Yearly Archive: 2014

PACFA Guidelines for Client Records published

The PACFA Guidelines for Client Records provide good practice guidance for keeping client records for counselling and psychotherapy client work.
Government, professional associations, employers and funding bodies require accurate and appropriate records to be kept of the contact counsellors and psychotherapists have with their…

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Research Forum – Family and Relationship Therapy

PACFA is hosting five Research Forums in 2015 to provide an opportunity for practitioners and academics to discuss implications of the research findings from literature reviews into the effectiveness of therapeutic modalities practised under the banner of PACFA. The literature reviews were commissioned by the PACFA …

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Call for Tenders: Experiential Psychotherapy

The PACFA Research Committee is calling for tenders for a literature review on experiential psychotherapy. Experiential psychotherapy is one of the Sections of PACFA and an explanation of what is covered by experiential psychotherapy can be found at the Experiential therapy page…

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Update on PsychOz

In the October eNews, PACFA announced that it was considering buying the highly respected and successful business, PsychOz Publications, which includes the Psychotherapy in Australia journal and the Human Condition Bookstore.  We saw this as a great opportunity to potentially generate new sources of income to support PACFA’s mission as peak body for the counselling and …

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Overseas volunteering opportunities for counsellors

The Red Cross is seeking applications from professionals with counselling expertise and experience for a volunteer assignment in Cambodia. This could be a valuable opportunity to gain experience in humanitarian and development work, with full support provided by Australian Red Cross. The advertisement for the volunteer role is currently online at the Red Cross website …

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Ethics – New Draft Professional Conduct Procedures

At the 2014 Annual General Meeting, the Chair of Ethics, Dr Elizabeth Riley, presented a Draft Working Document for PACFA’s Professional Conduct Procedures. PACFA’s procedures were out of date and required urgent review.
Council approved the new Professional Conduct Procedures as a Draft Working Document…

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PACFA restructure receives in principle support from PACFA Council

On the weekend of 11–12 October, the PACFA Council met for PACFA’s 2014 Annual General Meeting. Charles Wilson was elected as the new PACFA President and Council farewelled and thanked Professor Ione Lewis for her significant contribution to PACFA as PACFA President over the last four years. One of the key topics for discussion was …

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Update on proposed PACFA restructure

The Working Party established by the PACFA Council to work on the proposed PACFA restructure has released a Discussion Paper and is inviting feedback. If implemented, the restructure will strengthen …

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PACFA Draft Guidelines on Client Records

PACFA has been working on Draft Guidelines for Client Records and these have now been uploaded to the PACFA website for counsellors and psychotherapists to use. Download DRAFT Guidelines on Client Records…

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New Literature Reviews published

PACFA is pleased to announce the publication of another two literature reviews in the series of reviews being produced on the effectiveness of a range of counselling and psychotherapy modalities…

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