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’s latest publication: Psychotherapy and Counselling Today

PACFA’s new psychotherapy and counselling journal, Psychotherapy & Counselling Today launched in November 2019 and is now available to purchase via the PACFA Portal.

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Research Committee members wanted

PACFA is calling for expressions of interest from suitably qualified members to join the PACFA Research Committee.

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PACFA is recruiting an Editor for its new professional journal

PACFA is seeking applications for an Editor for its new professional journal, Psychotherapy & Counselling Today.

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PACFA Response to the Productivity Commission’s Draft Report on Mental Health

PACFA’s submission to the Productivity commission focuses on creating a systems-level, nationally consistent approach to the inclusion of Registered Counsellors and Psychotherapists in the Australian mental health workforce.  

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Building a Successful Private Practice – Call for Expressions of Interest

PACFA has identified a need to develop a course on how to build a successful private practice. We are seeking EOIs from qualified counsellors or psychotherapists with experience delivering training to develop and deliver a new online course.

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New Resources Available for NDIS Registration Support

PACFA encourages any members who are interested in providing services under the NDIS to visit NDIS Registration Support website recently developed by Allied Health Professions Australia (AHPA). AHPA is also hosting a series of webinars for allied health providers about NDIS registration.

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Support services for the Australian bushfire crisis – information for PACFA members

In response to the Australian Bushfires, PACFA has updated its Disaster Response Strategy.and created a Disaster Response and Recovery page on the PACFA website. The Australian Government has also recently announced $76 million for initial counselling sessions, extra Medicare-funded consultations, an expansion of headspace services and ongoing community recovery initiatives.

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PACFA response to the Australian bushfires

On behalf of the PACFA Board and our members, we extend our sympathies to all communities across Australia directly affected by the catastrophic bushfires, and to all Australians impacted by the ongoing effects of this national crisis.

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Special Issue of PACJA – Working with Trauma

We are delighted to announce that a special issue of the Psychotherapy and Counselling Journal of Australia (PACJA) on Working with Trauma, has just been published on the PACJA website. The special issue follows on from PACFA’s very successful Working with Trauma conference in February this year.

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LGBTIQ Interest Group re-forming

A new Leadership Group has been formed for the LGBTIQ Interest Group. Members of the new Leadership Group are bringing new ideas and energy to the Interest Group. All have substantial experience and expertise in LGBTIQ issues.  Don Secomb (Convenor) Trish Thompson Dr Gávi Ansara Melinda Cavaliere Jade Wren Pearson Carolyn Rogers The LGBTIQ Interest …

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