Master of Counselling: Web Resources

Open Access Articles, Books and Databases

Australasian Journal of Disaster and Trauma Studies

This is an open-access, peer-reviewed journal for collating and distributing original research into social aspects of natural hazards, disasters and related psychological trauma.

Australian Counselling Research Journal

"ACRJ is a peer-reviewed international online journal, dedicated to high-quality research in counselling and psychotherapy".

BioMed Central

Over 290 quality peer-reviewed journals in Biology, Clinical Medicine and Health.

OER Commons

Quality source of open-access textbooks.


This database comprises more than 27 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books.

Professional Associations and Advocacy

Australian Counseling Association -  Is Australia's largest single registration body for Counsellors and Psychotherapists. 

Australian Institute of Family Studies - This is "the Australian Government's independent family research body and advisor on family wellbeing."

Mental Health Australia - A national non-government organisation representing and promoting the interests of the Australian mental health sector.
Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia - This is a national peak body for counsellors and psychotherapists in Australia.

Schizophrenia Research Institute - An Australian website with great online resources.

American Counseling Association - The organisation that is dedicated to the growth and enhancement of the counselling profession. Founded in 1952, ACA is the world's largest association exclusively representing professional counsellors in various practice settings.

Association for Research in Personality -  The Association for Research in Personality is a scientific organisation devoted to bringing together scholars whose research contributes to the understanding of personality structure, development, and dynamics.

International Association for Counselling - IAC is an international Non-Governmental Association (NGO) with United Nations consultative status (ECOSOC, UNESCO, WHO, and ILO.

Statistical Sources

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) is a major national agency set up by the Australian Government to provide regular health statistics to promote better health and wellbeing.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS)- Health

Features data on the health of the Australian population by measuring mortality, morbidity, lifestyle factors, disability, and the use of health services. 

Department of Health Data

Provides a single point of access to a wide variety of public health reports 

Health, Nutrition and Population Data and Statistics

HealthStats is the World Bank’s comprehensive database of Health, Nutrition and Population (HNP) statistics.

The Health & Welfare of Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people from AIHW

Comprehensive statistical information on a range of topics relating to the health and wellbeing of Indigenous people. 

World Health Organization (WHO) is a specialised agency of the United Nations that is concerned with international public health. Check a visual summary of the  World Health Statistics.

Multimedia via the WWW

Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Beck Institute is an international training and resource centre for health and mental health professionals, educators, and students. (YouTube)

Counselling Channel

The Counselling Channel (YouTube) produces videos about self-help, counselling, psychotherapy and a range of other talking therapies. Sponsored by CPCAB

The Counselling Tutor

The Counselling Tutor (YouTube) channel is dedicated to providing additional study support for learners undertaking counselling courses, qualified counsellors or anyone who has an interest in counselling theory and personal development.

Google Videos

Search the video content freely available. offers a library of over 300 training videos featuring the leading practitioners of our field (YouTube).

Evaluating Web Resources

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Authority - Accuracy - Currency - Relevance

# Find out more by checking our  Evaluating Information guide.