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Unlocking the Power of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy – Insights and Principles in Clinical Practice – A/Prof Neil Jeyasingam


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About The Course

Deepen your psychotherapy practice by exploring the key principles and techniques of psychodynamic psychotherapy. Learn how to identify suitable candidates, understand the risks involved, and navigate the complexities of implementing psychotherapy in your practice. Through the discussion of psychotherapy techniques such as the Third Observer and the importance of supervision, participants will emerge with enhanced skills in psychodynamic psychotherapy, fostering deeper patient insights and therapeutic outcomes.

What You'll Learn

  • What is Psychodynamic Psychotherapy?
  • Why do we still study Psychotherapy?
  • What/Who is the Third Observer?
  • Which patients are good candidates?
  • What steps do I need to take to implement Psychodynamic Psychotherapy in my practice?
  • What are the risks of providing Psychodynamic Psychotherapy?
  • How to go about getting supervision?

Course Programme

1 Module | 7 Lectures | 1.5 hours total length

  • What is Psychodynamic Psychotherapy?
  • Reasons for studying psychotherapy
  • The Third Observer?
  • Identifying good candidates for psychotherapy
  • Steps for implementing psychotherapy in practice
  • Risks of providing psychotherapy
  • How to go about getting supervision

Course Description

Unlocking the Power of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy in Clinical Practice with A/Prof Neil Jeyasingam

Join psychotherapy expert A/Prof Neil Jeyasingam and Dr. Sanil Rege for an engaging webinar event on the intriguing world of psychodynamic psychotherapy. In this course, A/Prof Jeyasingam will guide you through its key principles and techniques, equipping you with the knowledge to implement it effectively in your own psychotherapy practice. Attendees will gain a comprehensive understanding of this therapeutic approach and discover how it differs from traditional psychotherapy.

This webinar is essential for those seeking to launch or deepen their practice with psychodynamic techniques, offering a blend of theory, practical insights, and transformative psychotherapy principles. We explore the intricate distinctions between psychodynamic vs. psychoanalytic approaches while providing a thorough understanding of the theory and practice of counseling and psychotherapy.

Psychodynamic psychotherapy can be powerful, and at times, confrontational; it is not suited for everyone. Practitioners will be equipped with critical strategies in identifying suitable patients, as well as practical steps for the implementation of psychotherapy in their practice. 

A core component of this webinar is understanding the role of the ‘Third Observer’ – a pivotal and valuable concept in psychodynamic techniques. The nuanced exploration of this concept will enrich practitioners’ understanding of patient-therapist dynamics and the risks associated with providing psychotherapy. When thinking about suitability of patients, we also discuss the importance of supervision, psychological mindedness, meaningful relationships, and a history of achievement in prior therapy.

The webinar will elaborate on why psychotherapists tend to avoid prescribing medications during treatment, and the importance of separating emotional and medical interventions. Participants will leave with a profound understanding of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy theory, including its foundations in consciousness, unconsciousness, defense mechanisms, attachment, and personality. 

Whether you’re a seasoned therapist looking to expand your skillset or a newcomer to the world of psychotherapy, this webinar event will help you learn how to set up a Psychodynamic Psychotherapy practice and gain the essential knowledge and strategies needed to kickstart your successful practice.


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Course Information

  • 1.5 hours
  • 1.5 CPD


  • 1.5 hours of video
  • Case studies
  • Self-assessment
  • Certificate of Completion

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A/Prof Neil Jeyasingam FRANZCP, MBBS, MPsych, MBus

Clinical Associate Professor Neil Jeyasingam is a psychiatrist, psychotherapist, and psychodynamic psychotherapy supervisor. A former research scholar of the Institute of Psychiatry (Sydney) and Institute of Psychiatry (UK), he obtained his medical degree and psychiatry training in Sydney, then proceeded to have advanced training at the Maudsley in London. He holds a double masters in Psychiatry and Business (Health Administration), and has over forty publications, including a textbook chapter in “Psychodynamic Approaches to the Experience of Dementia”. In public practice, he is the clinical director for mental health services in a major regional center, wherein he established Australia’s first publicly-funded multimodal psychotherapy service. He is one of the founding members of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatry’s Faculty of Psychotherapy and is a college case examiner. He thinks psychotherapy is the most powerful – and dangerous – intervention available in clinical practice.

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