Monthly Archive: November 2021

Disrupting professional myths about “the mainstream”: Diversity, inclusivity, and bias reduction are paramount in conventional publication standards

  Gávi Ansara, Acting Editor Acknowledgement of Country I acknowledge the traditional custodians of the lands from which I am writing, the Boon Wurrung People of the Kulin Nations. I also acknowledge Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander, South Sea Islander, Māori, Pasifika, and Indigenous Peoples around the world. I acknowledge their enduring sovereignty over lands, waters, …

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Editor’s note

  Rhys Price-Robertson   I am excited to announce the release of Volume 9(2) of the Psychotherapy and Counselling Journal of Australia (PACJA), which was partially compiled under my tenure and partially compiled and completed by Acting Editor, Dr. Gávi Ansara. This issue contains a blend of articles and book reviews from before and after …

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The Power of Suffering (2020) by David Roland. Simon and Schuster. ISBN: 978-1760850128

Reviewed by: Dr. Kitty Vivekananda, Monash University Book Review My best friend recommended this book by Dr. David Roland after hearing him talk at a writers’ festival. It has been nearly 10 years since my friend tragically lost her beautiful 25-year-old daughter, Louise, in a horrific fire in a Paris apartment block. Louise died along …

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The challenges faced by university educators in Singapore when referring students to counsellors: An instrumental case study

Steven Ng Poh Yaip and Dr Ada Chung Yee Lin   Abstract This study examines the difficulties faced by two university professors working in a public, autonomous university in Singapore, when referring students to counselling services. Educators typically observe how students interact and behave in class, and may refer students to counselling services. However, there …

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The challenges faced by university educators in Singapore when referring students to counsellors: An instrumental case study

  Steven Ng Poh Yaip and Dr Ada Chung Yee Lin   Introduction This article examines the issue of counselling referral at higher education. First, it looks at the benefits of university students receiving counselling services and support, and later it examines the issues and perspectives of educators who make the referrals. Educators are in …

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Counselling Skills and Competencies Tool: Scale development and preliminary data

  Jane L. Fowler, John G. O’Gorman, and Mark P. Lynch Abstract This paper reports on the development of the Counselling Skills and Competencies Tool (CSCT) as a practical instrument that can be used in teaching and assessing counselling skills and competencies. Members of an entry-level counselling course, experienced and beginning counsellors, and people not …

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Counselling Skills and Competencies Tool: Scale development and preliminary data

Jane L. Fowler, John G. O’Gorman, and Mark P. Lynch   The purpose of the study reported here was to develop an assessment tool for evaluating levels of competence reached by students completing a beginning-level course in counselling. These students were already working as counsellors, however had received no formal training in counselling prior to …

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