Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools


The Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools (Formerly The Australian Journal of Guidance and Counselling) is published bi-annually, and presents articles of relevance to all areas of guidance and counselling.Papers may address theoretical, practical, professional or training issues and may focus on educational or psychological topics.

Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools

APACS Member access

Access to the journal is a benefit of APACS membership. Please log into the Members Only page here to access the the most recent journal and archives.

For non-members, subscription to the Journal is available here.

The Journal webpage on the Cambridge University Press website can also be viewed here (includes instructions to authors).

Information for Authors when writing for the Australian Journal of Guidance and Counselling

Journal submissions

  • Prospective authors for this journal should download and read the Instructions for Authors available here. This includes information on how to submit to the Applied Practices section of the Journal.

Example articles

The First Ten Minutes: Clinicians Perspectives on Engaging Adolescents in Therapy

Vanessa Keating & Elizabeth Cosgrave

Adolescents face a number of barriers that can affect their ability to successfully engage with mental health clinicians. Those working with this population should have a keen awareness of these barriers and their impact. As a first step, preparation for the initial interview with an adolescent is vital.

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'Give Me a Name for What's Wrong With Him': A Case Study of a Rare Chromosome Disorder

Linda Gilmore & Marilyn Campbell

The case is presented of a young boy with a rare chromosome disorder involving an interstitial deletion on chromosome 16. The case description illustrates the developmental and educational difficulties that may be associated with rare chromosome disorders and raises some important issues for guidance and counselling professionals.

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