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CURIOUS has been designed to provide foundational knowledge to a range of Clinicians wishing to learn more about psychodynamics and the ways in which this perspective may be incorporated into their practice.

-Professor Robert Schweitzer

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"Psychoanalytic supervision is an interval of freedom where supervisee development is provoked, privileged, and prioritized..."
C. Edward Watkins

Collaborative learning for the curious...

Small Group Learning Environment 

Become part of a community of like-minded peers, and experienced practitioners, fostering professional growth and support.

Comprehensive Psychodynamic Training

Develop a deep understanding of the historical development, core concepts, and foundational principles of psychodynamic psychotherapy, rooted in its rich history and evolving theories, equipping you with essential skills for effective psychotherapy.

Gain Active CPD Points

The program is designed to support continuing professional development needs. It provides Clinicians opportunities to gain Active CPD points through targeted psychodynamic psychotherapeutic learning objectives. 

Build Enhanced Self Reflection and Insight

Enhance your ability to engage in ongoing self-reflection, drawing from psychodynamic principles, to gain insight into your own experiences and reactions within the therapeutic relationship.

Gain Practical Intervention Skills

Develop practical skills in applying psychodynamic techniques, enabling you to understand unconscious processes, work with resistance, navigate transference and countertransference dynamics, and interpret client material, all within a relational framework.

Grow Psychodynamic Assessment Proficiency

Gain proficiency in conducting psychodynamic assessments, utilizing relevant methodologies to identify unconscious processes, underlying dynamics, and patterns in clients' internal and interpersonal worlds.

Enhance your Professional Identity

 Foster your professional identity as a relational psychodynamic practitioner by being part of a community of practice. Engage with peers and experienced colleagues, sharing ideas, challenges, and support as you develop in your work.

Cultivate Ethical and Professional Growth

Embrace reflective practice and explore ethical considerations and professional standards associated with psychodynamic practice. Ensure your practice aligns with ethical guidelines, enhancing your professional integrity.

Gain Practical Intervention Skills

Develop practical skills in applying psychodynamic techniques, enabling you to understand unconscious processes, work with resistance, navigate transference and countertransference dynamics, and interpret client material, all within a relational framework.

Grow Psychodynamic Assessment Proficiency

Gain proficiency in conducting psychodynamic assessments, utilizing relevant methodologies to identify unconscious processes, underlying dynamics, and patterns in clients' internal and interpersonal worlds.

Enhanced your Professional Identity

 Foster your professional identity as a relational psychodynamic practitioner by being part of a community of practice. Engage with peers and experienced colleagues, sharing ideas, challenges, and support as you develop in your work.

Cultivate Ethical and Professional Growth

Embrace reflective practice and explore ethical considerations and professional standards associated with psychodynamic practice. Ensure your practice aligns with ethical guidelines, enhancing your professional integrity.

The benefits of participating in CURIOUS:

CURIOUS - Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Training Program
for Curious Clinicians

Register your interest today, and one of our team will be in touch to finalise your enrolment. 

What you get when you participate in CURIOUS:

  • Comprehensive 1 - Year Program

  • Gain Active CPD Points

  • Small Group Learning

  • Regular Case Presentations

  • Group Supervision + Optional Individual Supervision

  • Networking with like-minded Clinicians

Is this Program for me?

This program is suitable if you are a...

  • Psychotherapist

  • Psychologist

  • Clinical Psychologist

  • Psychiatry Registrar 

  • Psychiatrist

  • Counsellor

  • Social Worker

  • Clinical nurse specialist

  • General Practitioner

Seeking to...

• Develop generalist skills and specialise in psychodynamic psychotherapy

• Embrace reflective practice and enhance self-awareness and


• Form connections with peers and the psychoanalytic community

Where and When?


Commencing January 2024

Online or In-Person
at The Suites at Wickham House 

5pm-7pm (Day TBC)

Investment
$1800 + GST per quarter

Register your interest today, and one of our team will be in touch to finalise your enrolment. 

Your Facilitators & Supervisors

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Sigrid

Sigrid O'Callaghan

Sigrid is a clinical psychologist, psychodynamic psychotherapist and is a teaching staff member with the Brisbane Centre of Psychoanalytic Studies. She is also a member of the teaching faculty with the Queensland Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Association and supervisor for the Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Registrar Program. She has been working in private practice since 2007. She has previously worked in rehabilitation and community health settings (Berlin, Sydney, Brisbane) with a wide range of people (children, adolescents, adults) presenting with complex mental health issues. Her roles encompassed the treatment of psychological difficulties as well as coordinating clinical programs and supervision for staff.

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Robert

Prof Robert Schweitzer
Program Co-Ordinator

Robert is currently Professor of Psychology at Queensland University of Technology, where he established the post graduate program in clinical psychology, with a strong focus upon psychodynamic principles and practice. He continues to practice as a psychodynamic psychotherapist, supervise registrars and engage in research.  He has previously chaired the  Queensland Psychology Board of Australia and has a strong commitment to research with over 150 publications in referred journals, book chapters and books. His research career includes a focus on psychotherapy process and outcome. Robert is endorsed in Clinical and in Counselling Psychology.

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Rebecca

Dr Rebecca Bargenquast

Rebecca is a psychodynamic therapist and clinical supervisor with a special interest in the treatment of complex mental health difficulties, early intervention for prodromal mental health conditions, and therapy for parenting difficulties and parent-infant attachment issues. She has worked with people experiencing a range of mental health difficulties including psychosis, depression, anxiety, complex trauma, personality disorder, and deliberate self-harm. In the past Rebecca has worked as Clinical Services Coordinator at Queensland University of Technology and Western Sydney University, and Senior Psychologist in both Queensland Health and NSW Health services. Rebecca is endorsed in Clinical Psychology.

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