Research Studies

Research is a vital part of therapeutic practice and we have a duty to clients to evidence the benefits of counselling.

CCAA supports the development of the evidence-based research for the counselling and psychotherapy profession by offering researchers and thesis students an opportunity to share their research studies.

We encourage CCAA members to participate and also encourage their clients where appropriate to take part in the research studies.


Research noticeboard

External Research Participation Opportunity

What is an emotional signature? We all have one. It is a recognisable way of relating to oneself and with others.
Emotional signatures are shaped by our experiences – both the positive experiences as well as the more difficult ones.

I would like to invite you to take part in our research project to revise our original Annandale Emotional Signature scale.
We hope to improve our scale in order to help practitioners better relate to and understand their clients.

We are looking for 100 practitioners and practitioners-in-training.
The research has ethics approval with Macquarie University.

To be involved you will be asked to complete a set of three psychological questionnaires and some biographical information that will take
20-30 minutes to complete.

You can read more and participate here:

For further information, please contact: