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 review of membership pathways and Training Standards 

PACFA has been working on a proposal to introduce new pathways to PACFA membership and registration. The proposal is aimed at making PACFA membership and registration more accessible and inclusive of a wider range of practitioners. 

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PACFA Queensland officially launched

PACFA is delighted to announce the launch of our new Queensland Branch, PACFA QLD. Members of the Queensland Counsellors Association (QCA) have already been invited to take up membership with PACFA as QCA prepares to wind down as a separate association. The addition of the QCA members to PACFA will greatly strengthen our presence and impact in Queensland.

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Reminder to PACFA Members – Insurance & First Aid Requirements

It’s a busy time of year for everyone and PACFA is here to support our members with all your requirements for ongoing professional practice.

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A reflection on Black Lives Matter from the front lines

PACFA has invited Palawa man Richard Scott, Critical Friend to the PACFA College of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Healing Practices (CATSIHP) to provide a personal comment on the impact of Black Lives Matter and the experiences of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians, from his expertise in working in harm minimisation on the streets in Townsville.

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Opportunities for PACFA members to participate in research studies

As part of our commitment to supporting the development of the evidence base for the psychotherapy and counselling professions, PACFA regularly promotes participation in approved research projects to our members.

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Call for contributions to Psychotherapy & Counselling Today 

Psychotherapy & Counselling Today, PACFA’s newly established psychotherapy and counselling journal, is seeking contributions for its next edition. 

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Advocating for Higher Education reform 

The PACFA CEO has written to the Education Minister, the Hon Dan Tehan, to express our concerns about the Government’s proposed Higher Education Reform Package.   The proposed reforms would see a huge increase in the cost of education programs in counselling and psychotherapy. If implemented, this would have a devastating impact on the counselling and psychotherapy profession as our training would become prohibitively expensive.   The Higher …

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PACFA membership renewals open

PACFA membership renewals are now open. PACFA members will need to complete the renewal process online at the new PACFA Portal.   While the official renewal date is 30 June, all members have a grace period of 1 month – until 31 July – to renew.  To prepare for a smooth renewal process, we would like to remind all members to first login …

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Latest PACJA Editorial reflects on the impacts of COVID-19

The latest Editorial for the Psychotherapy and Counselling Journal of Australia (PACJA), PACFA’s online research journal, is now available

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Update for PACFA Members: Low-cost group supervision opportunities

We are still seeking expressions of interest from PACFA Registrants who are currently having difficulty accessing supervision due to financial hardship and who would be interested in joining a supervision group using online technology.  

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