Guest Editor for Psychotherapy & Counselling Today

PACFA is very fortunate to have a new Guest Editor for our forthcoming publication, Psychotherapy & Counselling Today. The Guest Editor is Dr Stephen Andrew, a psychotherapist and former member of PACFA’s Professional Standards Committee. Stephen brings a wealth of experience of the psychotherapy and counselling profession to his new role at PACFA. He has …

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Results from PACFA Member Survey

Thank you to all members who participated in our 2019 Member Survey. 394 members participated in the Member Survey which is approximately 14.17% of our membership. The survey produced some very useful results and the feedback will inform our responses to member needs, and help us to plan PACFA’s member benefits. We were interested to …

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ARCAP response to Mental Health Reference Group report

PACFA has made a submission with the ACA under the banner of the Australian Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (ARCAP) to demonstrate a cohesive response from the counselling and psychotherapy profession to the recent report form the Mental Health Reference Group (MHRG). The MHRG, which is part of the Medicare Benefits Schedule Review, is looking …

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PACFA Webinar recordings

PACFA has added to its online library of recorded webinars which can be purchased at the PACFA Portal. The webinar recordings count as Category B CPD for PACFA’s renewal requirements. The latest addition is the second Keynote Speaker from the sold out 2019 conference Working with Trauma. This follows on from the recording of the …

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PACFA launches new Strategic Plan

PACFA has launched a new Strategic Plan for 2019-2022 which sets out PACFA’s goals, aims and objectives in a client-focussed way, reminding us that everything we do is ultimately aimed at better meeting the needs of the clients we serve. The Plan was developed by the PACFA Board with the CEO’s assistance and in consultation …

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Call for research participants

PACFA is supporting a research study on mindfulness. Practitioners who use mindfulness-based interventions are encouraged to participate. Mindfulness research study Rebecca McCabe from the Australian College of Applied Psychology is seeking participants for a research study investigating counsellors’ experiences of the use of everyday mindfulness practices for clients who are depressed and anxious. The results …

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Farewell Prof Denis O’Hara and Welcome Dr Zoë Krupka

Farewell Professor Denis O’Hara and thank you so much At the Council meeting on Sunday 14 April we farewelled Professor Denis O’Hara. Denis has been our Professional Standards Committee (PSC) Chair since 2015, having been introduced to the idea of working on a PACFA Committee by Andrew Little. Denis’ outstanding achievement as PSC Chair is …

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Federal Election 2019

PACFA has prepared an Election Statement for the forthcoming federal election. The statement is aimed at raising the profile of counselling and psychotherapy during the election campaign and includes eight key actions the incoming Federal Government should take to improve access to counselling and psychotherapy services nationally. PACFA calls for parties and candidates in the …

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PACFA Webinar recordings

PACFA has added to its online library of recorded webinars which can be purchased at the PACFA Portal. The webinar recordings count as Category B CPD for PACFA’s renewal requirements. One of the new additions is the first Keynote Speaker from the sold out 2019 conference Working with Trauma. There are also new webinar recordings …

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Instructions for PACFA renewals 2019

PACFA membership renewals will open on 31 May this year. Registered PACFA members and Registrants belonging to Member Associations will be sent an email with a link to complete their renewal online at the Counselling and Psychotherapy Portal. The due date for renewals is 30 June but PACFA gives members until 31 July to complete …

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