Research Committee members wanted

PACFA is calling for expressions of interest to join the PACFA Research Committee.

PACFA’s Research Committee supports PACFA’s mission to build the evidence base for counselling and psychotherapy. The Committee does this through its two key objectives:

  • Disseminating information to the profession about the evidence informed practices relating to counselling and psychotherapy;
  • Facilitating and commissioning high quality, original research, including literature searches and reviews, into the processes and outcomes of counselling and psychotherapy. Particular focus is given to areas that are important for the profession’s development, particularly where research activity in Australia has been underdeveloped to date; and areas that underpin PACFA’s position in policy and advocacy initiatives.

Interested members can also download ownload the Terms of Reference for a full description of the Research Committee’s role. 

To sit on the Research Committee, applicants are required to be members of PACFA or of PACFA Member Associations, to have a higher degree research qualification and to be research-active or to have other relevant qualifications and experience as practitioners in counselling or psychotherapy. Expressions of Interest from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander researchers are especially encouraged.

To express interest, there is a pro-forma Expression of Interest Form to be completed. Download the Expression of Interest Form and send the completed form, together with your current CV to the Research Chair, Dr Alexandra Bloch-Atefi alexandra.bloch-atefi@adelaide.edu.au by 17 February 2020.