PACFA launches new CPD Policy

At the PACFA Council meeting in April, changes to PACFA’s CPD Policy were approved. The new Policy, which is effective from 1 July 2017, is simpler and will be easier for Members and Registrants to follow. There are now fewer categories of CPD and the CPD is counted in hours, not points. For the forthcoming …

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Literature review on the evidence for the effectiveness of experiential psychotherapies

PACFA is pleased to announce the publication of the latest literature review in the series of reviews being produced on the effectiveness of a range of counselling and psychotherapy modalities.  The literature reviews have been funded by a philanthropic grant from an anonymous donor. The review, titled Literature review on the evidence for the effectiveness …

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National Awards Scheme launched

PACFA has developed a new National Awards Scheme which was officially launched on 16 March. The scheme gives students and graduates from institutions that run PACFA-accredited courses the opportunity to be recognised for their outstanding achievements. All students undertaking courses that are accredited by PACFA are eligible to participate in the Awards Scheme. A full …

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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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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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