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About our Journal

‘Counselling Connections Across Australia’ is CCAA’s national, annual journal, of which all CCAA Members receive a free copy. Through our journal, CCAA seeks to promote the responsible integration of faith into counselling practice and to encourage and promote excellence in counselling and psychotherapy.

The goals of Counselling Connections Across Australia include:

  • To publicise and promote CCAA to the professional counselling community.

  • To develop the practice and understanding of counselling and psychotherapy through research and reflection on theory and clinical experience.

  • To provide an avenue for appropriate written expression to the Christian counselling fraternity.

  • To express the values, vision and mission of CCAA.

Purchasing Copies of
Backdated Editions

If you would like to order hard copies of backdated journals, please contact the National Office (use info@ccaa.net.au). The 2018 journal is available for $16 including postage and handling, the 2017 journal $14, 2013 through to 2016 for $12 each including postage and handling. Purchase all 5 years for the special price of $65 inclusive. Alternatively, click on the links below to review contents of recently published journals.

CCAA Journal Cover 2018
CCAA Journal Cover 2016

2016

CCAA Journal Cover 2015

2015

Submitting an Article for Publication

CCAA welcomes qualified readers to submit articles for publication in the Counselling Connections Across Australia Journal. Submissions should be provided for consideration via email to the Journal Editor, Peter Milnes, at journal@ccaa.net.au. Please include your name, postal address and email address with your submission. Examples of previous journal articles can be found on our articles page.

Readers are invited to submit material within the following categories and should note that all submissions will be subject to editing processes and approval

Book Reviews

  • 300-600 words in length.

  • Should outline the key theme(s) of the book and your recommendations as to the contexts in which the book is best suited.

  • Please include a photo of the book.

Case Studies/Practice Reflections

  • 1000-2000 words in length.

  • Should ideally be in a narrative form and consist of you sharing a case or practice idea with your colleagues.

  • Individual clients and workplaces should be de-identified to protect privacy. Many contributors choose to develop a representational client based on a compilation of their actual clients. Alternatively, you could seek permission to share the story from your clients (please still de-identify them).

  • A bibliography, APA style, should be included at the conclusion of your case study/practice reflection. Footnotes are discouraged and appendices are preferred.

  • A short paragraph on your professional interests, qualifications, professional memberships and counselling experience should accompany your submission.

  • Please include a passport-sized, high resolution, digital colour photo of yourself.

Student Contributions

  • These should come from senior, bachelor level or postgraduate students working at a distinction level or above.

  • Adapted single or double semester projects related to specific journal themes are most likely to be accepted.

  • Please seek advice from your department head or research supervisor prior to submission.

  • Contributions can be between 1000–3000 words and reflect a scholarly approach to the subject matter. Research and the substantiation of key points and arguments are expected.

  • Contributions are to be logically and clearly organised, with use of appropriate nomenclature for professional counselling.

  • Style may be narrative or analytical and stated in the third person.

  • A bibliography, APA style, should be included at the conclusion of your case study/practice reflection. Footnotes are discouraged and appendices are preferred.

  • A short paragraph on your professional interests, qualifications, professional memberships and counselling experience should accompany your submission.

  • Please include a passport-sized, high resolution, digital colour photo of yourself.

Themed Articles

  • Content is to be relevant to the current journal theme.

  • Articles should be between 1500–5000 words and reflect a scholarly approach to the subject matter. Research and the substantiation of key points and arguments are expected.

  • Contributions are to be logically and clearly organised with use of appropriate nomenclature for professional counselling

  • Style may be narrative or analytical and stated in the third person.

  • Contributors may write from personal clinical experience in order to capture the essence of clinical work in the counselling field. Examples of this writing style may include case studies or individual case reports which provide a clinical exploration and discussion relevant to the current journal theme. Reference to literature that assists readers to understand the issues raised must be included.

  • A bibliography, APA style, should be included at the conclusion of your case study/practice reflection. Footnotes are discouraged and appendices are preferred.

  • A short paragraph on your professional interests, qualifications, professional memberships and counselling experience should accompany your submission.

  • Please include a passport-sized, high resolution, digital colour photo of yourself.

Peer Reviewed Articles

  • These should comply with the themed article guidelines and, in addition, articles submitted for peer review must be accompanied by a letter requesting such.

  • Master’s and Doctorate students may apply with an adapted thesis related to the journal theme.

  • A copy of the article is to be submitted with a separate page giving your name, address and contact details (email preferred). No identifying material (author or participants) is permitted within the body of the article.

  • Peer review is conducted by two reviewers who are familiar with the counselling field and are academically qualified. Peer review results in a higher standing for published articles having completed the peer review process.

The Editorial Process

  • The submission of articles implies permission for editorial process and changes to the article as deemed necessary. The articles are reviewed by the Journal Editorial Team and authors of articles selected for inclusion in the Journal will be informed by the Editorial Chair.

  • Publication includes electronic publication to the CCAA website.

  • A courtesy copy of your article with any editorial changes will be forwarded to your email address at the time of Journal publication, if you are not a Member of CCAA.

  • A complimentary copy of the Journal containing published articles will be posted to all contributors. Additional copies, if requested will be forwarded at a cost of $15 per copy (inclusive of postage).

Advertising

  • Advertising space is available within the journal, subject to approval.

  • Content of advertisements may include services, products or opportunities relevant to counsellors and psychotherapists or the clients they serve. Rates and formatting requirements are available upon application to the editor (link to editor email).

  • Our readership includes clinical counsellors, counselling supervisors, counsellor educators, counselling training college staff, social workers, psychologists, undergraduate and post graduate counselling trainees and our Associate Members such as pastoral carers and ministry team members.

  • We actively promote quality counsellor and psychotherapy education as well as books and counselling and psychotherapy resources.

  • We distribute 1,000 copies on an annual basis.

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