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Surveying members interested in the new PACFA Indigenous College

PACFA is conducting a short Member Survey to help identify Indigenous members of PACFA, and other members, who might be interested in getting involved in an initiative to start a new PACFA Indigenous College.

Readers who read the June eNews might have read the article by Gina O’Neill which outlined the proposal for the new Indigenous College. In her article, Gina posed a challenge to us all: How can psychotherapists and counsellors advance self-determination? (Dudgeon, Milroy & Walker, 2014).

PACFA has the opportunity to work with the first peoples of Australia in all that we do. In addition to the idea of establishing an Indigenous College, we will be exploring other initiatives including Indigenous representation on the PACFA Board and Committees, and the development of a Reconciliation Action Plan.

As a first step, we would like to be in contact with any members who identify as indigenous, as well any non-indigenous members who work with Indigenous clients or who just want to show their support for these important initiatives.

The simple survey will take less than 5 minutes to complete. To participate, simply click on the Survey Link.

Maria Brett
PACFA CEO

References

Dudgeon, P., Milroy, H. & Walker, R., 2014. Working Together: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mental Health and Wellbeing Principles and Practice (2nd Ed.). Commonwealth of Australia: Canberra, 2014.