Category Archive: Ione Lewis

Editorial Note

Return to Journal Articles Dr Ione Lewis, Chair, PACFA Research Committee    As of April 2017, Dr. Petra Bueskens has retired as Editor of the Psychotherapy and Counselling Journal of Australia (PACJA) after four years in the role. The members of the PACJA Editorial Board, the PACFA Research Committee and the PACFA Board would like …

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Grief and the Expressive Arts: Practices for Creating Meaning. Barbara E. Thompson and Robert A. Neimeyer (Eds.). New York, NY: Routledge, 2014, 312 pp.

Return to Journal Articles Reviewed by: Ione Lewis, PhD, PACFA Research Committee Chair, Grief Journeys Facilitator, Private Practice, Wollongong, New South Wales   Grief is a universal experience, yet is insufficiently understood in counselling and psychotherapy. Loss is not an experience to be solved or resolved. Grieving has no clear end, and fostering acceptance does …

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Vision for the future? The contribution of the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia to the profession

Ione Lewis  [1], Australian College of Applied Psychology   The author of this article served as President of PACFA for four years from 2010 to 2014, and is the immediate Past President. She was a member of the group that founded PACFA and a Board member in the 1990s. This long experience with establishing and progressing …

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Vision for the future? The contribution of the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia to the profession

   Return to Journal Articles Ione Lewis, Australian College of Applied Psychology     Introduction The professional identity of counselling and psychotherapy is still emerging in the Australian context. The Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA) is the peak body for counselling and psychotherapy, and since its inception has adopted a model of self-regulation of …

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Book review – Sally Weintrobe (2013). Engaging with climate change: Psychoanalytic and interdisciplinary perspectives. Routledge

Ione Lewis reviews Sally Weintrobe’s edited collection Engaging with climate change: Psychoanalytic and interdisciplinary perspectives exploring how a psychoanalytic perspective can help make sense of our responses to and engagement with climate change…

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Book review – Sally Weintrobe (2013). Engaging with climate change: Psychoanalytic and interdisciplinary perspectives. Routledge

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 Return to Journal Articles Ione Lewis, Professor, Australian College of Applied Psychology   The editor Sally Weintrobe has edited this ground breaking collection on understanding attitudes to climate change. Weintrobe is a practising psychoanalyst and a Fellow of the Institute of Psychoanalysis in London, who has written and lectured extensively on climate change. Her commitment to fostering …

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Findings for practice from PACFA’s first literature review on Family and Relationship Therapy: A commentary

Return to Journal Articles Ione Lewis[1] Australian College of Applied Psychology Address for correspondence:Professor Ione LewisAustralian College of Applied PsychologyLevel 5, Wynyard Green11 York StreetSydney, NSW 2000Email: ione.lewis@acap.edu.au Experiential Family Therapy The concepts of Experiential Family Therapy, such as self-actualisation and expressing inner thoughts, are difficult to define and so few research studies exist which …

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Findings for practice from PACFA’s first literature review on Family and Relationship Therapy: A commentary

Professor Ione Lewis summarises the major findings of the literature review on Family and Relationship Therapy in terms of the implications for practice.

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