Category Archive: Media Releases

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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Letter to the Editor

PACFA has sent a Letter to the Editor of the Sydney Morning Herald in response to their article “It’s a disaster’: how couples’ therapy can make family violence worse” (28/6/17). There is a lack of understanding that counselling and psychotherapy is a self-regulating profession. Whenever we get the opportunity, PACFA seeks to address this by providing …

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Response to discussion of Margaret Court’s opinions on marriage equality

In response to media coverage of the recent opinions expressed by Margaret Court about LGBTI people, the Research Committee of the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA) expresses our concerns about the deleterious effect on the wellbeing of LGBTI people and their families of what is, substantively, hate speech (the attack on a group …

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Private health cover needed for counselling and psychotherapy

The Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA) has joined with the Australian Counselling Association (ACA) to request eight of the major private health funds to provide better private health cover for counselling and psychotherapy. PACFA and ACA, as peak bodies for the counselling and…

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ARCAP Media Release

The Australian Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (ARCAP) has been officially launched with a new website, www.arcapregister.com.au. Simon Clarke, Director of ARCAP said “this is a historic achievement for counselling and psychotherapy in Australia as the ARCAP provides a single national register of …

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Media release on World Congress for Psychotherapy

Major International Award for Indigenous Mental Health Professionals A major international award for contributions to the field of psychotherapy will be presented to a group of outstanding Australian Indigenous mental health professionals at the…

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