Maria

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Date registered: April 15, 2014

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  1. Call for contributions to Psychotherapy & Counselling Today  — June 26, 2020
  2. Advocating for Higher Education reform  — June 26, 2020
  3. PACFA membership renewals open — June 19, 2020
  4. Special offer for PACFA Registrants subscribing to Coviu — May 1, 2020
  5. Member photos now available in Find a Therapist — April 24, 2020

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Call for contributions to Psychotherapy & Counselling Today 

Psychotherapy & Counselling Today, PACFA’s newly established psychotherapy and counselling journal, is seeking contributions for its next edition. 

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Advocating for Higher Education reform 

The PACFA CEO has written to the Education Minister, the Hon Dan Tehan, to express our concerns about the Government’s proposed Higher Education Reform Package.   The proposed reforms would see a huge increase in the cost of education programs in counselling and psychotherapy. If implemented, this would have a devastating impact on the counselling and psychotherapy profession as our training would become prohibitively expensive.   The Higher …

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PACFA membership renewals open

PACFA membership renewals are now open. PACFA members will need to complete the renewal process online at the new PACFA Portal.   While the official renewal date is 30 June, all members have a grace period of 1 month – until 31 July – to renew.  To prepare for a smooth renewal process, we would like to remind all members to first login …

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Special offer for PACFA Registrants subscribing to Coviu

PACFA has negotiated a special offer for PACFA Registrants to access the Coviu platform for telehealth services. Coviu is an Australian-designed, web-based platform for telehealth. It is purpose-built to support the Australian Healthcare Industry’s transition to telehealth.  For information about Coviu and the special offer, see the attached flyer. All Registrants who are moving to …

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Member photos now available in Find a Therapist

Practising members can now display a photo on their Therapist Profiles. This is a great new feature that we have launched in order to improve the PACFA ‘Find a Therapist’ search engine for members. If you have already uploaded a profile photo to your iMIS profile, this is now visible when people search for you …

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Participants sought for research study into body-based interventions after sexual assault

Somatic therapists and psychotherapists are currently being sought to participate in Masters research study exploring the somatic or body-based interventions therapists use when treating women who have been sexually assaulted and experienced an immobility response at the time of the sexual assault. Participation is completely voluntary and confidential. To learn more, please go to: https://www.pacfa.org.au/supporting-research-studies/ The deadline …

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Editor appointed to Psychotherapy & Counselling Today

PACFA has appointed Dr Stephen Andrew as the Editor of Psychotherapy & Counselling Today. Congratulations Stephen! Stephen was the Guest Editor of the inaugural edition of the journal. The first edition was very well received by readers.

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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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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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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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