SCIARPP announce first seminar series


Getting to know Relational Psychoanalysis

SCIARPP is very excited to be offering its first ongoing education program in 2015. We have created a program of seminars featuring some of the most highly regarded and widely published Relational clinicians from North America. This series will give attendees exposure to the breadth and diversity of relational thinking and will also provide an excellent introduction to Relational Psychoanalysis for those new to this way of thinking and working.

The program consists of a diverse array of topics and clinical issues. Attendees can register for any number or all of the seminars, as each seminar is a stand-alone educational experience. Each speaker will be presenting their thinking around a topic based on their recent work or publications. The speaker will interact with us via video-conferencing directly from the USA. Some seminars will include preparatory reading. We expect and encourage dialogue between the speaker and attendees, and there will be a generous amount of time devoted to questions and interaction. Seminars will be held on Saturday mornings, beginning at 9am, 10am or 11am, and will run for 2 hours. Morning tea will be provided.

Apr 18 11-1 Estelle Shane Why Self Psychology is a Relational Theory

May 16 9-11 Adrienne Harris Ghosts in the 21st Century Consulting Room

Jun 20 9-11 Steven Kuchuck When the Personal Becomes Professional: Clinical implications of the psychoanalyst’s subjectivity

Jul 18 9-11 Darlene Ehrenberg On Therapeutic Inter-Action, Mourning and the Awakening of Desire: Further explorations at the “Intimate Edge”

Aug 15 9-11 Stuart Pizer The Analyst’s Generous Engagement

Oct 17 9-11 Galit Atlas The Enigma of Desire

Nov 21 10-12 Mal Slavin TBA

Venue: Maddison House, Rozelle

Contact: Roberto D’Angelo
0407 100 052


Pricing: • SCIARPP members - $70 per seminar • Non-members - $90 per seminar • Students - $35 (no further discounts) • 4 or more seminars – 10% off • Online participation (for those who live outside Sydney) via Zoom is available as an option when registering

Not yet a SCIARPP member? 
Become a member of SCIARPP by joining the International Association for Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy (IARPP). Simply go to

Membership of IARPP entitles you to free membership of SCIARPP and discount pricing at our events. If you join IARPP at the full rate of USD 135, you would save AUD 105 if you attended all the seminars, plus all the additional benefits of IARPP membership.

These benefits include a free subscription to Psychoanalytic Dialogues, participation in online colloquia with renowned Relational clinicians and writers, access to webinars, including candidates’ webinars, and discounted pricing on a range of books. We encourage you to join this dynamic and growing psychoanalytic organization and be a part of the renewal and resurgence of contemporary psychoanalysis as it continues to evolve.

Changes and Cancellations:
 • Changes can be made to seminar bookings, such as changing to another seminar on another date, if there is availability on the date required.
• Registrations can be cancelled and refunded less a $10 administration fee per session up until 7 days prior to the seminar. Cancellations within 7 days of the seminar cannot be refunded.