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Counsellor & Psychotherapist Accredited Practising Dietitian
PACFA Accredited Supervisor

About Practice Pavestones

What is Practice Pavestones?

Practice Pavestones is a professional training service established by Tara MacGregor PACFA Reg & APD in 2013. Pavestones has subscribers from a wide range of health disciplines including Dietitians, Psychologists, Social Workers, Counsellors & Psychotherapists, Medical Practitioners, Nurses, Diabetes Educators, Exercise Physiologists, Health Coaches, Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists. 

Services include: 

  • Professional experiential training delivered at public venues or directly to your workplace 
  • Free monthly skills newsletter. Read More
  • Clinical supervision, mentoring & skills coaching Read More
  • Professional development webinars Read More
  • CPD quizzes to help Dietitians accrue assessed CPD hours for APD renewal Read More

What does Practice Pavestones Aim to Achieve?

Tara’s goal in developing Practice Pavestones is to help Health Professionals transform the 'nuts and bolts' data of medicine, nutrition and psychology learned in tertiary training into something more effective, experiential and applied by supporting the development of skilful counselling for behaviour change. 

Education provided by Practice Pavestones aims to be practical and applicable for a broad range of Health Professional backgrounds. 

Tara is a commited teacher and advocate of the Health At Every Size® approach and Pavestones provides a particular skill focus for working with eating behaviours in the non-diet HAES® paradigm. 

How can Practice Pavestones assist you?

Access the support you need to learn the theory, attributes and skills required to deliver effective behaviour change counselling. 'Press Refresh' by participating in fun and interactive group training sessions to get the latest evidence-based format for skills education. Support your development with a free monthly newsletter and mentoring/supervision

Practice Pavestones Workshops 

Practice Pavestones offers quality training for health professionals looking to learn essential skills for making a difference in the lives of their clients. Workshops include:

  • Essential Counselling Skills for Dietitians Read More
  • Motivational interviewing 1: Core Skills and Spirit Read More
  • Motivational Interviewing 2: The Power of Process and Change Talk Read More
  • Innovative Guest Speaker Programs Read More

In our workshops, Pavestones provides all of the essentials for a powerful learning experience. Class sizes are capped to ensure personalised attention in a safe, experiential environment. Attendees are provided with individual workbooks and time to practice and reflect on new learnings. Catered breaks are scheduled throughout the workshops for attendees to refresh and enjoy the opportunity to network with like-minded colleagues. Attendees can also access ongoing supervision and mentoring for post-training skill integration. 

Click through to view the current Training Schedule

Practice Pavestones Newsletter 

Practice Pavestones provides FREE resources and practical tools for Dietitians and other Health Professionals in the form of a monthly e-newsletter. 

The Newsletter delivers subscribers immediately useful ideas in a fun and supportive context. Newsletter topics feature discussions of various counselling theories, illustrations of the micro-skills of delivery, and ideas for troubleshooting. Subscribers are supported with links for ongoing learning and suggestions for reflections to incorporate into reflective practice and supervision. 

For APDs, the newsletter is complimented by an annual quiz to support the accrual of assessed Continuing Professional Development hours 

To subscribe and read reviews click through to the newsletter page