1 August 2022
As per our annual renewal requirements, practising and academic members need to complete at least 20 hours of continuing professional development (CPD) each membership year.
Members receive a discount on all PACFA-run events, and we have negotiated a discount for CPD run by the Professional Development People. View your discount code.
See our events search for a full list of upcoming CPD, including externally-run events.
PACFA-run continuing professional development (CPD) for August 2022 includes webinars on early parenthood, telehealth, grief and older adults, and supporting adult male survivors of sexual abuse.
Becoming Us: a relationship-developmental framework for pregnancy and early parenthood
A webinar on 9 August aimed at helping therapists support parents to navigate their relationship through pregnancy and early parenthood is one of the PACFA-run continuing professional development (CPD) offerings over the next month.
Grounded in developmental and adult attachment theory, 'Becoming Us: a relationship-developmental framework for pregnancy and early parenthood that supports the mental, emotional and relational wellbeing of parents, babies and families' is presented by Elly Taylor.
The transition into parenthood challenges parent relationships, with parents reporting increased conflict, anxiety and depression and decreased relationship satisfaction. Ms Taylor says 92% of parents report increased conflict with a partner in the first year of having a family and 67% of parents report declined relationship satisfaction.
The webinar, from 7-8.30pm (AEST), will count as 1.5 hours of Category A CPD and will address:
The biggest difference between parenting and parenthood
Three transitions into parenthood
Three stages of early parenthood.
PACFA Online Therapies Course
Want to offer telehealth, or want to make sure you're offering best practice online therapy? Sign up for the PACFA Online Therapies Course, starting 9 August, to run over 4, 2-hour webinar sessions.
PACFA's Online Therapies Course explores:
- Understanding the practical aspects of technology in the online environment, within the therapeutic space and within a therapeutic process.
- Testing online practice options against the PACFA Ethics Code.
- Making individual decisions as a professional in regard to the offering of online therapeutic services and what adjustments are required, using existing face to face environments and processes as a benchmark.
Facilitated by Fiona Griffith, this online course counts as 8 hours of Category A CPD.
Being with grief, loss and sadness – supporting older adults
On 17 August, 7-9pm (AEST), Dr Greg Roberts presents the webinar ‘Being with grief, loss and sadness – supporting older adults’.
The webinar will explore the ways in which therapists can both acknowledge and support people in living with the experience of loss and grief at all levels of their lives, and understand ‘disenfranchised grief’, where older people feel their grief is minimised or ignored.
A practical introduction to polyvagal theory
On 25 August, 7-9pm (AEST), PACFA clinical member Minky van der Walt presents the webinar ‘A practical introduction to polyvagal theory’.
The webinar will explore:
Supporting Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse & their Partners & Families: Learnings from SAMSN
On 31 August, 7-8.30pm (AEST) the Australian College of Relationship Counsellors presents the webinar ‘Supporting Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse & their Partners & Families: Learnings from SAMSN’
SAMSN (Survivors & Mates Support Network) supports adult male survivors of child sexual abuse and their families.
This webinar explores the ripple effects of child sexual abuse on relationships. Issues discussed will include trust and attachment, intimacy, parenting, coping with addictions, and vicarious trauma.