THE SCIENCE OF HELPING
MONIQUE Shipp is a woman with a mission – to help others.
Through her counselling work and as the chief executive of the Bawurra Foundation, an organisation dedicated to the preservation and sharing of cultural knowledge by working with elders in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, she has managed to make a difference in her community.
“I strongly believe my experience and qualifications obtained at Australian College of Applied Psychology (ACAP) have been a strong asset to my current role and pivotal in being able to understand people, how they think, feel and behave in the workplace,” she said.
“The knowledge allows me to be a stronger leader.”
After graduating Year 12, she began volunteering and was fascinated by the scientific methodology that can be applied to helping those in need. So she jumped straight into a Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours) with ACAP. Established in 1983, ACAP is a national leader in applied psychology education. ACAP has campuses across Australia in Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney and courses can be undertaken online.
“ACAP provided me with the knowledge and ability to identify the different complexities of the human condition,” she said.
“I can understand a person on a psychological scientific level which gives me the confidence to interpret the thoughts, feelings and behaviour of those around me.
“In my personal life, I have applied what I learned at ACAP and gained a deeper understanding of myself and the people in my life.”
Since completing her Bachelor degree, she has applied for a Masters in Clinical Psychology at ACAP, looking to further her knowledge and continue her mission.
“Overall, my aspiration is to become a registered psychologist and to be able to improve the quality of life for others with a scientific based approach,” she said.
“ACAP provided me with the knowledge and ability to identify the different complexities of the human condition.” Monique Shipp