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    Contributors Vol. 26
    N° 1 | 2007

     

    Biographical Notes

     

    Carolyn Aston is a Social Worker and Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist and Family Therapist in fulltime private practice in Melbourne, with a background in teaching and child psychiatry. As founder of the Connect-a-Kid Mentoring Program, she has a special interest in vulnerable adolescents and working innovatively with their parents, teachers and professional networks to maximise their wellbeing and educational and vocational opportunities. She teaches counselling skills in the Graduate Diploma in Mental Health for Teaching Professionals. She is a member of the Victorian Child Psychotherapists Association and a Clinical Supervisor in the Master of Child Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in which she teaches Work Observation.

    Colleen Davison is a psychoanalytic psychotherapist in private practice in Auckland. She is a founding member of New Zealand Institute of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy and former convenor of training, and is a member of the New Zealand Association of Psychotherapists.

    Margaret Ericksen was a child psychotherapist who trained in Melbourne and at the Tavistock Clinic in London. She worked for many years at the Royal Children’s Hospital but also at the Tavistock Clinic and in child guidance clinics in Victoria. Her substantial contribution to the development of the profession of child psychotherapy began in the 1940s and was sustained up to the time her authorship of the historical paper published in this issue, just before her death in early 2007.

    Michael Harlow has published seven books of poetry, including Giotto’s Elephant, which was a finalist in the national Book Awards for Poetry in 1991, and most recently Cassandra’s Daughter (AUP 2005) now into a second edition. He has been the Katherine Mansfield Fellow to Menton, France, a New Zealand-Australia Exchange Fellow, and in 2004 was the Randell Cottage Writer in Residence. His work has appeared in translation in French, Spanish, German and Greek. In 2006 he represented NZ at the Festival Internacional de Poesia de Medellin, Colombia, and at the IV Internacional Seminar of Writers, ‘Frontiers in Movement’ in Monterrey, Mexico; and this year at the III Festival Internacional de Poesia de Granada, Nicaragua, and in May at the IV World Poetry Festival in Caracas, Venezuela. Currently, he is compiling and editing the first ever bilingual English-Spanish Anthology of New Zealand Poetry for the University of Antioquia, Medellin, Colombia; and completing a new book of poems and short prose texts, Inventing the Real, which is also being translated into French. Michael Harlow lives and works in Central Otago as a writer and Jungian psychotherapist.

     

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