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Professional Development Committee

The PACFA Professional Development Committee was formed in 2013 to oversee PACFA’s professional development functions and to build collaboration with Member Associations involved in delivery professional development to their members.

The Committee is made up of representatives of PACFA and Member Associations.

The Committee is committed to improving the range and quality of Professional Development available to practitioners, both through PACFA and through the diverse Member Associations that make up PACFA. The Committee is interested in developing effective, evidence-based Professional Development through traditional delivery modes and the many web-based delivery options available. The Committee has a particular focus on making professional development more accessible to practitioners in regional and remote areas.

Download the Professional Development Committee – Terms of Reference

Committee Chair: Rob Salmon  (PACFA Board)
MCouns, BA (Christian Couns), Clinical Member of CCAA
Email: natpdc@pacfa.org.au

Rob Salmon is well respected for his relational style and multi-faceted abilities in the workplace. After running his own counselling practice for several years, Rob has set up a counselling centre in Southern Adelaide after being at Life Design Counselling for nearly 9 years. Coming from a dysfunctional family of origin, Rob has used his own journey to help develop a greater understanding of the issues facing people today. He has extensive experience working with men in both individual and group settings providing insight and tools for change. Rob also has many hours working with couples in pre-marriage counselling as well as working through a variety of relationship issues. Rob is President of Christian Counsellors Association of Australia (SA) and National Vice President, Treasurer & Website Manager of CCAA. In addition to his role as PACFA Vice President, Rob is Chair of PACFA’s Professional Development Committee.

Committee members
Nathan Beel – QCA
Emma Hodges – CAPAV
Kim Smythe – PACFA Operations Manager
Juliana Triml – CAPA NSW
Carolyn van Dort – MIAA

For enquiries, contact the PD Committee Chair.