PACFA’s latest initiatives to support supervision during COVID-19

This month PACFA has expanded our supervision support for members during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

We have now rolled out the Low-Cost Group Supervision Initiative, which is aimed at supporting members facing financial hardship due to COVID-19, through access to affordable group supervision.

The Low-Cost Group Supervision Initiative has connected 130 PACFA members seeking access to group supervision with 41 Accredited Supervisors. It’s now over to the supervisees to make contact with the Accredited Supervisors about joining one of the new supervision groups.

Thank you to all Accredited Supervisors who expressed interest in participating. We were overwhelmed by the generosity of the many PACFA Accredited Supervisors who responded. In fact, we had more supervisors express interest than we required and, unfortunately, we were not able to include all of the supervisors who expressed interest in the initiative.

As this is a one-off response to the COVID-19 pandemic rather than an ongoing program, Expressions of Interest to participate in the Low-Cost Group Supervision Initiative have now officially closed.

However, we can include a small number of additional supervisees in the initiative. If you are a member who is struggling to access supervision due to the pandemic and you would like to request the opportunity to participate, please contact admin@pacfa.org.au.

Early this month PACFA announced an important change to the flexible supervision arrangements introduced in March. In recognition of the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, requirements may now be waived for members who have been unemployed or had very low client numbers for a substantial part of the membership year. Click here to read the announcement in full.  

We encourage members to read the updated guidelines, Flexible CPD and Supervision requirements during the COVID-19 pandemic,  on the PACFA website.   

The next initiative to support PACFA members during the COVID-19 pandemic will be a free webinar in September on a practice topic related to the pandemic.