Monthly Archive: February 2019

Call for articles for Psychotherapy & Counselling Today

PACFA is calling for articles for our new professional magazine, Psychotherapy & Counselling Today, which will be launched in 2019. We are seeking feature articles, book reviews, reflections on practice, and articles for regular columns on ethics and training and education. Psychotherapy & Counselling Today will be a non peer-reviewed professional journal, in magazine format, …

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iMIS implementation underway

Later this year the member experience at PACFA will change! PACFA is in the process of implementing a new integrated Member Portal and website. The system is called iMIS and it will be a powerful tool for PACFA to understand our members and their engagement with PACFA in order to improve our communications, professional development …

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PACFA Research Forum: Confidentiality and Informed Consent

PACFA’s Research Committee hosted a very successful webinar in September 2018 exploring the issue of confidentiality and informed consent, the topic of a recent systematic literature review commissioned by PACFA. The forum was a great success, with fifty participants joining us online for stimulating presentations and discussions . The webinar is available for download for …

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Working With Trauma – Online Symposium

This year’s conference on WORKING WITH TRAUMAis a sell out. Only 320 places were available and with another 45 people still on the waiting list, PACFA has decided to open up some of the conference presentations to a wider audience. PACFA will hold an Online Symposium on 20 and 21 September 2019 which will include …

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Mental Health Reference Group Report– Recognition opportunity

In 2018, PACFA submitted to a major review of the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS). PACFA President, Dr Di Stow, was invited by Health Minister Greg Hunt to participate in the Mental Health Reference Group which was established to focus on changes required to Medicare-funded mental health services, including the Better Access Initiative (BAI). The MHRG …

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New Online Therapy course launching in April

PACFA is developing a new course highlighting the importance of providing online therapy services in an ethical manner. As practitioners increasingly move towards delivering counselling or psychotherapy using online technologies, it is important that they undertake professional development to ensure they are not only competent to work in this manner, but are also trained in …

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Register Audit taking place and new Audit Guidelines published

PACFA is currently conducting an audit of membership and registration renewals based on the new PACFA Register Audit Guidelines which were published recently. PACFA requires all Registrants to participate in an audit process to ensure their membership or registration renewal is completed correctly. This helps ensure the integrity of the PACFA Register. Registrants are not …

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Progress Report on Psychotherapy Working Party

The Chair of PACFA’s Psychotherapy Working Party, Dr Alison Strasser, has produced a progress report to update members on the work of the Working Party. Go to the Psychotherapy Working Party page to read the progress report. The Working Party was established by the PACFA Board to to consider the future of psychotherapy as a …

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