Reviews-and-Commentary

Viktor Frankl talks about the search for meaning from 1972
Viktor Frankl talks about the search for meaning ...    Read more...
 
Diminishing Patient Face Time in Residencies and Patient Centered Care
This recent article from The American Journal of Medicine was highlighted in the latest Faculty of Psychotherapy Newsletter by Jenny Randles. It paints a disturbing picture of the diminishing amount of human contact in modern medicine. ...    Read more...
 
The Face Bias
Presented by Radio National's "All in the Mind" program, this recent podcast looks at research revealing the surprising amount of bias involved when assessing someone by their face ...    Read more...
 
What your therapist doesn"t know
In this Atlantic article, Tony Rousmaniere explores how big data has transformed everything and could transform mental health treatment ...    Read more...
 
An Integrated Approach to Short-Term Dynamic Interpersonal Psychotherapy A Clinician's Guide By Joan Haliburn
Highly respected Sydney Psychiatrist and Psychotherapist Dr Joan Haliburn, has just published her new book through Karnac Publishers and presents an valuable guide to this important area ...    Read more...
 
Slavoj Zizek discusses psychoanalysis today
Lacanian Psychoanalyst, philosopher and cultural critic Slavoj Zizek, discusses his thoughts about psychoanalysis today ...    Read more...
 
Reclaiming LSD for Psychotherapy
Read this fascinating article published in The Aalantic that explores the possibility of revisiting LSD as a usual adjunct to the psychotherapy process ...    Read more...
 
Unlocking the Mysteries of the Artistic Mind
In this article published in Psychology Today, Jonah Lehrer looks at how science is using art to learn more about the mind. Could great artists turn out to be the first neuroscientists? ...    Read more...
 
Creativity and Mental Illness
Taken from the Radio National "All in the Mind" program this fascinating podcast explores the latest in links between creativity and mental illness ...    Read more...
 
The Dream of a Digital Afterlife
Taken from the July Edition of The Atlantic, Michael Graziano, a Professor of Neuroscience says it will one day be possible to live on in a computer after death ...    Read more...
 
Aloneness or Loneliness
The experience of being alone is one that is often explored in psychotherapy. Two recently published articles in the Guardian explore the issue from opposing perspectives ...    Read more...
 
NSW Faculty of Psychotherapy 2016 Film Night
The NSW Faculty of Psychotherapy 2016 Film Night will be held on Sunday October 15th at Maddison House at 4.45pm. ...    Read more...
 
The ghost in my brain
Radio National's "All in the Mind" program takes you through a fascinating journey about neuroplasticity with presenter Lynne Malcolm interviewing a Professor of Artificial Intelligence about his struggles with a brain injury ...    Read more...
 
Evidence base for Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
Compiled by the British Psychoanaltic Council, this E-Library lists key papers relating to the evidence base for psychoanalytic psychotherapy ...    Read more...
 
The second brain
Increasing research has been focusing on the link between the brain and the gut. This Radio National podcast from the "All in the Mind" program series, explores this fascinating new are of neuroscience ...    Read more...
 
The Idealist vs The Therapist
Taken from the New York Times Opinion Pages, this article details a conversation on the place of ideals in psychotherapy ...    Read more...
 
How an 18th Century Philosophy Helped Solve My Midlife Crisis
From Atlantic Magazines October 2015 edition, read Alison Gopnik's account on" How an 18th Century Philsopher Helped Solve My Midlife Crisis" ...    Read more...
 
Pixars Inside Out and models of emotions
In the June issue of the Atlantic, Daniel Smith looks at the influence of books and movies in shaping our ideas of the mind and how it works, particularly in reference to Pixar"s new movie Inside Out ...    Read more...
 
The talking cure and Existential Therapy
Radio National's "All in The Mind" program looks at Existential Therapy and how it differs from other forms of the talking cure ...    Read more...
 
Memo to Therapist Its not me its you
Henry Alford, in this New York Time article, explore the delicate challenge of how to tell your therapist they are not a good fit ...    Read more...
 
Current perpsectives on attachment and bonding in the dog human dyad
Ever wonder what the similarities or differences in attachment patterns are with our canine family members? This article, recently published in Psychology Research and Behavior Management, explores this intriguing area ...    Read more...
 
Bion Movie
Bion's unfinished movie largely based on A Memoir of the Future ...    Read more...
 
Evidence for psychodynamic psychotherapy in specific disorders
This 2014 article from Justus-Leibig University Germany,reviews the empirical evidence for psychodynamic psychotherapy for specific mental disorders in adults ...    Read more...
 
Evidence in support of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
Yakeley and Hobson present a paper that tries to distill evidence of the effectiveness of psychodynamic psychotherapy, including both short-term and long-term therapy ...    Read more...
 
How Actors Create Emotions A Problematic Psychology
This article taken from the March 2014 edition of The Atlantic, explores how actors negotiate the space between the self and other ...    Read more...
 
Section of Psychotherapy 2014 Conference Report
Conference Convenor Ilana Nayman gives a report on the very successful 2014 Section of Psychotherapy Conference held in Hong Kong recently ...    Read more...
 
NSWIPP Featured Articles
From NSWIPP Featured article section comes 2 pieces on "Talk Therapy: Off the couch and into the lab" & "Freud's Hysteria Theory backed by patients' brain scans" ...    Read more...
 
Sigmund Freuds Discovery of Psychoanalysis by Paul Schimmel
Sydney psychoanalysis Paul Schimmel has recently released a new book on Freud that offers an interesting perspective on the motives that drove this great thinker ...    Read more...
 
Psychiatry re-examined
This Radio National podcast is taken from the "All in the Mind" program in October 2013 and explores criticism surrounding the recent release of DSM-5. Presenter Lynne Malcolm talks to US Psychotherapist Gary Greenberg ...    Read more...
 
