PACFA
PACFA

PACFA is a national peak body for counsellors and psychotherapists in Australia. We set standards for training and ethical practice, support practitioners, and promote the the practice of counselling and psychotherapy.

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Counsellors & Psychotherapists
Counsellors & Psychotherapists

Registered counsellors and psychotherapists meet professional training standards and provide high quality services to the community. Suitably qualified and experienced practitioners can apply online for PACFA registration.

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Counselling & Psychotherapy
Counselling & Psychotherapy

PACFA is a valuable mental health resource for the community. We run a Register of qualified practitioners and provide information on counselling and psychotherapy.

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Advocacy
Advocacy

PACFA advocates for recognition of counsellors and psychotherapists and better access to counselling and psychotherapy services for the Australian community.

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Practitioner Resources
Practitioner Resources

PACFA provides a wide range of resources for practitioners, including training and ethical standards, practice guidelines and access to insurance. Practitioners and students can find out about counselling and psychotherapy training programs accredited by PACFA.

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Training and Professional Development
Training and Professional Development

PACFA provides quality Continuing Professional Development opportunities for practitioners to help develop their clinical knowledge and skills in counselling and psychotherapy practice.

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Research
Research

PACFA’s research agenda aims to build the evidence-base for the effectiveness of counselling and psychotherapy. PACFA’s research outputs are valuable resources for practitioners and also support PACFA’s advocacy activities.

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Welcome to PACFA

The Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia is a national peak body for counsellors and psychotherapists and for professional associations in the counselling and psychotherapy field in Australia. Our mission is to represent the profession to communities and government, and to develop the evidence-base relating to the art and practice of counselling and psychotherapy.

PACFA promotes the development of the practice of counselling and psychotherapy, and respects and supports the diversity of approaches within the profession. PACFA provides a united forum for counsellors and psychotherapists, and for counselling and psychotherapy associations, to foster professional identity for practitioners, support research and training, and ensure public accountability to consumers, the public and government.

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The Psychotherapy and Counselling Journal of Australia (PACJA) is an international, peer-reviewed journal which aims to contribute to the evidence-base for counselling and psychotherapy.

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PACJA Edition Five published

Edition 5 of PACJA (Psychotherapy and Counselling Journal of Australia), PACFA’s online research journal, has been published at the PACJA website. PACJA is an international, open-source, peer-reviewed journal dedicated to publishing original papers of quality. The journal offers immediate access to practice, theory, and research articles, and is a valuable resource for practitioners, researchers, educators …

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Call for nominations for College Leadership Groups

PACFA is calling for nominations for the Leadership Group of the following PACFA Colleges: Australian College of Relationship Counsellors NOMINATION FORM Australian College of Counselling and Psychotherapy Educators NOMINATION FORM College of Counselling NOMINATION FORM College of Psychotherapy NOMINATION FORM Somatic Psychotherapy modality of the College of Psychotherapy NOMINATION FORM All PACFA Provisional and Clinical …

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