LGBTIQ Interest Group

The LGBTIQ Interest Group aims to raise awareness and advocate for LGBTIQ issues within PACFA and to promote good practice when working with LGBTIQ clients. This includes developing practice resources and professional development opportunities around working with LGBTIQ clients.

In 2018, the Leadership Group of the LGBTIQ Interest Group reviewed PACFA’s Position Statement on Therapeutic Support for LGBTIQ clients and their families. This important document ensures safe practice by explicitly prohibiting the practice of so-called conversion therapies which have been found to be harmful to LGBTIQ clients.

In January 2020, a new Leadership Group is forming to bring new ideas and energy to the Interest Group. All Leadership Group members bring expertise and experience of LGBTIQ issues. 


  • Dr Gávi Ansara (Convenor)
  • Trish Thompson
  • Melinda Cavaliere
  • Jade Wren Pearson
  • Carolyn Rogers
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