ACP Journal

Australian Clinical Psychologist (ACP)

Journal of the Australian Clinical Psychology Association (ACPA)


The Australian Clinical Psychologist(ACP) journal seeks to  disseminate information, innovations, and practical applications related to the clinical psychological management and effective therapeutic interventions for individuals across the full life spectrum, families, and significant others. Its focus and scope is on the latest clinical theory and research relevant to clinical practice including assessment, treatment intervention, training, and professional issues.  The Australian Clinical Psychologist is published twice per year.

Editor: Professor Alexander Blaszczynski

School of Psychology, University of Sydney


Distributed to ACPA Members and subscribers in Australia and internationally. Content may include manuscripts in any substantive area of clinical psychology.



The Australian Clinical Psychologist (ACP) is the official e-journal of the Australian Clinical Psychology Association (ACPA).  We invite contributions from clinicians, researchers and others on topics of clinical interest that are informative for clinical psychologists.  The scope of topics is broad and inclusive of covering assessment, treatment intervention, training and professional issues relevant to clinical psychology.  Emphasis is placed upon practical application.  The Australian Clinical Psychologist is published twice per year.

Types of Articles

The following types of submissions are invited:

  • Letters to the Editor and Comments
  • Opinion pieces
  • Articles of particular ethical and/or legal interest to the profession
  • Research or literature reviews
  • Theoretical perspectives
  • Technology updates
  • Student papers, including ‘PhD Spotlight’
  • Book reviews
  • General information and announcements.
Authors wishing to submit material should check the Author Submission Guidelines accessible in the sidebar

Bronwyn Williams
Editorial for volume 3, issue 1.
Judy Hyde
President’s Address
From the President of the Australian Clinical Psychology Association.
Kelsey Hegarty, Traci Po-Yan Leung
Interventions to Support the Identification of Domestic Violence, Response and Healing In Mental Health Care Settings
Outlines the issue of intimate partner violence (IPV) in Australia; its identification and screening, and recommendations for safety planning and counselling.
Pat Dudgeon, Marshall Watson & 1 more
Trauma in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Population
Outlines the context of, and types of trauma experienced by, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and recommends trauma be addressed as a significant population health issue.
Kim L. Felmingham
The Neurobiology of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: Recent Advances and Clinical Implications
Outlines the main neurobiological models of PTSD and clinical implications.
Chris Irons, Sunil Lad
Using Compassion Focused Therapy to Work with Shame and Self-Criticism in Complex Trauma
Outlines the approach of compassion focused therapy, and in particular, its use in reducing shame and self-criticism.
Erika Penney, Brittany McGill & 1 more
Opinion Piece: Therapist Stigma towards Narcissistic Personality Disorder: Lessons Learnt from Borderline Personality Disorder
Proposes a framework to address therapists’ stigma and reactions to NPD, in order to improve treatment outcomes for patients.
Clinical Insight Australia
Professional Development Opportunity: Managing Common Challenges in Integrated Family Intervention for Child Conduct Problems
One-day workshop with Professor Mark R. Dadds
ACP Editorial Board
Editorial Notices
Information from the Editorial Board
Editorial Board
ACP Volume 3, Issue 1 – Full version
Full version of this issue for downloading and printing.