Category Archive: Announcements

PACFA Webinar recordings

PACFA has added to its online library of recorded webinars which can be purchased at the PACFA Portal. The webinar recordings count as Category B CPD for PACFA’s renewal requirements. The latest addition is the second Keynote Speaker from the sold out 2019 conference Working with Trauma. This follows on from the recording of the …

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Call for research participants

PACFA is supporting a research study on mindfulness. Practitioners who use mindfulness-based interventions are encouraged to participate. Mindfulness research study Rebecca McCabe from the Australian College of Applied Psychology is seeking participants for a research study investigating counsellors’ experiences of the use of everyday mindfulness practices for clients who are depressed and anxious. The results …

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Farewell Prof Denis O’Hara and Welcome Dr Zoë Krupka

Farewell Professor Denis O’Hara and thank you so much At the Council meeting on Sunday 14 April we farewelled Professor Denis O’Hara. Denis has been our Professional Standards Committee (PSC) Chair since 2015, having been introduced to the idea of working on a PACFA Committee by Andrew Little. Denis’ outstanding achievement as PSC Chair is …

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Federal Election 2019

PACFA has prepared an Election Statement for the forthcoming federal election. The statement is aimed at raising the profile of counselling and psychotherapy during the election campaign and includes eight key actions the incoming Federal Government should take to improve access to counselling and psychotherapy services nationally. PACFA calls for parties and candidates in the …

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PACFA Webinar recordings

PACFA has added to its online library of recorded webinars which can be purchased at the PACFA Portal. The webinar recordings count as Category B CPD for PACFA’s renewal requirements. One of the new additions is the first Keynote Speaker from the sold out 2019 conference Working with Trauma. There are also new webinar recordings …

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Instructions for PACFA renewals 2019

PACFA membership renewals will open on 31 May this year. Registered PACFA members and Registrants belonging to Member Associations will be sent an email with a link to complete their renewal online at the Counselling and Psychotherapy Portal. The due date for renewals is 30 June but PACFA gives members until 31 July to complete …

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Changes to the PACFA team

PACFA is delighted to announce changes to the PACFA team. Nilu De Alwis is currently acting in the role of Membership Team Leader. Nilu has been with PACFA for 8 years so she has substantial experience of PACFA’s membership and registration requirements. The need for a Membership Team Leader has emerged as PACFA has grown. …

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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  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PACFASurvey2019 The survey will take about 10 minutes of your time. All …

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Call for research participants

PACFA is supporting three 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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Call for journal articles

PACJA, the Psychotherapy & Counselling Journal of Australia, is an international, peer-reviewed journal which aims to contribute to the evidence-base for counselling and psychotherapy. PACJA publishes theoretical essays, experiential reports, and empirical studies featuring quantitative, qualitative, or mixed-method approaches. PACJA is calling for articles from practitioners, researchers, students and educators for publication. The process is …

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