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Interest Groups

PACFA Interest Groups are informal groups of members who come together to explore aspects of practice and to provide networking, learning and support opportunities.

Interest Groups are new to PACFA and members are encouraged to support the new Interest Groups that have been formed so that we can offer members a range of interesting groups relating to their shared professional interests.

Interest Groups relate to:

  • Modalities, interventions, client groups or work settings
  • Social policy issues affecting practice
  • Professional standards in areas of shared interest

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.

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.

The Leadership Group of the LGBTIQ Interest Group plans to develop practice resources and professional development opportunities around working with LGBTIQ clients.

To express interest in participating in the LGBTIQ Interest Group, please email your name and contact details to admin@pacfa.org.au.

Clinical Hypnotherapy Interest Group

The Clinical Hypnotherapy Interest Group was formed to support the practice of Hypnotherapy within PACFA.

Hypnotherapy has a long history as one of the diverse modalities that make up PACFA but in recent years, the number of hypnotherapists in PACFA has dwindled. The Clinical Hypnotherapy Interest Group is aiming to build up the numbers of Hypnotherapists within PACFA again, and to strengthen support for Hypnotherapy and its advancement as a counselling modality in Australia.

To express interest in participating in the Clinical Hypnotherapy Interest Group, please email your name and contact details to admin@pacfa.org.au.

Proposed new Interest Groups

There are future plans to stat another two interest groups: 

  • Trauma-informed practice Interest Group
  • Clinical Supervision Interest Group
 To express interest in participating in any of these proposed Interest Groups, please email your name and contact details to admin@pacfa.org.au.