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Professional development workshops

The Psychology Clinic has demonstrated a commitment to the profession of psychology with the provision of quality psychological training and research since its inception in 1990.

As part of this continuing commitment, the Clinic has developed a range of professional development opportunities for people in the community, businesses, health professionals, people in educational settings, psychologists and psychology students, at all stages of their careers.

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Upcoming workshops

Internal Family Systems Therapy – Professional Development Workshops

Professional development in IFS therapy will again be offered in 2019, with half-day and three-day workshops planned. These professional development opportunities provide a supportive and safe way to experience this therapeutic approach, learn valuable skills for therapeutic work, and consider transference and counter-transference issues from a unique and useful perspective. They are open to all helping professionals.

The first workshop for 2019 will be a half-day session focused on IFS and Therapist Parts, which will involve an introduction to the IFS model and an opportunity gain insight into your countertransference process using this model. This workshop will take place on Saturday 2 March from 9:30am-2pm, and will cost $100.

Spaces in the workshop are capped at 12 participants. Please contact the Swinburne Psychology Clinic to register your interest in this workshop, to receive updates about further program dates, or with any other enquiries about professional development in IFS therapy.

IFS Skill Building:

Transforming the Inner World of Parts

This practice-focused series of workshops is for people who have completed previous Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS) training. It will provide attendees with knowledge of the IFS model in its entirety, and the skills to begin using IFS therapy with clients. Additionally, participants will deepen their awareness of their own inner world and build greater Self-leadership

A range of teaching techniques will be utilized, including: the presentation of information on IFS skills and their application, experiential learning in small groups, witnessing and unpacking demonstrations of IFS therapy, group discussion, and time for self-reflection through meditation and written exercises.

  • March 23rd 9am – 4:30pm
  • April 6th 9am – 4:30pm
  • April 27th 9am – 4:30pm

Workshop format: Three sessions, delivered on Saturdays. Attendance at all three workshops is required. The dates are spaced to allow time to practice and reflect on the skills:

*All three workshop days can be counted as supervision hours.*

Cost: $585 (early bird until the 31st of January); $650 (full price). Workshop manual, morning and afternoon tea provided.

Workshop numbers & Booking: Minimum of 9, maximum of 12. Please email psychprojects@swin.edu.au or phone 9214 5528 (Swinburne Psychology Clinic) to register.