National Conference 2018

Brisbane @dannychips

AACBT 39th National Conference
25-27 October 2018, Royal on the Park, Brisbane

Welcome to the official website for the 39th National Conference of the Australian Association for Cognitive and Behaviour Therapy (AACBT). The conference is to take place Thursday 25 October – Saturday 27 October 2018 at Royal on the Park, Brisbane.

City Botanic Gardens @aung.k.hein

AACBT has always celebrated advances in cognitive and behavioural therapies and evidence-based practice. We now find ourselves in a new era of clinical science, discipline diversity and comorbid mental health profiles. Our stimulating line up of keynote and invited speakers are innovators in research and clinical practice will present cutting edge ideas in this new generation of cognitive and behavioural therapy. The keynote & invited speakers, and workshop presenters will present exciting research advancements and novel, evidence-based approaches to the management of common and complex difficulties.

This year’s conference theme is “CBT in a transdiagnostic and transmechanistic world”.

This year’s conference brings together a community of cognitive and behavioural therapy professionals to share knowledge, ideas and awareness of innovations and important issues in this field. AACBT is committed to delivering an exciting scientific and workshop program to inspire the CBT community to continue advancing the field.

New directions in clinical science have prompted a rethink of core therapy components, processes and approaches. The 2018 conference will focus on providing insight and education for health practitioners regarding how to integrate transdiagnostic and cutting-edge approaches into CBT practice across a range of clinical presentations.

Our keynote and invited speakers are world leaders who specialise in the use of the latest methods for enhancing the effectiveness of evidence-based interventions for common and comorbid problems such as anxiety, depression, sleep disorders and trauma. This conference will highlight the ways in which advances in clinical science and improvements in the understanding of core therapy processes can lead to new solutions to common problems.

We invite you to join us in learning how to approach these and other issues, using the latest science, and evidence-based practice.

South Bank @jody_heidke

Key Deadlines

  • Registrations will be opening soon!
  • Accommodation Deadline: Late Sep-Early Oct
  • Standard Registration Deadline: Late Oct 2018
  • Abstract Submissions are open now
  • Early Bird Registrations will close on 30 June 2018

Royal on the Park

Click on the links below (as they become available) for more information about each topic.

Registration info & ticket sales will link here

Keynote & Invited speakers

Abstract Portal

Accommodation details here

Scientific Program

Workshop Program

Social Program

Sponsorship Opportunities

Things to do in Brisbane

AACBT Wine Dinner – watch this space!

South Bank @urbancityig

The AACBT National Conference Committee looks forward to welcoming you to Brisbane this October.

BNE @brisbanecity

Committee Members

Associate Professor Caroline Donovan – Convenor 2018

Associate Professor Sonja March – Scientific Convenor 2018

Professor Leanne Hides – National Conference Chair

Professor Amanda Baker – National President

Associate Professor Ross Menzies – Editor Behaviour Change & WCBCT Representative

Dr Rhonda Stoertebecker – Qld Branch Chair

Ms Natasha Dean – National Tour Coordinator

Ms Lara Keogh – Venue Liaison

Dr Kristen McCarter – Early Career Research Chair

Dr Danica Liu – Convenor 2019 (in Adelaide)

Dr Helen Stallman – Scientific Convenor 2019 (in Adelaide)

Image Credits: Brisbane @dannychips; City Botanic Gardens @aung.k.hein; South Bank @jody_heidke; Royal on the Park; South Bank @urbancityig; BNE @brisbanecity