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Changes to application requirements for PACFA Accredited Supervisors

At the April Council meeting, the PACFA Council supported a proposal to change the application requirements to become a PACFA Accredited Supervisor.

To be eligible to apply, practitioners must have 5 years of post-qualifying experience and must meet one of the pathways to accreditation as set out in the Accredited Supervisor Requirements.

Previously, the 5 years of post-qualifying experience had to include being listed on the PACFA Register as Clinical Registrants for 3 years. However this failed to recognise the experience of long-standing members of PACFA Member Associations who would be suitable to be supervisors, even though they may not have been on the Register as Clinical Registrants for the required 3 years.

Members of PACFA Member Associations who join the PACFA Register may now apply to be PACFA Accredited Supervisors as long as they have 5 years of post-qualifying experience and have been a member of PACFA Member Association at a level equivalent to PACFA Clinical registration for at least 3 years.

The eligibility requirement for to apply to be a PACFA Accredited Supervisor has now been amended to read:

Before applying to become a PACFA Accredited Supervisor, a practitioner must be listed on the PACFA Register.  Applicants are also required to have a minimum of 5 years post training experience as a qualified psychotherapist or counsellor, with a minimum of 3 years as a PACFA Clinical Registrant or as a member of a PACFA Member Association at an equivalent membership level.

Registration as a PACFA Accredited Supervisor includes listing on the PACFA website. Practitioners searching for a supervisor will be able to find all Accredited Supervisors using the Find a Therapist search function at the PACFA website.

To apply, applicants should review the Accredited Supervisor page at the PACFA website. There is an application fee of $99 (inc. GST) and an annual Register listing fee of $25 (inc. GST). The application fee will increase to $104 (inc GST) from 1 July 2016.