Professional Development

An interview with Glen Guy

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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?

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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 […]

Are you running away from Covid-19 isolation?

Are you running away from Covid-19 isolation?

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Yesterday I was listening to a podcast where Elizabeth Gilbert, well-known speaker and best-selling author of Eat Pray Love, City of Girls and Big Magic shared some thoughts around her own experience of living in Covid-19 isolation in the USA. She spoke to so many facets of this unexpected journey we are all negotiating together, […]

Supporting our community through Covid-19

Supporting our community through Covid-19

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Yesterday I was on a webinar with a group of community workers and counsellors who were sharing their experiences around the unique and unexpected challenges Covid-19 was bringing to their work within their communities.  One of the common themes we identified is that, despite the collective “sameness” of our experiences as a nation, we all […]

Caring for ourselves as practitioners during the Covid-19 change

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In recent supervision sessions and conversations with my peers and colleagues, there has been much discussion around the unique challenges that we as community health workers are facing in this time of change and uncertainty. Some of these tricky situations are familiar to those of us who have already worked from home or in multiple […]

What are your special skills?

What are your special skills?

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    We all have at least one thing that we can do well, one special skill. Some people have many skills but we all have something that we can contribute to the world. These skills make us who we are and keep us strong when the storm clouds of life loom above us. There […]