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What have we learned about kids and learning from COVID-19?

What have we learned about kids and learning from COVID-19?

3 min read

Something we continue to encounter with the families we work with is kids experiencing different anxieties related to school and learning. Some of these anxieties are about the social aspects of school like friendship problems and bullying behaviours, however increasingly we are hearing about anxieties related to the learning and work load aspects of school.  […]

A Problem Shared is a Problem Halved in Family Counselling

A Problem Shared is a Problem Halved in Family Counselling

2 min read

  I recently listened to a podcast by Dr Kate Owen, a clinical psychologist on the Gold Coast. She offered some interesting ideas around the ‘contagious nature’ of anxiety and other negative emotions. (Have you ever noticed how flat you feel after looking forward to a meet up with a friend who then ‘dumps’ all […]

An interview with Glen Guy

1 min read

Alex recently interviewed Glen Guy, who was instrumental in the development of the Masters of Counselling program at QUT from 1989 to 2006 and in particular the introduction of reflecting team work to QUT’s student counselling clinic. Glen is a school teacher turned psychologist, turned university lecturer and counsellor who lived the post structuralist ideas […]

Is therapeutic intimacy possible when working online?

Is therapeutic intimacy possible when working online?

2 min read

Like many of us, Covid-19 has certainly challenged me to dive deep into the daunting and largely unfamiliar territory of online therapeutic work within my community. I had always convinced myself – and anybody else who was curious enough to enquire – that I preferred to work face to face with people, because I appreciated […]