Category Archive: Announcements

Participants sought for research study into bereaved adolescents

Adolescents who have experienced a death by suicide or other causes may experience short- or long-term problems with their physical, mental or social health, including increased risk of suicidal behaviour. However, little is known of what help bereaved adolescents wish to receive, and if the help that is offered is actually helpful.

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Updated PACFA CPD Policy improves flexibility on CPD

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, PACFA put in place flexible arrangements which allowed members to complete 10 hours of Category B Continuing Professional Development, instead of the usual 5 hours per year. This was so popular with members, PACFA has decided to make it a permanent change to our CPD Policy. Accordingly, from the …

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PACFA welcomes new Ethics Committee Chair

PACFA congratulates Doug Aberle on his recent as appointment as Chair of the PACFA Ethics Committee.

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PACFA CEO stepping down

Maria Brett is stepping down as the PACFA CEO and will leave PACFA in the coming months to pursue new career opportunities. Maria has served PACFA for nearly 10 years. During that time, PACFA has more than doubled in size under Maria’s leadership and the quality and integrity of our work has continuously improved, supported by Maria’s skills and areas …

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New practice resources from the UK

PACFA is an organisational member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). A benefit of our membership is that PACFA members can access the BACP’s practice resources. PACFA has selected a range of resources which are relevant to PACFA members practising within the Australian context. The first 8 BACP resources are available in …

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Call for EOIs: Psychotherapy Leadership Group & Older People Interest Group

PACFA is seeking Expressions of interest for two exciting opportunities to contribute to PACFA’s ongoing support and advocacy for our members and the communities they serve.

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New Guidelines on Supervision and CPD for Relationship Counsellors

To support members of the Australian College of Relationship Counsellors (ACRC) with their professional practice in Relationship Counselling, the ACRC Leadership Group has developed new Guidelines on Supervision and CPD for Relationship Counsellors.

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Special offer on professional development with PDP

PACFA has negotiated a special offer from PDP (Professional Development People) that will give PACFA Members and Registrants access to free and discounted professional development.

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Outcomes from PACFA AGM 2020

PACFA’s Annual General Meeting was held on Saturday 3 October 2020 and we are pleased to announce the meeting outcomes.

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PACFA Annual Report 2020

PACFA’s 2020 Annual Report is now available at the PACFA website. The Annual Report was presented by the PACFA President, Dr Di Stow, and the CEO, Maria Brett, at the recent Annual General Meeting.

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