Australian Chapter of The International Association for Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy

IARPP Reading Groups

IARPP Reading Groups

IARPP AUSTRALIA facilitates reading groups, each with a maximum of eight people, in which to provide space for small group study and discussion of the development, key terms and concerns of Relational Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy.

These groups also offer an opportunity for engagement with local practitioners from various orientations and professional backgrounds. Reading groups are therefore both an unofficial professional development activity and a networking opportunity, whose aim is to explore the client-therapist relationship as being the focal entity in each therapeutic relationship.

Reading groups evolved in Melbourne but have now begun throughout Australia and in New Zealand. If YOU would like to convene such a group, we are happy to support you. We provide the reading material, which aligns with upcoming seminars, as well as ongoing support for conveners.

If you would like to join one of IARPP Australia’s reading groups or if you would like to convene a reading group via zoom, or in person within your locality (Australia wide and New Zealand), please contact us on:


Brighton VIC

Brunswick VIC

Canterbury VIC

Eaglemont VIC

West Footscray VIC (pending)

Geelong, VIC

Brisbane, QLD

Sydney, NSW

Auckland, NZ

New Zealand, (zoom)