Register Online now for FC 2022

Given that the Freud Conference this year is now open to an international audience, we’ve simplified the booking process for our international and local registrants.

. You can now register online immediately through TryBooking:


For those interested in viewing the conference yet can’t make it on the day, we will making the conference viewable until November 30, 2022.

This will become available from October 16, 2022.

2022 Conference will now be a live broadcast Zoom webinar


I am writing to you all on behalf of the 2022 Freud Conference committee. Based on expert health advice concerning COVID, and as part of our responsibility for ensuring the safety of all conference attendees, we have decided now to change our 2022 Freud Conference from a live to online event. 

The program will remain the same and the presentations are now being broadcast live from the Melbourne Brain Centre, with only the Conference personnel i.e., presenters, chairs and organizing committee, working from the MBC. Everyone else will be linked by Zoom. 

In consideration of this change the conference fee will be reduced to $200.00 per person, with those already registered receiving a refund. Concessions for pension card holders and full-time students under 35 are reduced to $175.00.

We are aware that it is very disappointing to all who were intending to come to the conference venue and were looking forward to meeting up with our esteemed international presenters, Phillip Stokoe and Mary Morgan.  Notwithstanding this change, we are looking forward to a very stimulating and enriching event. 

NB: All registration fees must be forwarded to our Administrator, Gurli Hughes, by Wednesday, 12thOctober.  Your receipt from Gurli will also include your access number to join the Zoom on the day. If there is any problem, please contact Gurli or me. 

Please direct any other enquiries to me directly. Thank you.



Dr Christine Hill
Freud Conference Convenor

The 2022 Conference date has changed to October 15

With the reopening of international borders we are pleased to again be delivering the 2022 Freud Conference at The Melbourne Brain Centre, Kenneth Myer Building, 30 Royal Parade, Parkville, on October 15. The date has been set back from our regular May delivery to accomodate the travel arrangements for this year’s presenters: Mary Morgan and Phil Stokoe, who will be flying in from the UK.

2022 Freud Conference Advance Notice

Webinar is now available for post-conference viewing

Our first Freud Conference webinar has been a great success and on behalf of the committee we would like to extend a big thank you to our presenters, Dr Jo O’Reilly and Phil Stokoe, to the chairs, Dr Peter Smith and Dr Rob Gordon and all of our attendees for engaging in what was such a thought-provoking delivery.

Special thanks also to our IT/media team of David Christov and Damien Pierce.

The conference is now available for viewing in its entirety for the next month for all attendees, and new registrations are also now available at the slightly discounted rate of $130. Bookings through Trybooking.

Register now for the 2021 Freud Conference

Registrations are now open for the 2021 Freud Conference zoom webinar.

Click on the Trybooking link below to receive the zoom registration and access code for the conference:

Register with TryBooking

The conference will run live from 6pm-10pm AEST, and from 9am-1 pm UK time.

Following the presentations by Jo O’Reilly and Phil Stokoe there will be a one hour and twenty minute Open Forum Q&A session moderated by Rob Gordon.

For those unable to join the conference live, registering for the conference will allow you to view a full recording of the event post-conference until June 15.


2021 Online Freud Conference

This year (2021) we will be running an Online Conference on Saturday 15th May with the theme: Covid, Contagion and the Organisational Containment of Anxiety.
The conference will run from 6-10 pm (1800-2200) Australian Eastern Standard Time in order to accomodate the speakers delivery from the UK at 0900-1300 GMT.


Dr Jo O’Reilly
Fear, Loss and Estrangement: the emotional impact of the covid pandemic upon staff working in mental health and how the organisation can help.

Phil Stokoe
The impact of Covid on the healthy function of organisations and teams: recognising isolation and its effects

Click here for 2021 Freud Conference Advance Notice outlining the speakers and program.

Please watch our website for further notices and updates:

2020 Freud Conference postponed to 2022

The 2020 Freud Conference, LOVE in a Hostile Environment, has unfortunately been cancelled because of the pandemic, and the resultant worldwide lockdowns, the closure of all entertainment and travelling arrangements, and large gatherings of people.

In consultation with our two internationally renowned Freud Conference speakers, Phil Stokoe and Mary Morgan, we have now rescheduled our conference, with the same theme, to Saturday 7th May, 2022.

The venue remains as: The Melbourne Brain Centre, Kenneth Myer Building, 30 Royal Parade, Parkville, MELBOURNE.

Our advertising brochures will be revised and sent out to everyone on our mailing list around September/October 2021. At the same time our online registration, together with the brochure, will be available on our website, and emailed to all interested new registrants.

Please watch our website for further notices and updates:

We hope you all remain safe during this very distressing period.

Thank you and best wishes on behalf of the Freud Conference organising committee:
Christine Hill (AAGP, PPAA)
Roslyn Glickfield (APAS)
Maryanna Podreka (AAGP)
Gurli Hughes (Administrative Manager)
Damien Pierce (Media & Design)

Webinar Consultant:
David Christov (Design/IT)

Tidal River, January 2020, DP.

Recent Books by Phil Stokoe and Mary Morgan

A Couple State of Mind is a much anticipated book aimed at an international audience of practitioners, students and teachers of psychoanalytic couple therapy, describes the Tavistock Relationships model of couple psychoanalytic psychotherapy, drawing on both historical and contemporary ideas, including the author’s own theoretical contributions. The book references contemporary influences of other psychoanalytic approaches to couples, particularly from an international perspective. It will be invaluable for all students learning about psychoanalytic work with couples for other psychoanalytic practitioners interested in this field.

Phil Stokoe is currently writing a book on the application of psychoanalysis based on the lectures and experiences of the Short Course Intervention.