Category Archive: Articles, Eighth Edition – Volume 8, No. 1, August, 2020

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

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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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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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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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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