ANZSJA welcomes the formal apology issued in Melbourne by the Australian Psychological Society (APS) which said it should not have stayed silent on the effects of the Stolen Generations. It acknowledged that psychologists could do more for Indigenous patients suffering from generations of trauma. ANZSJA has a long tradition of Jungian analysts working with indigenous clients in Central Australia and other regions and many analysts are also members of the APS. This is great news.
Jungian Analysts continue to make an important contribution to the AUSTRALIA and NEW ZEALAND ASSOCIATION OF PSYCHOTHERAPY (ANZAP). At their 27th annual conference in Sydney on 23 – 25 September 2016, UK analyst and author Dr. Jean Knox leads with her paper ‘The persecutory therapist re-visited: The damage done by trauma to a patient’s sense of agency and the implications for psychotherapy practice’. Sydney ANZSJA analyst Dr. John Merchant presents a clinical case paper ‘The early mother/infant preverbal ‘conversation’ and foetal trauma as understood through Jean Knox’s image schema model’.
ANZSJA analysts were very significant presenters at the IAAP XX International Congress for Analytical Psychology held recently in Kyoto. The theme of the congress was Anima Mundi in Transition: Cultural, Clinical and Professional Challenges. Australian Jungian analysts presented clinical papers together with research and reflections about new developments and directions in Jungian analytic training.
The latest publication from The Archive for Research in Archetypal Symbolism includes three articles that revolve around a unique cultural event that occurred in Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia last year. The event was a re- enactment of a modern take on the Demeter/Persephone myth, written and co directed by Jungian analyst Craig San Roque.
ARAS Connections: Image and Archetype – Issue #2, 2016 http://aras.org