Peter Cantwell OFM lectures in counselling psychology at Yarra Theological Union. He also coordinates a Masters in Couples and Family Therapy at Swinburne University. He has a professional private practice and sees individuals, couples, families and groups. His research is in the area of couples and families. He has been a founding member of a professional group establishing a formal accreditation for all counsellors and psychotherapists throughout the country: PACFA, recently approved by the COAG Ministers. He is a clinical member and accredited supervisor with PACFA, with the newly formed Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), the Australian Psychological Society, the Counselling College of the Australian Psychological Society, and the Psychologists Registration Board.
His most recent works:
- Cantwell, Peter and Stagoll, Brian. “The Therapeutic Moment: A Double-sided Drama,” The Therapeutic Relationship in Systemic Therapy. London; Karnac, 1996.
- Cantwell, Peter. “Why Newly Professed Religious Leave.” Review for Religious. 62, 4 (2003), 379-502.
- Cantwell, Peter. “Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia: Benefits in Belonging.” Victorian Association of Family Therapists’ Newsletter. April, 2005.