Editor’s note

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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 Dr. Ansara’s recent initiative to integrate current international standards in publication ethics into PACJA’s editorial process. This initiative included raising awareness with reviewers and authors regarding the 7th edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA) (2020), which contains a chapter on reducing bias in language that APA considers as essential as referencing, mechanics of style, or any other key component of APA publication standards.

In August 2021, I stepped down as PACJA Editor due to increased family and professional commitments. I give my heartfelt thanks to the members of the PACFA Research Committee and the PACJA Editorial Board for their support over my two years as Editor. I feel honoured to have played a part in PACJA’s evolution.

Along with the members of the PACFA Research Committee and PACJA Editorial Board, I welcome Dr. Ansara as PACJA’s Acting Editor during this transitional time. Dr. Ansara has already contributed much to PACJA—he served as Guest Editor for Volume 8(2), the special issue on Anti-Oppressive Practice in Psychotherapy and Counselling—so his willingness to step in on an interim basis to provide both stewardship and new advances to improve PACJA’s editorial processes and adherence to recent and emerging publication standards is appreciated by all.


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