Whackademia: An Insider's Account of the Troubled University

UNSW Press

A scathing insider expose, this account lifts the lid on a higher education system that s corporatized beyond recognition, steeped in bureaucracy, and dominated by marketing and PR imperatives rather than intellectual pursuit. Fearless, ferocious, and often funny, this exposes a world that stands in stark contrast to the slogans and mottos joyously promoted by Australia s universities. Raising bold questions that go to the heart of Australian higher education, this is an unsentimental call for a reenlightened higher education sector that s not only about revenue, efficiencies, and corporate profile."
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Richard Hil is an honorary associate at the Center for Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Sydney, the coauthor of Erasing Iraq: The Human Costs of Carnage, and the coeditor of Surviving Care: Achieving Justice and Healing for the Forgotten Australians. His articles have also been published in the Australian, Australian Universities Review, and Campus Review.
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Dec 31, 2012
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Richard Hill and Ernest L. Rossi’s The Practitioner’s Guide to Mirroring Hands: A Client-Responsive Therapy that Facilitates Natural Problem-Solving and Mind–Body Healing describes in detail how Mirroring Hands is conducted, and explores the framework of knowledge and understanding that surrounds and supports its therapeutic process. Foreword by Jeffrey K. Zeig, Ph.D. In this instructive and illuminating manual, Hill and Rossi show you how Mirroring Hands enables clients to unlock their problem-solving and mind–body healing capacities to arrive at a resolution in a way that many other therapies might not. The authors offer expert guidance as to its client-responsive applications and differentiate seven variations of the technique in order to give the practitioner confidence and comfort in their ability to work within and around the possibilities presented while in session. Furthermore, Hill and Rossi punctuate their description of how Mirroring Hands is conducted with a range of illustrative casebook examples and stage-by-stage snapshots of the therapy in action: providing scripted language prompts and images of a client’s hand movement that demonstrate the processes behind the technique as it takes the client from disruption into the therapeutic; and from there to integration, resolution, and a state of well-being. This book begins by tracing the emergence of the Mirroring Hands approach from its origins in Rossi’s studies and experiences with Milton H. Erickson and by presenting a transcription of an insightful discussion between Rossi and Hill as they challenge some of the established ways in which we approach psychotherapy, health, and well-being. Building upon this exchange of ideas, the authors define and demystify the nature of complex, non-linear systems and skillfully unpack the three key elements of induction to therapeutic consciousness – focused attention, curiosity, and nascent confidence – in a section dedicated to preparing the client for therapy. Hill and Rossi supply guidance for the therapist through explanation of therapeutic dialogue’s non-directive language principles, and through exploration of the four-stage cycle that facilitates the client’s capacity to access their natural problem-solving and mind–body healing. The advocate Mirroring Hands as not only a therapeutic technique, but also for all practitioners engaged in solution-focused therapy. Through its enquiry into the vital elements of client-cue observation, symptom-scaling, and rapport-building inherent in the therapist–client relationship, this book shares great wisdom and insight that will help the practitioner become more attuned to their clients’ inner worlds and communication patterns. Hill and Rossi draw on a wealth of up-to-date neuroscientific research and academic theory to help bridge the gap between therapy’s intended outcomes and its measured neurological effects, and, towards the book’s close, also open the door to the study of quantum field theory to inspire the reader’s curiosity in this fascinating topic. An ideal progression for those engaged in mindfulness and meditation, this book is the first book on the subject specially written for all mental health practitioners and is suitable for students of counseling, psychotherapy, psychology, and hypnotherapy, as well as anyone in professional practice. Contents include: Introduction; 1. The History of Mirroring Hands 2. Thinking IN the Systems of Life 3. Unlocking Natural Connections 4. Language Principles5. The Rhythms and Cycles of Life in Therapy 6. What Is and What Can Be 7. Natural, Comfortable, and Sensitive Observation 8. Holding Both Sides of the Mirror 9. Curiosity and the Elephant in the Room 10. Clearing Out the Negative, Preparing for the Positive 11. Symptom Scaling for Enlightenment 12. Improvising, Drama, and Mirroring Hands 13. Personal Access to Your Growing Edge 14. Research and Experiments 15. Down the Rabbit Hole.
This volume contains the proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Conceptual Structures (ICCS 2007), which is an annual event that, for the ?rst time, was hosted in the UK. Conceptual structures focus on the representation and analysis of concepts, events, actions and objects with applications in - search,softwareengineering,manufacturing and business.The conference brings together researchersin computer science, information technology,arti?cial int- ligence, philosophy and a variety of applied disciplines to explore novel ways that information technologies can be leveraged to assist human reasoning and interaction for tangible business or social bene?ts. Conceptual structures can be used to augment human intelligence by facilitating knowledge integration, de- sion making, the creation of intelligent software systems and the exploration of implicit structures. The theme for this year’s conference was “Conceptual Structures: Kno- edge Architectures for Smart Applications.” Knowledge architectures give rise to smart applications that allow enterprises to share meaning across their int- connected computing resources and to realize transactions that would otherwise remain as lost business opportunities. Conceptual structures and smart appli- tions integrate the creativity of individuals and organizations with the prod- tivity of computers for a meaningful digital future. A focus of ICCS 2007 was on papers that apply conceptual structures in business and technological settings. Other submitted papers covered researchin conceptual structures, which is s- ported by mathematical and computational theory, including formal concept analysis, algorithm design and graph theory, and a variety of software tools.
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