PACFA Online Therapies Course Nov

How to provide counselling and psychotherapy using online technologies


PACFA’s Code of Ethics 2017 highlights the importance of providing online therapy services in an ethical manner. As Practitioners increasingly move towards delivering counselling or psychotherapy using online technologies, it is important that they undertake professional development to ensure that they are not only competent to work in this manner but also have training in how to transfer their skills already at use in the therapy room to an online environment.

Major learning outcomes:
– Understanding the practical aspects of technology in the online environment, within the therapeutic space and within a therapeutic process.
– Experience in testing online practice options against the PACFA Ethics Code.
– A process to support making individual decisions as a professional in regard to the offering of online therapeutic services and what adjustments are required, using as a benchmark existing face to face environments and processes.

Participants will be asked to undertake compulsory reflective questions in order to solidify the learning outcomes and to successfully complete the course. Participants will also need to attend a minimum of 3 out of 4 sessions.

*Attendance at Session 1 is Mandatory. If you cannot attend Session 1 you will need to book into a later Course.*

This is a eight-hour online course which covers the following areas via 4 x 2 hour interactive webinar sessions from 6pm -8pm AEDT (Australian Eastern Daylight-Savings Time)

Nov 2nd - Session 1: Exploring the differences between your face-to-face space and the online space – one
Nov 9th - Session 2: Exploring the differences between your face-to-face process and an online process – two 
Nov 16th - Session 3: Testing online environment & process options against the PACFA code of ethics
Nov 23rd - Session 4: Assessing the merits of online environment and process options

The online series will be facilitated by Fiona Griffith

Fiona Griffith is a Clinical Counsellor and accredited Supervisor. She works with a wide range of clients and as Supervisor, has a particular interest in supporting Counsellors in educational settings. Originally an English Teacher, Fiona went on to teach in the counselling post graduate program at the University of South Australia in Adelaide, Hong Kong and Singapore until 2010. Fiona designs and facilitates professional development for counsellors, other therapists and supervisors using an experiential and collegial framework. Fiona is a member of the PACFA College of Counselling Leadership Group and is on the board and secretary of AAOS.

Members $260 (inc. GST) for PACFA Registrants and  PACFA Member Association members.
Non-member $320 (inc. GST).
For PACFA Registrants, the course counts as 8 hours of Category A CPD (Continuing Professional Development).

To register, please complete the information below and make your payment at least 14 days prior to commencement of the course to secure your place.

Cancellations made 5 or less working days prior to the course commencement date are 100% non-refundable.
Cancellations made more than 5 working days prior to the course commencement date may apply via email to for a refund.
After the commencement date/time of the course, no refunds are possible.

11/2/2020 6:00 PM - 11/23/2020 8:00 PM
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