Psychotherapy and Counselling Today

Psychotherapy & Counselling Today is PACFA’s psychotherapy and counselling journal.

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 is 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, reflections on practice, and dedicated sections on ethics, training and education, comment and book reviews.

Edition 2, November 2020

Questioning the Unimpeachable – Dr Stephen Andrew

Feature Articles
A dialogue on hope: Long term therapy and borderline personality disorder - Anne Harris & Trish Thompson
What can contemporary family therapy offer in a pandemic? - Leonie White
Peter and Eric: Therapeutic tales of two men who have struggled with gambling - Stephen Andrew

Reflections on Practice
Reflections on shame - Sabina Rabold
So far away…a grandparent’s grief - Helene Hipp
Thirty years to understand bereavement - Chris Lamb

Managing practice difficulties before they manage you - Elizabeth Riley, Di Stow & Jean Tulloch

Training and Education
So you want to be a lecturer in counselling - Nathan Beel

A reflection on BLM from the front lines
- Richard Scott
What am I? A counsellor or a psychotherapist? does it matter? - Cathy Bettman

Book Extract
Is laughter the best medicine? (Moshe Lang & humour in therapy) - Janice Florent

Contribute to Psychotherapy & Counselling Today

PACFA is calling for contributions to Psychotherapy & Counselling Today edition 3.

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

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

The submission deadline for the third edition is May 31, 2021.  

For further information on the submission process, please see the Information for Contributors.

We are still taking advertisements for edition 3. The deadline for advertising is July 31, 2021.

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

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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