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NSW COVID-19 Lockdown

Posted on 8/5/2021
Public health advise from the NSW government for Allied Health Professionals.

  

Call for nominations for College and Branch elections

Posted on 8/5/2021
We will shortly be putting out a call for nominations for the Leadership Group members for most PACFA Colleges and Branches PACFA. This is done every two years to give existing members the chance to re-nominate and new members the opportunity to join

  

Update For South East QLD Members On Covid-19 Restrictions

Posted on 8/5/2021
Update for South East Queensland Members

  

SA COVID-19 Lockdown

Posted on 8/5/2021
As SA members will be aware, the South Australian government has announced that from 6pm 20th July Level 5 Restrictions will be in place.

  

Call for Accredited Supervisors and offer of 25% discounted CPD

Posted on 8/4/2021
Low-cost supervision: Call for Accredited Supervisors

  

Make sure you can pivot to online therapy with Coviu

Posted on 8/4/2021
PACFA warmly invites all members to join us at the upcoming 2022 Conference: Safety Through Diversity: emerging challenges and opportunities in the provision of mental health care

  

Don't forget to renew

Posted on 8/4/2021
In order to support our members during the Covid 19 pandemic and support individuals under ‘stay-at-home’ orders, PACFA will again waive the late fee for renewals.

  

Psychedelic medicines: Webinar and interest group EOI

Posted on 8/4/2021
PACFA is excited to be partnered with Mind Medicine Australia for a free webinar for PACFA Members to help understand how psychedelic medicines work for a range of conditions, the implications for patients, ethical and legal considerations, and..

  

Hear from President Di Stow and Treasurer George Gintilas about ‘Working with Covid’

Posted on 8/3/2021
The past 18 months have been difficult for everyone and have required a new level of resilience and adaptability. PACFA President Dr Di Stow sat down to record a video message for our members with fellow board member and Melbourne local, George...

  

Make a difference! Lead counselling and psychotherapy nationally – new roles with PACFA

Posted on 8/3/2021
PACFA is pleased to announce two exciting opportunities for counsellors and/or psychotherapists to join the PACFA team.

  

Help PACFA set standards for counselling and psychotherapy

Posted on 8/3/2021
PACFA is seeking expressions of interest from suitably qualified Clinical Members to join the Committee.

  

Griefline webinar for PACFA members on 12th August

Posted on 8/3/2021
PACFA has been working to establish further employment opportunities for our members. PACFA is currently working with Griefline to refer their help seekers to a network of suitably qualified and experienced PACFA members.

  

New webinars available free online

Posted on 8/3/2021
As a PACFA member you can access expert professional development from other PACFA members free of charge.

  

Victoria COVID-19 Lockdown

Posted on 7/19/2021
The Victorian government announced on 27th of July that some restrictions were to be eased. This included an end to the stay-at-home requirement.

  

Low-cost supervision: Call for Accredited Supervisors

Posted on 7/1/2021
Low-cost supervision: Call for Accredited Supervisors

  

PACFA announces partnership with Griefline

Posted on 6/30/2021
PACFA is pleased to announce that we are partnering with Griefline to provide a pathway for PACFA members to become a Griefline endorsed Grief and Loss practitioner. This will enable referrals from Griefline for clients seeking further counselling an

  

Opportunity to join Professional Standards Committee

Posted on 6/30/2021
The role of the PACFA Professional Standards Committee is to ensure the consistency and currency of the PACFA Training Standards, Supervision Training Standards (STS) and the PACFA Register requirements and to write or review any guidelines for use..

  

PACFA Ethics Update

Posted on 6/30/2021
Did you know that PACFA has an Ethics Advice Line free for members? The Ethics Advice Line provides members with general information and advice on a range of ethical issues based on the PACFA Code of Ethics.

  

PACFA Webinar Recordings Now Free for Members

Posted on 6/30/2021
As of the 1st of July PACFA is unlocking all its recordings to be available to members at no cost. We appreciate that many of our members look for low-cost Professional Development which we have been providing for several years now through live...

  

Psychedelic medicines: Mind Medicine Webinar

Posted on 6/30/2021
PACFA is excited to be partnered with Mind Medicine Australia for a free webinar for PACFA Members to help understand how psychedelic medicines work for a range of conditions, the implications for patients, ethical and legal considerations, and..

  

Renewal of the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention Strategy: Submissio

Posted on 6/29/2021
In June, PACFA made a submission to the renewal of the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention Strategy (‘NATSISPS’)

  

Update for All members on Covid-19 restrictions

Posted on 6/24/2021
Update for PACFA members on Covid-19 restrictions

  

Coviu offer to PACFA Members

Posted on 6/16/2021
Coviu Telehealth Offer

  

University of Canberra Student Placements Required

Posted on 6/9/2021
The University of Canberra is seeking placements for their 2022 Counselling undergrad students, click here to find out more on how you can support them.

  

Vic Gov Financial Assistance Announcement

Posted on 6/7/2021
As you may be aware the Victorian Government has announced some financial support for eligible businesses through Business Costs Assistance Program Round Two.

