Monthly Archive: November 2019

Tuning Relationships with Music™: An intervention for parents with an interpersonal trauma history and their adolescents

Vivienne M. Colegrove, PhD, Eltham Relationship Counselling, Sophie S. Havighurst, PhD, University of Melbourne, and Christiane E. Kehoe, PhD, University of Melbourne   Abstract Childhood interpersonal trauma has profound effects on future relationships, including parent-adolescent relationships. However, the effects of an interpersonal trauma history on parenting are not well understood or effectively addressed in existing …

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Advanced empathy: A key to supporting people experiencing psychosis or other extreme states

Return to Articles Richard Lakeman, DNSci, Adjunct Associate Professor, Southern Cross University    Introduction Empathy is essential for interpersonal helping and is considered a key change process in psychotherapy (Bohart, Elliott, Greenberg, & Watson, 2002). In everyday discourse, to empathise with another is to see things from their perspective and to feel with them, or, …

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Advanced empathy: A key to supporting people experiencing psychosis or other extreme states

Richard Lakeman, DNSci, Adjunct Associate Professor, Southern Cross University    Abstract The capacity to be empathic and communicate empathically are foundational skills of counselling and psychotherapy, if not all interpersonal helping endeavours. Empathy requires the capability, inclination, and capacity to take the perspective of others, appraise and understand their experiences without being overwhelmed, and communicate …

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Healing the Fragmented Selves of Trauma Survivors: Overcoming Internal Self-Alienation (2017) by Janina Fisher. New York, NY: Routledge. ISBN: 978-0-415-70823-4 (pbk).

Return to Articles Reviewed by: Alexandra Bloch-Atefi, PhD, The University of Adelaide.   With her new book, Healing the Fragmented Selves of Trauma Survivors: Overcoming Internal Self-Alienation, Janina Fisher, a renowned international clinical psychotherapist with over 40 years’ experience specialising in trauma, makes a revolutionary contribution to the field of trauma work. Her contribution lies …

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