Alessandro Digiacomo

Sessional Academic, Counselling

Overview

As a former secondary school teacher who is currently working as a school counsellor, I have a passion for improving young people's mental health in such a way that can make lifelong positive impacts. I do not confine myself to employing a single modality; instead, I enjoy various components of person-centred approaches, ACT, CBT, trauma-informed practises, and creative therapies. I'm a lifelong learner who has earned three master's degrees, two academic publications, and I'm currently pursuing a PhD in counselling. My study will investigate school counsellors' perspectives on working with students who exhibit social, emotional, and behavioural difficulties.

Research

A perpetual learner, I have earned three master’s degrees (Counselling & Psychotherapy; Teaching and Italian Teaching), two academic publications (Counselling & Education), and I’m currently pursuing a PhD in Counselling. This research study will be an expansion on the research I had published in Cambridge’s Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools, which was a paper that gathered qualitative data from school counsellors on their work with adolescents. My current study will investigate school counsellors’ perspectives on working with students who exhibit social, emotional, and behavioural difficulties. The aim of my research is to understand how students are being supported and managed by school counsellors in order to make intervention recommendations, as well as to inform school wellbeing policy makers and school administrators on best practices for utilising and integrating school counsellors.

Expert Comment Topics
Children and adolescents; school counselling; education; wellbeing in schools.

Professional Registrations

PACFA (Provisional).

Professional Memberships

PACFA (23576); NESA (247893)

ORCiD

0000-0001-8067-6198

Social Media

https://www.linkedin.com/in/alessandrodg88/

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