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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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Mental health sector unites to highlight shortcomings in Fifth National Mental Health Plan

In December, more than 50 mental health sector organisations, including PACFA, wrote a joint letter to the Prime Minister and First Ministers outlining the many shortcomings in the draft Fifth National Mental Health Plan released in October and calling for decisive action. The letter drew attention to the alarming gaps between previous commitments by the …

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Changes to PACFA Affiliate membership category

The PACFA Council has reviewed and updated PACFA’s Affiliate membership category. Details of the updated Affiliate membership category are available at the Affiliate membership page. Previously Affiliate membership was defined as a non-practising membership category. However, as PACFA has no legal basis for restricting who can and cannot practise as a counsellor, Affiliate membership is no …

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Reactivating PACFA membership or registration

PACFA has launched a new process to make it easier for Members and Registrants who have let their membership or registration lapse to come back to PACFA. For details, download the PACFA Reactivation Policy 2016. From time to time, practitioners let their membership or registration lapse, either because they were not able to meet the …

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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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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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Time is running out to register for the 2016 conference

The 2016 conference is taking place in Melbourne from 9 to 11 September 2016 and is jointly hosted by PACFA, SCAPE, CCAA and APECA. Time is running out to register for the conference so go to the conference website to register online. The conference theme, Transformation through Relationship: The Heart and Soul of Therapy, will …

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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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New Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Guidelines

PACFA has updated its Guidelines for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) applications. The new guidelines have been finalised by the Professional Standards Committee and approved by the PACFA Board and are now in use as a Working Document. The PACFA Council will be consulted on the new RPL Guidelines at the AGM in October. Applications …

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Victorian Branch Member Survey

PACFA’s new Victorian Branch, which was officially launched on 1 July 2016, is consulting members to find out their interests, needs and aspirations for the new Victorian Branch. To participate, please click on the Victorian Branch Survey link. The survey takes about five minutes to complete. If you are a Victorian and you either transferred to …

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