PACFA Members are invited to participate in the Australian Counselling and Psychotherapy Workforce Survey

PACFA has contacted all our members to encourage participation in an online survey on the Australian counselling and psychotherapy workforce currently being undertaken by the PACFA Research Committee. The research results will be published in the Psychotherapy and Counselling Journal of Australia, and shared with the Australian Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists to inform joint lobbying of government for greater professional recognition of counsellors and psychotherapists.

Members who would like to participate can follow the link below for the online workforce survey. The first question will ask for your consent to participate. The survey is comprised of demographic and workforce questions. Practitioners will be asked to complete 40 questions, made up of multiple choice and open-ended questions.

By participating in this workforce study, you will be contributing to your profession, and have access to updated information on the counselling and psychotherapy workforce in Australia once the results of the workforce study are published.

As an incentive to participate, you may wish to enter into a draw to win $250.00 in PACFA professional development. If you complete the survey and wish to be in contention for the professional development fund you will be required to provide an email address so you can be notified in the event of winning a prize.

Participation in this study is voluntary, and you are free to withdraw from the study at any time prior to the submission of your survey responses. The survey asks about practitioners’ qualifications, experience, employment status and aspects of your practice. Should you experience the participation in the research as stressful or challenging you are encouraged to discuss the survey with your clinical supervisor.

You can also contact online counselling services such as Mental Health Online

The survey does not ask for specific details about your practice with clients or collect personally identifying information.

There are no costs incurred by participating in the study, apart from your time. You will need access to the internet to complete the study.  You are encouraged to forward this information and the survey link to other counselling and psychotherapy practitioners.

When you have read this information, you may wish to discuss the research study further with: 

If you would like to know more at any stage, please feel free to contact us.

To access the Australian Counselling and Psychotherapy Workforce Survey, follow this link: https://researchsurveys.deakin.edu.au/jfe/form/SV_9RA9M3pAo90rcjj

You can also access the survey via the button below. 

Participation in the Workforce survey will be open until Friday 30th October. 

Any concerns or complaints about the conduct of this study should be directed to the Human Research Ethics Committee’s Secretariat on:
Phone: +61 8 8313 6028
Email:    hrec@adelaide.edu.au
Post:      Level 4, Rundle Mall Plaza, 50 Rundle Mall, ADELAIDE SA 5000
Any complaint or concern will be treated in confidence and fully investigated and you will be informed of the outcome. Any complaint will be investigated promptly and you will be informed of the outcome.

PACFA will keep all our members informed of survey outcomes.