Psychotherapy & Counselling Today launching in November

PACFA is delighted to announce that Edition 1 of Psychotherapy and Counselling Today will be launched in November.

Psychotherapy & Counselling Today is PACFA’s new non peer-reviewed professional journal, in printed magazine format, and the first edition will be available free of charge to all PACFA members. Psychotherapy and Counselling Today aims to provide PACFA members and a broader reading audience with stimulating and informative reading on psychotherapy and counselling in Australia. The publication will be of value to practitioners, educators, researchers and students to support ongoing professional learning.

To ensure you receive your complimentary copy of Edition 1 of Psychotherapy and Counselling Today, you will need to be a current member of PACFA.  For non-members, Psychotherapy and Counselling Today will be available for purchase for $17.50 (GST inclusive) after its release.

The inaugural edition will include feature articles, book reviews, reflections on practice, and dedicated sections on Ethics and Comment. Here is the exciting list of forthcoming articles:

Dr Stephen Andrew, Guest Editor

Climate Justice and Mental Health – Think Globally, Panic Internally, Act Locally, Merle Conyer     
Gender in Practice, Dr Elizabeth Riley
Therapy drop outs and strategies to reduce them, Nathan Beel
Is the concept of the “Dark Night of the Soul” relevant to contemporary life?, Dr Kaye Gersch
Paddling in the same direction, Dr Cathy Bettman

How ethical awareness improves our practice, Simone Falvey-Behr
Responding to Subpeonas in Cases of Sexual Assault, Dr Elisabeth Shaw  

Reflections on practice
Becoming Whole, Will Bonney
It’s a matter of life and death, Helena Phillips
Trauma in everyday life in the heteronormative world, Trish Thompson

Over the Rainbow? Why we need to keep PACFA’s LGBTIQ+ Position Statement as a living document, supported by research, Dr Elizabeth Day
Counselling – Recognising our profession in its own right, Fiona Griffith
Marking our Territory: What we call what we do, Dr Stephen Andrew

Book Reviews
Counselling Children: A practical introduction (5th Edition) By Kathryn Geldard, David Geldard, Rebecca Yin Foo, reviewed by Dr Andrea Breen
The Clinical Paradigms of Melanie Klein and Donald Winnicott: Comparisons and Dialogues, J Abram & R. D. Hinshelwood, Routledge 2018, reviewed by Tony Clarkson