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COUNSELLING PSYCHOTHERAPIST & PSYCHOTHERAPY MELBOURNE AUSTRALIA Hi, my name is Alison Ball. My colleagues and myself are Psychotherapists originally trained in Melbourne Australia in the mid-19…

History

HISTORY I am a Somatic Psychotherapist in Melbourne, Australia. I have been in Private Practice since 1986 and specialised in this field of psychotherapy through a three year initial training from…

Conferences

Review of Ethical CodesDiscussion 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…

My Work

MY WORK What is Somatic Psychotherapy, why might you think of coming to see me and what might you expect from working with me? Soma is a Greek word meaning the body-mind and the term Somatic Psycho…

The Book

THE BOOK The thesis for my Masters of Psychoanalytic Studies at Monash University was on the subject of physical touch as it has been written about in the psychoanalytic literature. TITLE: Physical…

Papers

PAPERS Items of Interest and List of Papers by Alison Ball and Other Colleagues Full text of papers can be downloaded. PACFA’s Draft Definitions of Psychotherapy and Counselling Psychotherapy and C…

Psychotherapy and the Nature of the Psychotherapeutic Relationship – Issues dear to my heart

Introduction I took the title of this talk from the actual content of the brief given to me by your Professional Development committee. My first thought at being offered the opportunity to talk to…

“I Want My Mummy”: Thoughts on the reluctance to grow up based on the writing of Henry Krystal.

Introduction Last year I was really thrilled to hear Brenda Rowlandson’s excellent paper regarding her personal experience of how she has helped herself deal with her lifelong headaches. As y…

Personally Professional Reflections of A Somatic Psychotherapist

Personally Professional Reflections of a Somatic Psychotherapist Published in PSYCHOTHERAPY IN AUSTRALIA . VOL 8 NO2 FEBRUARY 2002 Somatic Psychotherapy has evolved from one of its early incarnatio…

Tactile Therapy From A Residential Perspective in Caring For Person’s With Huntington’s Disease. 2nd. Edition

Tactile Therapy from a Residential Perspective by Alison Ball Chapter 13 of “Caring for Huntington’s Disease: A Handbook For Healthcare Professionals”, Second Edition Edited by Dr. Edmond…

More Fully Alive: A Body Oriented Approach to Grief and Loss

MORE FULLY ALIVE – A BODY ORIENTED APPROACH TO GRIEF AND LOSS Published in1989 in the Proceedings of the Sixth National Conference of the National Association of Loss and Grief (NALAG “From th…

Social And Cultural Barriers

Alison Ball Guest Speaker – Royal Women’s Hospital Annual Luncheon for Volunteers June 1986 I have been asked to talk to you today about Social & Cultural Barriers. Social & Cul…

The Role Of Social Work In Caring in Handbook for Caring in Huntington’s Disease

THE ROLE OF SOCIAL WORK IN CARING by Alison Ball was written in 1985 as Chapter 18 of the Handbook for Caring in Huntington’s Disease Edited by Edmond Chiu and Betty Teltscher. 2003 Introduction At…

A Care Centre For Huntington’s Disease: Confronting Attitudes To Chronic Terminal Illness

A CARE CENTRE FOR HUNTINGTON’S DISEASE: CONFRONTING ATTITUDES TO CHRONIC TERMINAL ILLNESS. Published in the Australian Journal on Ageing, Vol.1 No.3, August 1982. This paper was written by me, Alis…

Links

Seminar for Complementary Health Practitioners http://www.psychotherapistsinmelbourne.com.au/uploads/Seminar_Flyer_Draft.pdf Australian Association of Somatic Psychotherapists http://www.somaticpsy…

Contact

For an appointment please telephone me on 0430 621 787 or click here for online booking. Please leave a message and your telephone number on the machine if I do not answer personally. I will then g…