The Sydney Observation Course, a precursor to the ICAPP training, ran for more than 20 years, from 1984 to 2004. It was originally established by Peter Blake, senior clinical psychologist, and Averil Earnshaw, child psychiatrist, after completing postgraduate trainings in London at the Tavistock Clinic.

The Psychotherapy training programme has evolved over the years and is now offered via Zoom. This enables people from outside of Sydney and Australia to participate in the various seminars that are on offer. The training has also been restructured and is based on an ‘escalator’ model in which people build up a portfolio of units. This enables them to proceed to whatever level of the training they wish to complete.

Please see ICAPP Training for 2022 Via Zoom for details of this model.

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Admission Requirements

The courses are available to psychology graduates and experienced professionals from a variety of health and education disciplines who are interested in the application of psychodynamic thinking to a range of fields of human endeavour and intervention. Applicants require a 4-year degree in a relevant discipline from an approved tertiary institution.

ICAPP is pleased to announce a restructuring of its training programme for 2018 to 2022. The new training will follow an ‘escalator’ model in which people can determine the level and complexity of the training they desire, ranging from introductory to a full training in child and adolescent psychotherapy.

Each level of training will be based on a modular system in which there will be four units per level.  A unit will entail a 15-week programme. Units can be taken individually or as part of a yearly programme. People who have undertaken previous ICAPP courses can apply for credit of certain units as long as all requirements of that previous course have been fulfilled.

 Please download the application below

ICAPP Application Form 2022

Send completed application form together with 
CV and Police Clearance for Working with Children Form to: