Gold Coast's Pinniger Clinic
Where cutting-edge neuroscience meets depth psychotherapy.
Conference papers for download:
Teaching Jung in the University
A/Prof David Tacey, La Trobe University
THE DEATH OF SHANGRI-LA: THE UTOPIAN IMAGINATION AND THE DIALECTICS OF HOPE
The Active Use of The Analyst's Bodymind As It Is Informed By Psychic Disturbances
Giles Clark (Sydney), Training Analyst ANZSJA
Between You and Me - Reaching for Understanding in Anthropology and Analysis
Dr Leslie Devereaux (Canberra), Analyst ANZSJA
Womb = Tomb = House = Body: Yagwoia Experience of Blissful Self-dissolution
Dr Yadran Mimica, University of Sydney
Jung in the 21st Century; a neurobiological project
A/Prof Leon Petchkovsky, University of Queensland & President ANZSJA
Analytical Psychology As A Spiritual Practice: An Australian Perspective
A/Prof David Russell, University of Western Sydney
On Reading Carpentaria
Dr Craig San Roque (ANZSJA Sydney)
On a visit to Spain I discovered something else about Australia.
Fear of reality
Papers of interest to our readers:
Neurofeedback intervention for ADHD
Laurence M Hirshberg
Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior,
Brown Medical School, Providence, RI 0290, USA.
Using QEEG parameters (asymmetry, coherence, and P3a novelty response) to track improvement in depression after choir therapy
Leon Petchkovsky, Kirstin Roberts, Juri Kropotov and Michael Petchkovsky
This pilot study reports the findings from a sub-group of nine patients, from a cohort of 32 middle-aged ambulant depressive patients undergoing an intensive 8-week choral singing programme, who received 'before' and 'after' quantitative electroencephalography (QEEG) (resting state and the WinEEG VCPT ERP protocol). 'Before' and 'after' Mental State Examinations and Beck Depression Inventory showed significant improvement (p<0.001). Group spectral analysis of resting QEEG showed greater L/R hemispheric symmetry of activity, reduction of right polar pre-frontal hyper-activity, and reduction of hypercoherence (three reported depressive parameters). Analysis of Event Related Potentials results revealed that an initially heightened P3a novelty singulate gyrus response reduced significantly over the course of the treatment (p<0.05).
FMRI Correlates of Psychological Complexes, [read online]
FMRI Correlates of Psychological Complexes
Any concept or function of "self" must posit "otherness" necessarily. But "otherness" is not limited to the world outside the skin. While the literature on mirror neurone sites deals mainly with brain events in relationship to external others, the elcitation of a complex, especially under the visual presentation protocol described (where the presence of external "other" is minimised, relative to the internal "other"), seems to be more about internal conflict. Our findings demonstrate that there is a functional brain pattern associated with this inner conflict.
[click for more]
Evidence Based Psychotherapy Outcome Studies, [read online]
Evidence Based Psychotherapy Outcome Studies. Do they make any sense?
We all have psyches, therefore we all, inevitably, fancy ourselves experts in matters psychological. Furthermore, as Jung put it so pithily, "every psychology is a confession" (Jung M D R). The Freudian paradigm tells us as much about Freud's own psychology as it does about everyman's, as Skinner's does about Skinner, and so on for every model, and every practitioner. To cling too firmly to universal psychological generalisations can be a form of fundamentalism.
[click for more]
Review of "Wounded Boys/Heroic Men: A Man's Guide to Recovering from Child
Abuse" by Daniel Jay Sonkin, [read online]
Review of "Wounded Boys/Heroic Men: A Man's Guide to Recovering from Child Abuse" by Daniel Jay Sonkin published by Adams Media Corporation: Avon, Massachusetts.
Men need to be thankful to the feminist movement for putting the topic of "men's health" on the national agenda. But even in the book, The Men and the Boys (2000), written by profeminist Professor of sociology Robert Connell, issues of men's physical health are discussed but the issue of men wounded psychologically by childhood abuse is not even mentioned.
[click for more]
home . faq . practitioners . training . library . events . links