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PACFA Conference 2021 – Safety in therapy: Balancing risk and healing in an uncertain world

PACFA is proud to announce the theme of our next bi annual conference, which will be held in Adelaide form the 30th April to 2nd May 2021: Safety in Therapy: Balancing Risk and healing in an Uncertain World.

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Psychotherapy & Counselling Today launched

Psychotherapy & Counselling Today is a non peer-reviewed professional journal, in printed magazine format, which aims to provide PACFA members and a broader reading audience with stimulating and informative reading on psychotherapy and counselling in Australia.

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Charter 2020 on Mental Health

PACFA has joined of 108 organisations in the mental health and suicide prevention sectors who have joined forces to launch Charter 2020 on mental health, led by Mental Health Australia.

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PACFA Annual Report 2019

PACFA has launched it 2019 Annual Report in preparation for the 2019 Annual General Meeting taking place on 5 October. The Annual Report highlights PACFA’s activities, achievements and financial results in the period 1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019. It includes a Message from the PACFA President, Dr Di Stow, a Financial Report from …

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PACFA signs joint Letter to the Prime Minister – ‘Time To Fix Mental Health’

PACFA is one of more than sixty organisations that have signed a Joint Letter to the Prime Minister and the “Time To Fix Mental Health – Charter 2020”. The joint letter and Charter are the initiative of Mental Health Australia (MHA) of which PACFA is a member. The “Time To Fix Mental Health – Charter 2020” …

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World Mental Health Day 10 October

World Mental Health Day, an initiative of the World Federation for Mental Health, occurs annually on 10 October. World Mental Health Day aims to promote global mental health education, awareness and advocacy and to raise public awareness of mental health issues …

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PACJA Edition 7 published

Edition 7 of the Psychotherapy and Counselling Journal of Australia (PACJA), PACFA’s online research journal, has been published on the PACJA website. PACJA is an international, open-source, peer-reviewed journal dedicated to publishing original papers of quality.

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Psychotherapy Working Party update

On the last Saturday in June, PACFA’s Psychotherapy Working Party met in Sydney to progress work on training pathways for psychotherapy and standards for the formation of psychotherapists. A smaller group was present as we had a few apologies, but the meeting was very productive and positive. Our discussions were informed by the recent consultation …

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PACFA conference going to Adelaide in 2021

PACFA is pleased to announce that the location for our 2021 conference will be Adelaide The date for the conference has been set for 30 April to 2 May 2021. Traditionally, PACFA conferences have taken place in Melbourne and Sydney where large number of our members live. However, as a national organisation, it is important …

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PACFA collaborating on project on Mental Health Work with Seniors

PACFA is collaborating with Fronditha Care who are developing a new training program for the aged care sector aimed at equipping carers with the skills needed to support older people with their mental health. The project has the support of the Department of Education and Training. Ageing is characterised by many losses (losing friends or …

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