Samples of Recent Writings

In this area of my website I present downloadable copies of some of my recent writings. Please click on the links for a pdf of each article.


O’Loughlin, M. (2013). Reclaiming genealogy, memory and history: The psychodynamic potential for reparative therapy in contemporary South Africa. In C. Smith, G. Lobban, & M. O’Loughlin (Eds.).  Psychodynamic psychotherapy in Contemporary South Africa:Contexts, theories, practices. Johannesburg, SA: Wits University Press

O’Loughlin, M. & Merchant, A. (2012). Working obliquely with children. Journal of Infant, Child & Adolescent Psychotherapy, 11, 149-159

O’Loughlin, M. (2012). Countering the rush to medication: Psychodynamic, intergenerational, and cultural considerations in understanding children’s distress. In U.S. Nayar (Ed.). International Handbook on Mental Health of Children and Adolescents: Culture, Policy & Practices. Delhi, India: Sage.

O’Loughlin, M. & Charles, M. (2012). Psychiatric survivors, psychiatric treatments, and societal prejudice: An inquiry into the experience of an extremely marginal group. In G. Cannella & S. Steinberg (Eds.), Critical Qualitative Research Reader. New York: Peter Lang Publishing.

O’Loughlin, M. (2010). Ghostly presences in children’s lives: Toward a psychoanalysis of the social. In O’Loughlin, M. & Johnson, R. (Eds.). Imagining children otherwise: Theoretical and critical perspectives on childhood subjectivity. New York: Peter Lang Publishing.

O’Loughlin, M. (2008). Radical Hope or Death by a Thousand Cuts? The Future for Indigenous Australians. Arena Journal, 29/30, 175-202.


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