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Counselling and Psychotherapy: Professionalisation in the Australian Context

Return to Journal Articles Denis J. O’Hara, Australian College of Applied Psychology, Brisbane, Australia and E. Fiona O’Hara, University of the Sunshine Coast, Sippy Downs, Australia   Introduction Counselling and Psychotherapy as an identified profession has had a chequered past in many countries. While the practice of counselling has a very long history, the organisation of the field …

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Counselling and Psychotherapy: Professionalisation in the Australian Context

Denis J. O’Hara, Australian College of Applied Psychology, Brisbane, Australia and E. Fiona O’Hara, University of the Sunshine Coast, Sippy Downs, Australia   Abstract Counsellors and psychotherapists contribute significantly to the mental health and well-being of communities around the world but have struggled to establish professional recognition more so than other mental health professionals. While the struggle for …

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