Julia

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Name: Julia Bilecki
Date registered: October 2, 2012

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  1. The Talking Cure: Normal People, Their Struggles and the Life-Changing Power of Therapy (2019) by Gillian Straker and Jacqui Winship. Sydney, Australia: Pan Macmillan Australia. ISBN-10: 1760781169; ISBN-13: 978-1760781163. — August 3, 2020
  2. Reflective practice in the art and science of counselling: A scoping review — August 3, 2020
  3. Reflective practice in the art and science of counselling: A scoping review — August 3, 2020
  4. Using the manga/anime Naruto as graphic medicine to engage clients in conversational model therapy — August 3, 2020
  5. Using the manga/anime Naruto as graphic medicine to engage clients in conversational model therapy — August 3, 2020

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The Talking Cure: Normal People, Their Struggles and the Life-Changing Power of Therapy (2019) by Gillian Straker and Jacqui Winship. Sydney, Australia: Pan Macmillan Australia. ISBN-10: 1760781169; ISBN-13: 978-1760781163.

Return to Articles Reviewed by: Jennifer English, B. BSc., Dip. Ed., B. Ed. (Counselling), AHPRA registered counselling psychologist (Victoria).   The Talking Cure is written by two Sydney-based, highly-skilled, and experienced psychotherapists and supervisors, with Professor Straker also having academic experience. The book highlights an approach that the authors call “relational psychotherapy,” a term they …

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Reflective practice in the art and science of counselling: A scoping review

Donnalee Taylor, PhD, Senior Lecturer, James Cook University.   Abstract In the counselling profession, reflective practice is often touted as an essential characteristic of professional development, growth, and professionalism. Yet there remain countless characterisations of what reflective practice is and how best to do it. The aim of this scoping review was to evaluate over …

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Reflective practice in the art and science of counselling: A scoping review

Return to Articles Donnalee Taylor, PhD, Senior Lecturer, James Cook University.   Introduction The counselling profession is considered to be a combination of art and science (Ivey, Ivey, & Zalaquett, 2018). Therefore, it would be fitting to have diverse and adaptable tools to support counsellors. Reflective practice is often touted in education, including in the …

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Using the manga/anime Naruto as graphic medicine to engage clients in conversational model therapy

Shaun Halovic, PhD, Westmead Psychotherapy Program, Cumberland Hospital, and Department of Medicine, Sydney University.   Abstract Graphic medicine holds promise for overcoming a client’s initial dismissal of psychotherapeutic treatment by improving their agency in their own treatment. Graphic medicine refers to the use of comics or graphic novels to facilitate the mutual understanding of psychotherapeutic …

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Using the manga/anime Naruto as graphic medicine to engage clients in conversational model therapy

Return to Articles Shaun Halovic, PhD, Westmead Psychotherapy Program, Cumberland Hospital, and Department of Medicine, Sydney University.   Introduction Given that much psychotherapy focuses on the negative feelings associated with symptomatology, it would be reasonable for clients to assume that their positive experiences may have little place in their psychotherapy. In this paper, I counteract …

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Marriage is for Grown Ups: How Your Relationship is Trying to Grow You Up and How to Step Beyond the Romantic Dream into a Grown-Up and Growing-Up Relationship (2018) by Noel Giblett. Noel Giblett Publishing. ISBN-13: 978-0648284307 (pbk).

Return to Articles Reviewed by: Margie Ulbrick, LLB, BA, GradDipSocSci, SEP   This book comes out of 40 years of personal experience of marriage, together with 30 years of working in the field of marriage counselling. The author, Noel Giblett, provides his own definition of marriage: two consciously imperfect people who commit to living together …

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Understanding the cues and strategies counsellors use to develop rapport with clients through telephone counselling

Return to Articles Karen Phillip, MCoun, Nathan Beel, PhD, Senior Lecturer, University of Southern Queensland, and Tanya Machin, PhD, Senior Lecturer, University of Southern Queensland.   Introduction One in five Australians experience mental illness each year, with almost one in two Australians experiencing mental illness during their lifetime (Australian Bureau of Statistics [ABS], 2019). Globally …

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Understanding the cues and strategies counsellors use to develop rapport with clients through telephone counselling

Karen Phillip, MCoun, Nathan Beel, PhD, Senior Lecturer, University of Southern Queensland, and Tanya Machin, PhD, Senior Lecturer, University of Southern Queensland.   Abstract Rapport is a critical part of the counselling process, however most existing research has examined rapport in a face-to-face context. The aim of this study was to better understand the cues …

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From Better Access to better outcomes: Integrating logotherapy with Focused Psychological Strategies

Return to Articles Kyra J. Dawbarn, BSc, Adv. Dip. Logotherapy, and Paul McQuillan, PhD, PsyD, Honorary Fellow, Australian Catholic University.   Introduction The Australian Government introduced the Better Access to Psychiatrists, Psychologists and General Practitioners through the Medicare Benefits Schedule (Better Access) scheme to provide financial assistance and help the general population access psychological services (Department …

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From Better Access to better outcomes: Integrating logotherapy with Focused Psychological Strategies

Kyra J. Dawbarn, BSc, Adv. Dip. Logotherapy, and Paul McQuillan, PhD, PsyD, Honorary Fellow, Australian Catholic University.   Abstract The Better Access to Psychiatrists, Psychologists and General Practitioners through the Medicare Benefits Schedule (Better Access) initiative was introduced by the Australian Government to improve outcomes for people with a clinically diagnosed mental health condition through evidence-based treatment. …

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Editorial: Reflections on psychotherapy and counselling from COVID-19 lockdown

Return to Articles Rhys Price-Robertson, PhD, PACJA Editor, Alexandra Bloch-Atefi, PhD, The University of Adelaide, Tristan Snell, PhD, Deakin University, Elizabeth Day, PhD, Auckland University of Technology, and Gina O’Neill, Master of Gestalt Therapy, The Relational Institute.       In this time of great uncertainty, we can at least be sure of this: the COVID-19 pandemic …

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Guest editorial: Trauma transported; trauma transformed

Return to Articles Judy Atkinson, AM, PhD, Emeritus Professor, founder and patron of We Al-li.   This Special Issue of the Psychotherapy and Counselling Journal of Australia (PACJA) focuses on working with trauma. The articles in this Special Issue cover an impressive array of topics, from working with trauma in different populations (e.g., trans and …

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Editorial note: Special issue on working with trauma

Return to Articles Rhys Price-Robertson, PhD, PACJA Editor.   I am excited to introduce this Special Issue of the Psychotherapy and Counselling Journal of Australia (PACJA) on working with trauma. This issue follows the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia’s (PACFA) successful 2019 conference on the same topic. I invited Emeritus Professor Judy Atkinson to …

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A neuroscientific perspective on the therapeutic alliance and how talking changes the brain: Supporting a common factors model of psychotherapy

Return to Articles Nicole Hess, psychologist, PhD, University of New England.   Introduction Neuropsychologist Allan Schore (2014) describes psychotherapy as a dance, a synchronicity of mind and body that occurs between therapist and client. His description of the psychobiologically attuned clinician recognises the intricacy and inextricable entanglement between human biological processes, unique experience, and mental …

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A neuroscientific perspective on the therapeutic alliance and how talking changes the brain: Supporting a common factors model of psychotherapy

Nicole Hess, psychologist, PhD, University of New England.   Abstract For decades, the efficacy and application of psychotherapeutic treatments has been informed and driven by a medical model of understanding. Within this framework, for a psychotherapeutic treatment to be classified as “empirically supported,” the therapeutic intervention alone must be demonstrated to be the mechanism responsible …

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