Selected Publications



Living under Liberalism: the Politics of Depression in Western Democracies (Florida: Universal Publishers, 2008).

Gender Studies: Terms and Debates, with Wendy Waring, Anne Cranny-Francis & Joan Kirkby (New York: Palgrave: 2003).


Mental health research reports

The Last Frontier: Practice Guidelines for Treatment of Complex Trauma and Trauma Informed Care and Service Delivery* (with Dr Cathy Kezelman) Adults Surviving Child Abuse (ASCA) 2012.

*The Guidelines were presented by invitation at the Annual Conference of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and TheLastFrontier200pxW Dissociation (ISSTD), Longbeach, California, 22 October 2012, & launched in the Australian Federal Parliament by Minister for Mental Health Mark Butler on 29 October 2012)

What Works? Report into Cannabis Use by Young Adults Living with a Mental Illness (Partners in

Mental Health Publishing Consortium & Social Justice Social Change Research Centre, University of Western Sydney, 2010).

Healing Depression: the Holistic Treatment Approach of a Women’s Health Setting: a research study exploring the efficacy of the treatment interventions of a women’s health setting in relation to women and depression (Leichhardt Women’s Community Health Centre, Sydney, 2003).



The Truth of Memory and the Memory of Truth: Different Types of Memory and the Significance for Trauma, Blue Knot Foundation: Sydney, 2018

‘Separating Fact from Fiction: An Empirical Examination of Six Myths about Dissociative Identity Disorder’ [with Bethany Brand, Vedat Sar et al] Harvard Review of Psychiatry, (24, 4, 2016) pp. 257-270

‘The Role of Clinical Experience, Diagnosis and Theoretical Orientation in the Treatment of Posttraumatic and Dissociative Disorders: A Vignette and Survey Investigation’, [with Martin Dorahy, Roberto Lewis-Fernandez et al] Journal of Trauma and Dissociation (18, 2, 2017) pp. 206-222

‘Dealing with Trauma’ [with Cathy Kezelman], Law Institute Journal (October 2016), 36-39.

‘Dissociative Identity Disorder: An empirical overview’ [with Martin Dorahy, Bethany Brand et al] Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry (48, 5, 2014), pp. 402-417

[with Warwick Middleton, Martin Dorahy, Christa Krüger,  Roberto Lewis-Fernández,  Alfonos Martínez-Taboas, Vedat Sar, & Bethany Brand]
‘Institutional Abuse and Societal Silence: An Emerging Global Problem’, Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, Vol.48 (1) 2014, pp.22-25.

[with Middleton et al] ‘The Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse’, Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry Vol.48 (1) 2014, pp.17-21.

‘Perceptions and Experiences of Cannabis Use by Young Adults Living with a Mental Illness: A Qualitative Study’ [paper based on What Works? Report into Cannabis Use by Young Adults Living with a Mental Illness, Australian Social Policy Journal (No.10, 2011), pp.51-69.

‘Looking to Ourselves: the culturally-attuned counsellor’, The CAPA Quarterly (Journal of the Counsellors and Psychotherapists Association of NSW) Issue 3, 2009, pp.22-24.

‘Depression in social and political context’, The CAPA Quarterly (Issue 2, 2007), pp.24-25.

‘Anxiety in the Counsellor’, The CAPA Quarterly (Issue 3, 2007), pp.30-31.

‘Counselling in a Changing World: the challenge of global warming’, The CAPA Quarterly (Issue 1, 2007), pp.14-15.


Book chapters (selection)

‘The Pillars of Trauma-Informed Care and the Need for Cultural and Organisational Change’, ch.23 in Richard Benjamin, Joan Haliburn and & Serena King, ed. Humanising Mental Health Care in Australia: A Guide to Trauma-Informed Approaches (London: Routledge, 2019), pp.307-318.

‘Unconscious Responses to Climate Change: The Limits of Liberalism and the Potential of Depth Psychology’, Jonathan Marshall, ed. Depth Psychology, Disorder and Climate Change (Sydney: Jung Downunder Books, 2009), pp.241-264.

‘Liberal Nationalism: Paralysis and Possibility’, ch.6 in James Goodman & Paul James, ed. Nationalism and Global Solidarities: Alternative projections to neoliberal globalization (New York: Routledge, 2007), pp.93-107.

‘Dichotomy and Complementarity: Tenets of Islam and their Interrelationship’, ch.2 in Paul J. White & William S. Logan, ed. Remaking the Middle East (Oxford: Berg, 1997), pp.41-58.


