Category Archive: Denis O’Hara

The self: reflective, relational, and embodied

  Return to Journal Articles Denis O’Hara, Professor, Australian College of Applied Psychology       Introduction One of the great challenges to thinkers across the ages has been defining the nature of self. The notion of self has intrigued theoreticians from many disciplines with each seeking a deeper understanding of its structure and function. The subject …

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The self: reflective, relational, and embodied

Denis O’Hara [1], Professor, Australian College of Applied Psychology                                                        Abstract The nature of the self has intrigued philosophers, theologians, and scientists since inquiry began. After extensive investigations we are still trying …

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Counselling and Psychotherapy: Professionalisation in the Australian Context

Return to Journal Articles Denis J. O’Hara, Australian College of Applied Psychology, Brisbane, Australia and E. Fiona O’Hara, University of the Sunshine Coast, Sippy Downs, Australia   Introduction Counselling and Psychotherapy as an identified profession has had a chequered past in many countries. While the practice of counselling has a very long history, the organisation of the field …

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Counselling and Psychotherapy: Professionalisation in the Australian Context

Denis J. O’Hara, Australian College of Applied Psychology, Brisbane, Australia and E. Fiona O’Hara, University of the Sunshine Coast, Sippy Downs, Australia   Abstract Counsellors and psychotherapists contribute significantly to the mental health and well-being of communities around the world but have struggled to establish professional recognition more so than other mental health professionals. While the struggle for …

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The identity of counselling and psychotherapy and the quest for a common metatheory

 Return to Journal Articles                                                                                              Denis J. O’Hara, Australian College …

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The identity of counselling and psychotherapy and the quest for a common metatheory

Counselling and psychotherapy has become an important part of the fabric of modern society and its contribution to health and well-being is significant. This said, counselling and psychotherapy is a discipline that is still searching for its own identity…

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The relationship between anxiety and managing interpersonal difference: Implications for couples counselling

Return to Journal Articles John Meteyard and Kirsty Andersen Christian Heritage College, Brisbane, Australia Denis O’Hara University of Abertay, Dundee, Scotland Introduction This study examines a common but rarely investigated phenomenon within the field of relationship counselling – the role of anxiety management in allowing people to tolerate differences in the context of interpersonal relationships …

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The relationship between anxiety and managing interpersonal difference: Implications for couples counselling

In this article, the authors investigate the relationship between the capacity to manage and tolerate difference in others and trait anxiety.

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