ASORC Fellows

An ASORC Fellow is a title conferred an ASORC Full Member by the ASORC Board of Directors and is not a membership category. This title may be granted to Full Members who have made a substantial contribution to the profession of Rehabilitation Counselling and have demonstrated a significant commitment to the Australian Society of Rehabilitation Counsellors (ASORC). Over the course of their careers, Fellows will have developed advanced skills above those expected of a career professional.

To apply, Full members must be nominated by another ASORC Full member for the grade of Fellow of the Australian Society of Rehabilitation Counsellors Ltd. upon submission of an application which clearly demonstrates that they have met the required criteria. Applications are to be addressed to the ASORC Board. The application will be forwarded to the ASORC Board for consideration, and if approved, endorsement.

Award of ASORC Fellow


The criteria for ASORC Fellow include:

  • Significant involvement in and commitment to the Association at either or both National and State levels and;
  • Continuing professional development in the area of rehabilitation counselling, including further study, attendance at conferences and workshops, writing books, articles or similar publications and;
  • Level of qualifications, training and experience.

The combination of professional development activities and other contributions to the profession, illustrating ongoing involvement and commitment to ASORC, can be used to gain Fellow membership.

Apply through our member portal

A Fellow will be presented with a certificate at the time of acceptance. There is no limit to the total number of Fellows in the Society nor the number of Fellows that can be proclaimed in any single year.

Use of post-nominals

Fellows of the Australian Society of Rehabilitation Counsellors are entitled to use the post-nominal FASRC.

Voting rights and Membership Fees

A Fellow retains all membership rights and privileges, has full voting rights and may serve on the National Board, while a Full Member of ASORC.

Fellows of ASORC

  • David George - Appointed 7 February 2008
  • Jan Nunan - Appointed 23 August 2013
  • Mary Hawkins - Appointed 24 October 2013
  • Michael Iacovino - Appointed 24 October 2014
  • Honorary Prof Elias Mpofu - Appointed 24 October 2014
  • Dr Margaret Black - Appointed 24 October 2014
  • Garry Kent - Appointed 24 October 2014
  • Kelly Alderson - Appointed 8 November 2019
  • Tracey Broughton - Appointed 8 November 2019
  • Prof Anthony Hogan - Appointed 8 November 2019

ASORC Honorary Fellows

An ASORC Honorary Fellow is a title conferred to an ASORC member or non-member by the ASORC Board of Directors, and may be awarded to a person who meets the criteria but who is no longer working within the profession of Rehabilitation Counselling. The title ASORC Honorary Fellow is not a membership category. An ASORC Fellow becomes an ASORC Honorary Fellow if they are no longer a Full member of ASORC.

Voting rights and Membership Fees

An ASORC Honorary Fellow

  1. does not have voting rights
  2. may provide advice / support if requested by the Board
  3. may be involved in sub-committees by invitation from the ASORC Board.

Honorary Fellows of ASORC

  • Jan Collins - Appointed 4 July 2009
  • Catherine Day - Appointed 22 November 2013
  • Kerry Buchecker - Appointed 22 November 2013
  • Emeritus Prof Greg Murphy - Appointed 22 November 2013
  • Michael Millington - Appointed 24 October 2014
  • Georgia Blackwell - Appointed 24 October 2014
  • Assoc Prof James Athanasou - Appointed 8 November 2019
  • Anne Cherry - Appointed 27 November 2020
  • Stephen Hughes - Appointed 26 November 2021