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Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA) Conference
'Working with Trauma'
23-24 February 2019
Aerial UTS Function Centre, 235 Jones Street, Ultimo

The Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia is a national peak body for counsellors and psychotherapists and for professional associations in the counselling and psychotherapy field in Australia.

Working with Trauma will be explored at the conference in relation to the three streams below:

1. Emerging Research and Practice

This stream will include papers on emerging research and workshops on therapeutic techniques and models. Research may include qualitative and quantitative papers, mixed research, and case studies. General research and practice issues relating to trauma and recovery will also be presented, including but not limited to the impact of trauma on development, relationships, and mental health, as well as post-traumatic growth.

2. Perspectives from Therapists, Clients and Others

This stream will incorporate perspectives on trauma from therapists, clients and others involved in working with clients experiencing trauma. Included in this stream will be issues relating to interdisciplinary perspectives, vicarious trauma, therapist self-care, and managing related difficulties in private practice. Clients may also share their individual experiences of therapy and recovery from trauma.

3. Working with Specific Populations

This stream will address therapeutic issues, including research and workshops, that are relevant for specific populations. Indigenous experiences of trauma and recovery will be addressed, as well as inter-generational trauma and multicultural issues. Specific populations addressed may include, but are not limited to, children, adolescents, adult survivors of trauma, and veterans, as well as victims of crime, domestic violence, sexual abuse, and natural disasters.

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