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.
Three researchers are looking for counsellors and psychotherapists to participate in their research studies.
1. Exploring the professional practice and identity of humanistic person-centred trained counsellors and psychotherapists in Australia
PhD candidate Amanda Webb is looking for beginner and more experienced counsellors and psychotherapists, as well as counselling educators, to participate in her research on humanistic person-centred trained counsellors and psychotherapists.
2. How can mental health professionals differentiate BDSM from psychopathology and exploitative relationships?
Bachelor of Psychological Science (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?”
3. Mid-Career Counselling Professionals' Experience of Wisdom in Therapeutic Practice
People who have been practising counselling/ psychotherapy for between 12 and 18 years (excluding breaks in practice) 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.