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Insurance options from Insurance House

PACFA has arranged two very attractive insurance options for members via Insurance House. PACFA Members and members of PACFA Member Associations can access a combined professional indemnity and public liability policy, with a high level of cover, at very affordable rates. There are two options: the PACFA Master Insurance Policy and the Individual Insurance Policy. …

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Meet the PACFA CEO

If you are in or near Brisbane on Friday 3 May from 5pm to 7pm, come and meet the PACFA CEO, Maria Brett. Maria will speak at a Queensland Counsellors Association event on “The future of the Counselling and Psychotherapy profession in Australia”. The counselling and psychotherapy profession faces significant challenges as it seeks to …

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Winners of PACFA Student Awards 2018 announced

PACFA’s Research Committee recently completed assessment of submissions for the Outstanding Student Paper Award (Postgraduate) for 2018. The standard of submitted papers was high and the Committee commended all students who were nominated, and their academic mentors. The winner was Oliver Brooke from Murdoch University’s Master of Counselling program for his study: Porn is acting; …

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PACFA launches 2019 National Awards Scheme

PACFA has launched it National Awards Scheme for 2019. The Awards Scheme was established in order to recognise the outstanding academic achievements of counselling and psychotherapy graduates in Australia. The Outstanding Graduate Prize is awarded to final year students who are graduating from a PACFA-accredited counselling or psychotherapy program. One winner is selected by each …

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Call for articles for Psychotherapy & Counselling Today

PACFA is calling for articles for our new professional magazine, Psychotherapy & Counselling Today, which will be launched in 2019. We are seeking feature articles, book reviews, reflections on practice, and articles for regular columns on ethics and training and education. Psychotherapy & Counselling Today will be a non peer-reviewed professional journal, in magazine format, …

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iMIS implementation underway

Later this year the member experience at PACFA will change! PACFA is in the process of implementing a new integrated Member Portal and website. The system is called iMIS and it will be a powerful tool for PACFA to understand our members and their engagement with PACFA in order to improve our communications, professional development …

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PACFA Research Forum: Confidentiality and Informed Consent

PACFA’s Research Committee hosted a very successful webinar in September 2018 exploring the issue of confidentiality and informed consent, the topic of a recent systematic literature review commissioned by PACFA. The forum was a great success, with fifty participants joining us online for stimulating presentations and discussions . The webinar is available for download for …

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Working With Trauma – Online Symposium

This year’s conference on WORKING WITH TRAUMAis a sell out. Only 320 places were available and with another 45 people still on the waiting list, PACFA has decided to open up some of the conference presentations to a wider audience. PACFA will hold an Online Symposium on 20 and 21 September 2019 which will include …

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Mental Health Reference Group Report– Recognition opportunity

In 2018, PACFA submitted to a major review of the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS). PACFA President, Dr Di Stow, was invited by Health Minister Greg Hunt to participate in the Mental Health Reference Group which was established to focus on changes required to Medicare-funded mental health services, including the Better Access Initiative (BAI). The MHRG …

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New Online Therapy course launching in April

PACFA is developing a new course highlighting the importance of providing online therapy services in an ethical manner. As practitioners increasingly move towards delivering counselling or psychotherapy using online technologies, it is important that they undertake professional development to ensure they are not only competent to work in this manner, but are also trained in …

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