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PACJA edition four now published

Edition four of PACJA (Psychotherapy and Counselling Journal of Australia), PACFA’s online journal, has been published at the PACJA website.

PACJA is an international, peer-reviewed journal which aims to contribute to the evidence-base for counselling and psychotherapy. PACJA publishes theoretical essays, experiential reports, and empirical studies featuring quantitative, qualitative, or mixed-method approaches.

The fourth edition of PACJA is a special edition on psychoanalytic psychotherapy. The PACJA Editor, Petra Bueskens, has put together and eclectic and exciting collection of articles under the broad theme of psychoanalytic theories and therapies. The first three refereed papers, contributed by John Mills, Dianne Kenny and Peg LeVine, all share a theme of critiquing psychoanalytic psychotherapy from the inside, while Denis O’Hara’s article looks at clinical implications of secure relationships and their pivotal role in the healthy self-system.

In the non-refereed section, we have two nuanced and engaging contributions from Anthony McCarthy on miscarriage, and from Anne Manne on narcissistic personality disorder.

In this edition of PACJA, as in previous editions, we also publish a literature review which was commissioned by PACFA, this time on the effectiveness of psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic psychotherapy. In addition to our articles and literature review, we have a rich array of book reviews, with six book reviews in total.

PACJA is an open-source journal. PACJA is pleased to be able to make so much rich and challenging material freely available to our wide readership.