Opportunities to volunteer for PACFA’s Ethics Committee

12 February 2024

Opportunities are currently open to PACFA Clinical and Certified Practising members to volunteer as a Committee Member. This is an exciting time for those with high levels of expertise and leadership in the field to make a significant contribution to the counselling and psychotherapy profession.

The PACFA Ethics Committee is responsible for reviewing and developing PACFA’s Code of Ethics and overseeing the administration of PACFA’s complaints handling process. Complaints handling is a key function that PACFA undertakes as a peak body for the self-regulating profession of counselling and psychotherapy. The Ethics Committee is also engaged with preparing PD’s for Practitioners to assist understanding and application of ethical decision-making. Through their membership of the Ethics Committee, committee members make a substantial contribution, on a voluntary basis, to ethical standards within the counselling and psychotherapy profession in Australia.

Ethics Commitee members are required to be of good standing within the counselling and psychotherapy profession, a current PACFA Clinical or Certified Practising member, and have no conflicts of interest preventing the fulfilment of the Committee role.

To explore your interest, please contact Helen Phelan via [email protected].

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.