A/Professor Michael Davies

About A/Professor Michael Davies

Associate Professor Michael Davies (B. Econ, Grad Dip Psych. M. App Psych, PhD) is the Program Leader in Counselling at the Australian Institute of Professional Counsellors and an Adjunct Associate Professor at Griffith University in Brisbane, where he was an academic for 30 years. Prior to academia he worked for 5 years as a Counselling Psychologist with  long term unemployed adults, those undertaking rehabilitation, and with students regarding their vocational choice. Seven years working with family members of people with disabilities, and training residential staff working with people with severe intellectual disabilities before becoming a lecturer. Over 30 years at Griffith University he taught counselling and interpersonal psychology subjects among many other subject areas, especially to special education teachers in training, and also was a guest lecturer in the Master of Counselling at QUT for many years. Since February 2017 he has led the team of academics at AIPC and teaches counselling skills and ethics in undergraduate and postgraduate courses. His research includes over 70 publications across the interconnecting themes of emotional intelligence, social skills, stress and coping, and transitions, and this work has been presented to many academic and practitioner communities nationally and internationally.

Mike is passionate about assisting the next generation of counsellors to develop a comprehensive set of knowledge and skills so that as counselling professionals they can most effectively and positively impact on client lives. To do this he actively promotes quality subjects and programs, along with engagement with students as major goals of the counselling program at AIPC.