Entries by Florence Ee

A Therapist’s Narrative – Video

 Presenter: Dr Carol du Plessis June 7, 2019 In this video, Carol talked about her own narrative of working from within a narrative therapy framework and the way in which this has shaped her identity as a clinician. She also explored some of the basic tenants of narrative therapy by sharing some case studies […]

Recognising and acknowledging counsellors

I’d like to share my experience at the QCA’s June PD “Narrative Therapy: A Therapist’s Narrative” presented by Carol du Plessis. You can watch Carol’s presentation here.  Carol shared her own story of working within a narrative therapy framework and the way in which this has shaped her identity as a clinician. In the group […]

New QCA Members

We are more than pleased to have the following people joining the QCA.  Welcome aboard! We hope your time with QCA is beneficial and fulfilling. New QCA Members Clinical:                Rachel Garcia, Melanie Young Provisional:         Elaine Henderson, Yvette Hughes, Brett Jones, Nancy Mathers,             […]

Save on renewal membership fees

Dear Member, SAVE ON RENEWAL MEMBERSHIP FEES and PROFESSIONAL INDEMNITY INSURANCE Your QCA membership renewal for the 2019/20 financial year is coming up quickly.  QCA offers an EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT if members renew their membership by 31 July 2019. Clinical Early Bird*= $300 (a savings of $54) Provisional Early Bird*= $250 (a savings of $20) Associates Early Bird*= $200 […]

Problem solving in close relationships

By Alicia Falzon A majority of people live in a feeling world in which they cannot distinguish feeling from fact, especially in tense situations. For these people, so much life energy goes into seeking love or approval or in attacking the other for not providing it for them. This means that there is little energy […]

QCA / PACFA “Where from… Where to?”

By Karol Misso (QCA Management Committee and Fellow Member) In 1972 a group of students in counselling units run by Sam Beavers, (first President of QCA) started to discuss a range of issues facing guidance and counselling practitioners in the future. Arising out of these informal discussions, this group took the first faltering steps to […]

Psychotherapist’s Life – Paul Bailey

Paul Bailey has worked in New Zealand, England and Australia as a psychotherapist, counsellor, supervisor, group facilitator and educator for almost 40 years. Paul presented at a QCA event “Honing our talent – our need for regular, accurate feedback” in October 2016 and is currently working at the Bardon Counselling Centre. YOUR PASSION Your favourite hobby? […]

QCA Future

Dear Members, I am sending this email to share some insights and observations with you. I believe our role as a committee is to work towards a counselling strength across Australia that is based on approved qualified practitioners, sound research and quality systems, structures and processes whilst maintaining relationships, communication and identity with our membership. […]

Understanding and Managing Addiction – Webinar

  Presenter: Dr Maxine O’Brien May 8, 2019 Maxine shared an enhanced understanding of the lived experience of addiction, encompassing the important psychological, social and neurobiological features of this common, yet sometimes challenging presentation. The presenter also shared some practical tools to address this condition such as motivational interviewing approaches, a suggested framework for brief […]