Tag Archive: counselling

How can Psychology and Counselling be agents of change for Aboriginal Australians?

Frankie Merritt [1], The University of Notre Dame Australia                                                                  My PhD thesis is about decolonisation and empowerment; it is specifically about First Nations people claiming …

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How can Psychology and Counselling be agents of change for Aboriginal Australians?

  Return to Journal Articles Frankie Merritt [1], The University of Notre Dame Australia   My PhD thesis is about decolonisation and empowerment; it is specifically about First Nations people claiming (or reclaiming) their autonomy. I explored concepts and their use with Aboriginal people and I chose one concept to focus on.  The concept I chose to focus …

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The effectiveness of Supportive Counselling, based on Rogerian principles: A systematic review of recent international and Australian research

    Return to Journal Articles Nicky Jacobs and Andrea Reupert, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia Introduction Many therapists identify with a humanistic or a supportive orientation to therapy, in Australia and elsewhere.  A 2004 survey of professional and clinical members of the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia found 12% of respondents nominated humanistic approaches as …

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Client preferences: building bridges between therapy and everyday life

John McLeod [1], University of Abertay, Scotland                                                                                                Abstract Recent research …

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Client preferences: building bridges between therapy and everyday life

   Return to Journal Articles John McLeod, University of Abertay, Scotland Introduction One of the major challenges facing the counselling and psychotherapy professional community, at this point in its history, concerns the question of how to reconcile knowledge that is derived from specific theoretical models, and knowledge that is derived from more general, pan-theoretical perspectives. …

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Psychotherapy and counselling in Australia: Profiling our philosophical heritage for therapeutic effectiveness

Elizabeth Day [1], Australian College of Applied Psychology                                                                                                  …

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Vision for the future? The contribution of the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia to the profession

Ione Lewis  [1], Australian College of Applied Psychology   The author of this article served as President of PACFA for four years from 2010 to 2014, and is the immediate Past President. She was a member of the group that founded PACFA and a Board member in the 1990s. This long experience with establishing and progressing …

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Vision for the future? The contribution of the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia to the profession

   Return to Journal Articles Ione Lewis, Australian College of Applied Psychology     Introduction The professional identity of counselling and psychotherapy is still emerging in the Australian context. The Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA) is the peak body for counselling and psychotherapy, and since its inception has adopted a model of self-regulation of …

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Psychotherapy and counselling in Australia: Profiling our philosophical heritage for therapeutic effectiveness

   Return to Journal Articles Elizabeth Day, Australian College of Applied Psychology  Introduction Psychotherapy and counselling are relatively recent players in the higher education and professional regulatory context in Australia, with specific challenges and conditions to negotiate. The profession is well-organised and self-regulated, and the industry is growing.  However, the mental health space is predominantly serviced …

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Book Review for Susan Pollock, Thomas Pedulla and Ronald D. Siegel ‘Sitting Together – Essential Skills for Mindfulness-Based Psychotherapy

Return to Journal Articles Ann Moir-Bussy, University of Sunshine Coast   This book is a unique and excellent resource for any clinician of psychotherapy and counselling and for all counsellor educators who want to engage their students in becoming mindful therapists. There are now numerous books being written about the positive effects of practicing mindfulness. …

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Book Review for Susan Pollock, Thomas Pedulla and Ronald D. Siegel ‘Sitting Together – Essential Skills for Mindfulness-Based Psychotherapy

Ann Moir-Bussy, University of Sunshine Coast   This book is a unique and excellent resource for any clinician of psychotherapy and counselling and for all counsellor educators who want to engage their students in becoming mindful therapists. There are now numerous books being written about the positive effects of practicing mindfulness. This particular book is indeed …

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Book Review for Denis O’Hara Hope in counselling and psychotherapy

Jenny Coburn, Lecturer [1], Australian College of Applied Psychology    Associate Professor Denis O’Hara’s first book examines the role of hope in healing and personal growth, and argues that hope takes a central position both in life, and in the process of therapeutic change.  He notes that despite hope being recognised as one of the “common factors in therapeutic …

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Book Review for Denis O’Hara Hope in counselling and psychotherapy

Return to Journal Articles Jenny Coburn, Australian College of Applied Psychology    Associate Professor Denis O’Hara’s first book examines the role of hope in healing and personal growth, and argues that hope takes a central position both in life, and in the process of therapeutic change.  He notes that despite hope being recognised as one of …

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The effectiveness of Supportive Counselling, based on Rogerian principles: A systematic review of recent international and Australian research

Dr Nicky Jacobs [1]  and Dr Andrea Reupert [2], Monash University, Victoria, Australia                                                                                            …

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How can clinicians work effectively with e-mental health resources?

Return to Journal Articles Robert King [1], Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia 1.  What are e-mental health resources? e-mental health refers to provision of mental health services electronically rather than through the usual face-to-face methods that have prevailed ever since Breuer announced the ‘talking cure’.  Sometimes e-mental health includes services provided by telephone or video conference …

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