HETI Free Saturday Workshop in Psychotherapy


FREE Saturday Workshop in Psychotherapy – 16 June 2012

Saturday, 16 June 2012
@ NSW Branch, RANZCP
Maddison House, 761 Darling Street
(Parking available along Darling Street)

This is a FREE education initiative of the NSW Psychotherapy Educators Group. This year it is open to all trainees from NSW Psychiatry Training Networks. The Saturday Workshop Series is sponsored by the Health Education and Training Institute (HETI). Psychiatry trainees often struggle to have time to understand the importance of psychotherapy and psychotherapeutic thinking in their practice. However most
psychiatrists agree that ‘shrink think’ is essential to a meaningful and effective practice in modern psychiatry. In this workshop we will hear from consultants who have integrated aspects of psychotherapeutic thinking into their daily work.

A panel in the afternoon will give you the chance to ask everything you want to know about psychotherapy as psychiatrists, ‘but are afraid to ask’

0900AM Registration and coffee
0930AM Dr Anne-Marie Swan (Dynamic Psychotherapist)
1030AM Morning Tea
1045AM Dr Katie Di Marco – ‘From the internet to the consulting room – reflecting on training and
experience as an early career therapist using psychotherapies in different treatment
1145AM Dr Sumitra Shankar – ‘Psychodynamic thinking in public practice’
1245PM Lunch (will be provided)
1330PM Panel: Marina Vamos and Psychotherapy Educators to discuss ‘My life as a Psychiatrist
1515PM Feedback and close (Afternoon Tea)

(Convened by Dr Loyola McLean, Psychotherapy Educator for Sydney West and Greater
Southern (SWaGS) Psychiatry Training Network)

Dr Anne-Marie Swan is a psychiatrist and psychotherapist working in private practice and as a VMO Psychotherapy supervisor in the public sector. Dr Swan is particularly interested in the management of severe personality disorder and the integration of psychotherapy into the biopsycho- social framework of psychiatry. She is the Curriculum Co-ordinator for the NSW Programme in Advanced Training in the Psychotherapies administered by The Psychotherapies Education Association.

Dr Katie Di Marco has recently received her RANZCP Fellowship. She works as a consultant doing assessments for the Anxiety Disorders Clinic at St Vincent's Hospital and provides private telepsychiatry services for people in rural areas. She has experience with internet-based treatments, CBT and psychodynamic therapy, and is working on completing her Advanced Training in Psychotherapies.

Dr Sumitra Shankar is a psychiatrist in public practice at Royal North Shore and Prince of Wales Hospitals. She works in crisis and rehabilitation settings. She has an interest in psychodynamic therapy and is currently enrolled in the RANZCP Advanced Training Certificate in the Psychotherapies. She enjoys integrating psychodynamic thinking in public practice.

To register please contact Margaret Taofi on 8838 6496 or Margaret.Taofi@wsahs.nsw.gov.au