The Science of Empathy
Cambridge Prof Simon Baron-Cohen writes in this original Guardian article from March 2011 on the fascinating area of The Science of Empathy ...    Read more...
 
How to Land Your Kid in Therapy
Lori Gottlieb writes in the June 2011 edition of The Atlantic magazine on the provocative subject of "How to Land Your Kid in Therapy" ...    Read more...
 
Extinction of Medical Psychotherapists
This thought provoking editorial has been taken from a recent Newsletter of the Faculty of Medical Psychotherapy of the Royal College of Psychiatrys in the UK ...    Read more...
 
Why spend a billion dollars to map the human brain
Barack Obama has announced a billion dollar investment in neurosceince to attempt to create a functional model of the brain. Read Dana Smiths article about this bold initiative from the April edition of the The Atlantic ...    Read more...
 
Science of the Unconscious
This Podcast from Radio National's "All in the Mind" program has theoretical physcist Leonard Mlodinow explore the new science of the unconscious ...    Read more...
 
Freud The Last Great Enlightenment Thinker
John Gray considers why Freud, our last great Enlightenment thinker, is out of fashion. The reason? His heroic refusal to flatter humankind. A provocative article from Prospect Magazine's December 2011 issue. ...    Read more...
 
Beyond Wellbeing Spirituality & Human Flourishing Book Launch
You are invited to a book launch at The Wesley Institute Theatre on Tuesday October 30th. "Beyond Wellbeing; Spirituality and Human Flourishing" is a unique volume which explores the role of spirituality in human flourishing ...    Read more...
 
Have your say on Research priorities in Mental Health
By participating in this Commonwealth Government commissioned survey, you will have the chance to influence future research priorities in Mental Health ...    Read more...
 
Maudsley Debate Podcast Wake up to the Unconscious
King's College London presents The Maudsley Debate: Wake up to the Unconscious. With Peter Fonagy and Alessandra Lemma arguing "for" and Paul Salkovskis and Lewis Wolpert "against", this podcast offers fascinating listening ...    Read more...
 
On the couch in a brain scanner
Radio National presents this podcast that puts the Neuro back into Freud ...    Read more...
 
Affiliates of NSWIPP
The NSW Instite of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy is launching a new initiative for people interested in psychoanalytic psychotherapy. ...    Read more...
 
ANZAP Special Edition Bulletin
Following the recent success of the World Congress in Sydney ANZAP has released a collection of selected papers from the 2010 World Dreaming Conference ...    Read more...
 
New York Review of Books The Illusions of Psychiatry
Marcia Angell presents a commentary on the Illusions of Psychiatry published in the July 2011 New York Review of Books ...    Read more...
 
MHPN podcast on Borderline Personality Disorder
A podcast of a webinar held by the Mental Health Professionals Network on dealing with Borderline Personality Disorders from the perspective of a GP, psychiatrist, psychologist and consumer. ...    Read more...
 
Expert on Mental Illness Reveals Her Own Fight
In this New York Time article, Marsha Linehan tells her story in public for the first time. Best known for her work with Borderline Personality Disorders and DBT Dr Linehan speaks about the origins of her basic idea of "radical acceptance". ...    Read more...
 
Sit with me An anatomy of depression
Taken from Radio National's All in the Mind Program, this podcast explores the anatomy of depression from the perspective of a 12 year old boy growing up with a depressed parent ...    Read more...
 
Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother
In January 2011 Amy Chua, a Chinese Yale Law Professor, published a controversial article in the Wall St Journal championing the Asian way of parenting ...    Read more...
 
The New Scientist presents The Greatest experiment of all time
This New Scientist Article from July 2010 explores the role of social media in efforts to decode human behaviour ...    Read more...
 
Prof Clive Hamilton comments on boredom and the pursuit of happiness
Prof Clive Hamilton writes about the pursuit of happiness in an article entitled "Kick back and endure being bored and uncomfortable" originally published in the Sydney Morning Herald in March 2010 ...    Read more...
 
Elizabeth Pisani writes in Prospect Magazine that vast amounts of data are challenging conventional science
In this provacative article published first in November 2010 in prospect Magazine, Elizabeth Pisani explores the way big data is challenging the standard model of hypothesis driven science ...    Read more...
 
Kay Redfield Jamison A Deep Love and Loss
Renown psychiatrist Kay Redfield Jamison discusses love, loss, grief and resilience from her own experiences on this Radio National All in the Mind Podcast ...    Read more...
 
The Efficacy of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
Published in the March 2010 edition of American Psychologist this article brings together findings from several empirical literature ...    Read more...
 
Slavoj Zizek's the pervert's guide to cinema
Cultural theorist and Lacanian psychoanalyst Slavoj Zizek explores cinema from his unique perpsective. "Cinema is the ultimate pervert art. It doesn't give you what you desire-it tells you how to desire". ...    Read more...
 
IPA Film From Freud to Centenary
To celebrate the 100 year ...    Read more...
 
From the Archives The wisdom of Rollo May
Existentialist psychotherapist Rollo May laments on the crisis facing psychotherapy with concerns that continue to have relevance to our current time. ...    Read more...
 
Head Case
Taken from the March 2010 edition of the New Yorker Magazine this stimulating article asks "Can psychiatry be a science?" ...    Read more...
 
All the world is play
This article taken from Prospect Magazine explores the notion of play in pursuit of learning ...    Read more...
 
From the Archives The wisdom of Carl Jung
Carl Jung gives an erudite account on one of the central ideas in psychoanalysis: the transference ...    Read more...
 
A brain but not as we know it
Taken from the June 2010 SMH article Drew Turney asks "what would it take to build a brain"? ...    Read more...