Ann has been teaching and developing counselling courses for the Higher Education sector in New Zealand and Australia since 2004. She has been a lecturer at ACAP since 2011.
Ann’s clinical work experience includes:
- Working as a child and family therapist in adolescent and family mental health services within hospitals; including as part of a team focused on repair of attachment
- Six years as a counsellor at a university counselling service
- Therapy and supervision in private practice
- As a trainer for the Department of Corrections (NZ)
- Providing group supervision for staff working in accommodation services for clients with mental health issues
- Facilitating community education and corporate training courses
- Research Grant ACAP 2012
McDonald, A. (2014, June). Essential knowledge to inform safe therapeutic practice with clients who have forgotten and remembered childhood sexual abuse. Poster presentation at Psychotherapy and Counsellor Federation of Australia Conference: Sydney, Australia
McDonald, A. (2014, May). The cycle of caring and its contribution to the training of counsellors and psychotherapists. Paper presented at Society for Counselling and Psychotherapy Educators’ Annual Conference, Melbourne, Australia.
McDonald, A. (2013, October). Things clinicians need to know for safe practice: Competing evidence in the forgetting and remembering of historical sexual abuse. Paper presented at Australian College of Applied Psychology Conference. Melbourne, Australia.
McDonald, A. (2013, April). Utilising action methods with small groups. Workshop presented at Society for Counselling and Psychotherapy Educators’ Annual Conference, Adelaide, Australia.
McDonald, A. (2012, September). Improving effectiveness: Bringing change to the fore of counsellor education. Paper presented at Australian College of Applied Psychology Annual Conference: Sydney, Australia
Research & Scholarships
- McDonald, A. (1998). Sexual abuse and recovered memory: A literature review. NZ Journal of Counselling, 19(1), 1-16.
- McDonald, A. (1998). Recovering memories of sexual abuse: Clients' experiences of therapy. NZ Journal of Counselling, 19(1), 17-30.