Conference 2012

In October 2012 in Melbourne, PACFA hosted its biennial conference on the theme “What Works? An exploration of effectiveness in counselling and psychotherapy

The keynote speakers were:

  • Professor Robert King PhD, FAPS – What does the evidence tell us about evidence-based practice?
  • Roy Bowden MSW (Hons) MNZAP – Moving beyond ‘self’ and ‘the other’ to discover what works

The other invited speakers were:

  • Dr Jo Beatson – A research-based approach to borderline personality disorder
  • Dr Catherine Hungerford – What works in mental health?
  • Dr Cathy Kezelman – Trauma informed care
  • Dr Cath McGrath – The research evidence of the Conversational Model
  • Christina Nielsen – Holistic counselling and psychotherapy effectiveness
  • Associate Professor Keith Tudor – Transactional Analysis works: The evidence base for Transactional Analysis and the basis of evidence for therapy
  • Dr Michelle Webster – The effectiveness of Emotionally Focused Therapy