Journal articles

Authored by Carter, Dr. Philip

Author Title Issue Keywords Abstract Sequence
Carter, Dr. Philip The Present of a Lifelong Learner: How Psychodrama inspired a post-graduate research programme (PDF, 100.8 KB) Journal 32 December 2023 application of psychodrama in academia, being companioned, emergent design, fresh data, inspiration, internal locus of authority, learning culture, living spirit, Max Clayton, passion, research, supervision No one wanted to do it but I was keen, very keen. I saw an opportunity to give our post-graduate students, most of them fresh from overseas, a vital experience of research which would arise out of their interests, work towards their aspirations and build on their capabilities. I volunteered to lead and redesign Research Methods, the foundation paper for our post-graduate students, mainly in Computer Science and Information Systems, with some Maths and Stats students as well. 6 2023-12
Carter, Dr. Philip Hopeless, Choiceless and Other Experiential Openings for Psychodramatic Theory and Practice (PDF, 251.3 KB) Journal 30 December 2021 auxiliary, Bohm, breath, choice, death, doubling, heart, interpersonal neuro-biology, loci of identity, love, Max Clayton, mirror neurons, mirroring, neuroscience, personal experience, responsibility, social field, social self, tele A warm-up One Tibetan breathing practice is to imagine a thick mass of toxicity below, breathe that into the belly and breathe out purified air. I assume the body is being used in the service of the universe. I give it a go. After a while, and totally unexpectantly, something else happens that I have never heard described. At the same time there is a cycling of muck coming in and clean going out, there’s another cycling of clean coming in and muck going out. It feels like two bellows being worked simultaneously but in opposite positions, interpenetrating each other in a yinyang way. 2 2021-12
Carter, Dr. Philip 2018 Editorial (PDF, 93.4 KB) Journal 27 December 2018 1 2018-12
Carter, Dr. Philip Journal 25 December 2016 - Editorial (PDF, 156.1 KB) Journal 25 December 2016 editorial Welcome to the 25th edition. The cover is a collage of AANZPA members when they were in their mid-twenties. So much life! 4 2016-12
Carter, Dr. Philip Journal 23 December 2014 - Editorial (PDF, 282.2 KB) Journal 23 December 2014 Welcome to the 23rd edition. The Chinese phrase on the cover says: 'let the hundred schools contend'. It refers to a golden age of thought during the Spring and Autumn and Warring States periods of ancient China. An artist in Taiwan did a calligraphy of these four characters especially for the journal. The contributions in this edition demonstrate a richness of thought, a daring to put these ideas into practice and to describe the results. There are differences in style, tone, authority and understandings of theory. The multiple sets of ripples in a pond are an image of the hundred ways we connect. Interpenetration can be perceived; each set of ripples taking the other into itself. Notice multiple occurrences of the AANZPA symbol. 1 2014-12
Carter, Dr. Philip Towards a Definition of Spontaneity (PDF, 118.1 KB) Journal 3 December 1994 The author discusses his attempt to present an appropriate definition of spontaneity which captures its essence from the perspective of psychodrama. He defines spontaneity as a readiness to provide a free and vital response to the emerging moment. 4 1994-12
Carter, Dr. Philip Editorial (PDF, 298.7 KB) Journal 26 December 2017 No abstract available 1 2017-12
Carter, Dr. Philip Journal 24 December 2015 - Editorial (PDF, 155.4 KB) Journal 24 December 2015 editorial No abstract available 5 2015-12
Carter, Dr. Philip Qualities of the AANZPA Symbol (PDF, 177.3 KB) Journal 23 December 2014 symbol, Vesica Piscis Let the circle be one to show all things complete. Describe another circle with the same radius. Let them intersect such that the centre of each lies on the circumference of the other. This is the vesica piscis. Something so simple, yet the structure has so much of what comes after (the larger numbers) inherent in its structure. The Vesica Piscis is a foundation of sacred geometry (Lawlor, 1982). It has astonishing properties. Certain ratios that cannot be precise in number, are precise in form. The proportions replicate and multiply and can be seen in the forms and structures of life. 11 2014-12
Carter, Dr. Philip Spontaneity Made Explicit (PDF, 149.2 KB) Journal 14 December 2005 Discusses spontaneity from different perspectives and concludes that spontaneity cannot be seen directly however its effects can be seen. 8 2005-12