Monthly Archive: September 2019

Results of 2019 NDIS survey

PACFA’s College of Counselling recently conducted a survey of members about experiences with the NDIS. Thank you to all members who took the time to participate in the survey. 346 people participated in the survey indicating a great deal of interest in understanding the opportunities available to PACFA members as NDIS providers, and how to …

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PACFA Annual Report 2019

PACFA has launched it 2019 Annual Report in preparation for the 2019 Annual General Meeting taking place on 5 October. The Annual Report highlights PACFA’s activities, achievements and financial results in the period 1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019. It includes a Message from the PACFA President, Dr Di Stow, a Financial Report from …

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PACFA signs joint Letter to the Prime Minister – ‘Time To Fix Mental Health’

PACFA is one of more than sixty organisations that have signed a Joint Letter to the Prime Minister and the “Time To Fix Mental Health – Charter 2020”. The joint letter and Charter are the initiative of Mental Health Australia (MHA) of which PACFA is a member. The “Time To Fix Mental Health – Charter 2020” …

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World Mental Health Day 10 October

World Mental Health Day, an initiative of the World Federation for Mental Health, occurs annually on 10 October. World Mental Health Day aims to promote global mental health education, awareness and advocacy and to raise public awareness of mental health issues …

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Update on rebates for counselling under Medibank

Following some substantial changes in Medibank’s hospital and extras packages earlier this year, PACFA has received multiple inquiries from members enquiring whether rebates for counselling are still available.

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Survey participants sought for research into the use of video games in therapy

Researchers at Sydney University are seeking participants to complete an online survey exploring clinicians’ and clients’ experiences and attitudes toward the application of “Serious Games” in psychotherapy.

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PACJA is seeking a Social Media Coordinator Volunteer

The Psychotherapy and Counselling Journal of Australia (PACJA), PACFA’s peer-reviewed journal, is looking for a volunteer Social Media Coordinator to help establish and build the journal’s social media presence

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Reminder: Participants sought for research study on depression

PACFA Members are invited to participate in a research project on diagnostic decision making that is being conducted at the Australian National University (ANU). Participants are being sought to complete a short survey by 30 September.

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PACFA Membership Final Renewal Reminder

PACFA  membership is now due for renewal for the 2018/19 financial year. Please complete your renewal by 30 September to avoid your PACFA Membership lapsing.

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PACJA Edition 7 published

Edition 7 of the Psychotherapy and Counselling Journal of Australia (PACJA), PACFA’s online research journal, has been published on the PACJA website. PACJA is an international, open-source, peer-reviewed journal dedicated to publishing original papers of quality.

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