Welcome to the AIPC Online Article Library. The library includes over 300 articles focusing on counselling, life effectiveness skills and mental health. We invite you to explore our range of articles by clicking the category links above, or using the drop-down menu on your right. To learn more about AIPC, visit www.aipc.net.au

Career Guidelines – Entering the Market

As the job market is extremely competitive, pursuing a successful career after receiving your qualification can be challenging in any industry. As a Counsellor, you can equip yourself with various practical skills and knowledge that will assist you to be competitive and responsive to industry needs. To make your successful career more plausible, we've developed some guidelines that cover a few aspects you should consider after finishing your course of studies. »

Career Counselling – A Field of Counselling Specialisation

If you are travelling the counsellor training road somewhere between Units 1 and 22, your primary goal right now is probably just to see those C's filling up your assessment sheet. But what might you be doing once you have your Diploma? You may want to do further study - perhaps take on an advanced study major or even go on to university. Or maybe specialising hasn't even crossed your mind but it is certainly something worth considering. »

Domestic Violence – Understanding the Situation

Around the world at least one woman in every three has been beaten, abused or coerced into sex during her lifetime. Most often the abuser is a member of her own family. The prevalence of domestic violence is difficult to determine for several reasons: it often goes unreported, and there is some ambiguity about what should be included in the definition of domestic violence. »

Dealing with Bullying

According to Rigby (2006), bullying is the intentional act of causing harm and unhappiness to others through harassment, physical assault, cyber assault, or other more subtle methods of coercion such as manipulation. Further, the harassment can be verbal, physical and/or emotional. »

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A Case Using Brief Psychodynamic Therapy

Wendy is a 54 year old woman who has two adult children and has been married for twenty-nine years. Her husband, Steve, has recently and unexpectedly informed her that he no longer loves her and that he wants a divorce. Wendy was shocked to hear this...

The Fine Art of Compassion

Imagine this scenario: you are keen to get a particular job and an opportunity for it comes up. You prepare meticulously for the interview, but somehow, it doesn’t go well. The interviewers don’t seem to warm to you, and you know in your heart that y...

Men and Emotions: From Repression to Expression

In our previous article (read it here), we asked why men do not seem to express emotion as easily as women do. Was there some pathology, or should we just put the differences down to male-female tendencies? We identified Dr Ron Levant’s notion o...

The Fine Art of Compassion

Imagine this scenario: you are keen to get a particular job and an opportunity for it comes up. You prepare meticulously for the interview, but somehow, it doesn’t go well. The interviewers don’t seem to warm to you, and you know in your heart that y...