Tag Archive: mental health

Vision for the future? The contribution of the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia to the profession

Ione Lewis  [1], Australian College of Applied Psychology   The author of this article served as President of PACFA for four years from 2010 to 2014, and is the immediate Past President. She was a member of the group that founded PACFA and a Board member in the 1990s. This long experience with establishing and progressing …

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Vision for the future? The contribution of the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia to the profession

   Return to Journal Articles Ione Lewis, Australian College of Applied Psychology     Introduction The professional identity of counselling and psychotherapy is still emerging in the Australian context. The Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA) is the peak body for counselling and psychotherapy, and since its inception has adopted a model of self-regulation of …

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Book review for James Morrison’s DSM-5 Made Easy: The clinician’s guide to diagnosis

Sally V. Hunter, University of New England, Australia   This review is written for those of you who believe that the DSM-5 has a place in your practice. I don’t intend to critique the DSM-5 itself or to reflect on the ways in which it is better or worse than the DSM-IV-TR. I want to …

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Book review for James Morrison’s DSM-5 Made Easy: The clinician’s guide to diagnosis

Return to Journal Articles Sally V. Hunter, University of New England, Australia   The book covers all the main mental health diagnoses across twenty chapters. Each chapter begins with a quick guide to the disorders covered, and explains any big changes between the DSM-IV and the DSM-5. The introduction to each chapter describes the major symptoms, …

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How can clinicians work effectively with e-mental health resources?

Return to Journal Articles Robert King [1], Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia 1.  What are e-mental health resources? e-mental health refers to provision of mental health services electronically rather than through the usual face-to-face methods that have prevailed ever since Breuer announced the ‘talking cure’.  Sometimes e-mental health includes services provided by telephone or video conference …

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How can clinicians work effectively with e-mental health resources?

The purpose of this article is to stimulate thought among clinicians concerning the role of technology and in particular the Internet in provision of psychotherapy and counselling. The timing is influenced by the impending rollout of Commonwealth funded training for…

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