Category Archive: Announcements Archive

New Branch Leadership Group members appointed

PACFA is pleased to announce that a number of volunteers have put their hands up to join some of PACFA’s Branch Leadership Groups. This is particularly welcomed during the current environment of the COVID-19 pandemic.  In the coming months, the role of Leadership Groups will be important to ensure PACFA can continue to support members …

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Opportunity to collaborate on a textbook on counselling

Academics from the University of Southern Queensland are producing an open textbook called Issues in counselling. It is being written for Australian counselling students and the editors hope it will be a valuable resource. It will be freely downloadable and have a creative commons licence.    Dr Nathan Beel from USQ, who is co-editing the …

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PACFA National Awards Scheme 2020 launched

PACFA has launched its National Awards Scheme for 2020. We are again offering the PACFA Outstanding Graduate Prize for the most outstanding final year students who graduate from PACFA-accredited counselling or psychotherapy programs. The National Awards Scheme was established in 2016 to recognise the outstanding academic achievements of counselling and psychotherapy graduates in Australia. For …

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PACJA is seeking a Social Media Coordinator Volunteer

The Psychotherapy and Counselling Journal of Australia (PACJA), PACFA’s peer-reviewed journal, is looking for a volunteer Social Media Coordinator to help establish and build the journal’s social media presence

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PACJA Edition 7 published

Edition 7 of the Psychotherapy and Counselling Journal of Australia (PACJA), PACFA’s online research journal, has been published on the PACJA website. PACJA is an international, open-source, peer-reviewed journal dedicated to publishing original papers of quality.

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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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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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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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