PACFA Interest Groups are informal groups of members who come together to explore aspects of practice and to provide networking, learning and support opportunities.
Interest Groups are new to PACFA and members are encouraged to support the new Interest Groups that have been formed so that we can offer members a range of interesting groups relating to their shared professional interests.
Interest Groups relate to:
- Modalities, interventions, client groups or work settings
- Social policy issues affecting practice
- Professional standards in areas of shared interest
LGBTIQ Interest Group
The LGBTIQ Interest Group aims to raise awareness and advocate for LGBTIQ issues within PACFA and to promote good practice when working with LGBTIQ clients.
In 2018, the Leadership Group of the LGBTIQ Interest Group reviewed PACFA’s Position Statement on Therapeutic Support for LGBTIQ clients and their families. This important document ensures safe practice by explicitly prohibiting the practice of so-called conversion therapies which have been found to be harmful to LGBTIQ clients.
The Leadership Group of the LGBTIQ Interest Group plans to develop practice resources and professional development opportunities around working with LGBTIQ clients.
Proposed new Interest Groups
There are future plans to start another two interest groups:
- Trauma-informed practice Interest Group
- Clinical Supervision Interest Group