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Date registered: April 15, 2014

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  1. Psychotherapy & Counselling Today launched — November 26, 2019
  2. PACFA Annual Report 2019 — September 25, 2019
  3. PACFA signs joint Letter to the Prime Minister – ‘Time To Fix Mental Health’ — September 25, 2019
  4. Surveying members interested in the new PACFA Indigenous College — July 31, 2019
  5. PACFA is seeking a psychotherapist for a new consulting role — July 11, 2019

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Results from PACFA Member Survey

Thank you to all members who participated in our 2019 Member Survey. 394 members participated in the Member Survey which is approximately 14.17% of our membership. The survey produced some very useful results and the feedback will inform our responses to member needs, and help us to plan PACFA’s member benefits. We were interested to …

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PACFA launches new Strategic Plan

PACFA has launched a new Strategic Plan for 2019-2022 which sets out PACFA’s goals, aims and objectives in a client-focussed way, reminding us that everything we do is ultimately aimed at better meeting the needs of the clients we serve. The Plan was developed by the PACFA Board with the CEO’s assistance and in consultation …

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Call for research participants

PACFA is supporting two current research studies. eNews readers are encouraged to consider participating. Research into integrative approaches to counselling Marc De Bruin in undertaking a Master of Counselling research study on integrative approaches to counselling. The researcher is looking to interview (face-to-face in Sippy Downs, QLD, or via Zoom conference) seven to ten degree-qualified …

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PACFA publishes Interim definition of psychotherapy

The PACFA Council has approved an Interim Definition of Psychotherapy for PACFA. The Interim Definition was developed by the Leadership Group of the College of Psychotherapy who consulted with psychotherapist members of PACFA in order to finalise the document. Thank you to all those who provided feedback for the consultation process. While not every piece …

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ARCAP Productivity Commission submission

Under the banner of ARCAP, the Australia Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists, PACFA has made a joint submission with the Australian Counselling Association (ACA) to the Productivity Commission’s inquiry into mental health in Australia. Details of the inquiry can be found here. The Productivity Commission Inquiry represents an important opportunity to significantly re-shape mental health …

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PACFA Member Survey

PACFA is surveying members for your feedback on PACFA’s membership benefits. Do you know what benefits you receive with your PACFA membership? Do you value the benefits? What new benefits would you like PACFA to offer? To participate, click on the survey link The survey will take about 10 minutes of your time. All …

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Vision for PACFA’s College of Educators

The Australian College of Counselling and Psychotherapy Educators (ACCAPE) has established new Terms of Reference which set out the vision, mission and objectives for the College. ACCAPE is a College of PACFA which was established in July 2015 to support members who are working in counselling and psychotherapy education and to advance their professional interests. …

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Meet the PACFA CEO

If you are in or near Brisbane on Friday 3 May from 5pm to 7pm, come and meet the PACFA CEO, Maria Brett. Maria will speak at a Queensland Counsellors Association event on “The future of the Counselling and Psychotherapy profession in Australia”. The counselling and psychotherapy profession faces significant challenges as it seeks to …

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PACFA launches 2019 National Awards Scheme

PACFA has launched its National Awards Scheme for 2019. The Awards Scheme was established in order to recognise the outstanding academic achievements of counselling and psychotherapy graduates in Australia. The Outstanding Graduate Prize is awarded to final year students who are graduating from a PACFA-accredited counselling or psychotherapy program. One winner is selected by each …

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PACFA Research Forum: Confidentiality and Informed Consent

PACFA’s Research Committee hosted a very successful webinar in September 2018 exploring the issue of confidentiality and informed consent, the topic of a recent systematic literature review commissioned by PACFA. The forum was a great success, with fifty participants joining us online for stimulating presentations and discussions . The webinar is available for download for …

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