PACFA conference going to Adelaide in 2021

PACFA is pleased to announce that the location for our 2021 conference will be Adelaide The date for the conference has been set for 30 April to 2 May 2021. Traditionally, PACFA conferences have taken place in Melbourne and Sydney where large number of our members live. However, as a national organisation, it is important …

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PACFA collaborating on project on Mental Health Work with Seniors

PACFA is collaborating with Fronditha Care who are developing a new training program for the aged care sector aimed at equipping carers with the skills needed to support older people with their mental health. The project has the support of the Department of Education and Training. Ageing is characterised by many losses (losing friends or …

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COVID-19 Update for PACFA Members in Victoria & South Australia

On Sunday 8th November Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews announced a further easing of COVID-19 restrictions, bringing metropolitan Melbourne in line with regional Victoria under the Third Step of the Roadmap to Reopening.

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LGBTIQ+ Leadership Group Statement on proposed NSW Parental Rights Bill

The LGBTIQ+ Leadership Group has published a Statement on the Education Legislation Amendment (parental Rights) Bill 2020, a Private members Bill proposed by Mark Latham from Pauline Hanson’s One Nation Party. In publishing their statement, the LGBTIQ+ Leadership Group has joined professional bodies and LGBTQI+ community organisations in expressing grave concerns about the Bill. The …

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Updated PACFA CPD Policy improves flexibility on CPD

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, PACFA put in place flexible arrangements which allowed members to complete 10 hours of Category B Continuing Professional Development, instead of the usual 5 hours per year. This was so popular with members, PACFA has decided to make it a permanent change to our CPD Policy. Accordingly, from the …

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PACFA welcomes new Ethics Committee Chair

PACFA congratulates Doug Aberle on his recent as appointment as Chair of the PACFA Ethics Committee.

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PACFA CEO stepping down

Maria Brett is stepping down as the PACFA CEO and will leave PACFA in the coming months to pursue new career opportunities. Maria has served PACFA for nearly 10 years. During that time, PACFA has more than doubled in size under Maria’s leadership and the quality and integrity of our work has continuously improved, supported by Maria’s skills and areas …

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New practice resources from the UK

PACFA is an organisational member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). A benefit of our membership is that PACFA members can access the BACP’s practice resources. PACFA has selected a range of resources which are relevant to PACFA members practising within the Australian context. The first 8 BACP resources are available in …

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Call for EOIs: Psychotherapy Leadership Group & Older People Interest Group

PACFA is seeking Expressions of interest for two exciting opportunities to contribute to PACFA’s ongoing support and advocacy for our members and the communities they serve.

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Participate now in the Australian Counselling and Psychotherapy Workforce Survey

PACFA has contacted all our members to encourage participation in an online survey on the Australian counselling and psychotherapy workforce currently being undertaken by the PACFA Research Committee.

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New Guidelines on Supervision and CPD for Relationship Counsellors

To support members of the Australian College of Relationship Counsellors (ACRC) with their professional practice in Relationship Counselling, the ACRC Leadership Group has developed new Guidelines on Supervision and CPD for Relationship Counsellors.

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COVID-19 Update: Stage 3 Restrictions introduced in Metropolitan Melbourne

On October 28, Melbourne awoke to the first day of Stage 3 restrictions under the Metropolitan Roadmap to Reopening, which were announced by Premier Daniel Andrews on 26 October.  The move to Stage 3 is great news for all Melbourne-based PACFA members who already have a COVIDSafe Plan in place for face to face service delivery.

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