Category Archive: Abstracts Second edition

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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Therapy in Supervision: Responsibility and Relationship

This paper addresses the question Where does supervision end and therapy begin? positioning the ideal of the separation of supervision practice from therapy within a broad nest of contexts incorporating the legislative, organisational, methodological and personal…

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How can clinicians work effectively with e-mental health resources?

The purpose of this article is to stimulate thought among clinicians concerning the role of technology and in particular the Internet in provision of psychotherapy and counselling. The timing is influenced by the impending rollout of Commonwealth funded training for…

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Internet Supported Psychological Interventions (ISPIs) and mobile phone applications: A literature review and proposed model

Internet Supported Psychological Interventions (ISPIs) and mobile phone applications are increasing in the modern mental health care environment, most commonly with anxiety and depressive disorders…

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Babushka: Inside the Emotionally Focused Process

This article analyses a demonstration tape used in training at the Institute for Emotionally Focused Therapy, with the aim of identifying the processes that guide therapists’ responses and interventions. Using the metaphor of the Babushka doll, the article…

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Personality type and the male experience of identity in midlife: implications for counselling and psychotherapy

A better understanding of the role of personality type on the male experience of midlife is thought to be of value when providing counselling and psychotherapy support to men, but to date there are few available resources in this area. Based on the Myers-Briggs…

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Book review for Del Loewenthal’s (ed.) ‘Phototherapy and Therapeutic Photography in a Digital Age’

Berkeley Kaite reviews Del Loewenthal’s edited collection Phototherapy and Therapeutic Photography in a Digital Age exploring how photos and photography can be used in the therapeutic process…

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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 for Harvey L. Schwartz (2013). The Alchemy of Wolves and Sheep: A Relational Approach to Internalized Perpetration in Complex Trauma Survivors by, Routledge

Peg Levine reviews Harvey Scwhartz’ The Alchemy of Wolves and Sheep: A Relational Approach to Internalized Perpetration in Complex Trauma Survivors examining the relationship between dissociation and trauma within the fields of counselling and psychotherapy…

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Book review for Garry L. Landreth (2010). Play therapy: The art of the relationship (3rd Ed.) New York: Routledge 2010

Sharon Duthie reviews Garry Landreth’s third edition of Play therapy: The art of the relationship exploring the unique role of play in the child’s life and, as a consequence, in the therapeutic relationship with children…

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Book review – Feltham, C. (2013). Counselling and critical psychology: A critical examination. Heredfordshire, UK: PCCT Books

Elisabeth Shaw, reviews Colin Feltham’s Counselling and critical psychology: A critical examination examining how the profession of psychotherapy and counselling has
evolved theoretically and politically including the way it is shaped by community expectations, government regulation, and professional rivalries…

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Book review – Julie Pallant (2013). SPSS survival manual (5th edition). Sydney: Allen and Unwin

Felicity Allen reviews the fifth edition of Julie Pallant’s SPSS survival manual examining how to use the well know statistics software beginning with the research design process through to data analysis and more…

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The Effectiveness of psychodynamic psychotherapy: A systematic review of recent international and Australian research

The purpose of this research was to determine the effectiveness of psychodynamic psychotherapy, both generally and in Australian settings. A systematic review of recent (last five years) and Australian (last 10 years) papers using MEDLINE Complete and…

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The effectiveness of expressive arts therapies: A review of the literature

This article presents a systematic review of literature about the effectiveness of expressive arts therapies. Research about five therapy modalities: music; visual art; dance-movement; drama and writing was investigated for evidence of outcomes…

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