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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Update on rebates for counselling under Medibank

Following some substantial changes in Medibank’s hospital and extras packages earlier this year, PACFA has received multiple inquiries from members enquiring whether rebates for counselling are still available.

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Survey participants sought for research into the use of video games in therapy

Researchers at Sydney University are seeking participants to complete an online survey exploring clinicians’ and clients’ experiences and attitudes toward the application of “Serious Games” in psychotherapy.

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PACJA is seeking a Social Media Coordinator Volunteer

The Psychotherapy and Counselling Journal of Australia (PACJA), PACFA’s peer-reviewed journal, is looking for a volunteer Social Media Coordinator to help establish and build the journal’s social media presence

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Reminder: Participants sought for research study on depression

PACFA Members are invited to participate in a research project on diagnostic decision making that is being conducted at the Australian National University (ANU). Participants are being sought to complete a short survey by 30 September.

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PACFA Membership Final Renewal Reminder

PACFA  membership is now due for renewal for the 2018/19 financial year. Please complete your renewal by 30 September to avoid your PACFA Membership lapsing.

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PACJA Edition 7 published

Edition 7 of the Psychotherapy and Counselling Journal of Australia (PACJA), PACFA’s online research journal, has been published on the PACJA website. PACJA is an international, open-source, peer-reviewed journal dedicated to publishing original papers of quality.

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ACCAPE Webinar series – Wednesday 4th September: Emeritus Professor Judy Atkinson

This Wednesday join Emeritus Professor Judy Atkinson, author of Trauma Trails: Recreating Songlines to hear about Trauma Integrated Indigenous Healing Approaches.  Please register via the member portal. 

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Proposal to create a PACFA Indigenous College

PACFA is progressing work on a formal proposal to create a new Indigenous College. The proposal will go to the PACFA Council in October to seek formal approval.

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PACFA joins Allied Health Professions Australia

PACFA has joined Allied Health Professions Australia (AHPA), the peak body for allied health professions in Australia, effective from 1 September 2019.

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PACFA Working with Trauma Online Symposium

PACFA’s first ever Online Symposium , based on select presentations from 2019’s sold-out conference ‘Working with Trauma’ will take place over two jam-packed days on September 20-21st.

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