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.
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.
- Registrations are open! AACBT Members have access to discounted prices
- Accommodation Deadline has closed
- Standard Registration Deadline: Late Oct 2018
- Abstract Submissions have closed
- Early Bird Registrations closed 31 July 2018
Where can I purchase tickets and learn more about the conference?
Who are the confirmed speakers?
What is happening during the 2-day scientific program?
The complete program is here (UPDATED for V1.41 – minor changes).
The Conference Handbook is here (and you will receive a hardcopy in your satchel).
The Abstract Book is here (.pdf only as it is >100 pages!)
Who are the presenters of the workshops on Saturday?
How do I submit an abstract for the scientific program?
I have been accepted as a speaker for the conference – do you have any tips & guidelines?
Where is the conference venue, and what is the accommodation like?
How can I support AACBT and display my organisation to delegates?
Is there anything interesting to do in Brisbane?
Will there be an AACBT Fine Wine Dinner?
Is there anything for ECR to be involved with?
Yes! There is an ECR Lunch on Friday 26 October 2018 with five mentors, including Allison Harvey, Stefan Hofmann, Nicole Lee, Matt Sanders and Kim Halford. More details here.
The AACBT National Conference Committee looks forward to welcoming you to Brisbane in October 2018.
Associate Professor Caroline Donovan – Convenor 2018
Associate Professor Sonja March – Scientific Convenor 2018
Professor Leanne Hides – National Conference Chair
Professor Amanda Baker – National President
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 (Adelaide)
Dr Helen Stallman – Scientific Convenor 2019 (Adelaide)