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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 […]

Poststructuralist Supervision: A Supervisor’s Guide

Poststructuralist Supervision: A Supervisor’s Guide

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‘Supervision’ can be a pretty loaded term in the human services sector. On a surface level it can bring to mind notions of policing and over-regulated practice. This can cause strain not only on the supervisees, but on supervisors who only intend to support their fellow practitioners. If these ideas are the only ones we […]

Remember Us

Remember Us

5 min read

I don’t know if it’s because of the time of year, but I’ve recently been doing a lot of thinking about the role of remembering. Of memories, of what we hold on to and why. There’s a particular practice within the narrative approach known as ‘re-membering’ that I’ve always considered ‘nice’, even ‘lovely’. However, ‘nice’ and […]

Max & Co – toys who are more than just comfort objects

Max & Co – toys who are more than just comfort objects

4 min read

There are some pretty fancy names floating around that describe the bond that people have with objects such as toys or blankets. ‘Attachment objects’, ‘comfort objects’, and ‘transitional objects’ are some of the terms that have been coined to describe soft favourites like ‘blankies’ and stuffed animals. Pretty scientific, hey? While I’ve been interested to read up on some of […]

(W)rapping up at SKATTLE

(W)rapping up at SKATTLE

3 min read

The last couple of weeks here at SKATTLE have seen us wrapping  up some of our off-site programs. We have so enjoyed getting out into school communities during 2014 to work with and learn from young people all over Brisbane. Our main focus in this work is to be able to support children and families […]

Loss and Loneliness: Four Ways To Overcome Isolation

Loss and Loneliness: Four Ways To Overcome Isolation

2 min read

When we lose someone that we are close with, it can feel like our whole world has turned on its head. Whether a loved one has passed, a family has broken down, or we’ve been separated from those close to us, it can sometimes feel a hole has been left in our lives. For many […]

Sharing Stories with Others: The Benefits of Group Therapy

Sharing Stories with Others: The Benefits of Group Therapy

2 min read

At SKATTLE, a large portion of our work is done with groups. Be it in schools, community organisations, or at SKATTLE house, we love to bring individuals together to share stories. While people can see serious benefits when working one-on-one, we’ve found that our group work brings some unique therapeutic benefits to the table, particularly when […]