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A Problem Shared is a Problem Halved in Family Counselling

A Problem Shared is a Problem Halved in Family Counselling

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  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 […]

What I Learned at SKATTLE

What I Learned at SKATTLE

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This post has been written by Brittany Earles, a psychology student from the US who recently completed a 4 month placement at SKATTLE   While on placement at SKATTLE I have had the opportunity to learn and practice skills from a Narrative, Strengths-based and Solution Focused therapy approach. Along the way there have been a few […]

What’s The Difference Between Counselling And Psychology? Another Perspective

What’s The Difference Between Counselling And Psychology? Another Perspective

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This is a question I hear a lot. A big part of the answer relates to specialisations in the mental health field, and what different professionals in counselling and psychology bill themselves as ‘experts’ in. The thing is with counselling (as opposed to psychology), we don’t tend to put as much emphasis on specialisations because of one […]

*News Flash* – Children Are Competent And Capable Individuals!

*News Flash* – Children Are Competent And Capable Individuals!

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This is the philosophy that early childhood educators hold onto in their practice – the belief that children of all ages are active participants in all matters affecting their lives. Children are regarded as equal members of society whose feelings, thoughts and actions are respected and valued.It seems fitting for early childhood educators to hold […]

A Student Placement Experience at SKATTLE

A Student Placement Experience at SKATTLE

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While on student placement at SKATTLE I have had the amazing experience of co-facilitating several therapeutic school groups. These groups are run in schools with children that have experienced life changing events and often involve the most vulnerable members of the school community.  The groups are facilitated over 6 weeks, 2 half days or 1 […]

How Is Counselling Different To Psychology?

How Is Counselling Different To Psychology?

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For as long as I can remember, I have always been a talker. I enjoy having conversations with people. I value intimate and meaningful conversations.  I like to combine everyday activities with conversation. It was no surprise to friends or family when I decided to study psychology at university. I had found a way to combine […]

Thinking About Privilege

Thinking About Privilege

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As a placement student here at SKATTLE, I am lucky to get an opportunity to soak up all the great learnings, including being exposed to new knowledge and resources. If anyone asked my housemates, my bus driver or my cockatiel, they’d tell you that I am always attached to a book! One of the great […]