Research Forum: Evidence for the Effectiveness of Experiential Psychotherapies

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1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Gerald Room, Wollaston Conference Centre

Evidence for the Effectiveness of Experiential Psychotherapies

PACFA is hosting a national Research Forum on the Effectiveness of Experiential Psychotherapies. This forum is the third Research Forum for 2017 and will focus on the findings of the PACFA Literature Review by Dr Ben Mullings. The Panel includes Ms Sally Pamberger, who will chair the forum, Dr Ben Mullings, Dr Ione Lewis, chair of the PACFA Research Committee and Dr Scott Brandreth as a practitioner representative. There will be opportunities for interactive discussions with Panel members and a question and answer session.

Venue: This Research Forum will no longer have the option of physical attendance. You are welcome to attend online, via Zoom web conferencing

Registration: Free
This event will count as 2.5 hours Category B CPD for PACFA renewal requirements for those who attend online.

Refreshments will be provided

Please Register via the PACFA Portal

Dr Ben Mullings is a Counselling Psychologist who works in private practice and lectures at the University of Notre Dame in Fremantle. His long-standing interest in the need for evidence-based reform led him to found the Australian Mental Health Party – the world’s first political party dedicated to mental health and well-being. His research interests also include psychotherapy process and the use of technology by therapists.

Dr Ione Lewis has been involved in undergraduate and postgraduate counselling, psychotherapy and supervision education, and supervision of higher degree research students for 20 years, as well as practicing as a psychotherapist and supervisor for over 26 years. Currently Ione is Director of QA Higher Education, an educational consultancy, and is in private practice as a Clinical Social Worker and Psychotherapist. Ione is an active researcher in PACFA’s contribution to the profession, professional identity, the relationship between sexual health and violence, gender, evaluation of women’s health services, supervision and consumer participation in research. She is a member of PACFA and AASW and Chair of PACFA’s Research Committee.

Mr Scott Brandreth has extensive clinical experience as a psycho-therapist in Primary Care settings in the UK and Australia. Scott is well researched and equipped in evidence-based psychotherapeutic and counselling approaches to assist his clients. His approaches including Attachment-based Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing Therapy (Level3), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy and Mindfulness. Scott has extensive experience in the Health, Education and Private Enterprise sectors as psychotherapist, re-searcher, educator and trainer

Mrs Sally Pamberger is a counsellor and clinical supervisor in private practice in Albany with an interest in healthy and vibrant relationships. Sally is a clinical member of the Psychotherapists and Counsellors Federation of Australia (PACFA), a PACFA accredited supervisor, a Certified Facilitator of The Work of Byron Katie, also known as Inquiry Based Stress Reduction (IBSR) and a professional member of the Career Development Association (CDAA). Sally aims to bring a regional perspective to her role as acting convenor of PACFA West