Safety Through Diversity - Conference 2022


PACFA's 2022 conference will be an online collaborative festival of ideas with the overarching theme Safety through Diversity.

Taking place over 5 days from 14-18 November 2022, the event will be the first PACFA conference held online. Traditionally, PACFA's conferences have taken place in Melbourne and Sydney but as national organisation, it is important that our conference is accessible to members all over Australia, especially as we continue to navigate the pandemic.

However the sessions will be as interactive as if they were in person. 

Read more about the festival of ideas and the collaborative format.

Festival dates and topics:

Day 1, Monday November 14: Indigenous Healing Practices 
Day 2, Tuesday November 15: Diversity in Gender, Body, Kinship & Sexuality 
Day 3, Wednesday November 16: Psychotherapy, Counselling and the Politics of Mental Health
Day 4, Thursday November 17: Research and the Future of the Profession
Day 5, Friday November 18: Wrap up - Bringing it all together towards the future


Nigel Polak (Chair) – PACFA Board 
Dr Alexandra Bloch-Atefi – Research Committee Representative
PJ Menon & Dr Gávi Ansara - Gender, Bodies, Kinship & Sexuality Interest Group Representatives
Bianca Stawiarski - College of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Healing Practices Representative

Applications for collaboration are now open. Read the call for collaborators for more information and to apply. 

Applications close 11:59pm on Sunday 17 July.

Read our May 2022 and June 2022 eNews articles published on the conference.

View our past conferences.