2018 Australian Society of Psychology (APS) College of Clinical Psychologists Conference
Fri, 27 Apr 2018 –
Sun, 29 Apr 2018
Theme: Advances in Evidence-based Therapies
Conference Chair's Welcome
Welcome to the Clinical Conference 2018, with a fabulous line up of world class Keynotes and an exciting array of advanced workshops. Professor David Edwards from South Africa is current President of the International Society for Schema Therapy and will speak on recent advances in Schema Therapy, Dr Scott Miller from the USA will expand on the importance and value of client directed therapy and Australia's own Dr Louise Hayes will present on the topic of adolescents and mindfulness.
The goal of Adelaide 2018 is not to feed you more fundamentals that you've probably heard a dozen times or more. We want to expand your thinking, challenge your practical skills and satisfy even the most experienced clinicians.
Between sessions, rub shoulders with the speakers, and over a coffee or glass of wine ask them that tricky question you have been wondering about for ages, or just get to know them. These kinds of opportunities are rare so grab them while you can.
Adelaide is renowned for great food and excellent wine. The centrally located Adelaide Hilton is on doorstep of a thriving Chinatown and the best city-centre produce market in Australia. At the Conference Dinner, see another side of your peers and colleagues; talk, laugh and dance the night away at the exotic Adelaide Zoo.
We'll be delighted to see you at the Clinical Conference 2018. Your presence will help make it a great event.
Dr Lisa Chantler
2018 College of Clinical Psychologists Conference Chair.
Call for Submissions
The APS College of Clinical Psychologists Conference is in its sixth year. The program is workshop-based and will consist of a combination of invited and call for submissions workshops.
The below key dates are relevant to all workshop proposal submitters for the 2018 APS College of Clinical Psychologists Conference:
Call for submissions Now closed
Submitters notified of submission status Monday 13 November 2017 - Friday 17 November 2017
Program release and registration opens Friday 1 December 2017
Presentation Types: Submissions are being accepted for workshops only
Full-day workshop: 6 CPD hours
Half-day workshop: 3 CPD hours
When preparing submissions, contributors are asked to consider the conference theme. In addition, the Conference Organising Committee encourages submissions in the following areas:
· Child, adolescent, adult or aging evidence based practices
· Complex presentations including trauma, personality and comorbid
· Diagnosis and assessment
· Indigenous and culturally specific issues
· LGBTIQ issues
· Medical and rehab
· Relationships, families and couples
· Third wave including DBT, schema therapy, ACT and mindfulness
· Transdiagnostic applications
before any submission is made, it is crucial that submitters review the Call for submission guidelines and Licence to use copyright material and audio visual permissions.
Any submissions made for the conference must be done so using the workshop proposal template. Any submissions made not using this template will not be considered for the conference and will be automatically rejected.