Counselling, Reading

Compassion ‘satisfaction’ and compassion ‘fatigue’ – are they inextricably entwined?

Most people who work in a discipline that involves a lot of empathic contact have probably heard the words 'compassion fatigue' by now. In counselling it can be used to describe behaviours and feelings of therapists that include being overwhelmed by clients' suffering, unable or unwilling to empathise with that suffering, and avoiding/minimising/reacting negatively to… Continue reading Compassion ‘satisfaction’ and compassion ‘fatigue’ – are they inextricably entwined?

Counselling, Reading, Research

The influence of architecture on the therapy space

A good friend sent me a link to a recently published paper on the Psychiatric Times website - Strategies to Facilitate a Positive Therapeutic Encounter - which I have really enjoyed and definitely provoked some thoughts. Head over and have a look, it's open access. The article outlines all the ways that the physical space… Continue reading The influence of architecture on the therapy space

Archaeology, Archaeology Research, Reading, Writing

Literature Reviews

So in my continuing quest to better understand the literature review process, I've been reading Critical Reading and Writing for Postgraduates by Wallace and Wray (2006). I'm not going to do a review, but suffice to say it's a good book. It's actually pretty complex, and delivers more than the title might promise. I'm still… Continue reading Literature Reviews

Archaeology, Archaeology Research, Reading, Research, Writing

How to do a Literature Review – Lectures on YouTube

I don't know why I was surprised to find so many videos about how to do literature reviews on YouTube. Following my first year review, I'm having to focus on this so I thought I'd see what other people have to say. I, like many graduate students, hate doing literature reviews. From what I've noted… Continue reading How to do a Literature Review – Lectures on YouTube

Reading, Research, Writing

Zotero reference manager

So, I've been using the Zotero add-in for Firefox for my bibliographic and referencing needs for a couple of months now, and I can safely say it is AWESOME. I don't quite understand how EndNote and Reference Manager can survive when faced by the pure amazingness that is Zotero. Essentially, Zotero is an add-in for… Continue reading Zotero reference manager