Monthly Archive: May 2019

Introducing PACFA’s new Evidence-Informed Practice Statement

The Research Committee is pleased to present to members PACFA’s new ‘Evidence-Informed Practice Statement’. This has been developed by the Committee over several months, building on the previous Committee’s work in crafting an earlier statement. This new document acknowledges the earlier investment in a clear statement of a position for PACFA, and the members of …

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PACFA President elected to IAC Board

PACFA President, Dr Di Stow, has been elected to the Board of the International Association for Counselling (IAC). The IAC is an International Non-Governmental Association (NGO) with United Nations consultative status (ECOSOC, WHO, UNESCO, and ILO). Since 1966, the IAC has worked to advance the development of counselling through practice, education, research, and advocacy initiatives. …

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College of Counselling Leadership Group opportunity

Calls for expressions of interest are invited from College of Counselling members who identify as counsellors and have both interest and passion in joining the College Leadership Group. The College of Counselling is the largest PACFA College with more than 1,400 members. The College Leadership Group has a vision to support College members through professional …

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Indigenous representation within PACFA

Nga mihi mahana Gina O’Neill On Sunday 14th April, PACFA held the PACFA Council meeting in Sydney. I was invited to present a conversation about Indigenous representation within PACFA. A timely presentation as a conversation had already been seeded at the trauma conference earlier in the year. As a Maori Indigenous woman born in Aotearoa …

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Guest Editor for Psychotherapy & Counselling Today

PACFA is very fortunate to have a new Guest Editor for our forthcoming publication, Psychotherapy & Counselling Today. The Guest Editor is Dr Stephen Andrew, a psychotherapist and former member of PACFA’s Professional Standards Committee. Stephen brings a wealth of experience of the psychotherapy and counselling profession to his new role at PACFA. He has …

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Results from PACFA Member Survey

Thank you to all members who participated in our 2019 Member Survey. 394 members participated in the Member Survey which is approximately 14.17% of our membership. The survey produced some very useful results and the feedback will inform our responses to member needs, and help us to plan PACFA’s member benefits. We were interested to …

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PACFA Webinar recordings

PACFA has added to its online library of recorded webinars which can be purchased at the PACFA Portal. The webinar recordings count as Category B CPD for PACFA’s renewal requirements. The latest addition is the second Keynote Speaker, Dr Graham Gee, from the sold-out 2019 conference Working with Trauma. This follows on from the recording …

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PACFA launches new Strategic Plan

PACFA has launched a new Strategic Plan for 2019-2022 which sets out PACFA’s goals, aims and objectives in a client-focussed way, reminding us that everything we do is ultimately aimed at better meeting the needs of the clients we serve. The Plan was developed by the PACFA Board with the CEO’s assistance and in consultation …

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Call for research participants

PACFA is supporting two 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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Farewell Prof Denis O’Hara

Farewell Professor Denis O’Hara and thank you so much At the Council meeting on Sunday 14 April we farewelled Professor Denis O’Hara. Denis has been our Professional Standards Committee (PSC) Chair since 2015, having been introduced to the idea of working on a PACFA Committee by Andrew Little. Denis’ outstanding achievement as PSC Chair is …

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