Australasian Journal of Psychotherapy

Scope

Australia and New Zealand from which the constituent members of the PPAA are drawn, are built on histories of settler colonialism. We recognize and pay homage to First Nations people, their land upon which we stand, and their elders past present and emerging. We recognize that First Nations culture is integral to developing Australian and New Zealand culture and, more broadly the continuing creation of psychoanalysis.

We welcome submissions from authors from the across the spectrum and organisations focussing on psychoanalytic thinking, practice, and research. Australian, New Zealand, and International contributions are all welcome.  Click here for author guidelines.

Papers about Dadirri and about the two-way relationship between First nations and Settler people, are welcome – whether these be reflective, theoretical, clinical, or research based.

Our location in the Southern Hemisphere, on the Western Pacific Rim enables the development of a particular perspective and voice. It is derived in part from the Western tradition and is influenced by Australasia’s position as members of a Settler and First Nations Society. Australasia is part of a neighbourhood with South East Asia, India, China and Japan. We encourage the development and creation of psychoanalysis from these spaces.

Work on psychoanalytic theory development and innovation, is welcome. We will accept reflective and research papers with a clinical focus. We are interested in developing ideas and theoretical work about the unconscious. Papers on infant, child, couple, group, and institutional and socio- analysis, are welcome. We also seek work-in-progress and research reports. Submissions from clinicians at an early stage of their career are very welcome.

Papers offering a psychoanalytic perspective on literature and the arts, as well as historical, cultural and political issues, are all encouraged.

We recognise that psychoanalytic psychotherapy is influenced by a number of bodies of thought and invite contributions discussing the intersection of psychoanalysis with philosophy, geography, politics, literature and post colonialism to name a few. Papers drawn from the field of eco psychotherapy are welcome.

At this stage of the twenty-first century humanity is grappling with major social, political and ecological changes. Papers that provide a psychoanalytic perspective on climate change, overpopulation, international relations, displacement and trauma, refugee issues, technological development and Covid-19 are welcome.

Inquiries should be made to the editor, Christine Vickers ajpeditor@theppaa.com

ISSN 2653-3170 (Online)

Editorial Committee

Christine Vickers, Editor, VAPP
Malika Verma, Book Review Editor, VAPP
Carol Bolton, APPWA
Paul Foulkes, VAPP
Leonie Sullivan, NSWIPP
Mark Thorpe, NZIP
Heath Townsend, APPWA
Thea van Hees, QPPA
Jo Violet, CPPAA
Christine Vickers, Editor, VAPP
Malika Verma, Book Review Editor, VAPP
Carol Bolton, APPWA
Paul Foulkes, VAPP
Leonie Sullivan, NSWIPP
Mark Thorpe, NZIP
Heath Townsend, APPWA
Thea van Hees, QPPA
Jo Violet, CPPAA

News & Call For Papers

The Australasian Journal of Psychotherapy will celebrate the fortieth year of its founding during 2022. We seek papers on the theme: Past, Present, Future.
Inquiries should be made to the editor, Christine Vickers
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