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Professional Standards Committee

From 2014, PACFA is trialling a new Professional Standards Committee which combines the Training Standards Committee and the Register Committee.  This is consistent with the development of PACFA and the recognition that there are significant overlaps between Training Standards and the Register and the need to improve the effectiveness of these committees.

The Professional Standards Committee will provide strategic oversight of all activities relating to the PACFA’s Training Standards and the PACFA National Register.

Download the Professional Standards Committee – Terms of Reference

Committee Chair: Dr Kate Briggs
Dr Kate Briggs is a Lacanian psychoanalyst who has worked as a clinical specialist in publicly funded counselling services and consulted widely in the field of social welfare. Kate has been a lecturer in psychology, womens’ studies, and counselling & psychotherapy since 2003 and was awarded a Teaching Excellence Award by ACAP in 2010. Her research interests include complex care teams, contemporary critical practice, psychoanalytic feminism and how the work of invention informs clinical work. She has published on sublimation and symptom formation and contributed to Notes on the Child, A collection of essays on contemporary Lacanian child and adolescent clinical practice. Kate is a PACFA Accredited Supervisor, Mental Health Practitioner and Clinical Registrant, and a member of the Lacan Circle of Melbourne.

Committee members:
Dr Ebi Cocodia
Dr Jelena Želeskov Đorić
Patricia Bradley
Toni Neil
Nathan Beel

For enquiries about the Professional Standards Committee, please contact the Chair.