Monthly Archive: July 2019

Joining PACFA is now easier

The Board has decided that where an Applicant for PACFA membership or registration has graduated from a program that is accredited by PACFA, there is no need to provide evidence of the supervised client hours completed during your training.

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Surveying members interested in the new PACFA Indigenous College

PACFA is conducting a short Member Survey to help identify Indigenous members of PACFA, and other members, who might be interested in getting involved in an initiative to start a new PACFA Indigenous College. The Survey will close soon so if you wish to participate, please do so by midday on Friday 9 August. Readers …

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Update on NDIS recognition

PACFA  has received confirmation that Provisional and Clinical Registrants are eligible to be NDIS providers is all States and Territories, subject to completion of government–accredited training. This news has arrived at the CEO’s desk after a lengthy engagement …

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Counsellors and Psychotherapists sought for research studies

PACFA supports the development of the evidence base for counselling and psychotherapy by promoting requests for participants for research studies. PACFA Members and other counsellors and psychotherapists …

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PACFA CEO lobbying Private Health Funds

The PACFA CEO, Maria Brett, has been engaging with a range of private health insurers (PHIs) to identify opportunities to increase private health rebates for services provided by counsellors and psychotherapists. During July, the CEO met with representatives of nine …

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Latest PACJA articles published

The latest articles being published in PACFA’s research journal, the Psychotherapy and Counselling Journal of Australia (PACJA), and now live on the PACJA website. Go to the PACJA website. Two new peer-reviewed articles and two book reviews were published at the PACJA …

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PACFA Webinar recordings

PACFA has a growing range of recorded webinars which can be purchased at the PACFA Portal. The webinar recordings count as Category B CPD for PACFA’s renewal requirements. This is an excellent way to access some very affordable CPD at a time that is convenient for you. The Context of Trauma (1 hour of category …

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Leadership Group Elections 2019

Call for nominations for College and Branch elections PACFA is calling for nominations for the Leadership Group for all PACFA Colleges and Branches. If you would like to nominate for the Leadership Group, please complete and return the Nomination Form to admin@pacfa.org.au by Monday 19 August 2019. There are a maximum of 8 positions on …

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Seeking GST exemption for counsellors and psychotherapists

In July, in my capacity as CEO I wrote to the Treasurer, the Hon Josh Frydenberg, about GST exemption for counsellors and psychotherapists. This letter was prompted by one of our members who contacted me, very concerned that vulnerable clients, some of whom are suicidal, have to start paying GST on their counselling as the …

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Benefits of being a Bupa provider

PACFA Clinical Registrants are eligible to be providers for Bupa, which is one of the two largest private health funds in Australia (the other is Medibank). Some members have expressed concern that it will not be worth their while to become a provider if clients are not covered for counselling in their policies. However, with …

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