AACBT 40th National Conference
24-26 October 2019, The Playford, Adelaide, South Australia
Tickets on sale now!
Welcome to the official website for the 40th National Conference of the Australian Association for Cognitive and Behaviour Therapy (AACBT).
The conference being held from Thursday 24 October to Saturday 26 October 2019, at The Playford Hotel, Adelaide, SA.
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 “Honouring the Past | Envisioning the future”.
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.
We invite you to join us with the latest science, and evidence-based practice.
- Registrations are open now! AACBT Members have access to discounted prices
- Attendees to WCBCT 2019 in Berlin will have a special discount for attending both conferences
- Contact the conference secretariat for more details via email (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Accommodation Deadline: Friday 20 September 2019 (The Playford, Adelaide)
- Standard Registration Deadline: Monday 30 September 2019
- Abstract Submissions: Sunday 5 May 2019
- Early Bird Registrations: Friday 16 August 2019
Where can I purchase tickets and learn more about the conference?
Registration information & ticket sales are here
Who are the confirmed speakers?
Bögels, Clark, Lack, Kavanagh, Martin, and Creamer – check out the Keynote & Invited speaker page
What is happening during the 2-day scientific program?
Check the Scientific Program page for information
Who are the presenters of the workshops on Saturday?
Check the Workshop Program page for information
Is there going to be opportunity for networking?
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?
This page will have all the information required once abstracts close
Where is the conference venue, and what is the accommodation like?
Accommodation is at The Playford (Adelaide) and you book direct with the venue.
Our rates are single: $200 (1 King) including breakfast, or twin share: $230 (1 King or 2 Queen) including breakfast.
How can I support AACBT and display my organisation to delegates?
Is there anything interesting to do in Adelaide?
Yes, there are loads of things to do in Adelaide!
Is there anything for ECR to be involved with?
Yes! There is an ECR Lunch on Friday 25 October 2019
The AACBT National Conference Committee looks forward to welcoming you to Adelaide in October 2019.
Dr Danica Liu – Convenor 2019 (Adelaide)
Dr Helen Stallman – Scientific Convenor 2019 (Adelaide)
Professor Leanne Hides – National Conference Chair
Professor Amanda Baker – National President
Professor Ross Menzies – Editor Behaviour Change & WCBCT Representative
Ms Natasha Dean – National Tour Coordinator
Dr Kristen McCarter – Early Career Research Chair
Dr Janice Wong – Convenor 2020 (Perth)
Professor Peter McEvoy – Scientific Convenor 2020 (Perth)