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National Disability Practitioners Virtual Conference – NDIS for Allied Health

On Wednesday December 11th, National Disability Practitioners (NDP) is hosting a virtual conference on the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) for allied health practitioners.

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New College of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Healing Practices (CATSIHP)

PACFA is pleased to announce that the PACFA Council has approved the establishment of PACFA’s newest College, the College of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Healing Practices (CATSIHP). The establishment of CATSIHP is a ground-breaking achievement.

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Meet the PACFA CEO

If you are in or near Brisbane on Friday 3 May from 5pm to 7pm, come and meet the PACFA CEO, Maria Brett. Maria will speak at a Queensland Counsellors Association event on “The future of the Counselling and Psychotherapy profession in Australia”. The counselling and psychotherapy profession faces significant challenges as it seeks to …

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PACFA launches 2019 National Awards Scheme

PACFA has launched its National Awards Scheme for 2019. The Awards Scheme was established in order to recognise the outstanding academic achievements of counselling and psychotherapy graduates in Australia. The Outstanding Graduate Prize is awarded to final year students who are graduating from a PACFA-accredited counselling or psychotherapy program. One winner is selected by each …

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Literature Review and Consensus Guidelines on Recovered Memory

PACFA has published new guidelines for practitioners for working with recovered memory together with an accompanying Literature Review.

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PACFA SA officially launched

PACFA’s new South Australia Branch, PACFA SA, was officially launched on 1 July 2017. Applications are now being taken from South Australians interested in joining PACFA. To join, go to the PACFA Portal. Five volunteers have formed a Leaership Group for the Branch: Pat Bradley (Convenor), Patrick Moloney, Alison Kirk, Gia Pyrlis, Bev Pope. The …

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Updated resources on the NDIS available for PACFA Registrants

In 2012 PACFA ran a pilot on the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) aimed at registering PACFA Registrants as service providers with the NDIS. The pilot ran in the Barwon region in Victoria and some PACFA Registrants who applied were approved to become NDIS service providers. Since then, the rollout of the NDIS has continued and …

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Webinar on PACFA Restructure

PACFA has held a webinar for practitioners interested in finding out about the proposal for a new PACFA structure. The webinar covers the key elements of the proposal including individual PACFA membership, new Colleges and Branches, representation of members and Members associations in the new structure and new Board positions…

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Update on PACFA Restructure

The PACFA Restructure Working Party has produced an update document on the work being undertaken to develop a new structure for PACFA. The Update provides a clear and simple overview in Powerpoint format of the progress with the restructure and the recommendations developed by the Working Party in…

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Update on PsychOz

In the October eNews, PACFA announced that it was considering buying the highly respected and successful business, PsychOz Publications, which includes the Psychotherapy in Australia journal and the Human Condition Bookstore.  We saw this as a great opportunity to potentially generate new sources of income to support PACFA’s mission as peak body for the counselling and …

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