Webinar Series: Recognition of Indigenous Healing Practices in Australia and Aotearoa

ACCAPE is presenting a Webinar series to address the urgent need for training and accrediting of Indigenous practitioners and educators, working with transformative methods and issues of cultural misappropriation. We seek to discuss processes and protocols that are working and how these fit within the current and changing AQF framework.

There is clearly a demand for Indigenous Practices and Critical Pedagogy within counselling, psychotherapy, social work and psychology courses. Becoming a racially competent counsellor or psychotherapist educator, requires training and self-reflection about bias, blind-spots, discrimination and learnt privilege. 

This series of webinars aims to prepare educators to assist students of psychotherapy and counselling to reduce the perpetuation of continued social discrimination and racial bias and develop multicultural competence while considering the steps we need to take to ensure programs in Indigenous Critical and Healing Practices are accessible and accredited. 





Topic and presenters


24 July 2019

7:30pm to 9.00pm
Eastern Standard Time

Introducing Indigenous representation into PACFA – A conversation

– Gina O’Neill, Dr Caroline Atkinson, Dr Zoë Krupka and Dr Kate Briggs


7 August 2019

7.30pm to 9.00pm
Eastern Standard Time

Understanding the AQF, Indigenous critical pedagogy and healing practices

– Dr Judith Ayre and Dr Ione Lewis

*This presentation contains the image and name of a deceased Aboriginal person.* 


Wednesday 4 September 2019

7.30pm to 9.00pm
Eastern Standard Time

Trauma Integrated Indigenous Healing Approaches

– Emeritus Professor Judy Atkinson


25 September 2019

5.30pm to 7.00pm
Eastern Standard Time

Indigenous Psychotherapy in Aotearoa: Waka Oranga National Collective of Māori Psychotherapy Practitioners.

– Anna Fleming, Dr Alayne Mikahere-Hall and Margaret Morice from Waka Oranga


16 October 2019

7.30pm to 9.00pm
Eastern Standard Time

Truth Telling in Indigenous Community. A conversation about the Ancient University.

– Gavin Morris and Judy Atkinson


30 October 2019

7.30pm to 9.00pm
Eastern Standard Time

Developing multicultural competencies: Experiences from Canadian, Mexican and Australian Indigenous Communities 

– Alison Ravenscroft in conversation with Roman Ilgauskas

You can access the promotional flyer here.

* The webinar series counts towards the PD hours required for ACCAPE membership.
* The webinar does not count for CPD hours for the purpose of PACFA registration renewal.
* Webinars that have already occurred can still be purchased as recordings.

Series of 6 webinars:

  • PACFA Members and Registrants $70 (incl. GST)  
  • Non-Members $70 (incl. GST) 
  • Free for PACFA Board and Committee representatives and invited participants

Single webinar:

  • PACFA Members and Registrants $15 (incl. GST)  
  • Non-Members $15 (incl. GST) 
  • Free for PACFA Board and Committee representatives and invited participants

Register via the PACFA PORTAL 



Cancellations made 5 or less working days prior to the course commencement date are 100% non-refundable.

Cancellations made more than 5 working days prior to the course commencement date may apply via email to admin@pacfa.org.au for a 50% refund.

Alternatively, course bookings may be transferred to another person or to a future course or event. Requests to transfer must be made via email to admin@pacfa.org.au prior to the course commencing.

After the commencement date/time of the course, no refunds or transfers are possible.

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