Partners, Friends and Useful Links
ACA is Australia’s largest single registration body for Counsellors and Psychotherapists with over 3,000 members. ACA serves a crucial role in advocating and advancing the profession of counselling and psychotherapy.
ACA’s objectives include:
✓ Promote and advocate for the counselling profession
✓ Represent its members to government and industry
✓ Establish appropriate training standards for the profession
✓ Accredit appropriate education courses for Counsellors
✓ Assist members with employment and practice development
✓ Recognise appropriate professional development opportunities for members
✓ Establish and oversee codes of ethical practice
✓ Assist the mental health consumer access ethical and appropriate service providers
Contact Crisis Care when:
✓ You need someone to help sort out a serious problem
✓ You are concerned about the well-being of a child
✓ You are escaping domestic violence and need help arguments are causing unhappiness and problems in your family
✓ You are alone or afraid and urgently need to talk to someone
✓ You are homeless
✓ You need counselling, information or other support
Lifeline is a national charity providing all Australians experiencing a personal crisis with access to 24 hour crisis support and suicide prevention services.
Somewhere in Australia there is a new call to Lifeline every minute.
People call Lifeline’s 24 hour crisis line 13 11 14 about:
✓ Suicidal thoughts or attempts
✓ Personal crisis
✓ Abuse and trauma
✓ Stresses from work, family or society
✓ Self-help information for friends and family
IACP is the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, an international community of legal, mental health and financial professionals working in concert to create client-centered processes for resolving conflict.
IACP supports Collaborative Practice as a conflict resolution option worldwide by:
✓ establishing and upholding the essential elements, ethical and practice standards of Collaborative Practice;
✓ fostering professional excellence by educating and providing resources to Collaborative practitioners;
✓ leading and integrating the Collaborative community; and
✓ promoting the growth of Collaborative Practice.