Category Archive: Announcements Archive

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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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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Results from PACFA Member Survey

Thank you to all members who participated in our 2019 Member Survey. 394 members participated in the Member Survey which is approximately 14.17% of our membership. The survey produced some very useful results and the feedback will inform our responses to member needs, and help us to plan PACFA’s member benefits. We were interested to …

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Call for research participants

PACFA is supporting two 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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Farewell Prof Denis O’Hara

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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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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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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Vision for PACFA’s College of Educators

The Australian College of Counselling and Psychotherapy Educators (ACCAPE) has established new Terms of Reference which set out the vision, mission and objectives for the College. ACCAPE is a College of PACFA which was established in July 2015 to support members who are working in counselling and psychotherapy education and to advance their professional interests. …

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