  

New Partnership with WorkCover Queensland

Posted on 6/1/2021
We are very pleased to announce that from 1 July 2021, PACFA Queensland Clinical members will be invited to apply to register to provide services to WorkCover clients.

  

Cross Cultural Training Opportunity

Posted on 6/1/2021
PACFA members may not know that PACFA President, Dr Di Stow is the Regional Representative (Oceania) of the International Association for Counselling (IAC).

  

Telehealth Extensions

Posted on 6/1/2021
As part of Medibank and ahm’s COVID19 response, customers with eligible extras cover could access rebates for telehealth services provided by registered counsellors, psychotherapists, and psychologists.

  

Mind Medicine Partnership

Posted on 6/1/2021
PACFA is pleased to announce an exciting new partnership with Mind Medicine Australia for their inaugural Summit on Psychedelic Medicines for Mental Health

  

Call for Expressions of Interest to join the PACFA Professional Standards Committee

Posted on 6/1/2021
The role of the PACFA Professional Standards Committee is to ensure the consistency and currency of the PACFA Training Standards, Supervision Training Standards (STS) and the PACFA Register requirements and to write or review any guidelines for use

  

Free AMHEE Webinar

Posted on 6/1/2021
Australasian Mental Health and Higher Education group are hosting four webinars to explore the Tapestry of Mental Health in Higher Education through Academic, Student, Professional and Technical Staff, and Research experiences.

  

More than words, the CATSIHP is ‘reconciliation in action’

Posted on 5/31/2021
Judy Atkinson, Emeritus Professor and Bundjalung and Jiman woman, first challenged the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA) to take action to address the trauma of generations of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peop

  

Mental health investment to be applauded

Posted on 5/13/2021
The Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA) congratulated the Federal Government on the significant increase of expenditure on mental health with a $2.3 billion boost for mental health and suicide prevention...

  

PACFA’s renewal period is fast approaching

Posted on 4/30/2021
PACFA staff are currently preparing for the upcoming membership renewal period, with renewals opening in a few weeks.

  

PACJA Release

Posted on 4/30/2021
PACFA’s peer reviewed journal, the Psychotherapy and Counselling Journal of Australia (PACJA), has published a Special Issue on Psychotherapy and Counselling During and After COVID-19

  

Griefline Opportunities

Posted on 4/30/2021
PACFA has been working to establish further employment opportunities for our members. PACFA is currently working with Griefline to refer their help seekers to a network of suitably qualified and experienced PACFA members.

  

2022 PACFA Conference: Safety through diversity

Posted on 4/29/2021
PACFA warmly invites all members to join us at the upcoming 2022 Conference: Safety Through Diversity: emerging challenges and opportunities in the provision of mental health care

  

Call for articles: Contribute to the next edition of Psychotherapy & Counselling Today

Posted on 4/27/2021
PACFA is currently seeking articles for the 2021 edition of Psychotherapy & Counselling Today

  

Mental health support is at hand to help people struggling post Covid-19

Posted on 4/21/2021
At a time of peak demand for mental health support, counsellors and psychotherapists are offering flexible, accessible and affordable services ...

  

Mental health support is at hand to help people struggling post Covid-19

Posted on 4/21/2021
At a time of peak demand for mental health support, counsellors and psychotherapists are offering flexible, accessible and affordable services ...

  

Remind your university to nominate outstanding students for PACFA’s Student Awards

Posted on 3/31/2021
PACFA has announced its National Awards Scheme for 2021. We are again offering the PACFA Outstanding Graduate Prize

  

Book your Covid-19 vaccination today

Posted on 3/31/2021
There is significant demand for safe and effective vaccines to end the COVID-19 pandemic. ...

  

PACFA welcomes new CEO: Johanna de Wever

Posted on 2/24/2021
We welcome PACFA’s new CEO, Ms Johanna de Wever, who will be commencing 15 March 2021.

  

Survey to determine counsellors & psychotherapists interest In providing support for older people

Posted on 2/22/2021
With the support of (PACFA), we have founded an Interest Group that focuses on Older People ...

  

The PACFA journal Psychotherapy & Counselling Today is looking for a book reviewer

Posted on 2/9/2021
The PACFA journal Psychotherapy & Counselling Today is looking for a book reviewer ...

  

PACJA Special Issue on Anti-Oppressive Practice published

Posted on 12/21/2020
A PACJA Special issue on Anti-Oppressive Practice in Psychotherapy & Counselling has been published

  

Success with PACFA’s education campaign

Posted on 12/15/2020
PACFA has advocated for counselling and psychotherapy to be exempted from huge price increases

  

Edition 2 of Psychotherapy & Counselling Today published

Posted on 12/10/2020
PACFA is pleased to announce the publication of the 2nd edition of our professional journal.

  

PACFA Psychotherapy Training Standards officially launched

Posted on 12/10/2020
PACFA has officially launched new Psychotherapy Training Standards.