Dr Kerry Thomas-Anttila

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Senior Lecturer, Programme Leader, Master of Psychotherapy

Phone: 64+ 9 921 9999 Ext 7211

Email: kthomasa@aut.ac.nz

Physical Address:

Room AR237
AUT University, North Shore Campus
90 Akoranga Drive
Northcote, Auckland 0627
New Zealand

Postal Address:

Department of Psychotherapy and Counselling
School of Clinical Sciences
AUT University, North Shore Campus
Private Bag 92006
Auckland 1142
New Zealand

Qualifications:

PhD (Auckland University of Technology)
MHSc (1st class Hons) (Psychotherapy) AUT
MA (1st class Hons) (German language and literature) University of Canterbury
BA (French language and literature) University of Canterbury
Graduate Diploma, Psychosocial Studies AUT
PGCert Advanced Psychotherapy Practice (Supervision) AUT

Memberships and Affiliations:

Member NZ Association of Psychotherapists (NZAP)
Registered Psychotherapist with Psychotherapists' Board of Aotearoa, New Zealand (PBANZ)
Member, NZAP Supervisors' Group
Member, International Association for Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy (IARPP)
Member, Philosophy of Education Society of Australasia (PESA)

Biography:

Kerry is a Senior Lecturer and Programme Leader for the Master of Psychotherapy programme and was previously the Programme Leader for the Graduate Diploma in Psychotherapy Studies. She is involved in research, teaching and academic and clinical supervision on postgraduate and undergraduate programmes. She is also a peer reviewer for Ata: Journal of Psychotherapy Aotearoa New Zealand and for the Journal of Applied Hermeneutics (Canada).

Her areas of interest include the psychotherapist’s experience of learning, psychoanalytic practice and theory, qualitative research, especially hermeneutic phenomenology, and the intersection of psychotherapy, hermeneutics and phenomenology.

Kerry is also a psychoanalytic psychotherapist in private practice. She is an immediate past co-convenor of the Auckland/Northland Branch of NZAP.

Teaching Areas:

Psychotherapy theory and practice
Theoretical underpinnings of relational psychotherapy
Psychotherapy case study writing
Individual and group supervision (clinical and academic) of Master of Psychotherapy students

Research Areas:

Practice and theoretical developments in the experience of silence in the psychotherapy relationship
Education/training of psychotherapy practitioners
Understanding Psychotherapists' experience of ongoing learning
History, methodology and practice of the psychotherapy case study
Confidentiality and consent issues in psychotherapy case histories

Publications:

Thomas-Anttila, K. (2019). Understanding the other in the psychotherapeutic relationship. Journal of Applied Hermeneutics, 2019, 1-10. https://doi.org/10.11575/jah.v0i0

Thomas-Anttila, K., Smythe, E., & Spence, D. (2017).  Towards an openness of being: The personal nature of learning. Ata: Journal of Psychotherapy Aotearoa New Zealand, 21(2), 149-164.
https://doi.org/10.9791/ajpanz.2017.14
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/324518029_Towards_an_openness_of_being_The_personal_nature_of_learning

Thomas-Anttila, K. (2017). Understanding psychotherapists’ experience of ongoing learning. (Doctoral Thesis, AUT University, Auckland, NZ).

Thomas-Anttila, K. (2015). Confidentiality and consent issues in psychotherapy case reports: The Wolf Man, Gloria and Jeremy. British Journal of Psychotherapy, 31(3), 360-375. https://doi.org/10.1111/bjp.12157.

Thomas-Anttila, K. (2012). Review of the sixth international conference on the work of Frances Tustin: On bringing patients to life. Ata: Journal of Psychotherapy Aotearoa New Zealand, 16(1), 113-117. https://doi.org/10.9791/ajpanz.2012.12.

Thomas-Anttila, K. (2013). Understanding psychotherapists’ experience of ongoing learning (abstract). In R. Scherman. (Ed.), Walking the talk: The 2013 collection of oral presentations from the AUT School of Public Health and Psychosocial Studies (pp. 2-3). Auckland, New Zealand: Auckland University of Technology.

