Free Saturday Workshop in Psychotherapy


FREE Saturday Workshop in Psychotherapy – 2012


Saturday, 17 March 2012
@ Conference Room, Cochlear Building (Bldg 39) Gladesville Hospital Campus


This is a FREE education initiative of the NSW Psychotherapy Educators Group. This year it is open to all trainees from NSW Psychiatry Training Networks. The Saturday Workshop Series is sponsored by the Clinical Education and Training Institute (CETI)

HNE Trainees: videoconferencing available.




0915AM Registration and coffee

0930AM ‘The Psychiatrist as Researcher’ – Dr Anthony Korner

1100AM Morning Tea

1115AM Changing minds, hearts and bodies - Mixed Method Studies – Dr Loyola McLean

1245PM Lunch (will be provided)

1330PM Workshopping your own research ideas (bring them along) – Dr Lea Crisante

1500PM Afternoon Tea

1515PM Evaluation

1530PM End of Workshop 1

Many people enter the field of psychiatry and related fields of mental health with an interest in

“understanding people” and, indeed, in “understanding mental life”. In our studies we are confronted with a

voluminous literature and a lot of uncertainty.

This talk will be about maintaining a questioning and inquiring mind in our approach to work. When one

considers what philosophical attitudes and approaches are most relevant to clinical work, one finds that

“research” is as relevant in the consulting room as it is in the laboratory.

Dr McLean will give examples of psychiatric research that keeps the person and the body in mind. Dr

Crisante will lead a workshop where trainees can take their research idea or proposal ‘out for a spin’.


Dr Anthony Korner

is a Psychiatrist and Psychotherapist in both public and private practices. He is the

coordinator for the Master of Medicine (Psychotherapy) Program for University of Sydney and is active in

teaching and research as well as clinical practice. His research interests are in psychodynamic

psychotherapy, linguistics and philosophy.

Dr Lea Crisante

is a Senior Clinical Psychologist in private practice and working as a Psychotherapy Educator

for Sydney West and Greater Southern. She has been trained in a variety of therapeutic approaches and is

interested in the mixed methods in research.

Dr Loyola McLean

is a Psychiatrist and Psychotherapist in public and private practice and is

Psychotherapy Educator for Sydney West and Greater Southern. She is interested in attachment

theory and both individual and systems therapies. She’s an active researcher in Body: Mind Medicine

and Attachment.


To register please contact Margaret Taofi by 9 March

on or 8838 6496