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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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Calling for Expressions of Interest: PACFA Interest Group on Processswork Psychotherapy

PACFA is calling for Expressions of Interest for a proposed new Interest Group on Processwork Psychotherapy.

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Call for articles: Contribute to the next edition of Psychotherapy & Counselling Today 

PACFA is currently seeking articles from practitioners, academics and students for the second edition of our new peer-reviewed journal, Psychotherapy & Counselling Today. 

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Update on COVID-19 restrictions in Victoria – Roadmap to Reopening

With the easing of restrictions in Victoria, Third Step restrictions now apply throughout regional Victoria and Second Step restrictions apply in metropolitan Melbourne.

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