Category Archive: Announcements

PACFA is seeking a psychotherapist for a new consulting role

PACFA is seeking a senior and experienced psychotherapist for a consulting role that will contribute to the future development of the psychotherapy profession in Australia. The Psychotherapy Liaison Consultant will support the work of PACFA’s Psychotherapy Working Party. The Working Party is developing new standards for the formation of psychotherapists and undertaking a range of …

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Surveying members interested in the new PACFA Indigenous College

PACFA is conducting a short Member Survey to help identify Indigenous members of PACFA, and other members, who might be interested in getting involved in an initiative to start a new PACFA Indigenous College. Readers who read the June eNews might have read the article by Gina O’Neill which outlined the proposal for the new …

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New Chair of Professional Standards Committee appointed

The PACFA Board has appointed Dr Kate Briggs as the new Chair of the Professional Standards Committee (PSC). Kate will lead the PSC is its important role developing and advancing PACFA’s Training Standards, developing other policy documents that set standards for counselling and psychotherapy practice, and overseeing the integrity of PACFA’s National Register. Kate has …

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Webinar series on recognition of Indigenous healing practices

The Australian College of Counselling and Psychotherapy Educators (ACCAPE) is hosting a series of six webinars on Recognition of Indigenous Healing Practices in Australia and Aotearoa. ACCAPE was established in July 2015 to promote the development and recognition of counselling and psychotherapy education, advocating for the professional interests and work conditions of educators and academics, …

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Are you interested in becoming a supervisor?

For experienced practitioners who are interested in becoming supervisors, PACFA has endorsed a range of suitable supervision training programs. Go to the PACFA website for the full list of Endorsed Supervision Training Programs. All endorsed supervision training programs meet the requirements PACFA’s Supervision Training Standards which sets out in detail PACFA’s requirements for Supervisor training.  …

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Mental health professionals wanted for study on consumer representatives

Jody McPhee and Dr Brett Scholz from the Australian National University are seeking participants for a research study on consumer representatives. The research study has received Ethics Approval, ANU HREC – protocol number 2019/280. The study, which is titled Perspectives of Mental Health Professionals on Consumer Representatives, is being conducted in order to understand mental …

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Recorded webinar on the PACFA Code of Ethics

Are you familiar with the PACFA Code of Ethics and are you confident applying it in your practice? The best way to really understand the Code of Ethics and how it can impact on your practice is to use it. In this webinar, PACFA’s Ethics Chair, Simone Falvey-Behr, we bring the Code of Ethics to …

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Speakers announced for Online Trauma Symposium

The speakers have  been announced for the Working with Trauma Online Symposium taking place on Friday 20 and Saturday 21 September 2019. The Symposium is an exciting new PACFA event which will include a selection of presentations from PACFA’s 2019 Trauma Conference, in live interactive webinar format, in order to reach a wider audience. This …

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College of Counselling Leadership Group opportunity

Calls for expressions of interest are invited from College of Counselling members who identify as counsellors and have both interest and passion in joining the College Leadership Group. The College of Counselling is the largest PACFA College with more than 1,400 members. The College Leadership Group has a vision to support College members through professional …

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Guest Editor for Psychotherapy & Counselling Today

PACFA is very fortunate to have a new Guest Editor for our forthcoming publication, Psychotherapy & Counselling Today. The Guest Editor is Dr Stephen Andrew, a psychotherapist and former member of PACFA’s Professional Standards Committee. Stephen brings a wealth of experience of the psychotherapy and counselling profession to his new role at PACFA. He has …

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