Dr Pamela Brear welcomed as the new Chair of the Professional Standards Committee

03 November 2022

Dr Pamela Brear is a senior practitioner with an established private practice and extensive experience in providing counselling to clients and clinical supervision to those who work in people-focused professions.

For several years Dr Brear lectured in the Masters Counselling program of the University of South Australia both in Adelaide and in Singapore.  Building on her specialised interest in clinical supervision she launched Supervision Alliance developing an Advanced Certificate training in the Art and Science of Supervision, and facilitates a Community of Practice with her fellow Supervisors in South Australia.

Dr Brear has had a long association with PACFA having served in numerous roles over 17 years on the Executive Committee of the Counselling Association of South Australia prior to its transitioning into PACFA.  She brings to her role as Chair of the Professional Standards Committee her research background that focused on: “Gatekeeping: Evaluating Students’ Suitability for Professional Practice”.

The Professional Standards Committee is brought together as required by the PACFA Board to ensure consistency and currency in the on-going development and revision of the PACFA Training Standards, Supervision Training Standards and Register requirements, and to write or review any guidelines for use by PACFA members.

As Chair, Dr Brear is responsible for presenting the views and considerations of the committee to the PACFA Board for discussion and for carrying out decisions made by the Board.