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Literature Review and Consensus Guidelines on Recovered Memory

PACFA has published new guidelines for practitioners for working with recovered memory together with an accompanying Literature Review.

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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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PACFA Launches Professional Conduct Procedures 2017

PACFA has launched its new Professional Conduct Procedures 2017 which establishes PACFA’s framework for the management of Grievances, Complaints and Appeals about alleged ethical breaches by PACFA Members or Registrants.

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Winners of PACFA Student Awards announced

Outstanding Student Paper winners POSTGRADUATE STUDENT AWARD The PACFA Research Committee has selected Adam Birch from the Master of Counselling program at Murdoch University (PACFA-accredited) as the recipient of the Postgraduate Student Paper Award for his minor thesis on “The relationship between suicide prevention training and student counsellor self-efficacy”. Congratulations to Adam. We note the …

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PACFA launches NDIS resources

When the NDIS was first launched, PACFA was actively involved in consultation processes about the design of the scheme. We also ran a pilot in Victoria to establish the eligibility of PACFA Registrants to be providers for the NDIS. At that time, PACFA produced a package of resources to help PACFA Registrants apply to be providers. …

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PACFA launches new Code of Ethics

PACFA is pleased to announce the launch of the new PACFA Code of Ethics 2017. PACFA Members and Registrants, including Practitioners, Affiliates, Students, Educators, Trainers and Researchers are required to work to the PACFA Code of Ethics 2017 and all are encouraged to read and reflect on the new Code. Key concepts like “do no harm”, …

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PACFA President makes Marriage Equality Statement

The impact of marriage equality and marriage denial on the health of LGBTIQ people:
A statement from Dr Di Stow President of Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA).

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College of Educators launches new membership pathway

The Australian College of Counselling and Psychotherapy Educators (ACCAPE) has launched a new pathway for College membership. Under the new pathway, leaders and researchers in the counselling and psychotherapy education field, who have undertaken a different type of training from the PACFA Training Standards, will be eligible for Academic membership of PACFA and of the College. …

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PACFA submission to Government Inquiry – 1800 RESPECT Service

PACFA has made a submission to the Inquiry into the Delivery of National Outcome 4 of the National Plan to Reduce Violence Against Women and Their Children. Download the PACFA Submission. The Inquiry is aimed at ensuring services meet the needs of women and their children who are experiencing violence, insofar as Outcome 4 is given effect …

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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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