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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Changes to PACFA’s Supervision Training Standards and Accredited Supervisor requirements

PACFA is very pleased to announce our Supervision Training Standards and the requirements to become a PACFA Accredited Supervisor have been updated. Effective from 23 September, supervision training no longer has to be 50% “in person”.

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Emeritus Professor Judy Atkinson awarded PACFA Life Membership

The PACFA Board has awarded a PACFA Life Membership to Emeritus Professor Judy Atkinson in acknowledgement of her outstanding service to the psychotherapy profession through your work as an Educator and practitioner in the field of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Healing Practices.

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PACFA calls for Counselling and Psychotherapy Professional Pathways in Higher Education Funding Reforms

PACFA has made a submission in response to the Senate Inquiry into the Job-Ready Graduates Higher Education Reform Package to raise serious concerns regarding the impact of funding reforms in the current draft legislation on the Counselling and Psychotherapy profession.

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PACFA Member Update: Victoria’s Coronavirus (COVID-19) Roadmap to Reopening

As Victoria begins to gradually ease restrictions under the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Roadmap to Reopening, PACFA would like to thank our Victorian members for your dedication, patience and ongoing commitment to the health and well-being of your communities.

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Opportunities for PACFA members to participate in the latest Counselling research

There are currently several opportunities for PACFA members to participate in some of the latest research into the practice and experience of Counselling in Australia, through new research projects being conducted at the University of Notre Dame.

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PACFA responds to Higher Education Reforms

PACFA has made a submission in response to the Australian Government’s Job-Ready Graduates Package draft legislation, to voice our serious concerns about the potential impact of the proposed higher education funding reforms on the future of Australia’s mental health workforce.

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Updating Your Logs in the new iMIS Membership system

Now that PACFA’s membership renewal period has ended many members have started entering information for the 2020/2021 financial year and have discovered that the system for entering your Supervision, Client Hours and CPD works differently in iMIS.

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PACFA to introduce new Membership Pathways

At PACFA’s August Council Meeting, delegates gave very positive feedback on the proposal to introduce new Membership Pathways to enable more diverse practitioners to join PACFA. The proposal has now been signed off by the PACFA Board and PACFA is preparing to implement the new Membership Pathways in October.

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Call for Contributions to Psychotherapy and Counselling Today and PACJA Special Issue on COVID-19

Contributions are being sought for the next edition of Psychotherapy & Counselling Today, PACFA’s newly established psychotherapy and counselling journal and a special edition of PACJA, “Psychotherapy and counselling during and after COVID-19: Practical, political, philosophical, and cultural considerations”.

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PACFA Notice of AGM and Special Resolutions 

Eligible members, with voting rights in the PACFA Member Congress, have been advised that this year’s PACFA Annual General meeting will take place via Zoom at 2pm on Saturday 3 October. 

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