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New RPL Guidelines published for PACFA membership and registration

Following changes to PACFA’s standards with the introduction of the PACFA Training Standards (2018), PACFA has developed new Guidelines for Recognition of Prior Learning. Download the Guidelines for Recognition of Prior Learning. The Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Pathway allows for RPL principles to be applied in limited circumstances, taking into account the requirements of …

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PACFA recruiting a new Policy and Advocacy Manager

PACFA is recruiting a full-time Policy and Advocacy Manager to work closely with the CEO to implement a range of campaigns aimed at increasing professional recognition and employment opportunities for counsellors and psychotherapists. PACFA is in a phase of significant growth and development. This position will support the continuing growth of the organisation nationally but …

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PACFA’s Training Standards changed

At the PACFA Council meeting in April, PACFA adopted new training standards aimed at raising standards for counselling and psychotherapy education in Australia. The PACFA Training Standards (2018) will position PACFA more strongly to seek professional recognition for counsellors and psychotherapists. PACFA has written to training providers that deliver PACFA-accredited training programs to advise them …

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PACFA 2019 Conference: Call for Abstracts

PACFA’s 2019 conference on WORKING WITH TRAUMA takes place in Sydney from 22 to 24 February. For details see the Conference website. The conference will explore key aspects of trauma practice and research with an emphasis on culturally informed approaches to promoting trauma recovery in Australia today. Practitioners and researchers will present on key aspects …

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New literature review on confidentiality and informed consent

PACFA’s Research Committee has published a new literature review titled Confidentiality and informed consent in counselling and psychotherapy: a systematic review. The review was written for PACFA by Associate Professor Andrea Lamont-Mills, Steven Christensen and Lauren Moses from the School of Psychology and Counselling of the University of Southern Queensland. It is intended as a resource for …

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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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PACFA Registrants now recognised by Bupa

PACFA has entered an agreement with Bupa, Australia’s largest private health fund, for recognition of PACFA Registrants to deliver counselling services for Bupa  from 1 July 2018. Both counsellors and psychotherapists who have training that meets Bupa’s requirements may be eligible to deliver Bupa-funded counselling services. Recognition is only available to Clinical Registrants (and some experienced Provisional  Registrants) …

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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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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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