Everyone is eligible to join AABCAP, You do not need to be a Buddhist to be a member but we do encourage you to develop a regular mindfulness and meditation practice. We do require you maintain our Code of Conduct.
We have four levels of membership which reflect the member’s level of professional qualification and interest in the Association’s objectives.

Membership Levels

  1. Full Membership – Full Members are members who:
a) have a PACFA (Psychotherapists and Counsellors Federation of Australia) Member Association Full Membership, (For a list of PACFA Member Association visit their website
b) Belong to an Incorporated helping profession & fulfil the training requirements for membership of PACFA or its equivalents. The training requirements of PACFA are:
Members must have successfully completed at least a bachelor degree or equivalent in terms of level and depth of training as defined by the Australian Qualification Framework over a minimum of three years for undergraduate and 2 years for postgraduate, 200 hours of person‐to‐person psychotherapy and/or counselling training and 50 hours of supervision relating to 200 hours of client contact. A minimum of 10 hours of supervision relating to 40 client contact hours must have taken place within the training program (These 10 hours are part of the 50 hours of supervision). (For more information see PACFA website
If you have not previously provided us with copies of your formal qualifications, please do so including any copies of professional memberships as we are required to have all documentation on file for PACFA registration. All documentation will remain securely stored as per AABCAP’s privacy policy.
This documentation is compulsory for renewing Full Membership or applying for an upgrade to Full Membership)
  1. Associate Membership: Associate members are members of an incorporated association of a helping profession who meet the requirements.
  1. Affiliate Membership: Affiliate members are those who are not members of an incorporated helping profession but wish to involve themselves in the activities of AABCAP.
  1. Student Membership: This applies only to full-time students only. Evidence of student enrolment is required.

Benefits for Full & Associate Members joining AABCAP…

  • Full Members are an accredited member of a PACFA Association (but NOT automatically a clinical list member of PACFA this requires an individual application to PACFA)
  • Full members will be able to use a AABCAP Member logo.
  • Using the AABCAP Member logo will enable free advertising for your workshops through our networks, email, Facebook and our website at AABCAP’s discretion
  • Free listing on our “Find A Therapist” page on the website with a link to your personal website. As well as the ability to to manage and update your listing at any time.
  • CPD benefits: monthly Conversation events, AABCAP seminars, workshops and conferences with professional development certificates provided for all our events
  • Discounts on all AABCAP events and trainings (including monthly Conversations, seminars, workshops, AABCAP conferences, supervisor’s training; and our PACFA accredited 2- year professional training course).

Benefits for All Members joining AABCAP…

  • 10% discount on book purchases from Phoenix Rising
  • 10% discount on website packages from Dream Consortium
  • 4 or more e-Newsletters per year with the latest news from AABCAP, research, articles, upcoming member’s PD events.
  • CPD benefits: our monthly Conversations, seminars, workshops, with professional development certificates provided for all our events
  • Discounts on selected AABCAP events and trainings (including monthly Conversations, seminars, workshops and conferences).
How to Apply for AABCAP Membership
For our current Membership Fees click here
For Existing Members our renewal form for 2017 – 2018 will be available soon.