Julia

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Name: Julia Bilecki
Date registered: October 2, 2012

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  1. Editorial: Building an anti-oppressive community of practice: Moving from lip service to liberation through belonging — December 18, 2020
  2. Person-Centred Counselling for Trans and Gender Diverse People: A Practical Guide (2019) by Sam Hope, London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers. ISBN: 978-1785925429 (pbk). — December 18, 2020
  3. Working with Transgender Young People and Their Families: A Critical Developmental Approach (2019) by Damien W. Riggs. London: Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN: 978-3-030-14230-8 (pbk). — December 18, 2020
  4. Anti-oppression psychotherapy: An emancipatory integration of intersectionality into psychotherapy — December 18, 2020
  5. Resisting the “attachment disruption” of colonisation through decolonising therapeutic praxis: Finding our way back to the Homelands Within — December 18, 2020

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Editorial: Building an anti-oppressive community of practice: Moving from lip service to liberation through belonging

Return to Articles Y. Gavriel Ansara   Dr. Gávi Ansara (he/him), PhD Psychol, MCouns, is an anti-racist psychotherapist, researcher, clinical educator, policy advisor, and community activist living on the sovereign lands of the Boon Wurrung people in the Kulin Nations. He is a hybrid polycultural, multilingual, and multinational man of faith who grew up in …

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Person-Centred Counselling for Trans and Gender Diverse People: A Practical Guide (2019) by Sam Hope, London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers. ISBN: 978-1785925429 (pbk).

Return to Articles Reviewed by: John Refshauge   John Refshauge, M.Prof.Psych. (Monash University), currently works as a psychologist in the employment area. John identifies as cisgender and queer.   Book Review Sam Hope has produced a helpful resource for counsellors working with trans and gender diverse clients. Hope identifies as a non-binary trans person. They …

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Working with Transgender Young People and Their Families: A Critical Developmental Approach (2019) by Damien W. Riggs. London: Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN: 978-3-030-14230-8 (pbk).

Return to Articles Reviewed by:  Shoshana Rosenberg   Shoshana Rosenberg, MSexol, is a queer Butch researcher based in Naarm/Melbourne on the lands of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation. They are a PhD Candidate at the Centre for Human Rights Education (Curtin University) and a Research Officer at the Australian Research Centre in Sex, …

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Anti-oppression psychotherapy: An emancipatory integration of intersectionality into psychotherapy

Return to Articles Roberta K. Timothy & Mercedes Umana Garcia   Introduction The therapeutic alliance between psychotherapist and client has been demonstrated to be a key element for psychotherapy effectiveness (Wampold, 2015). The alliance, however, exists within transnational, socio-historical contexts determined by social and structural relations. For this reason, there have been multiple calls for …

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Resisting the “attachment disruption” of colonisation through decolonising therapeutic praxis: Finding our way back to the Homelands Within

Return to Articles Riel Dupuis-Rossi   Introduction Whether it concerns matters as sweeping as governance or as intimate as loving ourselves and others, colonisation forces a model of relationship on Indigenous Peoples that is fundamentally about domination and subjugation. This form of genocidal violence infuses every level of our existence. There is no consent. We …

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Resisting the “attachment disruption” of colonisation through decolonising therapeutic praxis: Finding our way back to the Homelands Within

Riel Dupuis-Rossi   Riel Dupuis-Rossi, MA, MSW, RSW, is a therapist of Kanienʼkehá꞉ka (Mohawk), Algonquin, and Italian descent. Riel grew up in their traditional territories, off reserve in Hamilton, Ontario, and Montreal, Quebec. Since 2011, Riel has been providing decolonising and culturally-centred trauma therapy to Indigenous individuals, couples, families, and groups in Vancouver, British Columbia, …

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“Gender dysphoria”: Therapist negotiations of oppressive practices

Return to Articles Julia Ellis   Introduction It has long been demonstrated that psychological and psychiatric fields pathologise and discipline certain bodies and identities. However, fewer have explored practitioners’ resistance to gender oppressive practices. By reporting empirical data gathered from semi-structured interviews with six therapists in Sydney, Australia, this study explores possibilities of anti-oppressive transgender …

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“Gender dysphoria”: Therapist negotiations of oppressive practices

Julia Ellis   Julia Ellis (She/Her), MCP, BA(Hons), is a Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA)-accredited counsellor and psychotherapist based on Dharug, Guringai, and Cammeraygal country (Sydney, Australia). She has worked across non-profit, education, and private mental health settings. Her areas of interest include gender theory, trauma-sensitive care, and violence prevention. As a cisgender …

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Reflections and (un)learnings on supporting transgender and gender diverse people and their families in a mental health family service new to this work

Return to Articles Henry von Doussa, Julie Beauchamp, Sally Goldner & Belinda Zipper   Introduction As the space for transgender and gender diverse (TGD) people to affirm their gender expands in the Australian context, families are increasingly seeking support. It is estimated that about 1.2% of Australian adolescents are TGD (Telfer, Tollit, Pace, & Pang, …

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Reflections and (un)learnings on supporting transgender and gender diverse people and their families in a mental health family service new to this work

Henry von Doussa, Julie Beauchamp, Sally Goldner & Belinda Zipper   Henry von Doussa, MA (Creative Arts), BA (Hons), is a social researcher at the Bouverie Centre, La Trobe University. Over the last two decades, much of his research has been within the LGBTIQA+ communities. He is the author of several papers about trans and …

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Editorial note

Return to Articles Rhys Price-Robertson   I am thrilled to introduce this special issue on Anti-Oppressive Practice in Psychotherapy and Counselling, which is the first issue of the Psychotherapy and Counselling Journal of Australia (PACJA) prepared by a Guest Editor. Dr. Gávi Ansara was an obvious choice for this role. His commitment to anti-oppressive practice …

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Anti-oppression psychotherapy: An emancipatory integration of intersectionality into psychotherapy

Roberta K. Timothy & Mercedes Umana Garcia   Roberta K. Timothy, PhD, RP, is an Assistant Professor at Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto. She specialises in the areas of intersectionality and ethics in health work, Black health ,transnational Indigenous health, and anti-oppression/anti-colonial approaches to mental health. She has extensive …

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Challenging everyday monogamism: Making the paradigm shift from couple-centric bias to polycule-centred practice in counselling and psychotherapy

Return to Articles Y. Gavriel Ansara   Introduction This paper explores everyday monogamism and couple-centric bias in counselling and psychotherapy. The term monogamism (Anderson, 2010; cf. Twist, Prouty, Haym, VandenBosch., 2018) describes the systemic oppression enacted through ideas and practices that valorise monogamous people and relationships while systematically devaluing polyamorous and multi-partnered ones. One component of monogamism …

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Challenging everyday monogamism: Making the paradigm shift from couple-centric bias to polycule-centred practice in counselling and psychotherapy

Y. Gavriel Ansara   Dr. Gávi Ansara (he/him), PhD Psychol, MCouns, is an anti-racist psychotherapist, researcher, clinical educator, policy advisor, and community activist living on the sovereign lands of the Boon Wurrung people in the Kulin Nations. He is a polycultural man of faith who grew up in urban and rural China, Australia, and elsewhere. …

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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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