Psychology and Clinical Psychoanalysis Melbourne
Bita is a Psychologist and Psychoanalyst
I offer psychological interventions and clinical psychoanalysis in Melbourne. Our work together and the process is informed by the clinical evidence and techniques of psychoanalysis. Jacques Lacan was a Parisian psychiatrist and psychoanalyst who updated and advanced on Sigmund Freud’s method for understanding human suffering and desire. Clinical Psychoanalysis is a scientific and a clinical treatment method. However the evidence and its study significantly varies from behavioural methods that group individuals. Psychoanalysis focuses on the individual experience of a symptom or problem and therefore each treatment engagement is unique and tailored. Psychoanalysis or the application of psychoanalytic techniques is used to treat those suffering from psychological conflicts, psychosomatic problems, anxieties, personality, and other neurotic or psychotic problems. The Department of Heath Victorian Better Health Channel provides a general overview of this method.
Psychoanalysis is a treatment method, which is practical in the sense that there is an attempt to answer a question, to solve a problem, or to cure somebody, or at least to address one’s suffering. But the other thing that psychoanalysis does is to enable somebody to speak. It is an attempt to create the conditions in which somebody can speak themselves as fully as possible. —Adam Phillips
Other than psychoanalysis, I have had extensive training in psychiatric management, assessment and treatment methods such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapies (CBT). However, in my experience behavioural therapies often given short term results with effects that do not last. I prefer to work with the individual to help the person describe his or her problem or concern in his or her words, rather than symptoms or labels described in a medical manual.
- Therapeutic benefits of psychoanalytic treatment vs. behavioral methods – Article
- General overview about the process of a psychoanalytic treatment – The Victorian Better Health Channel
Quality Provision Psychoanalyst Melbourne
Learning and personal development is a process, and I continue mine by attending clinical seminars, conferences and symposiums. I also present at some of the conferences. I receive supervision on my clinical practice regularly, so you can be certain that the highest level of care, quality and ethics has been applied to your treatment. I have also undergone my own training psychoanalysis for many years (+7 years), a requirement for the practice of clinical psychoanalysis, which has been in addition to my psychology training of 6 years. These efforts help me create a space where the focus is on your speech, and on your progress in the sessions.
Qualifications and Background Lacanian Psychoanalyst
BMm, GDipPsych, BAppScPsych(Hons), MA, MPsych
I was trained in Melbourne, Australia and I have lived in Europe and the Middle East. I have extensive cultural knowledge in treating individuals from migrant backgrounds and I have broad and diverse clinical interest and life experience. I obtained my Graduate Diploma and 1st Class Honours in psychology from The University of Melbourne and RMIT. During my honours I developed a research interest in the factors involved in memory impairment. I hold a Masters in Arts from Swinburne and a Masters in Psychology from Cairnmillar Institute.
I have previously worked as a clinician in schools, community mental health clinics and outreach, as well as addiction settings. Other than psychology and psychoanalysis in Melbourne, I have worked as a consultant and project manager in the education, corporate, not-for-profit and private and public health sectors for over 10 years, reviewing processes, offering advice and support to clients, managers and executives regarding staff, practices and needs.
I undertake professional development with a number of different organisations locally and internationally including the Australian Psychological Society, Australian Centre for Psychoanalysis, Lacan Circle of Australia and London Society of the New Lacanian School.
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