Sophie Bibrowska lectured in French literature at Monash, Melbourne and La Trobe Universities before returning to study to be a psychologist at the age of fifty. She worked with long-term unemployed people in the community sector, then with people suffering from trauma following the war in ex-Yugoslavia. She has become especially interested in hypnosis and issues of creativity. She is now in private practice in St Kilda as well as working on her second PhD.
She is exploring links between Buddhism and Western psychology, and also how the concept of the unconscious can help explain experiences of artists and mystics. She is interested in ways in which the spiritual experience can enhance psychologists’ work.