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Queensland Counsellors Association to form new PACFA Branch

QCA voted on the weekend to commence work to become part of PACFA. QCA members will transfer to individual PACFA membership and form the new Queensland Branch of PACFA.

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Minister for Health announces new mental health initiatives

On Wednesday 14 August, Health Minister Greg Hunt addressed the National Press Club in Canberra in a speech which focused on the Morrison Government’s long-term vision for improved mental health.

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NDIS Survey for PACFA College of Counselling

The Leadership Group of PACFA’s College of Counselling is conducting a survey to seek the input of members into planning PACFA’s response to the NDIS. The recognition of the vital role of counsellors, supporting people with…

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Joining PACFA is now easier

The Board has decided that where an Applicant for PACFA membership or registration has graduated from a program that is accredited by PACFA, there is no need to provide evidence of the supervised client hours completed during your training.

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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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Update on NDIS recognition

PACFA  has received confirmation that Provisional and Clinical Registrants are eligible to be NDIS providers is all States and Territories, subject to completion of government–accredited training. This news has arrived at the CEO’s desk after a lengthy engagement …

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Counsellors and Psychotherapists sought for research studies

PACFA supports the development of the evidence base for counselling and psychotherapy by promoting requests for participants for research studies. PACFA Members and other counsellors and psychotherapists …

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PACFA CEO lobbying Private Health Funds

The PACFA CEO, Maria Brett, has been engaging with a range of private health insurers (PHIs) to identify opportunities to increase private health rebates for services provided by counsellors and psychotherapists. During July, the CEO met with representatives of nine …

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Latest PACJA articles published

The latest articles being published in PACFA’s research journal, the Psychotherapy and Counselling Journal of Australia (PACJA), and now live on the PACJA website. Go to the PACJA website. Two new peer-reviewed articles and two book reviews were published at the PACJA …

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PACFA Webinar recordings

PACFA has a growing range of recorded webinars which can be purchased at the PACFA Portal. The webinar recordings count as Category B CPD for PACFA’s renewal requirements. This is an excellent way to access some very affordable CPD at a time that is convenient for you. The Context of Trauma (1 hour of category …

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