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Below you will find questions that prospective students ask about undertaking a psychology or counselling degree at ACU together with specific questions:

Psychology questions

Counselling questions

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Psychology studies the human mind and behaviour. Studying psychology provides students with a comprehensive understanding of behavioural and mental processes.

Counselling focuses on client’s concerns and difficulties and includes understanding people’s patterns of thoughts, behaviours, feelings and the ways in which these may be problematic in their lives. Studying counselling involves learning how to assist people to develop an understanding about themselves and to make changes in their lives.

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ACU staff are practitioners and clinicians who are actively involved in professional associations and community service. They provide extensive expertise in professional practice that supports the training of students.

Our academics are world-class researchers, and with excellent clinic facilities for student practicum and casework, ACU provides a vibrant research culture for students and researchers alike. ACU’s research features prominently in leading international conferences and in peer-reviewed publications. In addition ACU has a number of collaborations with leading international laboratories that provide research exchanges for both staff and students.

The School is distinct in also offering counselling courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level and prides itself on providing an intimate learning environment for our students. A supportive relationship between staff and students, and a high level of commitment by staff, ensures a rich and rewarding learning experience.