Do all roads lead to Rome – or do you sometimes end up in Timbuktu? A conversation between a counsellor and a psychotherapist about philosophy of practice

16 September: 7:30pm-9:00pm AEST

This is the third session in the 2020 ACCAPE Webinar Series:
Integrating a philosophy of practice into Counselling and Psychotherapy accredited training: New controversies and new challenges in 2020.


Click here for the Series flyer.

Do all roads lead to Rome or can you sometimes find yourself in Timbuktu?

A conversation between Toni and Alison on the intersections in the philosophy of practice between counselling and psychotherapy. Questions they will explore relate to the inherent values underpinning the implied difference between counselling and psychotherapy and to see whether this translates into their personal practices with clients. Some of the issues they intend to explore are around theories of:

  • Human Nature
  • Understandings of Change
  • Health and ill health
  • Spirituality and Body/Mind

Break out rooms will be used for participants to explore their own values and beliefs about their client practice and how this translates into their teaching role.


Dr. Alison Strasser DProf (Psychotherapy & Counselling), MA, BA Hons
Alison is a practising psychotherapist, coach and supervisor. She is also an educator with a passion for imparting how existential themes can be integrated into every therapeutic approach. She was instrumental in creating the existential curriculum for many counselling and psychotherapy trainings in Australia and founded Centre for Existential Practice in 2008. Her doctorate focused on the process of supervision, work that led to a framework for supervisor training, now a major component of CEP’s annual program. Alison co-authored Time-Limited Existential Therapy with her father, Freddie Strasser and she is currently working on a revised edition.

Toni Neil PhD candidate, MCouns, GCM&FCouns, BMus(Ed)
Following her completion of a Master of Counselling and a Graduate Certificate in Marriage and Family Counselling, Toni has worked for a number of non-government organisations in Brisbane providing counselling to individuals, couples and families with a broad range of problems before focusing her practice more intentionally on those who have experienced developmental and complex trauma. Building on her teaching background, she moved into sessional lecturing at Christian Heritage College in 2010 before becoming the coordinator of the Master of Counselling program in 2014. She has a passion for mentoring students and developing the person of the practitioner, which is the focus of her PhD research.

Register via the PACFA PORTAL 

Members: $25

This webinar counts towards PD for ACCAPE membership not PACFA membership.

Cancellations made 5 or less working days prior to the course commencement date are 100% non-refundable.
Cancellations made more than 5 working days prior to the course commencement date may apply via email to admin@pacfa.org.au for a refund.
After the commencement date/time of the course, no refunds are possible.

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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