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The Sydney Institute for Psycho-Analysis

Welcome to the website of The Sydney Institute for Psycho-Analysis (SIP) the Sydney base of the Australian Psychoanalytical Society (APAS). The Sydney Institute for Psycho-Analysis is a centre for psychoanalytic education and training which promotes psychoanalytic treatment. We offer a wide range of training and educational opportunities for people with different levels of clinical experience and different academic backgrounds, interested in learning about contemporary psychoanalysis. SIP members are all qualified psychoanalysts who offer a range of clinical services to the community.

Upcoming Events

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The Sydney Institute for Psycho-Analysis

& Northern Rivers Psychoanlytic Study Group

presents a

Child Psychotherapy Workshop

where Ruth Mooney will read her paper:

It’s silly these doors don’t open: a six year old girl

emerges from a chronic state of emotional withdrawal

Saturday 10th of September 2016
University Centre for Rural Health

61 Uralba Street, Lismore, NSW 2480
The price for the seminar is $60 inc GST

For more information download the pdf

Contact Tom Wilmot:

0448 562 501






A new training programme will commence in 2018
Applications close 16 October 2017.

Training information and the application form can be downloaded at:

An information evening will be held early 2017

All enquiries:
Dr Louise Gyler, Chair, Admissions Committee
Phone: 02 9953 3520


Clinical Training in Adult Psychoanalysis
clinicaltrainingwbis offered as a graduate program by the Sydney Branch of the Australian Psychoanalytic Society. This course will appeal to those who wish to pursue their interest in the human mind, its internal world and unconscious processes, and who want to develop this interest in order to become trained as a psychoanalyst.


Engaging in Psychoanalytic Ideas and Concepts

EPIC offers a broad range of regular outreach programs that will be offered from time to time in the form of seminars and workshops. These will be designed to promote interest in, and understanding of, the theory and practice of psychoanalysis.

Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Course at The Sydney Institute for Psycho-Analysis

The Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Course at Sydney Institute for Psycho-analysis aims to help clinicians extend their use of psycho-dynamic ideas in their work. The Course provides further support through its Scholarship and Mentorship program. The next intake for this one year course in Term 1, 2016 is open for applications.

Past Events


Sigourney awarded to Neville Symington

Sydney psychoanalyst Neville Symington received the Sigourney award in 2013. The Sigourney award recognizes outstanding contributions to psychoanalysis worldwide.

As Neville was unable to attend the award ceremony in New York, his acceptance speech was delivered on his behalf by Dr Glen Gabbard. In March 2014 Dr James Telfer delivered a speech to members of the Sydney Institute for Psychoanalysis, in acknowledgement of Neville's receiving the award.

Glen Gabbard's introduction and Neville Symington's acceptance speech may download here.

Dr James Telfer's speech may be downloaded here.

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