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 Advocacy Update

PACFA would like to thank and acknowledge all our members who have contacted us calling for greater recognition and inclusion of Counsellors and Psychotherapists in the Australia Government‘s response to COVID-19, including through the Medicare Benefits Scheme.

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New PACFA Member Only Resources now available

PACFA is continuing to develop resources for members to assist you with your response to the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19). As part of our support for members, we are continually adding resources to our new Members Only Resources page.

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Editor appointed to Psychotherapy & Counselling Today

PACFA has appointed Dr Stephen Andrew as the Editor of Psychotherapy & Counselling Today. Congratulations Stephen! Stephen was the Guest Editor of the inaugural edition of the journal. The first edition was very well received by readers.

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New Branch Leadership Group members appointed

PACFA is pleased to announce that a number of volunteers have put their hands up to join some of PACFA’s Branch Leadership Groups. This is particularly welcomed during the current environment of the COVID-19 pandemic.  In the coming months, the role of Leadership Groups will be important to ensure PACFA can continue to support members …

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Bupa confirms telehealth for counselling services

PACFA members who are registered as providers for Bupa can provide counselling services via telehealth from 1 April.

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Important updates for PACFA members: COVID-19 pandemic response

As PACFA continues to closely monitor the COVID-19 pandemic response, we have written to members today with several important updates.

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Flexible CPD and Supervision arrangements during the COVID-19 pandemic

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, PACFA is supporting practising members to meet the membership renewal requirements by putting in place flexible options for CPD and supervision.

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PACFA’s response to COVID-19

We are living through an extraordinary and challenging time with the unfolding coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. We are all dealing with personal as well as professional challenges during this time.

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Essential services during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic response

PACFA encourages all counsellors and psychotherapists to continue operating as your services are essential for the mental health of the community.

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Opportunity to collaborate on a textbook on counselling

Academics from the University of Southern Queensland are producing an open textbook called Issues in counselling. It is being written for Australian counselling students and the editors hope it will be a valuable resource. It will be freely downloadable and have a creative commons licence.    Dr Nathan Beel from USQ, who is co-editing the …

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