Category Archive: Announcements

Applications for Interim Counsellor status with NSW Victims Services

PACFA has been advised by NSW Victims Services that the application process to become an Approved Counsellor with Victims Services is currently taking up to 12 months. PACFA members who are eligible to become Approved Counsellors and who have existing clients with Victims Support Packages may wish to consider applying for Interim Counsellor status. Approval …

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Minister for Health announces new mental health initiatives

On Wednesday 14 August, Health Minister Greg Hunt addressed the National Press Club in Canberra in a speech which focused on the Morrison Government’s long-term vision for improved mental health.

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NDIS Survey for PACFA College of Counselling

The Leadership Group of PACFA’s College of Counselling is conducting a survey to seek the input of members into planning PACFA’s response to the NDIS. The recognition of the vital role of counsellors, supporting people with…

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Joining PACFA is now easier

The Board has decided that where an Applicant for PACFA membership or registration has graduated from a program that is accredited by PACFA, there is no need to provide evidence of the supervised client hours completed during your training.

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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. The Survey will close soon so if you wish to participate, please do so by midday on Friday 9 August. Readers …

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Counsellors and Psychotherapists sought for research studies

PACFA supports the development of the evidence base for counselling and psychotherapy by promoting requests for participants for research studies. PACFA Members and other counsellors and psychotherapists …

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PACFA Webinar recordings

PACFA has a growing range of recorded webinars which can be purchased at the PACFA Portal. The webinar recordings count as Category B CPD for PACFA’s renewal requirements. This is an excellent way to access some very affordable CPD at a time that is convenient for you. The Context of Trauma (1 hour of category …

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Leadership Group Elections 2019

Call for nominations for College and Branch elections PACFA is calling for nominations for the Leadership Group for all PACFA Colleges and Branches. If you would like to nominate for the Leadership Group, please complete and return the Nomination Form to admin@pacfa.org.au by Monday 19 August 2019. There are a maximum of 8 positions on …

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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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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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