Published conference papers

‘Social Forces, Personal Pain: Mental Health ‘Norms’ and the Politics of Depression’, Social Inequality Today: Refereed Conference Proceedings (Centre for Research on Social Inclusion, Macquarie University) 12 November 2003.

‘Without and Within: Social and Psychical in the Search for a ‘Good Place’, The Literature and Psychiatry Conference, Collected Papers (No.2, 1997), pp.72-85.

‘Women and Agency in Colonial African Contexts’, ch.20 in Peter F. Alexander, Ruth Hutchison & Derek Schreuder, ed. Africa Today: A Multi-Disciplinary Snapshot of the Continent in 1995 (Humanities Research Centre Monograph Series No.12 (Canberra: The Australian National University, 1996), pp.417-442.


Reviews (Counselling and Psychotherapy)

Review of Frank Putnam, The Way We Are: How States of Mind Influence Our Identities, Personality and Potential For Change (New York: International Psychoanalytic Books, 2016), PACJA, Psychotherapy and Counselling Journal of Australia, 5, 1, 2017.  and

Commentary on Lisa Butler PhD & Oxana Palesh PhD, `Spellbound: Dissociation in the Movies’ (JTD, Vol.5 (2) 2004, pp.61-88); Members’ Clinical Corner, ISSTD News, 15 February 2018

[Review article] `Functional Dissociation in Oppressive Social Contexts’, Review of Vedat Sar & Erdinc Ozturk (2013; 2007), Expert Commentary, ISSTD News, Vol.32, Issue 2, April 2014

Review of M.E. Thomas, Confessions of a Sociopath: A Life Spent Hiding in Plain Sight (New York: Broadway Books, 2013)

Review of Louis Cozolino, The Neuroscience of Psychotherapy: Building and Rebuilding the Human Brain (New York: Norton, 2002) Counsellor (December 2004), pp.18-19.

Review of A. Thomas Horvath, Sex, Drugs, Gambling and Chocolate: A Workbook for Overcoming Addictions, second edition (California: Impact Publishers, 2004) Counsellor (June 2004), pp.24-25.

Review of Mark Epstein, Thoughts Without a Thinker: Psychotherapy from a Buddhist Perspective (London: Duckworth, 1996) Counsellor (October 2005), p.21.

Review of Lou Marinoff, Plato Not Prozac! Applying Eternal Wisdom to Everyday Problems (New York: HarperCollins, 2000) Counsellor (March 2005), pp.17-18.

Review of Helen Keane, What’s Wrong with Addiction? (Melbourne University Press, 2002), Counsellor, September 2003, p.24.

Review of Andrew Samuels, Politics on the Couch: Citizenship and the Internal Life (New York: Karnac, 2001) Counsellor, June 2005, pp.20-21.

Review of Linda G. Mills, Insult to Injury: Rethinking Our Responses to Intimate Abuse (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2003) Counsellor (September 2004), p.27.

Review of Peter Bieling & Martin M. Antony, Ending the Depression Cycle: A Step-by-Step Guide for Preventing Relapse (Oakland, CA: New Harbinger, 2003), Counsellor, March 2004, pp.25-26.

Review of Jan Grant & Jim Crawley, Transference and Projection: Mirrors to the Self (Buckingham: Open University Press, 2002), Counsellor (December 2003), p.16.

Review of Scott Miller, Barry Duncan & Mark Hubble, ed. Escape from Babel: Toward a Unifying Language for Psychotherapy (New York: Norton, 1995), Counsellor, June 2002, p.30).


Reviews (Politics, gender, culture and nationalism)

Review of David Gilbert, Love and Struggle: My Life in SDS, the Weather Underground, and Beyond (Oakland, CA: PM Press, 2012)  (24 April 2012).

Review of Ole J. Forsberg, Terrorism and Nationalism: Theory, causes and causers (Saarbrucken, VDM Verlag, 2007) (10 March 2008).

Review of Marge Piercy, Sleeping with Cats: A Memoir (New York: Harper Collins, 2002) (18 July 2008).

Review of Hilary Footitt, Women, Europe and the New Languages of Politics (London: Continuum, 2002), Australian Journal of Political Science (Vol.38, No.2, 2003), pp.369-70.

Review of Parvin Paidar, Women and the Political Process in Twentieth Century Iran (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1997), Journal of Arabic, Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies (Vol.5, No.1, 1999), pp.63-64.

Review of Elizabeth Van Acker, Women in Australian Politics, in Australian Feminist Studies (Vol.15, No.31, 1999), pp.112-114.