Dynamic Psychotherapy

Dynamic Psychotherapy is a Melbourne Psychology Practice with an ISTDP focus

Month: December 2023

Materialism: Having and Giving, instead of Being and Loving

In this guest post by Carol Goudie working with Julie Cochrane, they reflect on the importance of keeping materialism in check, and focussing on build meaningful relationships instead. In our materialistic world, it is easy to confuse having and giving with being and loving. Our society bombards us with messages linking possessions to happiness. It’s[…]

Burnout: The Silent Storm in Today’s World

What is Burnout? In the relentless pace of modern life, burnout has emerged as a silent epidemic, often overlooked yet profoundly impactful. The phenomenon of burnout refers to a psychosocial syndrome made up of emotional exhaustion and reduced personal accomplishment as a result of chronic workplace stress (Hill & Curran, 2016). This problem has become[…]

Depth Sport Psychology: A Psychodynamic Approach

In this post from provisional psychologist Jesse Muscatello, he reflects on psychology in sport, through the lens of his personal experience. Growing up, my ability to play well in Australian Rules Football became a significant part of my sense of self. On the field, hitting a target or taking a mark early could build my[…]

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