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Dr Alexa Kambouropoulos is a Lecturer in Psychology and Coordinator of the Doctor of Psychology Clinical Placement program. Alexa has extensive clinical and teaching experience in Counselling Psychology which has enabled her to set up and deliver counselling programs to provisional psychologists and educators both locally and overseas (Singapore & Hong Kong).
Alexa teaches in several units such as Health Behaviour and Counselling & Interpersonal Skills at 4th year and previously in Coaching Individuals for Behaviour Change. Alexa also supervises students research projects (Honours) and students in the DPsych program whilst on clinical placements.
Unit Chair of:
HPS 906: Clinical Placement 1
HPS 909: Clinical Placement 2
HPS 912: Clinical Placement 3
HPS 917 & 918: Couple and Family Clinical Placement 1 & 2
Alexa is a qualitative researcher whose research interests include youth health and well-being and counselling across cultures mainly with migrant groups and international students.
2007-2009: Nominated for Australian of the Year Award
2006: A recipient of research grant by City of Boroondara into youth at ‘risk’
2001: Founded the Youth Community Organisation - Skillz Inc
Contributed to the Australian Psychological Society Position Paper on the state and quality of childcare in Australia to Federal Government.
Registered Psychologist: Psychology Board of Australia
Member of Australian Psychological Society
Member of APS Culture Interest Group
Member, Doctor of Psychology Course Advisory Committee
Member, Work Integrated Learning Group
Member, Victorian Universities Placement Coordinators Network
President of Skillz Inc
Pro bono: provision of counselling services in the local community
Volunteer tutor with Skillz Inc
Kambouropoulos, A. (2009). Barriers to the utilisation of counselling services by international students. Deakin University.
Kambouropoulos, A. (2007). Counselling Cross Culturally: An Investigation of Counsellor’s Perspective. Australian Psychological Society: Science, culture and practice. Sky City Auckland.
Kambouropoulos, A. (2006). The Ethical Dilemmas of Human Research in TAFE Institutions. State Wide Moderation of Community and Welfare Studies. Melbourne.
Kambouropoulos, A. (2004). Counselling issues facing international students at Australian universities. Crossing Borders: New frontiers for Educational Research. Perth.