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September 19, 2017

More reflections on the ‘Heart of the Matter’

I have been overwhelmed by the response to the recent RANZCP Psychotherapy Conference at which I was privileged to be a keynote speaker and the CASSE […]
November 12, 2015

‘Changing Minds, Saving Lives’ – Psychonalaytic Insights: The Dance of Life

The page is blank. Where does one start to make sense of a life? Is there a beginning and an end? Are there multiple interconnections, seemingly disconnected, which in the fullness of time connect to form a story? A whole, of many parts, which if visually portrayed, could look like a collage or a Jackson Pollock painting of pure form and no image, pure paint - the essence and without artifice. This is the dance of life...
November 11, 2015

Psychology Week 2015 – Wednesday update

As we reach the half-way mark for Psychology Week 2015, I would like to share a story that shows, very briefly, how the psychoanalytic psychotherapist might work with someone to understand trauma and violence. The story is taken from 'Saving Lives', the first of CASSE's series of booklets that explore some of the key issues facing people and communities in crisis.
November 9, 2015

Welcome to Psychology Week 2015!

Welcome to Psychology Week 2015! Psychology Week, November 8-14, aims to increase public awareness of how psychology can help people and communities lead healthier, happier and more meaningful lives. We will be celebrating this week by posting a blog a day to help you become a little more informed about psychology and the central role it plays in CASSE's work creating safe, supportive environments for individuals, families and communities.
November 6, 2015

Psychoanalytic psychotherapy – the key to changing minds and saving lives

New evidence shows efficacy of psychoanalytic psychotherapy for depression and the best efficacy compared to other psychological treatments. The latest results from a landmark UK study reviewing the use of psychoanalytic psychotherapy to treat chronic depression are well worth a read. They highlight the dismal failure of virtually every 'treatment' provided by the NHS to provide long term relief for people suffering with chronic depression. However the study found that psychoanalytic psychotherapy had significantly better success rates - nearly half of the participants in the study who used this treatment were still realising major improvements two years after therapy ended.
June 5, 2014

PPAA Conference

Pamela Nathan, Director of CASSE’s Aboriginal Australian Relations Program, will be presenting at the The Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Association of Australasia’s (PPAA) 34th Annual Conference this Monday, 9th June 2014. […]

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