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Extension Program 2024 – 2025

Extension Program 2024 – 2025

TPS Extension Program

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. All are now offered virtually and will appeal to those in the mental health professions and beyond.

2024

COURSE ONE – Lacan from the Beginnings

Thursday, 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm: September 12, 19, 26, October 3, 10, 2024

Course Coordinator and Leader: Judith Hamilton, MD, (Ret.) FRCP(Psych)
Fee: $350

Registration Deadline: September 5, 2024

* CME credits available. See below.
** DISTANCE PARTICIPATION ONLY – This course will be conducted online.

COURSE TWO – Documentaries Viewed Through a Psychoanalytic Lens

Wednesday, 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm: September 18, October 2, 16, 30, 2024

Course Coordinators: Karen Dougherty, RP, FIPA and Steven Silver, TIP Candidate
Fee: $280

Registration Deadline: September 11, 2024

* CME credits available. See below.
** DISTANCE PARTICIPATION ONLY – This course will be conducted online.

COURSE THREE – The Inside Story: How Writers Write

Wednesday, 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm: September 11, October 9, 23, November 13, 27, December 4, 2024

Course Coordinator: Karen Dougherty, MA, RP (CRPO), FIPA
Fee: $420

Registration Deadline: September 18, 2024

* CME credits available. See below.
** DISTANCE PARTICIPATION ONLY – This course will be conducted online.

COURSE FOUR – Discussing Netflix, Criterion and Kanopy Films from a Psychoanalytic Perspective

Sunday, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm: September 29, October 27, November 24, 2024; January 26, February 23, March 30, 2025

Course Coordinator: Barbara Burrows BA, ATPPP, RP
Fee: No Fee

Registration Deadline: September 21, 2024

* CME credits available. See below.
** DISTANCE PARTICIPATION ONLY – This course will be conducted online.

COURSE FIVE – Psychoanalysis in Conversation with Christianity

Thursday, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm: October 24, 31, November 7, 14, 21, 28, 2024

Course Coordinator and Leader: Stephen Fowler, MD, FIPA
Fee: $420

Registration Deadline: October 17, 2024

* CME credits available. See below.
** DISTANCE PARTICIPATION ONLY – This course will be conducted online.

COURSE SIX – Clinical Lacan: “Everyone is mad.”

Thursday, 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm: November 14, 21, 28, December 5, 12, 19, 2024

Course Coordinator: Judith Hamilton, MD (Ret’d), FRCPC
Course Leaders: Carlos Rivas, RP; Alireza Taheri, PhD, RP; and Judith Hamilton, MD (Ret’d), FRCP Psych
Fee: $420

Registration Deadline: November 7, 2024

* CME credits available. See below.
** DISTANCE PARTICIPATION ONLY – This course will be conducted online.

2025

COURSE SEVEN – Personality Development: Our Beginnings in Infancy

Thursday, 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm: January 9, 16, 23, 30, 2025

Course Coordinators and Leaders: Sandra Meyerovitz, RSW, MA (Social Work), Dipl. TCPP; and Ella Rogalska, DTATI, Dip. TCPP, RP, Cert. IMHS
Fee: $280

Registration Deadline: January 2, 2025

* CME credits available. See below.
** DISTANCE PARTICIPATION ONLY – This course will be conducted online.

COURSE EIGHT – Guilt: A Contemporary Introduction – Don Carveth PhD, RP, FIPA

Thursday, 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm: January 16, 23, 30, February 6, 2025

Course Coordinator: Stephen Fowler, MD, FIPA
Fee: $280

Registration Deadline: January 9, 2025

* CME credits available. See below.
** DISTANCE PARTICIPATION ONLY – This course will be conducted online.

COURSE NINE – Contemporary Klein

Thursday, 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm: February 6, 13, 20, 27, March 6, 13, 2025

Course Coordinator and Leader: Rauf Sirman, BSc (Loyola College, Montreal), MD (Istanbul), FRCP (Psych) (U of T)
Fee: $420

Registration Deadline: January 30, 2025

* CME credits available. See below.
** DISTANCE PARTICIPATION ONLY – This course will be conducted online.

COURSE TEN – Siblings

Wednesday, 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm: March 5, 12, 19, 26, 2025

Course Coordinator: Cecilia Taiana, PhD, RP, FIPA
Course Leaders: Margaret Ann Fitzpatrick Hanly, PhD, FIPA and Gabriela Legorreta, PhD
Fee: $280

Registration Deadline: February 26, 2025

* CME credits available. See below.
** DISTANCE PARTICIPATION ONLY – This course will be conducted online.

COURSE ELEVEN – Techniques (Not Theories) of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

Thursday, 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm: March 13, 20, 27, April 3, 10, 2025

Course Coordinator and Leader: Judith Hamilton, MD (Ret’d), FRCP Psych
Fee: $350

Registration Deadline: March 6, 2025

* CME credits available. See below.
** DISTANCE PARTICIPATION ONLY – This course will be conducted online.

COURSE TWELVE – Adventures in French Structuralism

Thursday, 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm: April 17, 24, May 1, 8, 15, 22, 2025

Course Coordinator: Judith Hamilton, MD (Ret’d), FRCP Psych
Course Leaders: Chris Vanderwees, PhD, RP; Reza Naderi, PhD; and Alireza Taheri, PhD, RP
Fee: $420

Registration Deadline: April 10, 2025

* CME credits available. See below.
** DISTANCE PARTICIPATION ONLY – This course will be conducted online.

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, emphasizing new perspectives.

The Extension Courses are eligible for Section 1 CME credits (0.5 credits/hour).

** DISTANCE PARTICIPATION ONLY – The 2024/2025 Extension Programs will be conducted online.

Preregistration is required. Deadline for registration is one week prior to the start date.

Full-time students in universities and colleges, and mental-health trainees are eligible for a 25% reduction in course fees. Proof of 2024/2025 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.

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