Joint Conference 2014

Registration is now open for PACFA’s 2014 conference, Complexity and Connectedness in Life and Love,  jointly hosted with the Australian Association of Relationship Counsellors and the Counsellors, taking place in Sydney from 13 to 15 June 2014.

To register for the conference, go to the conference website.

The Conference theme, Complexity & Connectedness in Life & Love, will explore how counsellors and psychotherapists support clients with the complex challenges of life and relationships in the 21st century, where identity and wellbeing are shaped by the prevalence of trauma and mental health issues, and the therapeutic encounter is an opportunity for greater connectedness in the face of the growing isolation in our world.

The Conference Committee has put together a great program so far, including two keynote speakers, invited speakers, a showcase stream of speakers with recently completed PhDs in counselling and psychotherapy, and the AARC symposium on Relationship Counselling.

The conference will include plenary panel discussions on the Lived Experience of Consumers and Carers and the Ethical Challenges Facing Counselling and Psychotherapy as a Self-regulating Profession.

Three pre-conference workshops will be held on Friday 13 June and a there will be a celebratory conference dinner held on Saturday 14 June with entertainment provided by Story Teller Extraordinaire, Monica Tessellaar, from the Association of Soul Centred Psychotherapy.

Continuing Professional Development

The conference will count as 20 hours of Continuing Professional Development which is made up as follows:

Friday 13 June, Pre-conference workshop – 6 hours
Saturday 14 June, Conference day 1 – 7.5 hours
Sunday 15 June, Conference day 2 – 6.5 hours