Australasian Journal Of Psychotherapy
NO.1 - 2017

Contributors Vol. 35

Biographical Notes

Dr Daniel Brass has a doctorate in English literature from the University of Sydney and is now completing psychiatric training in Melbourne.

Wayne Featherstone is a psychoanalytic psychotherapist in private practice in Melbourne. He teaches counselling skills and psychoanalytic theory in a number of tertiary settings and recently completed a Ph.D. on the aesthetic domain of psychoanalysis through the University of South Australia. His primary theoretical interests are with post Kleinian and post Bionian theory, and also with various Italian authors working with Field Theory, as well as the emerging field of Neuropsychoanalysis.

Wayne worked for 25 years in various adult psychiatric settings after originally training as a secondary teacher and then retraining as a social worker and completing the VAPP psychoanalytic psychotherapy with adults course in 1987.
He is a past president of the VAPP and currently serves on the training committee.

Professor Jeremy Holmes MD FRCPsych BPC was for 35 years Consultant Psychiatrist and Psychotherapist at University College London and then in North Devon, UK. He was Chair of the Psychotherapy Faculty of the Royal College of Psychiatrists 1998–2002. Now partially retired, he is visiting Professor at the University of Exeter, and lectures nationally and internationally. In addition to 200+ papers and chapters in the field of psychoanalysis and attachment theory, his books include John Bowlby and Attachment Theory, The Oxford Textbook of Psychotherapy (co-editors Glen Gabbard and Judy Beck), Exploring In Security: Towards an Attachment-informed Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (which won the 2010 Canadian Psychological Association Goethe Award), and The Therapeutic Imagination: Using Literature to Deepen Psychodynamic Understanding and Enhance Empathy. Attachment in Therapeutic Practice (with Arietta Slade, SAGE) is due 2017. He was recipient of a New York Attachment Consortium Bowlby-Ainsworth Founders Award. Music-making, gardening, Green politics and grand-parenting are gradually eclipsing his lifetime devotion to psychoanalytic psychotherapy and attachment.

Dr Barry Jones is a UK dual trained psychiatrist in psychotherapy and child & adolescent psychiatrist. He is also a psychoanalyst. Before taking up position, in child and adolescent mental health, as head of service at Pathways, he designed and implemented an award-winning psychotherapy day service for adults in the UK. He holds an interest in personality disorder and applied psychotherapeutic approaches for children, families and adults. In Australia, he most recently designed and implemented the first therapeutic community for self-harming adolescents. He is currently re-designing personality disorder services in the UK.

Dr Adrienne Margarian is a psychoanalytic psychotherapist and psychologist with a private practice based in Sydney, Australia. She has a keen interest the emergence of psychotherapy practices in China as well working with somatic countertransference in clinical practice.

Dr Margaret Boyle Spelman PhD, APPsI, MIFPP, MICP, MEAP, who has a private practice in Dublin, Ireland, is a registered clinical and counselling psychologist, a psychoanalytic psychotherapist, and an organisational psychologist. She worked for three decades as a clinical psychologist in the Irish health services with particular interest in the areas of early intervention, early parenting, and learning disability. Margaret is a past executive council member of the Psychological Society of Ireland and past Director on the boards of the Irish Forum for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, the Irish Council for Psychotherapy and its Psychoanalytic Section. She has been on the Board of the Irish Institute of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy and a past Director of its clinical training. She has published three books with Karnac, London on the subject of D.W. Winnicott.; Winnicott’s Babies and Winnicott’s Patients ​—​ psychoanalysis as Transitional Space and also The Evolution of Winnicott’s Thinking ​—​ A Study of the growth of Psychoanalytic Thought over Three Generations. She has also co-edited The Winnicott Tradition, along with Prof. Frances Thomson-Salo in a series on psychoanalytic giants also by Karnac.

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