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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. We encourage our members and other counsellors and psychotherapists to participate in these research studies, and where appropriate, to invite your clients’ participation.

Research studies seeking participation from PACFA members include:

Assessing mental health workers’ use of telehealth during and after the COVID‐19 pandemic

Dr Louise Farrer, Senior Researcher at the Australian National University, is conducting a new study investigating how COVID-19 has shaped how mental health services are delivered and how mental health professionals have navigated the rapid shift toward telehealth during this time.

To complete the survey, click here.  

Invitation to participate in an online survey: The uses of drawing in professional practices

Researchers from Flinders University are conducting an online survey to investigate how drawing is used as a tool in various professional practices.

The study is currently seeking counsellors, psychotherapists, psychologists, social workers, occupational therapists, art therapists, psychiatrists and counsellors to complete an anonymous online survey. The purpose of the survey is to learn why, how and when drawing is used as a tool in various professional practices.

To participate in the survey, click here.

To find out more about these studies and other research participation opportunities, please go to Supporting Research Studies on the PACFA website.

If you would like PACFA members to participate in your research, please see: Requesting PACFA to promote your research .