Monthly Archive: March 2020

New Branch Leadership Group members appointed

PACFA is pleased to announce that a number of volunteers have put their hands up to join some of PACFA’s Branch Leadership Groups. This is particularly welcomed during the current environment of the COVID-19 pandemic.  In the coming months, the role of Leadership Groups will be important to ensure PACFA can continue to support members …

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Bupa confirms telehealth for counselling services

PACFA members who are registered as providers for Bupa can provide counselling services via telehealth from 1 April.

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Important updates for PACFA members: COVID-19 pandemic response

As PACFA continues to closely monitor the COVID-19 pandemic response, we have written to members today with several important updates.

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Flexible CPD and Supervision arrangements during the COVID-19 pandemic

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, PACFA is supporting practising members to meet the membership renewal requirements by putting in place flexible options for CPD and supervision.

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PACFA’s response to COVID-19

We are living through an extraordinary and challenging time with the unfolding coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. We are all dealing with personal as well as professional challenges during this time.

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Essential services during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic response

PACFA encourages all counsellors and psychotherapists to continue operating as your services are essential for the mental health of the community.

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Opportunity to collaborate on a textbook on counselling

Academics from the University of Southern Queensland are producing an open textbook called Issues in counselling. It is being written for Australian counselling students and the editors hope it will be a valuable resource. It will be freely downloadable and have a creative commons licence.    Dr Nathan Beel from USQ, who is co-editing the …

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Coronavirus – Important information for PACFA members

PACFA has been monitoring the evolving situation in relation to the impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). With the Coronavirus being declared by the World Health Organisation to be a pandemic on March 12th, the unfolding situation is expected to impact on PACFA and on our members. We recognise that many people, including our members, their …

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PACFA National Awards Scheme 2020 launched

PACFA has launched its National Awards Scheme for 2020. We are again offering the PACFA Outstanding Graduate Prize for the most outstanding final year students who graduate from PACFA-accredited counselling or psychotherapy programs. The National Awards Scheme was established in 2016 to recognise the outstanding academic achievements of counselling and psychotherapy graduates in Australia. For …

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Call for articles – Special Issue on Anti-Oppressive Practice in Psychotherapy and Counselling

Practitioners and researchers are encouraged to submit articles for a forthcoming Special Issue of PACJA on “Anti-oppressive practice in psychotherapy and counselling”.

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