Publications

PACFA publishes a range of resources to help build the evidence-base for the effectiveness of counselling and psychotherapy and to provide resources for practising counsellors and psychotherapists.

In addition, PACFA publishes PACJA, the Psychotherapy and Counselling Journal of Australia.

PACFA’s first book was published in 2015. For details go to the Psychotherapy and Counselling: Reflections on Practice page.

 Occasional Research Papers  Date
 Occasional Paper on Recovered Memory of Childhood Sexual Abuse: An overview of research evidence and guidelines  January 2018

 

 Literature Reviews Date 
 Confidentiality and informed consent in counselling and psychotherapy: a systematic review  March 2018
 A literature review of the evidence for the effectiveness of experiential psychotherapies March 2017 
 Literature review of the evidence-base for the effectiveness of hypnotherapy February 2016
 The effectiveness of spiritual/religious interventions in psychotherapy and counselling: a review of the recent literature  June 2015
 The effectiveness of Body-oriented psychotherapy  July 2014
 The effectiveness of psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic psychotherapy: A literature review of recent international and Australian research  July 2014
 The effectiveness of supportive counselling, based on Rogerian principles: A systematic review of recent international and Australian research  May 2014
 The effectiveness of expressive arts therapies: A review of the literature  November 2013
 The effectiveness of psychodynamic psychotherapy: A systematic review of recent international and Australian research  December 2012
 The effectiveness of family and relationship therapy: A review of the literature  July 2012
 A resource for counsellors and psychotherapists working with clients suffering from anxiety  February 2009
 A resource for counsellors and psychotherapists working with clients suffering from depression  February 2009
 A resource for counsellors and psychotherapists working with clients suffering from eating disorders  February 2009
 A resource for counsellors and psychotherapists working with clients suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder  May 2009

 

 Reports Date
 Australian psychotherapists and counsellors: A study of therapists, therapeutic work, and professional development.  December 2012
 Best Practice Self-Regulation Report  February 2008