The Conversational Model is an evidence-based approach for working with complex trauma, personality disorders and treatment resistant depression.

Training with ANZAP 

Applications are now being accepted for our 2024 training intake which will commence in March next year.  Applications close on Friday 17 November and successful candidates will be interviewed by Zoom between 27 November and 15 December.


We offer an advanced level one-year, plus two-year part time course. Our one-year extensive introduction course will focus on the elements of the Conversational Model allowing practitioners to integrate this into short-term clinical work.  All suitable candidates will then be given the opportunity to extend this first year to another two years of in-depth training in the Conversational Model.


Our training is conducted in small groups and is suitable for mental health professionals already involved in psychotherapy and counselling - psychiatrists, general practitioners, psychotherapists, psychologists, counsellors, mental health nurses and allied health professionals. 


The training focus is on working with people who have experienced trauma, complex trauma and personality disorders and other treatment resistant conditions.


Our training is clinically and academically orientated. There is a requirement to demonstrate clinical competence in the Model, a capacity for self-awareness, and an ability to communicate this.  The learning, understanding and application of the Model are experiential and require stringent self-analysis. The intent is to demonstrate a deep synthesis of the theoretical framework, practical application and awareness of the complex intersubjective realities of psychotherapy. This happens with experienced trainers and supervisors, in close supervision of clinical work, along with theoretical assessments and a final dissertation. 

Please read the Course Flyer for more detailed information.

2024 Course Flyer

Online Application Form


Please direct all initial enquiries to Anne Malecki at the ANZAP office by email – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.







PO Box 3595

Key Contact: Anne Malecki. 
Ph: (02) 8004 9873 from Australia
Ph: (04) 887 0300 Toll free from New Zealand
Fax: (02) 9012 0546

First Point of Contact

Anne Malecki is responsible for the ANZAP Secretariat. She is the first point of contact for all matters. 

Telephone: AUS (02) 8004 9873