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Educators talk tech and the future of work at ACAP conference

Posted by Virginia on 3 November 2017

The annual Australian College of Applied Psychology, Health Skills Australia and Navitas College of Public Safety conference was held at the Hyde Park campus in Sydney on the 30th October 2017. The theme was Educating the 21st Century Professionals: Learning, Teaching and Scholarship.

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ACAP teacher appointed to key Australian Psychological Society role

Posted by Virginia on 25 October 2017

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ACAP teacher and professional psychology programs coordinator, Associate Professor Kathryn Nicholson Perry, has accepted a key volunteer position at the Australian Psychological Society.

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Social Work mentor project a confidence boost for ACAP students

Posted by Virginia on 10 October 2017

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When Clara Koeck proposed a college Social Work mentor program as her field placement her teachers saw the benefits for students and alumni.

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ACAP graduate to present methamphetamine research at ATCA Conference

Posted by Virginia on 5 October 2017

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It has been a year of high achievement for counsellor Girija Dadhe, who will end 2017 with a significant career milestone to add to her impressive accomplishments.

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Publishing success for ACAP psychology graduate

Posted by on 30 August 2017

ACAP graduate Perri Carlson MAPS has had a co-authored article published in Seizure, the official European journal of Epilepsy. Perri’s contribution to the prestigious publication came just six months after she completed her Master of Psychology (Clinical).

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ACAP social work student is a voice for his national peers

Posted by Virginia on 22 August 2017

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Civic-minded Christian Nnanyelugo Mbonu (pictured, centre, back row) was already actively representing the needs of fellow visiting students in his local Sydney community when he took on a second volunteer role that has a national perspective.

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Virtual Reality thesis improves psychosis empathy for psychology students

Posted by on 15 August 2017

A joint project by Navitas colleges ACAP and SAE could lead the way for more VR teaching in allied health and community support.

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ACAP Psychology Clinic teams with primary school to teach mindfulness

Posted by Virginia on 14 August 2017

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Postgraduate psychology students from the Australian College of Applied Psychology (ACAP) are making a difference in the community by facilitating mindfulness training sessions for parents and teachers at a Sydney school for children with intellectual disabilities.

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Thesis award for ACAP Psychology graduate

Posted by on 3 August 2017

ACAP graduate, Carey Little MAPS, was honoured by the Australian Psychological Society in July, for her thesis, “It kind of sort of crept up”. Australian lesbians talk intimate partner violence.

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ACAP Psychology Clinic turns five

Posted by Virginia on 31 July 2017

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The Australian College of Applied Psychology’s Sydney Clinic reached its five-year milestone recently, with the event marked by a celebration attended by students, staff and alumni.

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New ACAP Undergraduate Diploma in Counselling Skills available from September

Posted by on 20 July 2017

The Australian College of Applied Psychology (ACAP) has introduced a seventh qualification to its suite of programs in the Counselling discipline. The Higher Education program, called the Diploma of Counselling Skills is a realignment of ACAP’s existing Diploma of Counselling, which will be replaced by the new sub-bachelor course from...

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Use of AI in psychology explored in article by ACAP faculty duo

Posted by on 10 July 2017

Two members of the Australian College of Applied School of Psychology faculty have co-authored an article exploring the current and potential impacts of artificial intelligence on the psychology profession.

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Jobs for ACAP Social Work students after NDIS project success

Posted by Virginia on 20 June 2017

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Two ACAP Social Work graduates have started their careers at Sydney disability service provider Windgap Foundation Ltd. It’s the first time in the organisation’s 60-year history that social workers have been included on the organisation’s multi-disciplinary team.

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ACAP scores 80+ for student satisfaction in QILT survey

Posted by Virginia on 9 June 2017

The Australian College of Applied Psychology (ACAP) was awarded ‘Distinctions’ in most categories of the latest annual survey, Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching survey (QILT). The research project by the Social Research Centre of the Australian National University measures satisfaction among the students and graduates of national learning institutions,...

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A pet partnership in counselling with lessons for all

Posted by Virginia on 1 June 2017

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Lucy the five-year-old Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen is a qualified counselling ‘interventionist’ and placement partner to her owner, ACAP Bachelor of Counselling student Jacqui Nolan. While it’s true Lucy has beaten her master to qualifying as a canine practitioner, the dog’s graduation involved study-free units that were dependent largely on charm.

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ACAP international student joins City of Sydney ambassador program

Posted by on 2 May 2017

Christian Nnanyelugo Mbonu was inducted as a City of Sydney student leader with 31 of his peers from around the world in formal ceremony held in mid-March at the Sydney Town Hall.

