Dr Ann Moir-Bussy

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Dr Ann Moir-Bussy


Teaching areas

  • Theory and Practice of Counselling
  • Mindfulness-based Interventions in Counselling
  • Creative Therapies
  • Supervision
  • Research Projects
  • Professional Development and Internship
  • Ethics and Reflective Practice
  • PhD Supervision

Research areas

  • relationship counselling
  • culture and diversity in counselling
  • counsellor education
  • supervision in counselling
  • spirituality and counselling
  • Jungian psychotherapy
  • positive psychology and mindfulness practices
  • somatic psychology — body, mind, spirit integration
  • positive ageing


Dr Ann Moir-Bussy is program leader and senior lecturer in counselling at the University of the Sunshine Coast (USC). She has extensive experience as a counsellor and counsellor educator and was lecturer and coordinator of the counselling programs at the University of New England from 2002–mid 2007 and an assistant professor in the Department of Counselling and Psychology at Hong Kong Shue Yan University from 2007–2012.

Ann moved to Hong Kong and worked at the Shue Yan University as a senior lecturer and assistant professor until moving back to Australia in September 2012 to join the School of Social Sciences within the Faculty of Arts, Business and Law at USC.

Ann also has extensive experience teaching in both primary and secondary schools in different parts of Australia, including working in remote Indigenous stations in the Northern Territory.

Ann has spent two years working closely with Aboriginal health organisations in the Northern Territory as they set up counselling programs. In 2002 she developed the first Diploma in Aboriginal Family and Community Counselling at the University of New England.

Ann's PhD was entitled 'Counselling Education in Hong Kong — The processes of reconceptualization and transformation'. Ann is the founder and editor of the Asia Pacific Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy which is published by Routledge Taylor and Frances.

Ann is a level 4 registered counsellor and supervisor with the Australian Counselling Association (ACA) and is also the vice president of ACA. She has published numerous peer-reviewed articles on counselling education and other topics in counselling. She has also presented at many conferences both nationally and internationally. Ann has supervised both master students of counselling and PhD students.

Ann also has a private practice in counselling and conducts clinical supervision for counsellors.

Potential research projects for HDR and Honours students

  • The dialogical self — in counselling and counsellor education
  • Counsellor education and supervision
  • Positive ageing
  • Culture and diversity in counsellor education
  • Spirituality in counselling
  • Solution-focused brief therapy
  • Positive psychology and mindfulness practices, tai chi and qi qong

Professional memberships

  • Secretary General of the International Federation of Counsellors and Psychotherapists
  • Vice President of the Board of the Australian Counselling Association (ACA)
  • Level 4 clinical member of ACA and registered supervisor
  • Member of the Australian Association for Psychological Type (accredited facilitator for MBTI assessment)
  • Member of the International Family-Therapy Association
  • Member of the International Association for Transpersonal Psychology
  • Member and registered supervisor of the Asian Professional Counsellors Association
  • Member of the International Positive Psychology Association
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