Five researchers are looking for counsellors and psychotherapists to participate in their research studies.
PACFA supports researchers to recruit counsellors and psychotherapists for their studies, as part of our commitment to developing the evidence base for counselling and psychotherapy.
1. Investigating the practice of counsellors and psychotherapists in Australia
University of Notre Dame Master of Counselling student Jessica Jackson is investigating the practice of counselling and psychotherapy in Australia. Jessica is looking for counsellors and psychotherapists with a minimum of two years post-qualification experience to attend an interview exploring your experience of the role, your thoughts on professional identity and how you see the future development of the profession.
2. The Impact of Workplace Stressors on Australian Mental Health Professionals
Australian College of Applied Professions Honours student Eloisa Cullington is looking for mental health professionals to participate in research on workplace stressors. To participate you must be over 18 years of age, an Australian resident, a mental health professional, and not currently suffering from a stress-related mental illness. The research involves completing a short survey.
3. Exploring the professional practice and identity of humanistic person-centred trained counsellors and psychotherapists in Australia
Western Sydney University PhD candidate Amanda Webb is looking for beginner and more experienced counsellors and psychotherapists who have undertaken training in a humanistic person-centred approach, as well as counselling educators, to participate in her research.
She is exploring the ongoing relevance of training in humanistic person-centred approaches to counselling, alongside influences of a range of contextual factors, on the professional identity, clinical practice and education of counsellors and psychotherapists in Australia.
4. How can mental health professionals differentiate BDSM from psychopathology and exploitative relationships?
Australian College of Applied Professions Honours student Xufeng Su invites mental health professionals who have at least 5 years of working experience with clients with BDSM identity or interests to participate in a study titled “How can mental health professionals differentiate BDSM from psychopathology and exploitative relationships?”
5. Mid-Career Counselling Professionals' Experience of Wisdom in Therapeutic Practice
Monash University PhD student Jennifer Coburn is recruiting participants who have been practising counselling/psychotherapy for between 12 and 18 years (excluding breaks in practice). You are invited to participate in PhD research on experiences of wisdom in therapeutic practice.
Please see our Supporting research studies page for further details on these research projects, including how to contact the researchers.