Category Archive: Announcements

Are you interested in becoming a supervisor?

For experienced practitioners who are interested in becoming supervisors, PACFA has endorsed a range of suitable supervision training programs. Go to the PACFA website for the full list of Endorsed Supervision Training Programs. All endorsed supervision training programs meet the requirements PACFA’s Supervision Training Standards which sets out in detail PACFA’s requirements for Supervisor training.  …

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Mental health professionals wanted for study on consumer representatives

Jody McPhee and Dr Brett Scholz from the Australian National University are seeking participants for a research study on consumer representatives. The research study has received Ethics Approval, ANU HREC – protocol number 2019/280. The study, which is titled Perspectives of Mental Health Professionals on Consumer Representatives, is being conducted in order to understand mental …

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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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College of Counselling Leadership Group opportunity

Calls for expressions of interest are invited from College of Counselling members who identify as counsellors and have both interest and passion in joining the College Leadership Group. The College of Counselling is the largest PACFA College with more than 1,400 members. The College Leadership Group has a vision to support College members through professional …

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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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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, Dr Graham Gee, from the sold-out 2019 conference Working with Trauma. This follows on from the recording …

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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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