Fellow Membership

This grade of membership 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.

Full members may apply 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 National Secretary. The application will be forwarded to the National Council for consideration, and if approved, endorsement.

The criteria for Fellow Member include:

  • Significant involvement in and commitment to the Society 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 fellowship points.

Download details of how to accrue accreditation points, and download the application form.

A Fellow will be presented with a certificate bearing the signature of the president of the Society (or a nominee) 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.

Membership Entitlements:

  • Australian Journal of Rehabilitation Counselling - 2 per year (subscription price $150 per year)
  • ASORC ® Core Competencies of Rehabilitation Counselling Booklet
  • ASORC ® Code of Ethics Booklet
  • Ambassador Membership Card - offers access to reduced rates for a range of dining, accommodation, goods and services
  • ASORC ® Membership Certificate
  • Use of post-nominal FASRC
  • Member rates for ASORC ® PD activities
  • Member rates for ASORC ® Biennial Conference
  • Regular Newsletters/updates
  • Web access

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 Council. Fellows are required to pay an annual membership fee.

Current Fellows of ASORC ®:

David George Appointed 7 February 2008
Jan Collins Appointed 4 July 2009
Jan Nunan Appointed 23 August 2013
Mary Hawkins Appointed 24 October 2013
Catherine Day Appointed 22 November 2013
Kerry Buchecker Appointed 22 November 2013
EmeritusProf Greg Murphy Appointed 22 November 2013
Michael Iacovino Appointed 24 October 2014
Georgia Blackwell Appointed 24 October 2014
Elias Mpofu Appointed 24 October 2014
Margaret Black Appointed 24 October 2014
Garry Kent Appointed 24 October 2014
Dr Michael Millington Appointed 13 November 2015

Profile on Fellow member Emeritus Professor Greg Murphy:

Professor Gregory Murphy, PhD, is one of Australia’s leading academic applied psychologists. Acknowledges nationally for his expertise in Workers’ Compensation rehabilitation, he has an international reputation for his research into vocational achievement following the suffering of a traumatic spinal cord injury. Nationally, he is a member of numerous expert committees at state and federal-government levels pertaining to rehabilitation outcomes achieved following work-related injury and motor-vehicle accidents. Internationally, he has published over 150 scientific papers on applied psychology and rehabilitation, and was one of four (world-wide) invited Vocational Rehabilitation discussants of “Research into the next decade” at the most recent combined scientific meeting of the American Spinal Injury Association/International Spinal Cord Injury Society. He has been accorded Visiting Staff-member status at such prestigious overseas universities and hospitals as John Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia, the Duke of Cornwall Spinal Unity in Salisbury, U.K. and the Swiss Paraplegic Centre in Notwill, Switzerland.

Within Latrobe, Greg has held a series of leadership roles, from Course Coordinator to Head of School. Since joining Latrobe as a Senior Lecturer in 1990, Greg has been promoted to Associate Professor and then to Professor. For eight years he was Course Coordinator of the School of Public Health’s Bachelor of Health Sciences program, within which he developed the Rehabilitation Counselling major (as a feeder to the School’s successful Post-Graduate Master’s Coursework program in Rehabilitation Counselling). For five years he was Course Coordinator of the School’s professional doctorate program (Dr of Public Health). As an applied researcher, Greg has a long history of close involvement and executive positions in national professional societies and associations. He was an inaugural member of the Department of Veterans’’ Affairs Technical Advisory Committee (Rehabilitation), to which he has been re-appointed three times over the past decade, and is a former National President of the Australian Association for Cognitive and Behaviour Therapy. He is a Fellow of ASORC and an appointed member of the Australian Psychological Society’s Medicare Appeals Committee, which oversee the eligibility of professional psychologists applying to be paid at specialist rates under the Medicare system. Earlier this year he was appointed Chair of the Scientific Committee to oversee the conduct of the Department of Veterans Affairs’ long-term health outcomes study (2016-2018).

As he moves to retirement from paid employment, Greg is well placed to continue to contribute to the university by way of supervision of HD(R) students and of students on professional placement as well as assisting with course development and accreditation of courses in applied psychology and rehabilitation. His extensive industry and professional-association experience makes him well placed to assist the university in a variety of matters that regularly arise as the university seeks to better engage with industry partners relevant to health and rehabilitation research or service delivery.