Australian Counselling Research Journal (ACRJ)

ACRJ is a peer-reviewed international online journal, dedicated to high quality research in counselling and psychotherapy. It promotes practitioner-driven quality research informing practitioners and educators, from all mental-health fields including counselling, psychotherapy, psychology, social work, and education, about contemporary primary mental health practice. Contributions related to indigenous issues of other cultures, will be particularly welcome. These articles may highlight how the cultural context shapes practice, client experiences, types of interventions and other factors that are of interest to the profession of counselling and psychotherapy.

ACRJ is also an avenue for current Masters of Counselling and PhD students to showcase their research projects, including a reflection of their experiences.

Contributions will include practice, research, interventions, trends, and reflections. Each issue will have a section dedicated to indigenous issues.

ACRJ is the official research publication of the Australian Counselling Association, and is listed with the Australian Department of Education, Science and Training (DEST). ISSN: 1832-1135

NOTE: The name of ACRJ replaces Counselling Psychotherapy and Health (CPH) online journal. Past editions of this journal will still be available online.

Editorial Board

The people working hard to produce a high-quality journal.


Open-access to our database of CPH and ACR Journal editions.

Instructions for Authors

Instructions and guidelines for all author submissions.

Our recent editions

This issue explores research on a new Anxiety reduction method, ways in which mindfulness can build social resilience in people living with HIV and Aids in Bhutan, looks at the development of professional supervision, and the success of teaching literacy and numeracy to Indigenous communities combined with counselling.

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This issue has focused on five diverse areas covering multicultural counselling, climate-informed practice, social support for counsellors recovering from substance abuse, communication with End-of-Life persons and families, and male-friendly therapy and masculinity.

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A systematic literature review exploring evolving and emerging themes in vicarious trauma research from 1990 to 2021, Aiming for Safety: Exploring Potential Dynamics within Line Managed Supervision, Identifying the main components of a counselling modality that is culturally appropriate for an Australian Indigenous community, Significance of ancient Indian wisdom and its relation to professional supervision, Depression: A Comparison of Australian and Indian University Students, Counselling and Hypnotherapy: Together for (almost) the first time, Anxiety - A rapidly worsening epidemic, What Makes Grief Complicated? A Review

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A Common Oversight: Supervision of Christian Counsellors, Supervision and Vicarious Trauma, Supervision of Social Work in Australia: The Appropriateness of Including Administration, Demonstrating Hope, Compassion, and Justice: Supervision of Family Violence Counsellors in Australia, The Clinical Supervisory Relationship: An Australian Survey of Counsellors and Psychotherapists, Supervision from Two Perspectives: Comparing Supervisor and Supervisee Experiences

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