The Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia Inc. is a peak body for Member Associations which meet the standards developed by consensus as appropriate for professional practitioners within the disciplines of Counselling and Psychotherapy in the Australian community.
290 Park Street, Fitzroy North, VIC 3068
Tel: +61 (03) 9486 3077
Fax: +61 (03) 9486 3933
PACJA, PACFA’s official e-Journal is calling for articles for the second edition of the journal. Aspiring authors are encouraged to submit articles and new authors have the opportunity to be mentored throughout the submission and publication process.
FEDERAL ELECTION 2013:
PACFA invites you to lobby your federal Member of Parliament to support ARCAP’s campaign for counsellors and psychotherapists to be recognised as providers of Primary Care Counselling services. You can use the lobbying materials prepared by ARCAP
PACFA RENEWAL 2013 - 2014
To download the latest forms click here.
REFORMS TO SELF-EDUCATION EXPENSE DEDUCTIONS
PACFA has written to Treasurer Wayne Swan to raise concerns about the proposed $2000 cap on deductions for self-education expenses.
Click here to view the letter.
SUBMISSION TO GREENS ON RURAL MENTAL HEALTH
PACFA has made a submission to a consultation by The Greens on Improving Mental Health services in Country Australia. The submission highlights the role of counsellors and psychotherapists to address workforce shortages.
The submission is available for download here.
POSTS ON THE NDIS FORUM
Following the release of the Draft NDIS Rules, PACFA made comments on the Draft Rules through posts on the NDIS Forum.
To read PACFA's posts click here.
NEW CODE OF CONDUCT
New Code of Conduct comes into force in South Australia.
For further details click here.
PACFA has made a further submission on the NDIS, this time on the Draft Rules. The NDIS represents a significant opportunity for recognition of counsellors and psychotherapists.
To read the submission, click here.
PACFA COUNSELLING & PSYCHOTHERAPY BROCHURE
PACFA has produced a brochure to help promote counselling and psychotherapy in the community.
For further details click here.
PACFA SUBMISSION TO VETERANS AFFAIRS
PACFA continues to get the attention of government in 2013 with another submission. Our submission to the Department of Veteran’s Affairs seeks recognition of counsellors and psychotherapists to deliver services to DVA clients and their families. To read the submission, click here.
PACFA SUBMISSION ON THE NDIS
PACFA has made a strong submission to the Senate Legislation Committee on the bill for the new National Disability Insurance Scheme. This represents a significant opportunity for PACFA and for counsellors and psychotherapists. To read the submission, click here.
SUBMISSION TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND AGEING
PACFA has made a submission to DoHA’s Natural Therapy Review, arguing that research evidence supports the inclusion of psychotherapy counselling and hypnotherapy as services to be covered by the government’s rebate on private health insurance. To read the submission, click here
PACFA is pleased to announce the publication of a new Literature Review on the effectiveness of psychodynamic psychotherapy.
To read the publication please click here.
SUBMISSION TO THE AUSTRALIAN COMPETITION AND CONSUMER COMMISSION
PACFA has made a submission to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission to highlight the way in which the practices of private health funds are disadvantaging Counsellors and Psychotherapists and their clients.
To read the submission, click here
SUBMISSION TO PRIVATE HEALTH FUNDS
PACFA has made a formal submission to 8 Private Health Funds requesting rebates for Counselling and Psychotherapy.
To read the submission, click here or download the Media Release.
ACCREDITED SUPERVISOR APPLICATIONS OPEN
Applications are now being taken from suitably experienced practitioners for listing on the PACFA Register as Accredited Supervisors.
Click here for details.
LIST OF PACFA ACCREDITED SUPERVISORS
PACFA STRATEGIC PLAN 2012-2015
To read the Strategic Plan please click here.
MENTAL HEALTH PRACTICE FRAMEWORK PROJECT
In May PACFA made a submission to the Discussion Paper on this important new mental health initiative. Click here to download.
RESEARCH SEED GRANTS
Applications are open for researchers to apply to PACFA for Research Seed Grants of up to $4000. Click here to find out more.
MENTAL HEALTH TRAINING COURSE
PACFA’s Mental Health Practitioner Training Enrolments are now open. The training is being delivered in partnership with the University of Canberra. Click here for further information.
To read the ARCAP Constitution and FAQ's please click here.
MENTAL HEALTH PRACTITIONER APPLICATIONS OPEN
The specialist category of Mental Health Practitioner on the PACFA Register has now commenced operation.
Click here for further information.