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Course Coordinator: Elizabeth Tuters

Seminar Leaders: Lindsay Barton, Elizabeth Tuters

Tuesday, 9:30 am – 11:00 am: October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, November 5, 12, 19, 26, December 3, 2019; January 14, 21, 28, February 4, 11, 25, March 3, 24, 31, April 7, 14, 21, 28, May 5, 12, 2020 (25 seminars)

Fees: $720

Enrolment limited to 5 participants.
Registration Deadline: September 8, 2019
Preregistration is required.

Potential registrants should contact the Course Coordinator for more information. Elizabeth Tuters,

Prior to the commencement of this course, the applicant will be briefly interviewed for suitability for the specific course.

Infant Observation is considered a powerful training tool in that it teaches about infant and family development through experience rather than strictly through theory. Seminar participants will be expected to observe an infant in a family from birth onwards, throughout the duration of the seminar (participants will be helped to find an infant). Observations are written as narrative reflections and shared within the seminar group. This method helps develop abilities for doing skilful clinical work, such as free-floating attention, containment and attention to detail.

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Elizabeth Tuters, MSW, RSW, Dip. TCPP, FIPA

Elizabeth Tuters, MSW, RSW, Dip. TCPP, FIPA, Infant/Child/Adolescent/Adult Psychoanalyst in Private Practice; Co-director of Infant Mental Health Studies; Officer, Board of Directors; Canadian Association of Psychoanalytic Child Therapists, Faculty/Supervisor CICAPP, Faculty TPS&I.

Lindsay Barton, MA, RP, CAPCT

Lindsay Barton, MA, RP, CAPCT, Private Practice. Clinical Member Canadian Association of Psychoanalytic Child Therapists, Faculty CICAPP, University of Guelph-Humber (Early Childhood Studies); Candidate at TIP.

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 2019/2020 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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