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Improving practice through scholarship and research

The Psychotherapy and Counselling Journal of Australia is an international, peer-reviewed journal which aims to contribute to the evidence-base for counselling and psychotherapy.

PACJA publishes theoretical essays, experiential reports, and empirical studies featuring quantitative, qualitative, or mixed-method approaches.

PACJA encourages practitioners, researchers, students and educators (even if you have never published before) to submit articles for publication. The process is intended to be supportive in order to mentor aspiring authors to contribute to the dissemination of research in the counselling and psychotherapy field.



Call for papers: Special Issue on “Anti-oppressive practice in psychotherapy and counselling”

The Psychotherapy and Counselling Journal of Australia (PACJA) is calling for papers for a Special Issue on “Anti-oppressive practice in psychotherapy and counselling”. Anti-oppressive practice is a framework for psychotherapy and counselling that stresses the clinical relevance of recognising privilege, challenging systemic barriers beyond the confines of clinical sessions, and working toward change within communities and societies.

For more information, see the Call for Papers.

PACJA Edition 7 published

Edition 7 of the Psychotherapy and Counselling Journal of Australia (PACJA), PACFA’s online research journal, was published on 9 September 2019. As an illustration of the breadth and scope of contributions that can find expression in PACJA, the seven articles in this edition draw on a broad range of research methodologies and theoretical frameworks, from qualitative and mixed-methods research to theoretical explorations of identity and ethics. The edition also includes two reviews of recent books that will be of interest to many practitioners.

To see the articles for this edition, go to Journal

Practitioners and researchers are encouraged to submit articles for forthcoming editions of PACJA, two of which will be released in 2020. PACJA has also recently introduced a “Latest Articles” section, which ensures that authors can be published as soon as the peer review process is complete.

Go to Publish for submission details. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact the editor, Dr Rhys Price-Robertson, at editor@pacja.org.au.