Alexandra Bloch-Atefi

Dr Alexandra Bloch-Atefi


School of Public Health

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences


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  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2015 - ongoing Lecturer, and Clinical Supervisor in the Graduate Program in Counselling and Psychotherapy University of Adelaide
    2015 - ongoing Lecturer Australian College of Applied Psychology
    2013 - 2014 Research Assistant Australian Catholic University
    2008 - ongoing Senior Research Consultant ASR Pty Ltd
    2005 - 2006 Research Assistant University of Queensland
    2002 - 2005 Tutor University of Queensland
  • Language Competencies

    Language Competency
    German Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2002 - 2006 University of Queensland Australia PhD in Psychology
    2001 University of Vienna Austria BA(Hons) of Psychology
  • Research Interests

  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2021 Bloch-Atefi, A., Day, E., Snell, T., & Bettmann, C. (2021). A snapshot of the counselling and psychotherapy workforce in Australia in 2020: Underutilised and poorly remunerated, yet highly qualified and desperately needed. The Psychotherapy and Counselling Journal of Australia, 9(2).
    2014 Bloch-Atefi, A., & Smith, J. (2014). The Effectiveness of Body - Oriented Psychotherapy. PACFA, 2-37.
    2005 Bloch-Atefi, A. (2005). Employee recognition as a predictor of work related outcomes. Australian Journal of Psychology, 57.
    2005 Bloch-Atefi, A. (2005). Employee recognition as a management skill: Considering the effects of team efficacy.. Australian Journal of Psychology, 57.
    2003 Bloch, A. C. (2003). A psychological approach to menopausal complaints: In reply to DeSoto's comments. Maturitas, 45(4), 303-304.
    DOI Scopus1
    2002 Bloch, A. (2002). Self-awareness during the menopause. Maturitas, 41(1), 61-68.
    DOI Scopus57 Europe PMC33
  • Conference Papers

    Year Citation
    2021 Bloch-Atefi, A., & De Wever, J. (2021). Counsellors in regional areas: an untapped resource. In Australian Rural & Remote Mental Health Symposium 2021. Australia.
Scholarships and Grants
2013 PACFA Research Grant
2005 Postgraduate Research Grant
2002-2005 International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (IPRS)
2002-2005 University of Queensland International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (UQIPRS)


  • Committee Memberships

    Date Role Committee Institution Country
    2019 - ongoing Director PACFA Board of Directors Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia Australia
  • Memberships

    Date Role Membership Country
    2015 - ongoing Member SCAPE Australia
    2010 - ongoing Member Association of Soul Centred Psychotherapists (ASCP)
    2006 - ongoing Member Australian Psychological Society & Committee Member of the APS SA Branch

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