Category Archive: Latest News

Changes to PACFA’s Supervision Training Standards and Accredited Supervisor requirements

PACFA is very pleased to announce our Supervision Training Standards and the requirements to become a PACFA Accredited Supervisor have been updated. Effective from 23 September, supervision training no longer has to be 50% “in person”.

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Emeritus Professor Judy Atkinson awarded PACFA Life Membership

The PACFA Board has awarded a PACFA Life Membership to Emeritus Professor Judy Atkinson in acknowledgement of her outstanding service to the psychotherapy profession through your work as an Educator and practitioner in the field of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Healing Practices.

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PACFA calls for Counselling and Psychotherapy Professional Pathways in Higher Education Funding Reforms

PACFA has made a submission in response to the Senate Inquiry into the Job-Ready Graduates Higher Education Reform Package to raise serious concerns regarding the impact of funding reforms in the current draft legislation on the Counselling and Psychotherapy profession.

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PACFA Member Update: Victoria’s Coronavirus (COVID-19) Roadmap to Reopening

As Victoria begins to gradually ease restrictions under the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Roadmap to Reopening, PACFA would like to thank our Victorian members for your dedication, patience and ongoing commitment to the health and well-being of your communities.

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PACFA responds to Higher Education Reforms

PACFA has made a submission in response to the Australian Government’s Job-Ready Graduates Package draft legislation, to voice our serious concerns about the potential impact of the proposed higher education funding reforms on the future of Australia’s mental health workforce.

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Call for Contributions to Psychotherapy and Counselling Today and PACJA Special Issue on COVID-19

Contributions are being sought for the next edition of Psychotherapy & Counselling Today, PACFA’s newly established psychotherapy and counselling journal and a special edition of PACJA, “Psychotherapy and counselling during and after COVID-19: Practical, political, philosophical, and cultural considerations”.

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ARCAP raises concerns over MBS-funded services and the COVID-19 pandemic response with Minister for Health

Earlier this month, PACFA and the ACA wrote to Minister Hunt to raise concerns regarding recommendations to provide MBS access to health coaches.

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Latest Update: Overview of Restrictions in Victoria

If you are located in Melbourne, you can continue to provide counselling and psychotherapy services as they are essential services. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) information indicates that counsellors and psychotherapists who are employed in counselling or psychotherapy roles or who are in private practice

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PACFA Advocacy Update: Recognition of Counsellors and Psychotherapists in the Mental Health Workforce

While this year has brought many challenges, it has also presented great opportunity for PACFA to make significant progress towards our most important advocacy priority: increasing national recognition of the skills and qualifications of our members.

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PACFA provides input to the development of Adult Mental Health Centres 

PACFA recently participated in a national consultation process on the development of eight Adult Mental Health Centres across Australia.

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