Research Forum – 31 March 2017

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Date(s) - 31/03/2017

Australian College Applied Psychology

Reflections on Practice

PACFA is hosting a Research Forum covering topics included in Psychotherapy and Counselling: Reflections on Practice. This comprehensive book covering major directions in counselling and psychotherapy will be presented by; Ione Lewis, PACFA Research Chair accompanied by Carolyn Noble and Elizabeth Day,  the editors of the book, as well as chapter author Frankie Merritt. There will be opportunities for interactive discussions with Panel members and a question and answer session.

Carolyn Noble, PhD is Foundation Professor of Social Work at NPI/ACAP in Sydney. Australia and Professor Emerita of Social Work, School of Social Sciences and Psychology at Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia. She has been involved with the International Association of Schools of Social Work (IASSW) and Asian Pacific Schools of Social Work (APASWE) from 1988 in various positions. She is editor-in-chief of IASSW’s social dialogue magazine.

Carolyn’s research interests include social work ethics, work-based learning and community engagement and theory development in social work. Further areas of research include gender democracy and equal employment opportunity for women in higher education and human services.

Dr Elizabeth Day is a senior lecturer in the School of Counselling at ACAP where she teaches and supervises postgraduate research students and contributes to curriculum development.
Elizabeth has published on field theory and the change process therapy; feminist therapy; phenomenological ethics, intersubjectivity and gender and sexual identity. She is a current member and past chair of the PACFA Research Committee and an Editorial Board member of PACJA.
In addition to her academic career she has developed a yoga and medition studio in New Zealand and runs a private psychotherapy practice with an integrative and inter-subjective orientation.

Associate Professor Frankie Merrit is a First Nations Australian, a Kamilaroi man, who is a member of the Australian Psychological Society and sits on the Board of Studies for the APS Institute. He is registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) as a psychologist. He also has a PhD (cum laude) in psychology.

Frankie has published many journal articles and book chapters on decolonisation, curriculum development and Aboriginal grief and loss, and is an international reviewer with two journals.


Cost: FREE
CPD Points: 6 points of Category A CPD for PACFA Members

Please confirm your place via the PACFA Portal