Category Archive: Announcements

PACFA Launches new accreditation scheme for specialist courses

PACFA has launched a new accreditation scheme to accredit specialist courses in counselling and psychotherapy. Training providers can now apply to have their specialist courses assessed and accredited by PACFA.  The accreditation process involves rigorous, independent assessment of specialist courses and leads to the designation of ‘PACFA Accredited Specialist Course’. The development of the new …

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PACFA LGBTIQ position Statement updated

The PACFA Council has approved updates to PACFA’s Position Statement on therapeutic support for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ) people and their families. The updated Position Statement is available for download. The Statement was initially developed in 2014 by members of the Research Committee as a response to concerns raised that a …

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PACJA Edition Six published

PACFA is pleased to announce the sixth volume of PACJA, developed by incoming editor, Dr James Vicars, with the support of our authors, reviewers and PACFA’s Research Committee. We also offer grateful thanks to Dr Jillian Lynch for her contribution as Assistant Editor from March 2016, followed by her editorship of Volume 5 in 2017. …

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2018 Annual Report

PACFA has published its 2018 Annual Report at the PACFA website. The Annual Report covers the period 1 June 2017 to 30 June 2018 and includes a Message from the President, Dr Di Stow, an overview of PACFA’s activities in the reporting period, a membership profile, and information about our Colleges, Branches and Member Associations. …

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PACFA launches new Guidelines for advertising therapeutic services

PACFA has launched new Guidelines for advertising counselling and psychotherapy services which provide important guidance for Practitioners who are advertising their services. The guidelines are aimed at ensuring that all advertising of therapeutic services is both ethical and legal. Download the Guidelines for advertising counselling and psychotherapy services. The Guidelines: provide guidance on the obligations of Practitioners who …

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Endorsement Scheme for Supervision Training Programs

Following the launch of PACFA’s Supervision Training Standards 2018, PACFA now has a new endorsement scheme to endorse Supervision Training Programs that meet the requirements of the Supervision Training Standards. Endorsement of a supervision training program by PACFA comes with the following benefits: Endorsement of the training program by PACFA Use of the PACFA endorsement logo …

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PACFA launches new Supervision Training Standards

PACFA has updated its Supervision Training Standards to make the standards more accessible for training providers interested in running supervision training programs. The new standards require supervision training to be 36 hours of training completed over a minimum of three months. Training must include a component of supervised practise as a supervisor and may now include …

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Course Accreditation Adviser

PACFA is seeking a Course Accreditation Adviser to support the Education Program Accreditation Committee to deliver PACFA’s course accreditation scheme.

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A Tribute to the Life of Juliana Triml

Our colleague, Juliana Triml passed away suddenly in her flat on Saturday 9th September, aged 69. Juliana has been a faithful and proactive member of CAPA/PACFA ever since the inception of CAPA all those years ago. She will be remembered as one of the stalwarts of our profession in Sydney and we pay tribute to …

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Call for expressions of interest for PACJA roles

Call for new PACJA Editor PACFA’s online journal, PACJA (Psychotherapy and Counselling Journal of Australia), is searching for a new Editor. PACJA is an international, peer-reviewed journal which aims to contribute to the evidence-base for counselling and psychotherapy. The journal publishes theoretical essays, experiential reports, and empirical studies featuring quantitative, qualitative, or mixed-method approaches. PACJA …

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