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John Clark


John commenced his teaching role at ACAP in 2007, doing face-to-face teaching for the first two years and since then blended delivery.

John commenced his formal studies in counselling in the late 1990’s and attained his Masters of Counselling (UWS) in 2003.  Since that time, he has worked as a Counsellor at Lifeline, an out-of-home care agency, a gambling counselling service and in private practice.  Areas of interest in which he has practised counselling include couples counselling, grief counselling, domestic violence, suicidality, communication, alcohol & gambling addiction, and a variety of personal/life issues.  John is a Registered Provider with the NSW State Insurance Regulatory Authority.

Professional Accreditation

PACFA Reg. Clinical; Clinical Mental Health Practitioner.


Braithwaite, J., Greenfield, D., Westbrook, J., Pawsey, M., Westbrook, M., Clark, J.

et al. (2010).  Health service accreditation as a predictor of clinical and

organizational performance: a blinded, random, stratified study.  Quality and Safety in Health Care, 19:14-21. 

Clark, J. & Novella-McMahon, M. (2007).  Depression, treatment, suicide risk reduction and the future.  The CAPA Quarterly, 2, 18-20.

Clark, J. & Novella-McMahon, M. (2007).  Youth – what do they need?  The CAPA Quarterly, 4.

Greenfield, D., Nathan, S., Pawsey, M., Braithwaite, J., Johnson, B. and Clark, J.

(2010).  Abstract: Consumer representatives and health professionals’ assessment of accredited health organisations: a study revealing differing world views and expectations.  ISQua 28th International Conference.