and Depression at St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney. Free Access to Introductory Course on CBT during the COVID-19 Crisis