My name is Christine Brett Vickers. I am a psychoanalytic psychotherapist and historian, not necessarily in that order. In 2007 I completed my thesis – ‘A Missionary in the Family: George and Jennie Smith and Aboriginal People: New South Wales 1890-1920’ – at La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia. My current research interest is about the history of psychoanalysis and Freud’s influence in the Oceania region. Oceania covers the Western Pacific region including Australia, New Zealand, the Pacific Islands, New Guinea and the Malay and Japanese Peninsulas. Of course, Europe and the Americas will get a look in. Psychoanalysis, after all, emerged in cosmopolitan Paris and Vienna during the late nineteenth century.
My theme is psychoanalysis in Australia – biography commentary, reviews and my observations of the field – clinical, cultural political – and anything else that interests me.
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