Understanding relationships through different lenses

PACFA West Branch

Relationships – Understanding relationships through different lenses

7 - 9 October


Dryandra Woodland Village, Dryandra WA


This is a residential retreat style PD with simple accommodation in the Dryandra woodland nature conservation area, 2 hours south of Perth.  This special event offers opportunities for shared learnings and networking with peers.  

Topics will include: 

  • Family Constellations
  • Mediation: Reviewing, reforming, resetting, resolving relationships
  • LGBTQIA Relationships

    A drumming/sound event around a fire or inside if appropriate on Saturday evening.
    There is a guided nocturnal tour of Barna Mia fauna sanctuary is an option that is available (not included in fee).  Home to some of WA’s threatened native animals, this is an opportunity to experience these animals in their natural environment.

ALL WELCOME AND PLACES ARE LIMITED – book now and catch the Early Bird before 9th of September – maximum of 25 people

Registration at Dryandra from 5pm Friday 7th October
Shared meal 6pm. Evening session begins at 7pm
Depart 2pm on Sunday 9th October

Meals provided:
Breakfast x2
Lunch x 2
Dinner x 1
Tea & Coffee
Participants are invited to bring something to share for the first evening meal on Friday 7th October at 6pm


Dr Ian Percy 
MSW PhD is a therapist, supervisor, trainer and published author in narrative and mindfulness approaches.  He is an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker.  Ian teaches professional development courses in counselling and psychotherapy for social service agencies, universities and private organisations.  He has specialised in training colleagues in Narrative Therapy since 1997.  Ian has given workshops and papers at state, nation and global conferences and has taught internationally in various countries including Bhutan.  He was a plenary Speaker on spiritualities at the 8th International Conference on Social Work in Health and Mental Health held in Singapore and an invited presenter at the 2017 Re-Authoring Teaching gathering in Vermont, USA.
Ian has received two university awards for academic excellence. As well, he has studied and practiced various forms of meditation, including mindfulness approaches for 46 years.  His PhD thesis researched similarities in approaches to therapeutic mindfulness in Australia and Bhutan.

Lutz Pamberger 
completed his psychology degree in Germany before training with the Gestalt Centre Berlin, the Gestalt Therapy Institute of Los Angeles and in Family Constellations Therapy as developed by Bert Hellinger, with the Human Systems Institute, Portland (USA)

Lutz works with individuals and couples and offers clinical supervision in private practice in Albany.  He lectured in counselling at the University of Notre Dame in Australia for 4 years, spend 10 years as a counsellor, supervisor and manager with a Perth non-profit community organisation and worked with disabled and mentally ill people in Germany for over 10 years.  His main theoretical frameworks are Gestalt Therapy and Systemic Constellations.

Chris Phillips
Chris Phillips has been a lawyer for some decades and for the last 15 years a mediator practising privately in mediation across a wide range of dispute arenas but especially in family law. He maintains a focus where he can on helping the parties achieve lasting best interests especially for children but for all stakeholders involved. He is a Sessional Chair of the Legal Aid WA alternative dispute resolution process and has worked as a senior mediator for the Family Relationships Centre in Bunbury and supervising mediator for the Bunbury Community Legal Centre Mediation Service[before it dissolved] and supervising mediator for private mediators.

Leonard Martin
Leonard holds a Graduate Diploma in Analytic Psychotherapy. He is currently employed at Simply Helping: an approved NDIS registered provider as a Psychosocial Recovery Coach and is also self employed as a Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist.
He has been a Faculty and Board member of the Churchill Clinic teaching classes to students about the theory and practice of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy. He currently facilitates a monthly reading group for the association Psychodynamic Practitioners.

Members (early bird) $500
Members (regular) $550

Students $380
Non-Members $600

This event counts as 9 hours of Category A CPD for PACFA's membership renewal requirements             

7/10/2022 5:00 PM - 9/10/2022 2:00 PM
W. Australia Standard Time
Dryandra Woodland Village Tomingley Rd Dryandra, WA 6311 AUSTRALIA
Online registration not available.

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