Monthly Archive: March 2018

New literature review on confidentiality and informed consent

PACFA’s Research Committee has published a new literature review titled Confidentiality and informed consent in counselling and psychotherapy: a systematic review. The review was written for PACFA by Associate Professor Andrea Lamont-Mills, Steven Christensen and Lauren Moses from the School of Psychology and Counselling of the University of Southern Queensland. It is intended as a resource for …

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PACFA launches new Guidelines for advertising therapeutic services

PACFA has launched new Guidelines for advertising counselling and psychotherapy services which provide important guidance for Practitioners who are advertising their services. The guidelines are aimed at ensuring that all advertising of therapeutic services is both ethical and legal. Download the Guidelines for advertising counselling and psychotherapy services. The Guidelines: provide guidance on the obligations of Practitioners …

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PACFA Registrants now recognised by Bupa

PACFA has entered an agreement with Bupa, Australia’s largest private health fund, for recognition of PACFA Registrants to deliver counselling services for Bupa  from 1 July 2018. Both counsellors and psychotherapists who have training that meets Bupa’s requirements may be eligible to deliver Bupa-funded counselling services. Recognition is only available to Clinical Registrants (and some experienced Provisional  Registrants) …

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Endorsement Scheme for Supervision Training Programs

Following the launch of PACFA’s Supervision Training Standards 2018, PACFA now has a new endorsement scheme to endorse Supervision Training Programs that meet the requirements of the Supervision Training Standards. Endorsement of a supervision training program by PACFA comes with the following benefits: Endorsement of the training program by PACFA Use of the PACFA endorsement logo …

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PACFA launches new Supervision Training Standards

PACFA has updated its Supervision Training Standards to make the standards more accessible for training providers interested in running supervision training programs. The new standards require supervision training to be 36 hours of training completed over a minimum of three months. Training must include a component of supervised practise as a supervisor and may now include …

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