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ACAP Hyde Park Sydney atrium entrance opens

Posted by on 1 May 2017

The new Hyde Park Sydney campus celebrated a final milestone in April with the opening of the lobby and atrium at the front of the building.

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ACAP placement students thrive at unique Jarrah House

Posted by on 31 March 2017

Leafy Jarrah House at Little Bay in Sydney offers detox and rehabilitation for women only, through a 10-week residential program followed by outpatient group support and counselling.

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London the final leg on Claire’s road to experimental psychology

Posted by on 30 March 2017

During her progression to PhD studies, Claire Machan’s curiosity for experimental over applied psychology was piqued. Her interest formed during early university studies and held fast until she graduated with her Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours) at the Australian College of Applied Psychology (ACAP) in 2016.

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How human behaviour coaxed Neil from marketing to psychology

Posted by on 27 March 2017

Neil Lucas’s attraction to psychology began during unrelated studies many years ago, as he explored the subject through elective units. But the allure of the field remained strong enough during a 15-year marketing and business development career for Neil to eventually consider a switch to clinical psychology.

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Social Welfare major stream adds value to ACAP Psychology Degree

Posted by on 14 March 2017

The Australian College of Applied Psychology (ACAP) has added a Social Welfare major stream to its popular Bachelor of Psychological Science. The innovation is the second curriculum update within four months, to the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) accredited program, since a Criminology stream was included in October.

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Diploma puts Cassie on the path to clinical psychology

Posted by on 28 February 2017

Cassie Carling’s steady progress towards her psychology qualification since leaving her Melbourne high school in 2014 is proof that an ATAR alone doesn’t determine your future.

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Hima set for a new career as a social worker ‘changing the world’

Posted by on 16 February 2017

Accepting a job offered by her placement host has made the path from student to social worker easy for former dentist Hima Lal.

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Postgraduate Social Work the right step forward for interpreter

Posted by on 13 February 2017

When Frankie Yue Zheng (pictured front row, centre, at Uniting Harris Community Centre) decided to advance her career prospects with a higher education, becoming a social worker appealed for its natural transition from her job at the time.

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Diploma path to psychology a good fit for Nic

Posted by on 20 December 2016

Nic Laughlin, 26, had finished the first couple of units of e-business and philosophy degrees at university before finding his calling in psychology. He took the one-year diploma pathway to undergraduate study at the Australian College of Applied Psychology (ACAP) and is on-track to complete his Bachelor of Psychological Science...

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The smart path from Diploma to Bachelor

Posted by on 13 December 2016

For those concerned that their ATAR may not meet degree entry requirements, or if you want to gain some skills to join the workforce before progressing to a degree, graduating with an ACAP diploma in Community Services, Counselling or Youth Work is a popular alternative path to our undergraduate courses...

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ACAP Social Work courses receive full accreditation

Posted by on 13 December 2016

The Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) has progressed ACAP’s Master of Social Work (Qualifying) to full accreditation status. The industry body develops, reviews and accredits the education standards for social workers, nationally.

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ACAP leaders and students explore innovation at NPI Conference

Posted by on 13 December 2016

On November 4, the NPI group of colleges including the Australian College of Applied Psychology (ACAP), Health Skills Australia (HSA) and the Navitas College of Public Safety (NCPS) held its second biennial conference. There were 118 faculty and students in attendance.

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ACAP opens door to change for former truckie

Posted by on 13 December 2016

Elias Youssef, 34 (pictured graduating in November) is making a dramatic career change, from transportation to youth welfare. He was one of the first students to graduate from the Australian College of Applied Psychology's (ACAP) Diploma of Youth Work, which was launched in 2015.

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ACAP leaders and students explore innovation at NPI Conference

Posted by on 6 December 2016

On November 4 at its Melbourne campus, Navitas Professional Institute (NPI) held its second biennial conference, with 118 faculty and students in attendance.

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ACAP volunteer team to lend community support in Kenya

Posted by on 29 September 2016

Australian College of Applied Psychology (ACAP) graduate Jade O’Brien (pictured, second from left) spent September 2016 in the hectic dual role of student and trainer. As she approached completion of her Diploma of Community Services (Case Management) studies, the former English language teacher and founder of Kenyan charity, Freedom Write Inc.

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From landscape gardener to AOD counsellor in a job straight from placement

Posted by on 19 September 2016

When former landscape gardener Tony was looking to pursue a new vocation from scratch, he chose to study the Bachelor of Counselling at ACAP, for the course’s match to his satisfaction in helping others, and his personal interests in psychotherapy and sociology.

