Yearly Archive: 2014

Editorial – Second edition of the Psychotherapy and Counselling Journal of Australia (PACJA)

This second volume of PACJA begins with an article by Denis O’Hara and Fiona O’Hara on the need for an integrative approach to psychotherapy and how this will help with our collective, albeit fractious, identity…

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The identity of counselling and psychotherapy and the quest for a common metatheory

 Return to Journal Articles                                                                                              Denis J. O’Hara, Australian College …

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

Return to Journal Articles Pieter Rossouw and Francesca Reddington, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia Introduction In recent years a significant number of internet based interventions aiming to enhance mental wellness have been introduced (Barak, Hen, Boniel-Nissim, & Shapira, 2008; Christensen & Petrie, 2013). These interventions are referred to in the literature as: internet-based cognitive …

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Therapy in Supervision: Responsibility and Relationship

 Return to Journal Articles Zoë Krupka, The Cairnmillar Institute, Melbourne, Australia Introduction I hold an abiding interest in those “bandaged places” Rumi speaks of; the moments of therapeutic work where our sore spots are touched by the people we work with, opening up new possibilities for relating to ourselves and to others. Supervision is a …

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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?

Return to Journal Articles Robert King [1], Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia 1.  What are e-mental health resources? e-mental health refers to provision of mental health services electronically rather than through the usual face-to-face methods that have prevailed ever since Breuer announced the ‘talking cure’.  Sometimes e-mental health includes services provided by telephone or video conference …

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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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Babushka: Inside the Emotionally Focused Process

 Return to Journal Articles Maria Gray, Institute for Emotionally Focused Therapy, Sydney, Australia Introduction During my initial training with the Institute for Emotionally Focused Therapy, which incorporated viewing demonstration tapes, I was struck by the therapeutic language and structure of the sessions and asked myself, “What is the therapist’s view of the client that underpins …

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

 Return to Journal Articles Rob Brandenburg, Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia and Kurt Lushington, University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia Introduction Human psychological needs and requirements change in parallel with developmental changes over the lifespan. Counsellors and psychotherapists need to be aware of these changes if they are to provide appropriate and effective support to clients. …

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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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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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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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