Items of Interest and List of Papers by Alison Ball and Other Colleagues

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PACFA’s Draft Definitions of Psychotherapy and Counselling
Psychotherapy and Counselling are talking and relationship-based therapies in which registered professionals use theory, research and practice-based knowledge and supervised training, skills and experience with the goal of reducing unsurety or harmful behaviour and improving relationships, quality of life, social functioning and health, within the context of an interpersonal relationship that is designed to facilitate these changes.

Discussion Paper: The Development and Purpose of Ethical Codes, and the Review of PACFA Ethical Codes and Guidelines. Ethics Report Feb 2010 by Elizabeth Shaw in PACFA eNews January/February 2010 ISSN 1833-1661

Report from Dr. Colin Benjamin
Report from Dr. Colin Benjamin, the CEO of the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA) in a recent edition of the on their on-line newsletter.

Working with Couples by Ronit Bichler
What makes a couple, a couple? Therapists all over the world are struggling with this question. This paper came about from my own struggle to understand the nature of the work with couples. I have been working with couples for a number of years. Soon after beginning that work, I realized that something was not working – that the couple and I were stuck somewhere.

Papers by Alison

A Look Through The Keyholes
The place for Object Relations and the unfashionable, unmentionable and sometimes demonized Melanie Klein.
A paper given by Alison Ball at the May 2007 conference in Melbourne of the Australian Association of Somatic Psychotherapists.

Psychotherapy and the Nature of the Psychotherapeutic Relationship – Issues dear to my heart
This paper is an unpublished talk given in Sydney in July 2005 to a Professional Development Meeting of the Australian Somatic Integration Association (ASIA), a sister organization of my own association , the Australian Somatic Psychotherapy Association (ASPA).

“I Want My Mummy” Thoughts on the reluctance to grow up based on the writing of Henry Krystal.
This unpublished paper was given in Sydney in November 2004 at the annual conference of the Australian Somatic Psychotherapy Association (ASPA).

Personally Professional Reflections of A Somatic Psychotherapist
in Psychotherapy In Australia Ps.60-63. Vol.8 No.2 February 2002.

Tactile Therapy From A Residential Perspective in Caring For Person’s With Huntington’s Disease. 2nd. Edition
Chapter 13. Ps.127-131. Ed, Chiu.E. Huntington’s Disease Society of America. New York, New York, 1991.

More Fully Alive: A Body Oriented Approach to Grief and Loss
Proceedings of the Sixth National Conference of the National Association for Loss and Grief: “From The Self-Same Well.” Ps. 77-81. Melbourne Australia, 1989.

Social And Cultural Barriers
Unpublished paper given to the Annual Luncheon for Volunteers at the Royal Women’s Hospital, Melbourne, Australia. June 1986.

The Role Of Social Work In Caring in Handbook for Caring in Huntington’s Disease
Chapter 18, Ps.123- 129. Eds. Chiu. E. & Telscher.B. Panic Printers Melbourne. 1985

A Care Centre For Huntington’s Disease: Confronting Attitudes To Chronic Terminal Illness
Australian Journal on Ageing. Ps. 17-19, Vol.1 NO.3. August 1982.
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