Entries by Florence Ee

Understanding and Managing Addiction – Webinar

  Presenter: Dr Maxine O’Brien May 8, 2019 Maxine shared an enhanced understanding of the lived experience of addiction, encompassing the important psychological, social and neurobiological features of this common, yet sometimes challenging presentation. The presenter also shared some practical tools to address this condition such as motivational interviewing approaches, a suggested framework for brief […]

A Working Alliance Model for Counselling and Psychotherapy – Video

  Presenter: Dr Matthew Bambling April 5, 2019 Over 50 years of research has demonstrated the importance of the working alliance for client outcomes in counselling and psychotherapy. The working alliance is probably the most validated process construct in counselling and psychotherapy research. A validated model for conceptualising and managing alliance, based on Dr Matthew […]

Emotional Regulation – Video

 Presenter: Jaime Yasky February 1, 2019 Emotional regulation or emotional self-regulation is a widely used concept in mental health practice. Jaime shared an exercise of reflection about emotional regulation from a theoretical, empirical and clinical point of view in order to gain an understanding about the human process it refers to, and thus enhance […]

Using Pets in Therapy – Video

 Presenter: Dr Bronwyn Robson March 1, 2019 Mental health conditions such as stress, anxiety and depression are prevalent and appear to be on the rise. Animal Assisted Interventions (AAI) have been demonstrated to reduce the symptoms of depression, anxiety and PTSD (O’Haire, Guerin and Kirkham, 2015) and buffer the impact of stress (Fiocco and […]

The Experiment

“The Experiment”! By David Lawson There are many ways to help a client to review their journey over several sessions (or in the last session after a period of sessions). My question to you is, “How do you use a review of the journey thus far to build on the work the client has done?” […]

President’s Report March 2019

Sunday 3 March 2019 President’s Report  by Maree Armansin HI all – March has arrived already and we have lots to report.   IAC – International Association for Counselling You will see further in the QCA Newsfeed, some articles from the IAC which is an international Non-Governmental Association (NGO) with United Nations consultative status. Since 1966, […]

Counselling Journals and Online Resources

Journals and Online Resources   International Association for Counselling (IAC) – https://www.iac-irtac.org/ QCA is now a member of the IAC. Explore some of the international journals and research articles: The comparative effectiveness and efficiency of cognitive behaviour therapy and generic counselling in the treatment of depression: evidence from the UK National Audit of psychological therapies Counselling […]

Counsellor’s Life – Susan De Campo

Susan is the Director and founder of LifeCare Consultancy and a Fellow member of QCA. She will be presenting a one-day Trauma Workshop at Relationships Australia (Springhill) on the Saturday 23 March. View Susan’s profile here. YOUR PASSION Your favourite hobby? Probably listening to music. I also really love gourmet hiking in New Zealand. Favourite sports […]

Dating well. How do I find the right mate?

By Alicia Falzon In the world of emotional connection and, ‘falling in love’, I want to explore what Bowen Theory can add to this? Some people will come for therapy and say,’ I wasn’t happy’, ‘it did not work out’, or ‘we just grew apart.’ The focus can be on being happy. Is it possible […]

President’s Report February 2019

President’s Report Prepared by Maree Armansin The QCA Committee held a zoom meeting in December 2018 and a face to face meeting in January 2019 where we revisited the current Strategic Plan. We have created an action list for the New Year. Action Items of note include the following: Development of a student brochure for […]