ePoster: The Expert-Intuitive Practitioner: The arts of an authentic clinical practice.

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Authors: Maree Brogden

Year: 2016

Event: 2016 TheMHS Conference

Subject: culture & society, mental health literacy in the workplace, wellbeing, new zealand

Type of resource: Conference Presentations and Papers

Abstract: Authentic clinical practice considers the whole story. Professional practice development acknowledges informal practice research as a pathway to extend experiential practice knowledge. Routine practice reviews contribute to the practitioner’s working conversation for a relevant secondary research process. Formal practice research for evidence-based practice (EBP) knowledge is of course, a quantifiable qualitative research process. It is authentic practice knowledge that best informs this.

Practice codes that consider an ethical approach to mental healthcare and treatment, acknowledge the counterintuitive of dualistic systems evident in applied psychiatry and the professions of orthopsychiatry. My hypothesis is that psychotherapeutic process, applied within an Archetypal or Depth Psychology practice orientation, will provide authentic data about the causal effects of the dominant life systems present in a person’s life.

In applied clinical practice, the recognition of life-metaphor is a resonant tympanic membrane of symbolic transference, where the practitioner’s awareness is about the person as a part of the whole story. We read between the lines for subjective content, perspective is for the person in the context or situation of treatment, not the treatment for itself. This brief paper outlines an authentic approach to the practice of the Arts in Psychotherapy in the mental healthcare setting that extends beyond conventional practice frameworks.


The temple bell stops,
but I still hear
the sound coming out of the flowers.

Matsuo Basho 1644-1694

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