PACFA is lobbying for recognition of counselling and psychotherapy by federal and state governments. The aims of our lobbying efforts are to:
- Gain recognition of counsellors and psychotherapists as an important part of Australia’s mental health workforce
- Obtain Medicare numbers for suitably qualified and experienced counsellors and psychotherapists
- Obtain recognition by other government departments and agencies such as Veterans Affairs, Educations Departments, Human Services Departments, Transport Accident Commissions and Workcover agencies in each state
- Create employment opportunities for counsellors and psychotherapists
PACFA has formed a partnership through ARCAP, The Australian Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists, to lobby government at the federal level. In 2014, this campaign will focus on seeking Medicare numbers for counsellors and psychotherapists.
In November 2013, PACFA launched a fundraising campaign to raise fund to support our campaign for government recognition. If you would like to make a donation, please go to the Make a Donation Page.