2019 Conference


The Conference Theme for the PACFA 2019 Conference was: Working with Trauma

The three streams explored at the conference were:

  1. Emerging Research and Practice
  2. Perspectives from Therapists, Clients and Others
  3. Working with Specific Populations

For practitioners interested in the proceedings from the very successful Conference which took place from 23-24 February 2019, some of the speaker presentations below are ready for download. The full list will be updated soon.

** Please note: Due to privacy issues some presentations are not available


Dr Gávi Ansara  Kink-Affirmative Trauma Therapy: Supporting People in BDSM/Kink Relationships & Communities
Dr Justine Campbell 
Vicarious Trauma in Emergency Services Staff working with Offenders
Jessie Chung 
Reconnecting : Working with families after disclosures of sibling sexual abuse
Biliana Dearly
Restoring the Wholeness of Being
Kylie Ellison The Power of Play to Heal: Play Therapy with Children
Dr Graham Gee
Working Therapeutically with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People in the Area of Healing and Recovery from Trauma
Vicki Halik
Intergenerational Effects of the Holocaust: The Role of Sound in the Recovery Process 
Ravi Iyer  
The Interface Between Trauma & Gambling: New Research
Mehak Khandeparkar
Drumming: A powerful intervention aiding creative self-expression & social connectedness 
Sophie Lea
Supportive Spaces: Designing the therapy room for adolescents experiencing trauma
Narelle L McKenzie
Keeping the Body in Mind – A Radix Somatic Psychotherapy Approach to Working with Trauma
Dr Elizabeth Riley
Trans Adolescents Trauma Bullies, Blades & Barricades
Radhika Santhanam-Martin Post-trauma Reconstruction With Refugee Families: Is There A Role Of Institutions?
Rena Shein
Art therapy within an Indigenous Community Navigating a path between
Miriam Taylor The Context of Trauma
Dr Kitty Vivekananda
Lessons about Trauma Informed Care for People with complex needs