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Special Extension Program Events 2020 – 2021

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 Special Study Groups, Extended Courses and Special Single Events listed below.

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.

2020 – 2021

Advanced Infant-Parent Psychotherapy (IPP) Work-Study Seminar for Child and Adult Psychoanalytic Therapists

Monday, 9:00 am – 11:00 am: September 28, October 5, 19, 26, November 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, December 7, 2020; January 18, 25, February 1, 8, March 1, 8, 22, 29, April 12, 19, 26, May 3, 10, 17, 31, 2021 (25 seminars)

Coordinator Elizabeth Tuters
Fees $1000 (Registration closed. This course is fully subscribed.)

Number of participants is limited.


Tuesday, 10:00 am – 11:30 am: October 6, 13, 20, 27, November 3, 10, 17, 24, December 1, 8, 2020; January 12, 19, 26, February 2, 9, 23, March 2, 23, 30, April 6, 13, 20, 27, May 4, 11, 2021 (25 seminars)

Coordinator Elizabeth Tuters
Fees $720

POSTPONED – Due to the COVID-19 situation, this course is being postponed to the next academic year.

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.

Full-time students in universities and colleges, and mental-health trainees are eligible for a 25% reduction in course fees. Proof of 2020/2021 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: or email

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