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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PACFA is launching a new Membership System

PACFA is pleased to announce we are moving to an improved membership system which we will launch to our members in early December. 

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Upcoming Public Hearings: Joint Standing Committee on the National Disability Insurance Scheme

The Joint Standing Committee on the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is currently conducting a series of public hearings around Australia seeking information about experiences in relation to NDIS Planning and any general issues relating to the implementation and performance of the NDIS.

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PACFA Life membership awarded to Dr Kim Dunphy

PACFA is pleased to announce that a PACFA Life Membership has been awarded to Dr Kim Dunphy. Kim’s Life Membership is in recognition of the significant contribution she has made to PACFA and to the counselling and psychotherapy profession.

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Outcomes from PACFA AGM and Council meeting

PACFA CEO, Maria Brett, has prepared an outcomes summary of the PACFA 2019 AGM and PACFA Council meeting, which took place on 5 October in Melbourne.

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Grandfathering available for members who have suspended their membership or who are on leave

Grandfathering is now available for PACFA members who have suspended their membership or who are on leave, if they wish to return to PACFA membership but do not meet the requirements of the PACFA Training Standards 2018.

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Charter 2020 on Mental Health

PACFA has joined of 108 organisations in the mental health and suicide prevention sectors who have joined forces to launch Charter 2020 on mental health, led by Mental Health Australia.

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PACFA Working with Trauma Online Symposium Webinars now available

All webinars from the PACFA Online Symposium on Working with Trauma are now available to purchase. There are 7 hours of webinars, featuring the best presentations from the conference.

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New College of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Healing Practices (CATSIHP)

PACFA is pleased to announce that the PACFA Council has approved the establishment of PACFA’s newest College, the College of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Healing Practices (CATSIHP). The establishment of CATSIHP is a ground-breaking achievement.

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Psychotherapy & Counselling Today launching in November

PACFA is delighted to announce that Edition 1 of Psychotherapy and Counselling Today will be launched in November. Psychotherapy & Counselling Today is PACFA’s new non peer-reviewed professional journal, in printed magazine format, and the first edition will be available free of charge to all PACFA members. …

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Call for Abstracts – Gambling Harm Conference

The Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation is running a 3-day Gambling Harm Conference in March 2020.The Gambling Harm Conference is Australia’s only conference dedicated to addressing gambling harm in our communities. It brings together a diverse range of local and international speakers and delegates to …

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