In September 2016 in Melbourne, PACFA, CCAA, SCAPE and APECA hosted a joint conference on the theme, Transformation through Relationship: The Heart and Soul of Therapy, which drew together aspects of integrative, spiritual, and educational practice, transforming the relationship between therapist and client, teacher and student. The encounter of being a therapist or an educator is one of connectedness and deepening; a co-created process that is the heart and soul of therapy.
For all Conference Delegates who attended the 2016 joint conference, you are invited to complete the conference feedback forms.
Speakers’ PowerPoint Presentations
** Please note: Some presenters did not consent to make their presenations available on the PACFA website as this is not always approporaite, depending on the content of the presentation.
Pre-Conference Workshops available for download
Professor Mick Cooper – Working at relational depth
Dr Jennifer Fitzgerald – Attachment theory into practice: An introduction to EFT for Couples
Conference presentations available for download
Dr Mary Ann Rose Bartolo & Dr Flordeliza Posadas – A Psycho-educational Intervention for Youth at Risk
Nathan Beel – Counselling men: An introduction to man-friendly counselling
Dr Cathy Bettman – Paddling in the same direction
Dr Rebecca Gray – From person to patient, and partner to carer: the transitions and transformations of couples affected by chronic illness, and how counsellors can help them.
Dr Melissa Harte – Developing an attuned therapeutic relationship to enhance healing and transformation for those with complex trauma from an Emotion Focused Therapy perspective
Peter Janetzki – A Neuropsychotherapy Approach with Couples
Dr Pól McCann – Clinical Supervision in an Educational Setting: An Unavoidable Tension between Holding and Assessing.
Sue Mullane – Embodying change: The “accompanied solo” as a means for transformation in dance movement therapy
Denis O’Hara & Fiona O’Hara – What Makes Counselling Counselling?: Implications for Professional Identity and Training
Malar Palaiyan – Structured Group Clinical Supervision for School Counsellors in Singapore
Bill Vassiliou – Transformation through Relationships of Trust
Other conference presentations
Iona L. Abrahamson & Hellene T. Demosthenous – On Transformation Through Relationship in Infidelity Counselling and Psychotherapy Research
Dr Judith Ayre – The necessary conditions for transformation through relationship in education
Rosa Bologna – Beyond the client-counsellor relationship: Exploring relational practices with key stakeholders in mental health counselling
Dinah Buchanan – ‘Opening to Grace’ Finding myself through embodied Relationship
Dr Jennifer Fitzgerald – I am human
Kaye Gersch – The Dark Night of the Soul: How might this approach to suffering be relevant to contemporary therapeutic practice?
Michele Hayes – Endings: What Schrodinger’s cat might have to say
Professor Dato’ Dr. See (Susie) Ching Mey – Mind-Body Connection: The Role of Helping Professionals
Dr Marie-Therese Proctor – Conceptualising, designing and implementing ‘transformative’ counselling curriculum: Privileging relationship, relatedness and connection in counsellor training and education.
Dr Paul Whetham – Transformation through faith: “the forgotten factor”