The available places in the 2014, Semester 1 Intake for the Bachelor of Psychological Science and Bachelor of Counselling are filling very quickly. If you want a secure future doing something you love, then a career in Psychology or Counselling could be ideal for you. Our unique learning model means you can earn-while-you-learn, so you don’t have to give up work to fit in your studies. And as both programs are government Fee Help approved, you can learn now and pay later. Study externally from anywhere in Australia, even overseas. Residential Schools in Melbourne*, Sydney* and Brisbane. Save up to $38,800 on your qualification. ... Read More
Sleep is essential for health and well-being. But millions of people don’t get enough, resulting in such problems as daytime sleepiness, poor decision-making, interference with learning and accidents. The American Psychological Association's page on "Sleep" includes a range of articles with scientific information on sleep-related issues, and tips on how to sleep better. Other popular psychology topics covered by APA: Addictions Anger Anxiety Bullying Children Death & Dying Depression Disability Emotional Health Intelligence Learning & Memory Parenting Personality Stress Suicide Trauma Read More
Below is a letter by Philip Armstrong, CEO of the Australian Counselling Association (www.theaca.net.au): "You are cordially invited to the official release of the Healthy Weight Program (HWP). The HWP is a modulised psycho-social and dietary program designed specifically for delivery by counsellors. The HWP represents an opportunity to counsellors to deliver a niche product to the $832 million weight loss industry. As you are no doubt aware, poor diet and exercise habits are commonly driven by emotion. The HWP employs a unique and powerful approach in that it simultaneously addresses the core emotional issues that result in poor eating ... Read More
Acceptance and commitment therapy (usually pronounced as the word “act” rather than the initials “A-C-T”) is a form of clinical behavioural analysis developed in 1986 by psychologists Steven Hayes, Kelly Wilson, and Kirk Strosahl. Originally called comprehensive distancing, it gets its current name from one of its core messages: the injunction to accept what is out of one’s personal control and commit to action that improves and enriches one’s life. Thus, ACT: is an empirically-based set of psychological interventions that uses mindfulness skills to develop psychological flexibility and helps clarify and direct values-guided behaviour (Carrasco, 2013; Wikipedia, 2013; Harris, 2013). What are ACT’s goals? ACT ... Read More
World Mental Health Day (WMHD) is a day for global mental health education, awareness and advocacy. An initiative of the World Federation for Mental Health, WMHD is an annual program held on 10 October to raise public awareness of mental health issues worldwide. This year in Australia, WMHD has three objectives: Encourage help seeking behaviour Reduce the stigma associated with mental illness Foster connectivity throughout communities The 2013 WMHD campaign aims to achieve these goals by encouraging people to take personal ownership of their own mental health and wellbeing. You can learn more here.