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Extension Program 2018 – 2019

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 – A Psychoanalytic View of Trauma

Thursday, 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm: September 13, 20, 27, October 4, 11, 2018

Course Coordinator Jacinta O’Hanlon
Fees $300


COURSE TWO – Psychoanalytic Thinking: A Dialectical Critique of Contemporary Theory and Practice

Postponed Until Autumn 2019

Course Coordinator Don Carveth
Fees $240


COURSE THREE – Cinema and Psychoanalysis, Rage, Loss, Fear and Redemption: The World of Today Through the Cinema Lens

Friday, 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm: October 26, November 30, 2018; January 25, February 22, April 5, April 26, May 31, 2019

Course Coordinator Julio Szmuilowicz
Fees $340

COURSE FOUR – Clinical Lacan: The Apple of My “I”

Thursday, 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm: November 8, 15, 22, 29, December 6 and 13, 2018

Course Coordinator Judith Hamilton
Fees Part A $180, Part B $180, Part A & B $360



COURSE FIVE – Working Analytically with Couples

Thursday, 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm: January 10, 17, 24, 31, 2019

Course Coordinator Sarah Usher
Fees $240


COURSE SIX – Reading Lacan: Topics in the Late Lacan

Thursday, 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm: January 17, 24, 31, February 7, 14, 2019

Course Coordinator Judith Hamilton
Fees $300


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

Postponed Until the 2019/2020 Academic Year

Course Coordinator Kas Tuters
Fees $360

COURSE EIGHT – Techniques (Not Theories) of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

Thursday, 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm: February 28, March 7, 14, 28, April 4, 2019

Course Coordinators and Teachers Judith Hamilton and Kas Tuters
Fees $300


COURSE NINE – Psychoanalytic Perspectives on Transgender: From Freud to YouTube

Thursday, 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm: May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, June 6, 2019

Course Coordinator Elizabeth Tuters
Fees $360


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.

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

Full-time students in universities and colleges, and mental-health trainees are eligible for a 25% reduction in course fees. Proof of 2018/2019 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.

** Distance Participation – Priority will be given to those outside Metro Toronto area.

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: or email

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