Petra Bueskens is a lecturer in Social Sciences at the Australian College of Applied Psychology. Petra has a B.A. (Hons), Grad Dip (Psychotherapy & Counselling), and is undertaking her PhD submission in 2014. She has lectured in Sociology and Gender Studies at Melbourne and Deakin Universities. Since 2009 she has worked as a Psychotherapist in private practice. She is the editor of the Psychotherapy and Counselling Journal of Australia (PACJA) and the founder of PPMD Therapy.