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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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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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