Upcoming April PACFA-run CPD

30 March 2023

Events include a webinar on the Stepped Model of Care in Mental Health, Shirley Hicks’ workshop on trauma-sensitive yoga and a webinar on Attachment & Dissociative Disorders (DID) presented by Dr Adah Sachs. Participation in these high-quality activities will count towards your annual CPD requirements and are directly relevant to clinical practice.

Yoga and the Traumatised Body, provided by PACFA Queensland

6:00pm - 8:00pm AEST, 14 April 2023

An experiential workshop that enables learning through the body's felt sense experience, rather than theory alone, which can sometimes entirely omit the body.

The workshop offers an opportunity to enhance self-care strategies through movement and breath, and from this embodied experience, it offers opportunities to consider how to introduce these principles into your work with clients.

This workshop is suitable for both new and experienced counselling, psychotherapy and Indigenous Healing practitioners.

Presented by trauma informed somatic psychotherapist and yoga teacher Shirley Hicks.

The webinar counts as 2 hours of Category A CPD (Continuing Professional Development) if you participate online, or 2 hours of Category B CPD if you are watching the recording.

Counsellors and Primary Health Network: Learnings from Adelaide PHN and Existing Referral Pathways, provided by PACFA South Australia

5.30pm – 7:00pm AEST, 19 April 2023
(5:00pm - 6.30pm SA time, 19 April)

This webinar on mental health and the Adelaide Primary Health Network (Adelaide PHN) will provide participants with valuable information on the Stepped Model of Care in Mental Health and the primary mental health care landscape, as well as some of SA’s primary health networks (PHNs).

The webinar will consist of two parts. The first part will be an online information session that will discuss the Stepped Model of Care and the new referral tool being utilised by the PHN and GP clinics.

The second part will be presented by Kristin Soyland, a member of the PACFA SA Leadership Group, who has 12 years of experience in the SA non-government mental health sector, from client-facing roles to management of teams.

Part 1 presented by the Primary Mental Health Care System Lead, Simon McMahon.

Part 2 presented by Kristin Soyland, a member of the PACFA SA Leadership Group and 12 years’ experience in the SA Non-Government Sector in Mental Health from client-facing roles to management of teams.

CPD hours: 1.5 Category A if attended live, or 1.5 Category B hours if watching the recording to all registrants after the webinar.

Attachment & Dissociative Disorders (DID)

7:00pm – 9:00pm AEST; 5:00pm to 7:00pm AWST (Australian Western Standard Time)

27 April, 2023

Following last year’s introductory webinar on Dissociative Disorders (DID), this webinar will focus on the crucial role of attachment in producing DID and the therapeutic relationship with people with DID.

Attachment is a survival instinct, an instinct for preserving our lives and health, yet in some situations it produces the opposite effect, and dramatically increases the risk of harm, or even death.

Our most difficult-to-reach, stuck or high-risk clients may well have such distortions of their attachment system; people with disorganised attachment in particular often experience life where chaos, loneliness, risk, ‘stuckness’ and suffering seem impossible to change. In this webinar, we will ‘zoom in’ on disorganised attachment and distinguish the specific sub-categories within it that are actively linked to DID.

Understanding the central role of attachment in DID, we will discuss some of the unique challenges and their implications for the therapeutic work.

Presented by Dr Adah Sachs, psychoanalytic psychotherapist, previously NHS consultant and former psychotherapy lead for the London Borough of Redbridge.

The webinar counts as 2 hours of Category A CPD.