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Counselling job secured during placement thanks to management’s encouragement

Posted by on 16 September 2016

While approaching completion of her Graduate Diploma of Counselling studies at ACAP, Sarah accepted a job offer as an alcohol and drug counsellor from her placement agency, SalvoCare Eastern Support and Recovery Services. Her duties combine face-to-face counselling, agency networking and care and recovery coordination.

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A career-change from beauty therapy to counselling is fast-tracked after placement job offer

Posted by on 16 September 2016

Good people skills always came naturally to former beauty therapist, Sara. She enrolled to study the Master of Counselling and Psychotherapy at ACAP, to apply her interest in listening to others to a new profession. Sara’s commitment during her dual placement at Mosman Private Hospital – as a counsellor and...

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Counselling placement leads to new job for former naturopath

Posted by on 16 September 2016

Former naturopath Claudia Beinhoff did one of her two ACAP Bachelor of Counselling placements at psychiatric and acute medical facility Mosman Private Hospital. Before the internship was complete a placement officer put her forward as a candidate for a vacancy at the facility.

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Management role begins where placement ends for ACAP Queensland graduate

Posted by on 16 September 2016

ACAP Bachelor of Counselling graduate Callie Hooper began as manager of Paradise Kids two weeks after finishing her placement at the facility. The Gold Coast charity provides support services for families suffering from grief, loss, bereavement, illness and divorce or separation.

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Two Australian College of Applied Psychology (ACAP) Counselling students recruited by placement host

Posted by on 1 September 2016

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Mosman Private Hospital (MPH) hired two ACAP graduates who completed their placements at the psychiatric and acute medical facility during 2016.

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ACAP nurtures global Social Work connections at APUCEN Nepal

Posted by on 25 May 2016

ACAP’s foundation Professor of Social Work, Carolyn Noble, was keynote speaker at the inaugural conference of the Asia-Pacific University-Community Engagement Network (APUCEN), held in Nepal during April. Postponed for 10 months following the Nepal earthquakes, the event’s aim was to unite higher learning institutes of the Asia-Pacific region with their...

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ACAP Bachelor of Psychological Science Criminology major stream widens career prospects in justice

Posted by on 12 May 2016

The Australian College of Applied Psychology (ACAP) has enhanced its Bachelor of Psychological Science by adding a Criminology major stream. The update is in response to students’ growing interest in professions in criminology and justice. The new course content is designed to provide marketable career skills at the undergraduate level,...

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ACAP Bachelor Explorer demystifies Degree study for Diploma students

Posted by on 3 March 2016

ACAP’s Student Learning Support team has launched a free webinar series designed to bust the myths and alleviate students’ concerns about the transition from Diploma to Degree study.

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Student experience the top priority at new ACAP Sydney campus

Posted by on 1 March 2016

The Australian College of Applied Psychology (ACAP) is pleased to announce that its Sydney campus is moving to new purpose-built premises in the CBD. ACAP is part of the Navitas Group, which is a global education provider to more than 55,000 students annually.

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ACAP Diploma students explore work opportunities at VET Industry Day

Posted by on 18 February 2016

The Australian College of Applied Psychology held its first VET Industry Day on February 10, with more than 100 current and newly enrolled diploma students attending the expo.

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Course spotlight: Diploma of Youth Work

Posted by on 5 February 2016

After an overseas adventure where he spent time working with troubled young people in the UK, Jackson Raymond was inspired to become a youth worker. On return home he enrolled in ACAP’s Diploma of Youth Work and began studying the one-year full-time course this year.

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Graduate’s thesis leads to $50,000 grant for Indigenous Women’s health

Posted by on 1 February 2016

ACAP began 2016 with a special reason to celebrate. Research conducted for her Master dissertation by ACAP Master of Psychology (Clinical) graduate Mary Goslett (pictured) has led to a $50,000 grant to help support Indigenous women in regional NSW.

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ACAP Psychology courses achieve full accreditation status

Posted by on 18 January 2016

ACAP is pleased to announce that we have received accreditation without conditions from the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) for all of our psychology courses offered through the School of Psychological Sciences until December 2020.

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2016 ACAP Scholarship Deadlines Approaching

Posted by on 12 January 2016

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ACAP provides annual scholarships for a selection of counselling and psychology courses. Our 2016 applications close at the end of January for the following School of Counselling and Psychology scholarships: 1. The ATSI Scholarship for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students (for any qualification)

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UCEC2015 – Early bird registrations now open!

Posted by ACAP on 15 June 2015

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Early bird registrations are now open for the University-Community Engagement Conference 2015 (UCEC2015), co-hosted by Australian College of Applied Psychology and Universiti Sains Malaysia for the Asia-Pacific University-Community Engagement Network (APUCEN). The discounted rate will available until Monday 3rd August.

