Category Archive: Elizabeth Day

Book review for Del Loewenthal and Andrew Samuels, Relational psychotherapy, psychoanalysis and counselling: Appraisals and reappraisals

  Return to Journal Articles Elizabeth Day, Australian College of Applied Psychology   If you were to succumb to the temptation to read this book by its cover, you might find it a fractal experience. We know that authors do not always have command over the choice of cover for their book, certainly with the larger …

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Book review for Del Loewenthal and Andrew Samuels, Relational psychotherapy, psychoanalysis and counselling: Appraisals and reappraisals

Dr Elizabeth Day, Australian College of Applied Psychology                                                       If you were to succumb to the temptation to read this book by its cover, you might find it a fractal …

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Book review for Jon Frew and Michael D. Spiegler Contemporary psychotherapies for a diverse world (first revised edition)

Elizabeth Day, The Australian College of Applied Psychology   In this hefty textbook, running to over 600 pages after its first revision, Frew and Spiegler have managed to produce an excellent resource for students and practitioners curious about contemporary psychotherapy and counselling as they are practised in the USA.  Aimed at graduate students in North America, …

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Book review for Jon Frew and Michael D. Spiegler Contemporary psychotherapies for a diverse world (first revised edition)

Return to Journal Articles Elizabeth Day, The Australian College of Applied Psychology   In this hefty textbook, running to over 600 pages after its first revision, Frew and Spiegler have managed to produce an excellent resource for students and practitioners curious about contemporary psychotherapy and counselling as they are practised in the USA.  Aimed at graduate …

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Psychotherapy and counselling in Australia: Profiling our philosophical heritage for therapeutic effectiveness

Elizabeth Day [1], Australian College of Applied Psychology                                                                                                  …

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Psychotherapy and counselling in Australia: Profiling our philosophical heritage for therapeutic effectiveness

   Return to Journal Articles Elizabeth Day, Australian College of Applied Psychology  Introduction Psychotherapy and counselling are relatively recent players in the higher education and professional regulatory context in Australia, with specific challenges and conditions to negotiate. The profession is well-organised and self-regulated, and the industry is growing.  However, the mental health space is predominantly serviced …

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Book review for Hugh Crago and Penny Gardner’s ‘A Safe Place for Change: Skills and capacities for counselling and therapy’ with illustrations by Meeray Ghaly

Return to Journal Articles Elizabeth Day, PhD Australian College of Applied Psychology My engagement with this text, as with most texts, commenced from the back. I felt reassured to find in the index trusted thinkers such as Foucault and Rorty, and systems for working with the ‘self’ experience such as Buddhism, along with current and …

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Book review for Hugh Crago and Penny Gardner’s ‘A Safe Place for Change: Skills and capacities for counselling and therapy’ with illustrations by Meeray Ghaly

This book review examines the book’s topic in sequence from the development of a holding capacity through to the end of therapy.

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