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Book review for Oliver James’s Love Bombing: Resetting Your Child’s Emotional Thermostat

Pia Cerveri   Oliver James takes a refreshing approach to raising children in a time when parents are bombarded with techniques ranging from absurd, impossible, cruel and so lofty the ideals are impossible to achieve. His 2012 book, Love Bombing: Resetting Your Child’s Emotional Thermostat is a great read, accessible, plain speaking and compassionate. I enjoyed this book. …

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Book review for Oliver James’s Love Bombing: Resetting Your Child’s Emotional Thermostat

Return to Journal Articles Pia Cerveri   Oliver James takes a refreshing approach to raising children in a time when parents are bombarded with techniques ranging from absurd, impossible, cruel and so lofty the ideals are impossible to achieve. His 2012 book, Love Bombing: Resetting Your Child’s Emotional Thermostat is a great read, accessible, plain …

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Book Review for Petra Bueskens (ed.) Mothering & Psychoanalysis. Clinical, Sociological and Feminist Perspectives

Amanda de Clifford, PhD candidate, University of Western Sydney   Between the routines and rituals of mothering I seek out Petra Bueskens’ collection of essays, reaching for its enigmatic cover that features a woman draped in newspaper text, bearing one breast, holding a glass of water in one hand and a leaf in the other, while …

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Book Review for Susan Pollock, Thomas Pedulla and Ronald D. Siegel ‘Sitting Together – Essential Skills for Mindfulness-Based Psychotherapy

Return to Journal Articles Ann Moir-Bussy, University of Sunshine Coast   This book is a unique and excellent resource for any clinician of psychotherapy and counselling and for all counsellor educators who want to engage their students in becoming mindful therapists. There are now numerous books being written about the positive effects of practicing mindfulness. …

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Book Review for Susan Pollock, Thomas Pedulla and Ronald D. Siegel ‘Sitting Together – Essential Skills for Mindfulness-Based Psychotherapy

Ann Moir-Bussy, University of Sunshine Coast   This book is a unique and excellent resource for any clinician of psychotherapy and counselling and for all counsellor educators who want to engage their students in becoming mindful therapists. There are now numerous books being written about the positive effects of practicing mindfulness. This particular book is indeed …

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Book Review for Petra Bueskens (ed.) Mothering & Psychoanalysis. Clinical, Sociological and Feminist Perspectives

Return to Journal Articles Amanda de Clifford, PhD candidate, University of Western Sydney        Between the routines and rituals of mothering I seek out Petra Bueskens’ collection of essays, reaching for its enigmatic cover that features a woman draped in newspaper text, bearing one breast, holding a glass of water in one hand and a leaf …

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Book Review for Denis O’Hara Hope in counselling and psychotherapy

Jenny Coburn, Lecturer [1], Australian College of Applied Psychology    Associate Professor Denis O’Hara’s first book examines the role of hope in healing and personal growth, and argues that hope takes a central position both in life, and in the process of therapeutic change.  He notes that despite hope being recognised as one of the “common factors in therapeutic …

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Book review for James Morrison’s DSM-5 Made Easy: The clinician’s guide to diagnosis

Sally V. Hunter, University of New England, Australia   This review is written for those of you who believe that the DSM-5 has a place in your practice. I don’t intend to critique the DSM-5 itself or to reflect on the ways in which it is better or worse than the DSM-IV-TR. I want to …

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Book review for James Morrison’s DSM-5 Made Easy: The clinician’s guide to diagnosis

Return to Journal Articles Sally V. Hunter, University of New England, Australia   The book covers all the main mental health diagnoses across twenty chapters. Each chapter begins with a quick guide to the disorders covered, and explains any big changes between the DSM-IV and the DSM-5. The introduction to each chapter describes the major symptoms, …

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Book Review for Denis O’Hara Hope in counselling and psychotherapy

Return to Journal Articles Jenny Coburn, Australian College of Applied Psychology    Associate Professor Denis O’Hara’s first book examines the role of hope in healing and personal growth, and argues that hope takes a central position both in life, and in the process of therapeutic change.  He notes that despite hope being recognised as one of …

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

 Return to Journal Articles Berkeley Kaite, McGill University, Montréal, Canada   What is therapy? That is an embedded question coursing through the 14 essays in Del Loewenthal’s Phototherapy and Therapeutic Photography in a Digital Age and a vexed question it is. “Therapy” is of course a broadly-applied term and covers the many possible schools of thought and …

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

 Return to Journal Articles Sharon Duthie, Private Practice, Victoria, Australia                     Birds fly, fish swim, and children play. Garry Landreth    The inner world of the child is vastly different to that of an adult’s; children perceive, construct and interact with the world around them in a …

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

 Return to Journal Articles Elisabeth Shaw, Clinical and counselling psychologist Private practice, Drummoyne, NSW    Colin Feltham is Professor of Critical Counselling Studies at Sheffield Hallam University in the UK. He has written and edited 20 books, which focus on skills development in counselling and supervision as well as critical analysis about the professions of …

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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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