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UCEC2015 abstract submission date extended

Posted by ACAP on 27 May 2015

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Due to the international nature of UCEC2015, and some requests for more time to submit abstracts, we are pleased to announce that we have extended the abstract submission date to Friday 15 May.

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New Course – Diploma of Youth Work CHC50413

Posted by ACAP on 27 May 2015

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If you want to work with and support young people across a wide range of services such as recreation, education, health, welfare and juvenile justice and protection, then the Diploma of Youth Work CHC50413 could be for you.

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What is a Unique Student Identifier (USI) and how do I get one?

Posted by ACAP on 25 May 2015

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A USI (Unique Student Identifier) is a reference number made up of numbers and letters. Creating a USI is free. It creates a secure online record of your nationally recognised training that you can access anytime and anywhere, and it’s yours for life.

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ACAP to offer the Bachelor of Social Work in 2015

Posted by ACAP on 24 May 2015

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As of 2015, ACAP will be offering a new course - the Bachelor of Social Work.

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ACAP to co-host UCEC2015 for the first time in Australia

Posted by ACAP on 22 May 2015

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ACAP will be co-hosting the international University-Community Engagement Conference this year (UCEC2015) with the Universiti Sains Malaysia at the Gold Coast from the 1st to 3rd November.

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ACAP Graduate Presents Self-Injury Research at International Conference

Posted by ACAP on 16 July 2014

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ACAP graduate Lee Bresland is working to raise awareness and understanding of non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI). Ms Bresland graduated from the Master of Psychology (Clinical) in May 2014. The findings of her study were recently presented at The International Society for the Study of Self Injury conference in June.

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UK Psychiatrist Dr Hugh Middleton Discusses Critical Psychiatry with ACAP Alumni and Students

Posted by on 3 June 2014

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ACAP joined with the International Society for Psychological and Social Approaches to Psychosis to host a seminar with visiting UK psychiatrist Dr Hugh Middleton from the Critical Psychiatry Network on Thursday 22 May at ACAP’s Sydney Campus.

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Call for Papers – the NPI Conference

Posted by ACAP on 6 May 2014

The Navitas Professional Institute (NPI) is now accepting submissions for its inaugural Conference, to be held in Sydney on Monday 27th October, 2014.

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New courses for ACAP – the Master of Social Work and Master of Social Work (Qualifying)

Posted by ACAP on 27 March 2014

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Two new courses are now being offered at ACAP; the Master of Social Work and the Master of Social Work (Qualifying).

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Dr Elizabeth Day presents at the ‘Psychology and the Other’ conference in Boston

Posted by ACAP on 25 March 2014

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ACAP Senior Lecturer in Counselling and Psychotherapy Dr Elizabeth Day recently presented at the ‘Psychology and the Other’ Conference in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. We caught up with Dr Day to talk about her experience of the conference and her recent research into relational psychotherapy. 

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Alumni Events 2013

Posted by The ACAP Alumni Team on 6 January 2014

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The Australian College of Applied Psychology Alumni Team held nine professional development events in 2013 across our Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne campuses. These seminars are all recognised by the relevant counselling professional bodies as CPE hours as they are presented by leaders in the mental health and community services sector. 

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ACAP Alumna Kara Holmes Presents at Oxford

Posted by ACAP on 18 December 2013

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Congratulations on presenting your paper ''You can’t put it in a box and tie it with a ribbon': The consumer movement and the social construction of mental illness' at the 6th Interdisciplinary Conference on Madness at Mansfield College, Oxford.

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DisabilityCare Australia Report Released

Posted by ACAP on 3 October 2013

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ACAP’s Dr Fiona Papps is part of a research team investigating the support of young children with disabilities and their families under DisabilityCare Australia.

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ACAP’s Dr Denis O'Hara publishes a new book on the Importance of Hope

Posted by ACAP on 29 September 2013

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In his new book, ACAP’s Associate Professor explores new possibilities for Counselling and Psychotherapy

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ACAP representatives appointed to the APS Sydney Committee

Posted by on 26 September 2013

ACAP Head of the School of Psychological Sciences, Professor Mike Innes has been appointed to the Committee of the Sydney Branch of the Australian Psychological Society (APS), effective July 2013. 

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5 Common Job Search Mistakes

Posted by ACAP on 20 September 2013

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So you have the qualifications, you know what job you want, and you’re ready to start applying. Not making it to the interview stage? Here are 5 mistakes to avoid.

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ACAP reaches dizzying heights in research

Posted by ACAP on 12 June 2013

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The Australian College of Applied Psychology (ACAP) has been working to foster a diverse and supportive research environment recently in several areas.  

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