Yearly Archive: 2020

PACFA Advocacy Update: Recognition of Counsellors and Psychotherapists in the Mental Health Workforce

While this year has brought many challenges, it has also presented great opportunity for PACFA to make significant progress towards our most important advocacy priority: increasing national recognition of the skills and qualifications of our members.

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PACFA provides input to the development of Adult Mental Health Centres 

PACFA recently participated in a national consultation process on the development of eight Adult Mental Health Centres across Australia.

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New edition of PACJA offers the latest in research and opinion

PACFA is delighted to announce the release of the latest edition of the Psychotherapy and Counselling Journal of Australia (PACJA).

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Recognising LGBTQI+ communities in the National Mental Health Pandemic Response Plan

The PACFA LGBTQI+ Leadership Group recently made a brief policy submission to the National Mental Health Commission (NMHC), raising concerns over the treatment of LGBTQI+ people with lived experience in the National Mental Health and Wellbeing Pandemic Response Plan 2020.

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A message to our Victorian community from the PACFA CEO

As greater Melbourne and the Mitchell Shire moved into lockdown for the second time on 9 July, the lives of around 5 million Victorians changed overnight. CEO Maria Brett reiterates PACFA’s support for our Victorian members, their families and communities.

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PACFA Clinical Registrants eligible to be providers for St Luke’s and Phoenix Health Funds

PACFA today announced the good news that all Clinical Registrants who are providers for Police Health and Emergency Services Health are also eligible to be providers for St Lukes Health.  

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Seeking Expressions of Interest: PACFA West Leadership Group

PACFA West Branch is seeking new members to join their vibrant and creative Leadership Group. If you are a member of PACFA, live in Western Australia and hold either a Provisional, Clinical or Academic membership of PACFA, you are warmly invited to submit an Expression of Interest.

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PACFA’s latest initiatives to support supervision during COVID-19

This month PACFA has expanded our supervision support for members during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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Call for Contributions –  PACJA Special Issue on COVID-19 

Contributions are being sought for a special edition of PACJA, “Psychotherapy and counselling during and after COVID-19: Practical, political, philosophical, and cultural considerations”.  

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New flexible supervision arrangements for PACFA members facing hardship as a result of COVID-19

As part of PACFA’s continuing support for our members during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, PACFA has made an important change to the flexible supervision arrangements introduced in March this year.    

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