Monthly Archive: September 2016

Editorial – Special Edition: Psychoanalytic Theories and Therapies

Return to Journal Articles Petra Bueskens, The University of Melbourne    This edition of PACJA promises an eclectic and exciting collection of articles under the broad theme of psychoanalytic theories and therapies. What characterizes these different articles – the first three in particular – is an analysis of analysis or, in Jon Mills’ terms, an internal …

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Fine-Tuning Problems in Relational Psychoanalysis: New Directions in Theory and Praxis

  Return to Journal Articles Jon Mills, Professor, Adler Graduate Professional School, Toronto         Introduction Relational psychoanalysis and the relational psychotherapy movement have become an international phenomenon.  In just over a decade, the International Association for Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy (IARPP) went from being a New York based organization to an established international presence …

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Fine-Tuning Problems in Relational Psychoanalysis: New Directions in Theory and Praxis

Jon Mills [1], Professor, Adler Graduate Professional School, Toronto                                                           Abstract Relational approaches to contemporary psychoanalysis and psychotherapy have garnered international appeal for the way they apply to clinical practice …

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A brief history of psychoanalysis: From Freud to fantasy to folly

  Return to Journal Articles Dianna Kenny, Professor, University of Sydney       The genesis of psychoanalysis   Psychoanalysis has had a long gestation, during the course of which it has experienced multiple rebirths, leading some current authors to complain that there has been such a proliferation of theories of psychoanalysis over the past 115 …

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A brief history of psychoanalysis: From Freud to fantasy to folly

Dianna Kenny [1], Professor, University of Sydney                                                             Abstract Psychoanalysis has had a long gestation, during the course of which it has experienced multiple rebirths, leading some current authors to complain …

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The self: reflective, relational, and embodied

  Return to Journal Articles Denis O’Hara, Professor, Australian College of Applied Psychology       Introduction One of the great challenges to thinkers across the ages has been defining the nature of self. The notion of self has intrigued theoreticians from many disciplines with each seeking a deeper understanding of its structure and function. The subject …

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The self: reflective, relational, and embodied

Denis O’Hara [1], Professor, Australian College of Applied Psychology                                                        Abstract The nature of the self has intrigued philosophers, theologians, and scientists since inquiry began. After extensive investigations we are still trying …

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Who can call herself a mother?

  Return to Journal Articles Anthony McCarthy, Professor, National Maternity Hospital, Holles Str, Dublin 2. Ireland, UCD School of Medicine, St Vincents University Hospital, Elm Park, Dublin 4       Who can call herself a mother? Although this may seem to be a simple question and one to which there is a simple answer, in fact it …

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Who can call herself a mother?

Anthony McCarthy [1], Professor, National Maternity Hospital, Holles Str, Dublin 2. Ireland, UCD School of Medicine, St Vincents University Hospital, Elm Park, Dublin 4                                                              Abstract Who can …

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Look at Me! The Rise of Grandiose and Vulnerable Narcissism under Neo- Liberalism

  Return to Journal Articles Anne Manne, Journalist and author        Anita Brookner’s novel Look at me (1982) explores two very different meanings of the title phrase. The first meaning attaches to a glamorous couple, Nick and Alix, who behave much as F. Scott Fitzgerald described in The Great Gatsby, “They were careless people…they …

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Look at Me! The Rise of Grandiose and Vulnerable Narcissism under Neo- Liberalism

Anne Manne [1], Journalist and author                                                        Abstract This article examines the recent debates within the scholarship on narcissism considering whether too high self-esteem is the problem, or whether the grandiose …

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Book review for Nancy J. Chodorow, Individualizing Gender and Sexuality: Theory and Practice

  Return to Journal Articles Aleksandra A Staneva, PhD Candidate The University of Queensland     From its emergence as a key concept in the 1970’s (Oakley, 1972; Rubin, 1975) ‘gender’ has been a highly contested term attracting rich theorization. How we define and understand ‘femininity’ and ‘masculinity’, how gender comes to be, and how it is performed …

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Book review for Nancy J. Chodorow, Individualizing Gender and Sexuality: Theory and Practice

Aleksandra A Staneva, PhD Candidate The University of Queensland                                                        From its emergence as a key concept in the 1970’s (Oakley, 1972; Rubin, 1975) ‘gender’ has been a highly contested term …

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Book review for Sue Gerhardt, Why love matters: How affection shapes a baby’s brain

  Return to Journal Articles Susie Elliott, freelance researcher and editor   The highly charged issue of a child’s first years is the subject of psychotherapist Sue Gerhadt’s second-edition release of Why Love Matters: How Affection Shapes a Baby’s Brain. Bolstering the work of the best-selling 2004 edition is this trade-meets-specialist publication that intersects neuropsychology with …

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Book review for Sue Gerhardt, Why love matters: How affection shapes a baby’s brain

Susie Elliott, freelance researcher and editor                                                       The highly charged issue of a child’s first years is the subject of psychotherapist Sue Gerhadt’s second-edition release of Why Love Matters: How …

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