Category Archive: Announcements

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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PACFA recruiting a Professional Development Administrator

PACFA is currently a recruiting a Professional Development Administrator. This is a new position created to support growth in PACFA’s Professional Development activities. The position is 3 days per week and is initially a 6-month fixed term position. Subject to funding, it is expected the position will then continue as a permanent position with a …

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New insurance offers from Insurance House

PACFA has arranged a new insurance package, at very affordable rates, with Insurance House, a national insurance broker specialising in professional indemnity insurance. While PACFA does not endorse any particular insurance company, PACFA has arranged this package so that members can have access to affordable insurance. It is, however, the practitioner’s responsibility to arrange your …

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Applications open for individual membership of PACFA

On 23 December, PACFA officially launched its new individual membership categories and applications have now opened for individual membership of PACFA. For details see the PACFA Membership page. This is a significant development for PACFA which will make it easier for practitioners, educators, students and others to be part of the PACFA community. Applications can …

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PACFA Strategic Plan 2016-2018 launched

PACFA has launched a new Strategic Plan for 2016 to 2018. The Plan sets out an ambitious but achievable plan to advance PACFA’s mission in the next three years. The Strategic Plan was developed by the PACFA Board in Consultation with the PACFA Council and was finalised at the recent PACFA Annual General Meeting. PACFA’s …

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