Tag Archive: psychology

How can Psychology and Counselling be agents of change for Aboriginal Australians?

Frankie Merritt [1], The University of Notre Dame Australia                                                                  My PhD thesis is about decolonisation and empowerment; it is specifically about First Nations people claiming …

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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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How can Psychology and Counselling be agents of change for Aboriginal Australians?

  Return to Journal Articles Frankie Merritt [1], The University of Notre Dame Australia   My PhD thesis is about decolonisation and empowerment; it is specifically about First Nations people claiming (or reclaiming) their autonomy. I explored concepts and their use with Aboriginal people and I chose one concept to focus on.  The concept I chose to focus …

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Book Review for Morris Eagle’s Attachment and Psychoanalysis: Theory, Research and Clinical Implications (Guilford Press, 2013)

John Meteyard, Senior Lecturer, Christian Heritage College   As recently as 2001, well known attachment theory researcher and author, Peter Fonagy, noted that there has been a tradition of “bad blood” between the disciplines of psychoanalysis and attachment theory. This unfortunate feud appears to stem back to at least the early 1960s and the now famous dismissal of …

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Book Review for Morris Eagle’s Attachment and Psychoanalysis: Theory, Research and Clinical Implications (Guilford Press, 2013)

Return to Journal Articles John Meteyard, Senior Lecturer, Christian Heritage College   As recently as 2001, well known attachment theory researcher and author, Peter Fonagy, noted that there has been a tradition of “bad blood” between the disciplines of psychoanalysis and attachment theory. This unfortunate feud appears to stem back to at least the early 1960s …

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

Return to Journal Articles Felicity Allen, Monash University   It’s fair to say that not everyone would greet the appearance of a book with the word ‘SPSS’ in the title with a glad cry. There are probably two reasons for my reaction: (1) I taught multivariate statistics for many years and the damage is probably permanent …

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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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