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Welcome to EAPSP

Empathink Association of Psychoanalytic Self Psychology

We are a professional association for self psychologically-oriented psychotherapists practicing in Australia.

EAPSP is an International Member of the International Association for Psychoanalytic Self Psychology (IAPSP)

Who is EAPSP?

Our membership includes psychotherapists, psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, marriage and family therapists, art/music/dance therapists, and pastoral counsellors. Self psychology is a theory based on psychoanalytic principles, however, psychoanalytic training is not a prerequisite for membership in EAPSP. We are interested in creating a community of members drawn from the mental health field and other diverse disciplines who are interested in a dialogue between their particular fields and the theory of self psychology. Our objectives include fostering a forum for the continuing education and clinical reflection of practitioners from a self-psychologically informed perspective.

For details on how to become a member, go to the Membership section.


A reading group centred on two important texts: Lee, Rountree, McMahon, 2009 : 

Five Kohutian Postulates: Psychotherapy Theory from an Empathic Perspective AND 

Strozier et al, 2022: The New World of Self- Heinz Kohut’s Transformation of Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy 

See details here.

PREVIOUS EVENTS - see the Events page HERE

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