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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. The special offer has been secured to support PACFA Members and Registrants to access affordable professional development during the COVID-19 pandemic. PDP offer high quality professional development in counselling and …

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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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Easing of COVID-19 restrictions in Victoria

The announcement on Sunday relating to the easing of restrictions in Victoria extended to some Allied Health professions but not to counselling and psychotherapy. This is extremely disappointing as some very vulnerable clients have been waiting a long time to receive face to face services.

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Vale Dr Kim Dunphy OAM PACFA Honorary Life Member

PACFA has received the very sad news that Dr Kim Dunphy died peacefully on 14 October, with her beloved family at her side, after a long and courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.

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Medibank and ahm offering new benefits for counselling

Medibank and ahm have announced new benefits for counselling which will be available on a wide range of their Extras products from 15 October 2020. 

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PACFA launches new Membership Pathways

PACFA has launched new membership pathways that will make it possible for more diverse practitioners to join PACFA.  Applications are now open for prospective members interested in joining PACFA under the new membership pathways.

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World Mental Health Day October 10 – Look After Your Mental Health, Australia

World Mental Health Day is on Saturday 10 October and this year Mental Health Australia is encouraging everyone to make a promise to “Look after your mental health, Australia.”

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PACFA Response to the NSW Education Legislation Amendment (Parental Rights) Bill 2020

PACFA, in close partnership with the LGBTQI+ Leadership Group, will be making a written submission in response to an Education Legislation Amendment introduced into the NSW Parliament in early August by Mark Latham MLC on behalf of the One Nation Party.

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PACFA Members are invited to participate in the Australian Counselling and Psychotherapy Workforce Survey

PACFA has contacted all our members to encourage participation in an online survey on the Australian counselling and psychotherapy workforce currently being undertaken by the PACFA Research Committee.

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