Category Archive: Announcements

PACFA is launching a new Membership System

PACFA is pleased to announce we are moving to an improved membership system which we will launch to our members in early December. 

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PACFA Life membership awarded to Dr Kim Dunphy

PACFA is pleased to announce that a PACFA Life Membership has been awarded to Dr Kim Dunphy. Kim’s Life Membership is in recognition of the significant contribution she has made to PACFA and to the counselling and psychotherapy profession.

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Outcomes from PACFA AGM and Council meeting

PACFA CEO, Maria Brett, has prepared an outcomes summary of the PACFA 2019 AGM and PACFA Council meeting, which took place on 5 October in Melbourne.

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Grandfathering available for members who have suspended their membership or who are on leave

Grandfathering is now available for PACFA members who have suspended their membership or who are on leave, if they wish to return to PACFA membership but do not meet the requirements of the PACFA Training Standards 2018.

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PACFA Working with Trauma Online Symposium Webinars now available

All webinars from the PACFA Online Symposium on Working with Trauma are now available to purchase. There are 7 hours of webinars, featuring the best presentations from the conference.

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Call for Abstracts – Gambling Harm Conference

The Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation is running a 3-day Gambling Harm Conference in March 2020.The Gambling Harm Conference is Australia’s only conference dedicated to addressing gambling harm in our communities. It brings together a diverse range of local and international speakers and delegates to …

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Heterosexual domestic violence

What’s love got to do with it? What all counsellor’s need to know about heterosexual domestic violence – A College of Counselling Webinar with Dr Cathy Bettman On a Saturday afternoon in late September Dr Cathy Bettman, couples therapist and educator, offered an unapologetically gendered presentation of violence within heterosexual intimate partnerships, the …

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Results of 2019 NDIS survey

PACFA’s College of Counselling recently conducted a survey of members about experiences with the NDIS. Thank you to all members who took the time to participate in the survey. 346 people participated in the survey indicating a great deal of interest in understanding the opportunities available to PACFA members as NDIS providers, and how to …

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Update on rebates for counselling under Medibank

Following some substantial changes in Medibank’s hospital and extras packages earlier this year, PACFA has received multiple inquiries from members enquiring whether rebates for counselling are still available.

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Survey participants sought for research into the use of video games in therapy

Researchers at Sydney University are seeking participants to complete an online survey exploring clinicians’ and clients’ experiences and attitudes toward the application of “Serious Games” in psychotherapy.

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