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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How to make the most of your Therapist Profile

Have you completed your Therapist Profile? You may be aware that the PACFA website has a ‘Find A Therapist’ search engine which allows all PACFA Registrants to display information about their practice.  This is an important marketing tool that helps members of the public identify who you are and what services you offer. This information …

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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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PACFA AGM – 8 October 2016

PACFA’s 2016 Annual General Meeting (AGM) takes place in Melbourne on 8 October from 10.00am to 12.30pm. For details see the Notice of Annual General Meeting. “Eligible Members” may participate and vote in the AGM. Eligible Members are members with voting rights on the Member Congress (as outlined in the PACFA Constitution) by virtue of being: …

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ACCAPE eNews launched

The Australian College of Counselling & Psychotherapy Educators (ACCAPE) has published the first edition of its new eNewsletter. To read about the College’s news and activities, you can download the eNewsletter at the ACCAPE page on the PACFA website. Readers are invited to participate in the College’s first member survey by clicking on the survey link, www.surveymonkey.com/r/MPF866Y. …

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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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