Monthly Archive: March 2019

Call for research participants

PACFA is supporting three current research studies. eNews readers are encouraged to consider participating. Research into integrative approaches to counselling Marc De Bruin in undertaking a Master of Counselling research study on integrative approaches to counselling. The researcher is looking to interview (face-to-face in Sippy Downs, QLD, or via Zoom conference) seven to ten degree-qualified …

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New PACJA Editor appointed

PACFA is very pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Rhys Price-Robertson as the new Editor of PACJA, the Psychotherapy and Counselling Journal of Australia. PACFA thanks the outgoing Editor, James Vicars, for his excellent contribution as the PACJA Editor during his tenure. Dr Rhys Price-Robertson completed a PhD in Psychology and a Master of …

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Call for journal articles

PACJA, the Psychotherapy & Counselling Journal of Australia, is an international, peer-reviewed journal which aims to contribute to the evidence-base for counselling and psychotherapy. PACJA publishes theoretical essays, experiential reports, and empirical studies featuring quantitative, qualitative, or mixed-method approaches. PACJA is calling for articles from practitioners, researchers, students and educators for publication. The process is …

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Outcomes from PACFA conference on Working with Trauma

Following on from last month’s announcement that PACFA’s conference on the theme Working with Trauma was a big success, we have collated the feedback from the conference. It’s never easy to please every-one but overall, feedback for the conference was very positive. “Such a fantastic opportunity to see such an array of speakers.”“The inclusive diversity …

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Vision for PACFA’s College of Educators

The Australian College of Counselling and Psychotherapy Educators (ACCAPE) has established new Terms of Reference which set out the vision, mission and objectives for the College. ACCAPE is a College of PACFA which was established in July 2015 to support members who are working in counselling and psychotherapy education and to advance their professional interests. …

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Productivity Commission inquiry into the benefits of improving mental health

PACFA is contributing to an ARCAP submission to the current Productivity Commission inquiry into mental health in the Australian community. The Productivity Commission released terms of reference for an inquiry in November 2018. This is the first inquiry into mental health undertaken by the Productivity Commission and it has been labelled by various mental health …

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Insurance options from Insurance House

PACFA has arranged two very attractive insurance options for members via Insurance House. PACFA Members and members of PACFA Member Associations can access a combined professional indemnity and public liability policy, with a high level of cover, at very affordable rates. There are two options: the PACFA Master Insurance Policy and the Individual Insurance Policy. …

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Meet the PACFA CEO

If you are in or near Brisbane on Friday 3 May from 5pm to 7pm, come and meet the PACFA CEO, Maria Brett. Maria will speak at a Queensland Counsellors Association event on “The future of the Counselling and Psychotherapy profession in Australia”. The counselling and psychotherapy profession faces significant challenges as it seeks to …

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Winners of PACFA Student Awards 2018 announced

PACFA’s Research Committee recently completed assessment of submissions for the Outstanding Student Paper Award (Postgraduate) for 2018. The standard of submitted papers was high and the Committee commended all students who were nominated, and their academic mentors. The winner was Oliver Brooke from Murdoch University’s Master of Counselling program for his study: Porn is acting; …

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PACFA launches 2019 National Awards Scheme

PACFA has launched its National Awards Scheme for 2019. The Awards Scheme was established in order to recognise the outstanding academic achievements of counselling and psychotherapy graduates in Australia. The Outstanding Graduate Prize is awarded to final year students who are graduating from a PACFA-accredited counselling or psychotherapy program. One winner is selected by each …

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