About IARPP Australia
IARPP Australia is the Australian Chapter of the International Association for Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy. This chapter was to promote Relational Psychoanalysis in Australia and to make the rich tradition that has developed in this field, largely in North America, available to Australians. In the process, we hope to provde a forum for Australian clinicians interested in Relational thinking to come together and share their ideas. Continuing the tradition of the founders of IARPP, our chapter strives to be inclusive and pluralistic and to promote dialogue between individuals and groups with differing theoretical orientations and traditions.
We encourage you to explore the IARPP website www.iarpp.net. Since it was founded in 2001, IARPP has rapidly grown to become one of the most dynamic and prominent psychoanalytic organisations in the world. Relational theorists have contributed significant advances and have been at the forefront of paradigm shifts in psychoanalytic theory and practice. Membership of IARPP will connect you with this contemporary analytic community, as well as offering many other benefits. IARPP holds an international conference both in the USA and at other locations every year. The 2017 conference will be in Sydney - the first time that an international IARPP conference has been held in Australia. Membership also gives you access to online colloquia, which are online discussions about Relational writing that allow people from all around the world to participate. IARPP members also receive a free subscription to the journal Psychoanalytic Dialogues and discounts on Relational books and publications.
IARPP Australia was created and continues to be run by volunteers. We welcome participation from members, and in particular would like to encourage members in parts of Australia which do not have a large Relational community to connect with us. We run an annual seminar program, which is live-streamed so that people can participate from all over Australia. This website list upcoming events for 2018, including a weekend seminar with Andrea Celenza, who will be visiting Australia in February.
We look forward to seeing you at our events!
President - IARPP Australia