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Research Studies

PACFA supports research into counselling and psychotherapy. As a service to the field, we list current research studies being undertaken by academics and students who ask us to publicise their research.

PACFA wishes to support researchers who are undertaking counselling and psychotherapy research. PACFA Registrants and other counsellors and psychotherapists are encouraged to participate in these research studies, and where appropriate, to encourage clients to participate in studies.

Latest Research Studies

PACFA only publicises studies with Human Research Ethics Approvals. If you have any concerns about the research, or its conduct, please contact the researcher or the relevant Human Research Ethics Committee.

Participants wanted for study on stress and help-seeking among mental health professionals

Melissa Hill from Griffith University has ethics approval no. 2017/398 to undertake a study aimed at developing a new scale-based measure of mental health professionals’ perceived stigma towards occupational stress and burnout, as well as to understand workplace factors related to stress and burnout in this population.

Mental health professionals are thought to delay or avoid help-seeking for work-related stress and burnout. More empirical studies are needed to understand this issue. Accordingly this study seeks to develop a reliable and valid measure of attitudes towards stress and burnout and to advance understanding of mental health professional’s experience of work stress, burnout, and help-seeking.

We are looking for qualified Mental Health Professionals to participate in this study. Participation involves completing an online questionnaire that will take approximately 20 minutes.

By participating in this study you have the chance to enter a prize draw for one major prize of $100 Coles Myer gift card or one of five $20 Coles Myer gift cards.

Participants will be given the option of providing contact information to participate in further research or receive a summary of the research findings.

To complete the online survey click on this link: https://prodsurvey.rcs.griffith.edu.au/prodls200/index.php/944149?lang=en

The research results will be reported in two separate Honours student dissertations, and revised for publication in academic journals. All data will be combined and reported as group data. No identifiable individual participant information will be presented.

Archived Research Studies

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