Thomas-Anttila, K. (2013). Heideggerian angst and a psychotherapist’s experience of her ongoing learning (abstract). In R. Scherman. (Ed.), Walking the talk: The 2013 collection of oral presentations from the AUT School of Public Health and Psychosocial Studies (pp. 21-22). Auckland, New Zealand: Auckland University of Technology.

Thomas-Anttila, K. (2012). How do psychotherapists learn – Has anything changed since Freud? (abstract). In R. Scherman, C. Krageloh & S. Nayar (Eds.), Walking the talk: The 2012 collection of oral presentations from the AUT School of Public Health and Psychosocial Studies (pp. 21-22). Auckland, New Zealand: Auckland University of Technology.

Thomas-Anttila, K. (2012). An exploration of the ways in which psychotherapists describe their ongoing development in their practice (synopsis). In R. Scherman, C. Krageloh & S. Nayar (Eds.), Walking the talk: The 2012 collection of oral presentations from the AUT School of Public Health and Psychosocial Studies (pp. 144-150). Auckland, New Zealand: Auckland University of Technology.

Presentations:

Thomas-Anttila. K. (2019, 5 June). Understanding the Other in the Psychotherapeutic Relationship. Paper presentation at 11th Annual Canadian Hermeneutic Institute – “The Difficulty of Understanding”, 5-7 June, 2019, Calgary, Canada.

Thomas-Anttila, K. (2018, 19 March). How do Psychotherapists Grow? Presentation at NZ Association of Psychotherapists Annual Conference, Dunedin, NZ.

Thomas-Anttila, K. (2018, 8 February). Being Drawn to What Matters: The Role of the Unconscious in Ongoing Learning. Presentation at Northern Branch meeting of NZ Association of Psychotherapists, Auckland, NZ.

Thomas-Anttila, K. (2018, 7 February). Reflecting on Outcome-Based Learning: A Plea for Considering the Person. Presentation to AUT School of Public Health and Psychosocial Studies Learning and Teaching Day.

Thomas-Anttila, K. (2017, 23 November). Psychotherapists Talking about Learning: A Hermeneutic Phenomenology Study. Presentation at AUT Psychotherapy Forum.

Thomas-Anttila, K. (2014, 2 December). Thomas-Anttila, K. Writing about Therapists’ Stories using Hermeneutic Phenomenology: Experience of a Writing Process. Presentation at School of Public Health and Psychosocial Studies, 2014 Doctoral Conference.


Thomas-Anttila, K. (2013, 27th November). Angst (Anxiety): A Heideggerian Notion. Presentation at Hermeneutic Phenomenology Conference - A Feast of Hermeneutical Notions, AUT. Hosted by Professor Liz Smythe.

Thomas-Anttila, K. (2012, 27th November). How do Practising Psychotherapists Describe and Experience their Ongoing Learning? Presentation at School of Public Health and Psychosocial Studies, 2012 Doctoral Conference.

Thomas-Anttila, K. (2012, July 26th). How do Psychotherapists Learn: Has Anything Changed since Freud? Presentation to AUT Psychotherapy Forum, Akoranga Campus.

Thomas-Anttila, K. (2011, August 2nd). The Psychotherapy Case Study: History, Methodology, Practice. Presentation to staff and PhD students from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Psychotherapy Department, AUT University.

Thomas-Anttila, K. (2010, April 22nd). Psychotherapy and Writing. Presentation at the AUT Psychotherapy Forum, Akoranga Campus.

Thomas-Anttila, K. (2007). Love in the Therapeutic Relationship – What is Analytic Love? Presentation at the NZAP Auckland Branch Meeting, April 2007.

Languages

English, German, French

Awards:

AUT Academic Staff Doctoral Study Award (2016)
AUT University Graduate Assistantship Award (2009)

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