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Psychotherapy and Counselling Today

Psychotherapy & Counselling Today is PACFA’s new psychotherapy and counselling journal, launched in November 2019.

Psychotherapy & Counselling Today is a professional journal, in printed magazine format, which aims to provide PACFA members and a broader reading audience with stimulating and informative reading on psychotherapy and counselling in Australia. The publication will be of value to practitioners, educators, researchers and students to support ongoing professional learning.

The magazine will be valuable to practitioners, educators, researchers and students to support ongoing professional learning. PACFA hopes that Psychotherapy & Counselling Today will make a major contribution to the psychotherapy and counselling profession in Australia by providing high quality scholarship on a wide range of contemporary topics relevant to professional practice.

Each edition will include feature articles, book reviews, reflections on practice, and dedicated sections on Ethics and Comment.

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Edition 1 November 2019


Languaging from a space of unknowing – Dr Stephen Andrew

Feature Articles

Climate Justice and Mental Health – Think Globally, Panic Internally, Act Locally – Merle Conyer
Therapy drop outs and strategies to reduce them – Nathan Beel
Is the concept of the “Dark Night of the Soul” relevant to contemporary life? - Dr Kaye Gersch
Gender in Practice – Dr Elizabeth Riley
Paddling in the same direction – Dr Cathy Bettman

Reflections on Practice

It’s a matter of life and death – Helena Phillips
Becoming Whole – Will Bonney
Trauma in everyday life in the heteronormative world – Trish Thompson


How ethical awareness improves our practice – Simone Falvey-Behr
Responding to Subpeonas in Cases of Sexual Assault – Dr Elisabeth Shaw


Over the rainbow? Why we need to keep PACFA’s LGBTIQ+ Position Statement as a living document, supported by research – Dr Elizabeth Day
Counselling – recognising our profession in its own right – Fiona Griffith
Marking our territory: What we call what we do – Dr Stephen Andrew


Counselling Children: A practical introduction – Dr Andrea Breen
The Clinical Paradigms of Melanie Klein and Donald Winnicott: Comparisons and Dialogues – Tony Clarkson

Contribute to Psychotherapy & Counselling Today

PACFA is calling for contributions to Psychotherapy & Counselling Today,

We are seeking feature articles, book reviews, reflections on practice, and articles for regular columns on ethics and training and education.

Articles should relate to psychotherapy or counselling and are required to be of the following length:

* Feature articles –  2,000 to 5,000 words
* Reflections on Practice – 1,000 to 1,500 words
* Book Reviews – 600 to 1,200 words
* Ethics  – 600 to 1,200 words
* Training and Education – 800 to 1,500 words
* Comment – 600 to 1,200 words

To contribute articles to Psychotherapy & Counselling Today, contact the Editor.

Editorial Policies

All contributions are subject to editorial review. Submissions are required to meet the requirements of the journal policies below.

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This document includes: 

  • Submission Guidelines
  • Copyright Policy
  • Editorial Policy

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