Category Archive: Announcements

Call for Nominations – Branch Leadership Groups

PACFA is calling for nominations for the Leadership Groups of its five Branches. The closing date for nominations is Sunday 5 February 2017. Leadership Group roles for PACFA Branches are voluntary roles. Leadership Group are responsible for planning the activities of the Branch such as professional development and peer networking and support opportunities. Leadership Groups …

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How to make the most of your Therapist Profile

Have you completed your Therapist Profile? You may be aware that the PACFA website has a ‘Find A Therapist’ search engine which allows all PACFA Registrants to display information about their practice.  This is an important marketing tool that helps members of the public identify who you are and what services you offer. This information …

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Report on PACFA AGM and Council meeting

In October, PACFA held its first Annual General Meeting (AGM) under our new structure. The AGM was a big success thanks to all those who participated. The AGM is the key annual meeting of PACFA’s new Member Congress and all members of PACFA and PACFA Member Associations who meet the PACFA Training Standard are eligible …

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PACFA AGM – 8 October 2016

PACFA’s 2016 Annual General Meeting (AGM) takes place in Melbourne on 8 October from 10.00am to 12.30pm. For details see the Notice of Annual General Meeting. “Eligible Members” may participate and vote in the AGM. Eligible Members are members with voting rights on the Member Congress (as outlined in the PACFA Constitution) by virtue of being: …

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ACCAPE eNews launched

The Australian College of Counselling & Psychotherapy Educators (ACCAPE) has published the first edition of its new eNewsletter. To read about the College’s news and activities, you can download the eNewsletter at the ACCAPE page on the PACFA website. Readers are invited to participate in the College’s first member survey by clicking on the survey link, www.surveymonkey.com/r/MPF866Y. …

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PACJA edition four now published

Edition four of PACJA (Psychotherapy and Counselling Journal of Australia), PACFA’s online journal, has been published at the PACJA website. PACJA is an international, peer-reviewed journal which aims to contribute to the evidence-base for counselling and psychotherapy. PACJA publishes theoretical essays, experiential reports, and empirical studies featuring quantitative, qualitative, or mixed-method approaches. The fourth edition …

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Requirements to register as a WorkCover NSW provider

PACFA Clinical members and other practitioners listed on the PACFA Register at the Clinical level may apply to WorkCover NSW to provide WorkCover services in NSW. In the July eNews PACFA advised that Provisional members and Registrants could also to apply to register with WorkCover NSW, however this was an error. PACFA apologises for this error and for any inconvenience caused. …

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Changes to PACFA Post-nominals

At the April Council meeting, the PACFA Council decided to change the PACFA post-nominal for PACFA Clinical Registrants. Only PACFA Registrants can use a PACFA post-nominal as it describes their registration with PACFA. This benefit is not available to other members of PACFA. The post-nominal helps members of the public to recognise that the practitioner …

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Changes to application requirements for PACFA Accredited Supervisors

At the April Council meeting, the PACFA Council supported a proposal to change the application requirements to become a PACFA Accredited Supervisor. To be eligible to apply, practitioners must have 5 years of post-qualifying experience and must meet one of the pathways to accreditation as set out in the Accredited Supervisor Requirements. Previously, the 5 …

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Call for volunteers for PACFA’s Professional Conduct Panel

PACFA is calling for experienced practitioners with an interest in ethics to join PACFA’s Professional Conduct Panel (PCP), the list of people available to sit on complaint panels. PACFA is interested in building up the number of practitioners on the PCP list so that volunteers would be asked to sit on a Panel no more …

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