Bio and Qualifications:
I am a novice to counselling-related research and will be completing a Master of Counselling at the University of Queensland (UQ) in 2018. The above-mentioned abstract summary is from my research capstone project for this degree. My primary experience in this subject area stems from my counselling practicum for this year, where I was placed as a student counsellor at UQ student services. This position - in addition to demonstrating the great need for mental health services for post-secondary students - revealed significant levels of psychological distress amongst graduate students in particular. Presenting at this conference would not only be an excellent opportunity to present my preliminary research findings but would also perpetuate my passion for mental health and emotional wellbeing for post-secondary students.