Extension Program 2016 – 2017

The Toronto Psychoanalytic Society’s Extension Program has been running continuously for more than 25 years and remains a very well received and popular educational program in the Toronto professional community among colleagues who work in the mental health field.

It is our hope that we continue to be aware of and meet the educational needs of the professional community, and we are trying to do our best to respond to that by offering the wide variety of Extension Courses listed below, and Special Study Groups, Extended Courses and Special Single Events listed on our Special Extension Program Events page.

The popularity of our Extension Program has lately passed beyond the Toronto area through the new phenomenon of “distance learning” and we have been pleased to have participants join in from across Canada. If you are interested in distance learning please contact the tps&i to see if your desired course will be available remotely.


COURSE ONE – Psychoanalytic Theory: Freud and Beyond

Thursday, 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm: September 15, 22, 29, October 6, 13, 20, 27, November 3, 2016

Course Coordinator Elizabeth Tuters
Fees $360


COURSE TWO – Cinema and Psychoanalysis, About Women, By Women: A Cinematic View of Contemporary Women’s Issues

Friday, 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm: October 28, November 25, 2016, January 27, February 24, March 31, April 28, May 26, 2017

Course Coordinator Julio Szmuilowicz
Fees $315

COURSE THREE – Clinical Lacan

Thursday, 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm: November 10, 17, 24, December 1, 8, 15, 2016

Course Coordinator Judith Hamilton
Fees $270


COURSE FOUR – Psychoanalytic Understanding of Work Groups, Organizational Dynamics and Leadership

Thursday, 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm: January 12, 19, 26, February 2, 9, 16, 2017

Course Coordinator Kas Tuters
Fees $270

COURSE FIVE – Working Analytically with Couples

Thursday, 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm: January 12, 26, February 2, 9, 2017

Course Coordinator Sarah Usher
Fees $180


COURSE SIX – How does Neuroscience Inform Psychotherapy and Vice Versa

Thursday, 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm: March 2, 9, 30, April 6, 2017

Course Coordinator James Deutsch
Fees $180

COURSE SEVEN – Helping Psychotherapists Work More Effectively with Parents Where the Child or Adolescent Presents a Significant Challenge

Thursday, 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm: May 18, 25, June 1, 8, 2017

Course Coordinator Elizabeth Tuters
Fees $180


COURSE EIGHT – Working in a Multicultural Environment: Understanding its Complexity

Thursday, 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm: April 20, 27, May 4, 11, 2017

Course Coordinator Kas Tuters
Fees $180


The Overall Learning Objectives of the Extension Program
At the end of each course:

  1. Participants should have a clearer psychoanalytic perspective in their work with clients.
  2. Participants will have been guided to read current sources of psychoanalytic literature to understand the material in the course.
  3. Participants will be made more aware of different theoretical schools of psychoanalytic thinking and their application.

Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits are available. This event is an accredited group learning activity (section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certificate Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, approved by the Canadian Psychiatric Association (CPA). The specific opinions and content of this event are not necessarily those of the CPA, and are the responsibility of the organizer(s) alone. As per the Royal College standard, each presentation provides a minimum of 25% interactive learning.

Full-time students in universities and colleges, and mental-health trainees are eligible for a 25% reduction in course fees. Proof of 2016/2017 status needs to be provided. Please contact the tps&i directly to register at a discount.

Refunds must be requested in writing two weeks prior to the beginning of a course. A handling fee of $30 will be retained. After these two weeks, fees cannot be returned.

For more information about and for registration in the tps&i Extension Programs, Scientific Meetings, Training Programs, Study and Supervision groups and Special Presentations, please visit our website: torontopsychoanalysis.com or email info@torontopsychoanalysis.com