Answered By: Kristie Jones (Brisbane)
Last Updated: 17 Nov 2017     Views: 1931

Readings from AIPC and the Zur Institute should be referenced as web pages, rather than journal articles. This is because the source consulted is a web page.

AIPC should be referenced in full in the reference list. If you are including multiple in-text references, you would include the author in full the first time with an abbreviation directly afterwards. You may then use the abbreviation. See section 2.7.3 of the APA Referencing Guidelines for an explanation of how to do this.


Examples of how to reference the readings are below in the APA referencing style:


Australian Institute of Professional Counsellors. (2010). The role of boundaries in counselling. Retrieved from  


Nickel, M. B. (2004). Professional boundaries: The dilemma of dual & multiple relationships in rural clinical

        practice. Counseling and Clinical Psychology Journal, 1(1), 17–22. Retrieved from





Zur, O. (2004). To cross or not to cross: Do boundaries in therapy protect or harm? Retrieved from

Comments (10)

  1. For the Zur Referencing, isn't that a journal article? I found it and it says it is a journal article that has been put onto that website. So shouldn't it be referenced as a journal article retrieved from a website?
    by Rochelle on 12 Apr 2017.
  2. This is a good question. The rule of thumb is to always reference the source you actually used. Yes, the Zur reading was originally an article published in a journal. If you were to find the article in the journal, you would reference this as a journal article. As it has been posted onto a website and that is the source you are using, you would reference this as a web page. I hope this clarifies things.
    by Kristie Jones (Brisbane) on 13 Apr 2017.
  3. Shouldn't the title of the articles be in italics.
    Note that the way that these articles are referenced in the case study assignment readings is a little bit different to these ... this makes it confusing as I don't know which one to follow.
    I would like to submit my assignment tomorrow but am a bit confused by these differences.
    Also could you please cover how to reference a youtube video as the FAQ answer here doesn't cover an example where there is an author. I am wished to reference a video by Zur that appears on YouTube.

    Many thanks
    by Ariane on 21 Sep 2017.
  4. Hi Ariane,

    As the source you are consulting is a web page, the titles are not in italics. This FAQ covers how to reference a YouTube video:
    by Kristie Jones (Brisbane) on 23 Sep 2017.
  5. I use the inbuilt referencing system, which is set to APA sixth edition in Windows 7 is this OK?
    by Dahlia on 25 Sep 2017.
  6. Hi Dahlia,
    It's fine to use any referencing tool. However, there might be some slight variations to our guide. Always check your reference against the APA referencing guide and manually correct any variations that come up.
    by Kristie Jones (Brisbane) on 25 Sep 2017.
  7. How do I reference a code of ethics in text if I'm using it as an example to illustrate how the therapist's behaviour conflicts a specific guidline. Do I need to include the page number or section of the document?
    by Jacqui on 18 Oct 2017.
  8. Hi Jacqui,
    When referencing in-text using APA referencing style, you only need to include a page number for direct quotes. If your source doesn't have page numbers, you can include the paragraph number instead. There are examples of how to do this on page 14 of the APA referencing guidelines.
    by Kristie Jones (Brisbane) on 19 Oct 2017.
  9. Good Morning,

    When referencing the Zur Institute for in-text citation are we to put in the (Zur O., 2015) or (Zur O., Ph. D, 2015) this is a little confusing? And is it required to add the date we retrieved the information when we are referencing web pages?
    by Kiara on 18 Feb 2018.
  10. Hi Kiara,
    In-text citations should include the author's last name and year. So an in-text citation for the Zur Institute would be: (Zur, 2015). A retrieval date is included in the full reference for websites when the information is likely to change.
    by Kristie Jones (Brisbane) on 19 Feb 2018.

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