Category Archive: Latest News

PACFA Advocacy Update June 2020

As the restrictions in place under Australia’s pandemic response slowly begin to ease, PACFA is continuing to advocate for greater recognition of the training, skills and experience of our members.

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Opportunity to participate in free 2020 Suicide Prevention Summit, 16-17 May

Mental Health Academy have partnered with Lifeline Australia, the leading national charity and provider of crisis support and suicide prevention services for help seekers in Australia, to coordinate the 2020 Suicide Prevention Summit.

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Update for PACFA Members: Rebates for Private Health Funds

New information is now available on the PACFA website for members interested in becoming providers, or who are already providers, for Bupa and Police and Emergency Services Health funds.

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New COVID-19 Resources now available on the PACFA Website

PACFA has recently added a range of useful information and resources to the PACFA Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information page .

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Update for PACFA members on the National Mental Health Commission’s Vision 2030 Blueprint

Earlier this year, the National Mental Health Commission (NMHC) released a draft report on a major project, Vision 2030: Blueprint for Mental Health and Suicide Prevention.

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Report from the PACFA President

The April 2020 Report from the PACFA President to the PACFA Council has is now available on the PACFA website as a way to keep members informed of our recent activities.

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Message from the PACFA President

PACFA President Dr Di Stow has recorded a message for all PACFA members about our COVID-19 response. The PACFA Office and Board, and the many volunteers who contribute to our mission, are working hard to implement PACFA’s COVID-19 response plan.

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PACFA Advocacy Update

PACFA would like to thank and acknowledge all our members who have contacted us calling for greater recognition and inclusion of Counsellors and Psychotherapists in the Australia Government‘s response to COVID-19, including through the Medicare Benefits Scheme.

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New PACFA Member Only Resources now available

PACFA is continuing to develop resources for members to assist you with your response to the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19). As part of our support for members, we are continually adding resources to our new Members Only Resources page.

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Editor appointed to Psychotherapy & Counselling Today

PACFA has appointed Dr Stephen Andrew as the Editor of Psychotherapy & Counselling Today. Congratulations Stephen! Stephen was the Guest Editor of the inaugural edition of the journal. The first edition was very well received by readers.

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