Monthly Archive: October 2021

A snapshot of the counselling and psychotherapy workforce in Australia in 2020: Underutilised and poorly remunerated, yet highly qualified and desperately needed

Alexandra Bloch-Atefi, Elizabeth Day, Tristan Snell, and Gina O’Neill   Abstract The aim of the 2020 workforce survey was to profile professionals affiliated with the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA) to inform future policy and service planning. PACFA is a national peak body for Australian counsellors and psychotherapists, representing 3,500 members across all …

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A snapshot of the counselling and psychotherapy workforce in Australia in 2020: Underutilised and poorly remunerated, yet highly qualified and desperately needed

Alexandra Bloch-Atefi, Elizabeth Day, Tristan Snell, and Gina O’Neill   There is increased demand on the mental health care system in Australia (Lakeman et al., 2020), with evidence showing that 46% of Australians aged 16 to 85 years will be diagnosed with a mental illness during their lifetime (Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, 2021), …

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