The Australian Counselling Association (ACA) is a National progressive professional peak association of counsellors and psychotherapists with over 5,000 individual members

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Date: 20/07/2018

"A Critical Investigation into the effect of using Spiritual and Religious Interventions in Professional Counselling"

Mr Shannon Hood MACA, is gathering primary data focussed on the practice of Registered Australian Counsellors with respect to their use of Spiritual and Religious (S/R) Interventions. This is being undertaken with Ethics Committee Approval as part of his PhD in Counselling with the University of Divinity. ACA members are invited to complete a 20 minute on-line survey describing their practice - specifically with respect to using S/R Interventions. This survey is open to all ACA members of all faith persuasions regardless of whether they use S/R Interventions or not. Please click on for more information.

Date: 09/07/2018

Recruitment and Employment of Recent Nursing and Allied Health Graduates across Tasmania: Opportunities, Barriers and Pathways (HREC Approval Number H0017219).

The Centre for Rural Health at the University of Tasmania is conducting a study investigating the employment of recent health graduates. We would like to invite recent graduates employed as nursing or allied health professionals in Tasmania to complete a short survey and participate in a follow-up interview. The survey and interview will explore your pathway to gaining employment after the completion of your course. If you are interested in participating or would like some further information, please see the information sheet or contact Dr Belinda Jessup at

Date: 06/06/2018

Oliver Brooke, a Master of Counselling student at Murdoch University, is currently recruiting counsellors for a qualitative research project. The study is titled ‘Perspectives of health professionals working with clients experiencing issues related to internet pornography use.’ He is seeking 6 – 10 counsellors who have worked with this presenting issue and wanted to share their perspective.

This proposed study is part of the student researchers Master of Counselling thesis and has approval from the Murdoch University Human Research Ethics Committee (Approval 2018/070). The findings may lead to further understanding and alternative ways of conceptualising and addressing internet pornography as a mental health issue in counselling. The research student aims to publish the findings in the journal Counselling Australia.

Interviews will take roughly 1 hour. Oliver will conduct interstate interviews over Skype.

If you are interested in participating or would like to read the research information letter, please contact Oliver at

Date: 19/04/2018

Griffith University School of Human Services and Social Work is currently undertaking a study to validate a competency tool for assessing clinical supervisors titled; ‘A psychometric validation of the Generic Supervision Assessment Tool (GSAT) for assessing competency among clinical supervisors’. They are seeking supervisors and supervisees interested in participating in the research.

The research aims to evaluate a new rating scale, the Generic Supervision Assessment Tool (GSAT), comprising of 32 questions, which could be used for assessing the generic skills and competencies of clinical supervisors. You are invited to participate if you are a supervisor or supervisee currently active in supervision.

The questionnaires should take you approximately 20-30 minutes to complete.


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