6TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON THE WORK OF FRANCES TUSTIN
'On Bringing Patients to Life'
A Conference of the Frances Tustin Memorial Trust
in collaboration with
The Australian Psychoanalytical Society (APAS)
The NSW Institute of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (NSWIPP)
The Institute for Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (ICAPP)
The Couple and Family Psychotherapy Association of Australasia (CAFPAA)
The life giving qualities of emotional receptivity in the therapeutic relationship offer the possibility for the child or adult trapped in a hard protective, but isolating shell, to come to life.
On Bringing Patients to Life, the theme of the Conference, evokes the harsh Australian landscape with its red centre, the heart from which life erupts; where the searing heat of bushfires bursts open hard seed-pods and long awaited rains draw the desert into bloom.
The Conference will be held at Dockside Convention Centre on Sydney Harbour, a few minutes stroll from the bustling heart of the city. From there visit art galleries and museums, indulge in an opera or concert at the Opera House, savour world class cuisine, walk through the historic Rocks and admire the fine sandstone buildings, picnic in the Botanical Gardens, climb the Harbour Bridge, catch a ferry, meander along the harbour foreshore or hike the rugged coastal cliffs.
There is no better time of the year in Australia to travel further afield; to far north Queensland and The Great Barrier Reef, and to the vast expanses of the Central Australian desert and Uluru. Average day-time Temperatures in the northern half of Australia in July are 20 to 25 degrees Celsius (70 - 78 degrees Fahrenheit).
Eminent clinicians from Australia and all over the world, are committed to presenting an enriching programme of plenary sessions and clinical workshops with ample time for thoughtful discussion.
Kate Barrows, JoAnn Culbert-Koehn, Alina Schellekes, Neville Symington, Anne Alvarez and Maria Rhode (by video-link from London) and Peter Blake (paper to be read by Liz Chaikin).
Jacqueline Adler, Jeffrey Eaton, Kathleen Fargione, Shirley and James Gooch, Mark Howard, Jeanne Magagna, Judith and Ted Mitrani, Annie Reiner, Ruth Safier.