Up-and-coming Events


Educational Seminar

Ashburn Clinic has suspended the monthly luncheon seminars forthwith, due to the potential risks associated with COVID-19 and communal gatherings.  

An email invitation will be sent to those on our mailing list once seminars resume.  

Advanced Theory of Psychotherapy Modular Series

2020 modules:
201 Stages of Human Development
202 Models of Psychotherapeutic Practice

Psychotherapy Supervision Weekend

The Ashburn Clinic weekend supervision workshop is for psychotherapy practitioners working in the field in various settings.  The workshop offers a reflective space for clinical case presenters and participants to deepen their understanding of the patient and psychotherapy process.  

Details for the next workshop will be posted here when confirmed.  

Psychotherapy Traineeship

Presently unavailable

To book or enquire: Education Co-ordinator

To be added to our mailing list for reminders of upcoming seminars: Luncheon Seminars

  • Educational seminars
  • Ashburn Clinic presents a free luncheon seminar each month between February and November, which has a particular focus for mental health professionals.

    The seminar runs between 12.30 pm and 1.30 pm (usually on the second Monday of the month), and there is an opportunity to catch up with professional colleagues over a light lunch from 12.00 pm in the Hall at Ashburn Clinic.

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    For catering purposes, please RSVP by the Wednesday prior.  Parking is in the top carpark – please do not park on the grass.

    There is no charge for the luncheon or presentation.  The Board of Trustees has undertaken to provide these events as part of its educative function as a charitable trust for many years.  A grant has also been generously provided by the James Hume Bequest Fund to support the seminars from 2016-2019. 

    Please note there are currently building works being undertaken onsite at Ashburn Clinic.  There will be limited parking available for the luncheon seminar so carpooling is recommended.  For your health and safety, please restrict your access to the Recreation Hall and stay clear of building activities, equipment and vehicles.

  • Clinical supervision seminars
  • Once or twice a year Ashburn organises and hosts clinical supervision seminars for psychotherapists working in the community.  Information will be posted in the above Up-and-coming Events section. 

  • Advanced Theory of Psychotherapy Modular Series
  • Ashburn Clinic offers a series of four psychotherapy seminar modules over two years, which form an advanced course in the theory of psychotherapy.  Each module has a specific theme and consists of 10 evening seminars.  A course essay is submitted to complete the module:

    1. Stages of Human Development

    2. Models of Psychotherapeutic Practice

    3. Selected Theorists

    4. Abnormal Psychology

    Established in 1994 to provide formal teaching in psychotherapeutic theory to Ashburn Clinic staff, it was opened up to members of the community and mental health services in response to a growing demand for psychotherapy teaching.  Seminars are presented by practising therapists, psychologists and psychiatrists, and include information from a variety of theoretical schools. 

    On application, participants may complete individual modules or the full programme.  While the course is not offered as a practising qualification, it forms a sound basis for those who wish to pursue such qualifications or add an additional knowledge base to their existing professional qualifications or practice.  Those who achieve certificates of completion in all four modules are able to apply for a further assessment to achieve a certificate of completion of the advanced course.  

    For further information refer to the Ashburn ATPMS Handbook.

    Module 201: programme details

    To apply, download the 2020 application form.

  • Psychotherapy traineeship
  • When available, Ashburn Clinic offers a place in a full-time three-year training position in psychotherapy to a selected applicant.  The selected trainee is an employee of Ashburn Clinic during their period of training.  Trainees who successfully complete the training programme are awarded a certificate of completion of the Psychotherapy Training Programme and a certificate of completion of the Advanced Theory of Psychotherapy Modular Series, which is a required component of the traineeship.  This position is not presently available.

  • Training placements
  • If you are seeking a placement for nursing or medical training, please contact the Ashburn Clinic Medical Director.