College of Psychotherapy Leadership Group announced

13 November 2023

The PACFA College of Psychotherapy is delighted to announce its new-look Leadership Group, with three new members recently joining the Leadership Group.

Convenor Ernst Meyer welcomes Ermanno Bergami, Martha Calhoun, and Jodie Gale to join Lindy Spanger on the College of Psychotherapy Leadership Group, who will meet officially for the first time this month. To read the bios of the College of Psychotherapy Leadership Group members, please click here.

This is an exciting step in the re-energising of the College of Psychotherapy, which plays a key role in PACFA's strategic direction and activity. The College of Psychotherapy is a national College, dedicated to supporting psychotherapists and advancing the practice of psychotherapy in Australia.

PACFA registrants can apply to join the College as a Clinical member, which includes use of the Registered Clinical Psychotherapist (RCP) title. Please note that Student, Affiliate members and Certified Practising Members are not eligible to join the College of Psychotherapy.

If you wish to apply to join the College of Psychotherapy, please review the RCP application guide and fill in the application form once you have prepared all the necessary information. Please view the College of Psychotherapy Training Standards here.

Individual PACFA members receive membership of one PACFA College included with their membership. If individual members wish to belong to more than one College, there is an annual fee payable as detailed in the Schedule of Fees.

Members of PACFA Member Associations who are listed on the PACFA Register may also join the College of Psychotherapy. There is an annual fee payable as detailed in the Schedule of Fees.

College of Psychotherapy Members also receive and are encouraged to use an exclusive digital badge denoting their status as a Registered Clinical Psychotherapist.

Volunteers are vital to the strength of PACFA and are an important part of the organisation’s success. Whether it be serving on a board, committee, interest group, college, branch, or any other PACFA endeavour, the time and effort of volunteers is deeply valued. Volunteering is a powerful way to make a real difference, and PACFA benefits so much from the diversity of voices in our volunteer body.

All eligible PACFA leadership volunteers will be able to receive complimentary access to PACFA community online CPD events as of 1 July 2023. This has been implemented in order to support the maintenance and advancement of leadership volunteers’ professional skills and knowledge, and to recognise their ongoing dedication to PACFA. For more information on this, read the downloadable document: Policy for complimentary access to online continuing professional development for PACFA leadership volunteers