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Special Issue of PACJA – Working with Trauma

We are delighted to announce that a special issue of the Psychotherapy and Counselling Journal of Australia (PACJA) on Working with Trauma, has just been published on the PACJA website.

The special issue follows on from PACFA’s very successful Working with Trauma conference in February this year.  It will be a valuable resource for a range of audiences including practitioners, researchers, educators, and students.

With PACJA editor Dr Rhys Price-Roberston joined by special guest editor and renowned trauma expert Emeritus Professor Dr Judy Atkinson, this special edition offers access to a wide range of informed opinion and articles on practice, theory, and research in counselling and psychotherapy:

  • Guest Editorial: Trauma transported: trauma transformed Judy Atkinson
  • Tuning Relationships with Music™: An intervention for parents with an interpersonal trauma history and their adolescents Vivienne M. Colegrove, Sophie S. Havighurst & Christiane E. Kehoe
  • Trauma psychotherapy with people involved in BDSM/kink: Five common misconceptions and five essential clinical skills Gavriel Ansara
  • Restoring the wholeness of being: Working with trauma from the focusing-oriented experiential therapy perspective Biliana Dearly
  • The impact of caseload and tenure on the development of vicarious trauma in Australian corrective services employees Justine Campbell
  • Therapeutic approaches to counselling trans and gender diverse clients during the 2017 Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey: A qualitative study of the effects of stigma Gaby Mason
  • A neuroscientific perspective on the therapeutic alliance and how talking changes the brain: Supporting a common factors model of psychotherapy Nicole Hess

To access the full contents of the special edition, go to the PACJA website.

Thank you to the PACJA Editor, Rhys Price-Roberston, and our Guest Editor, Emeritus Professor Dr Judy Atkinson, for producing an excellent Special Issue of PACJA. This is PACJA’s second edition in 2019 which is a tremendous achievement for the development of PACFA’s research journal.

Call for articles

Practitioners and researchers are encouraged to submit articles for a forthcoming Special Issue of PACJA on “Anti-oppressive practice in psychotherapy and counselling”. Anti-oppressive practice is a framework for psychotherapy and counselling that stresses the clinical relevance of recognising privilege, challenging systemic barriers beyond the confines of clinical sessions, and working toward change within communities and societies. For more information, see the Call for Papers.

PACJA has also recently introduced a “Latest Articles” section, which ensures that authors can be published as soon as the peer review process is complete. If you have any questions about contributing to future editions of PACJA, do not hesitate to contact the editor, Dr Rhys Price-Robertson: editor@pacja.org.au.