Counselling in Australia is a relatively new and developing profession. As such, counselling and counsellor representation, education, and credentialing are all in flux. This special issue is the first of its kind to examine counselling in Australia. It provides a venue though which the current status of Australian counselling can be outlined and the main stakeholders in Australian counselling can present their efforts at promoting and developing Australian counselling. This special issue will be required reading for Australians interested in counselling. Current Australian counsellors and counselling educators will also use this special issue as a resource to the complex nature of Australian counselling, as it is a comprehensive overview of Australian counselling in a non-political manner.
Readers interested in international counselling and counselling as a developing profession will be interested in this special issue as it illustrates efforts at developing the profession of counselling in a specific cultural context.
Pelling, Introduction to the Special Issue on Counselling in Australia. Armstrong, The Australian Counselling Association: Meeting the Needs of Australian Counsellors. Schofield, Grant, Holmes, Barletta, The Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia: How the Federation Model Contributes to the Field. Glasgow, The Australian Counselling Association: Meeting the Needs of Australian Counsellors. McMahon, Career Counselling in Australia. Simmons, Relationship and Family Counselling in Australia: A Review of Our History and Current Status. Pelling, Whetham, The Professional Preparation of Australian Counsellors. Pelling, Sullivan, The Credentialing of Counselling in Australia. Pelling, Brear, Lau, A Survey of Advertised Australian Counsellors.