Following many years of collaborating with systemic therapists Ellen Reijmers and Thomas Fondelli from the Interactie Academie in Antwerp, I have developed professional interest in the topic of mental health and enactive approaches to psychiatry.
In 2023 I have been teaching a course on the Philosophy of Mental Health at the University of Antwerp.
From 2022, I have been a member of a German project "The role of ambivalence for suicidal agency" (see Projects).
Rucińska, Z. & Fondelli, T. (2022). Enacting Metaphors in Systemic Collaborative Therapy. Frontiers in Psychology: Psychology for Clinical Settings. Doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2022.867235
Rucińska, Z. (2022). Imaginary friend play in light of enactivism. Theory & Psychology 32(2), 202–220.
Fondelli, T. & Rucińska, Z. (2021). Aan de slag met metaforen. Systeemtheoretisch Bulletin 1, JG 39, pp. 53-74.
Rucińska, Z., Fondelli, T. & Gallagher, S. (2021). Embodied Imagination and Metaphor Use in Autism Spectrum Disorder. Healthcare, 9, 200. https://doi.org/10.3390/ healthcare9020200
Rucińska, Z. (2021) Enactive Approach to Metaphoric Engagements of Children with ASD. Journal of Child and Adolescent Behavior, 9: 419.
Rucińska, Z. (2015). The Many Levels of Intersubjectivity: Comment on Fuchs’ ‘Pathologies of Intersubjectivity in Autism and Schizophrenia’. Journal of Consciousness Studies, Vol. 22 (1-2), 215-219. ISSN: 13558250
Rucińska, Z. and Reijmers, E. (2015). Enactive Account of Pretend Play and its Application to Therapy. Frontiers in Psychology, 6, 175. Published online on 2 Mar 2015.
Rucińska, Z. and Reijmers, E. (2014). Between Philosophy and Therapy: Understanding Systemic Play Therapy through Embodied and Enactive Cognition (EEC). InterAction: the Journal of Solution Focus in Organisations, 6(1), 37-52.