Scientific Program 2021

Thank you for your interest in the scientific program portion of our national conference.  The Registration Desk will open at 7:45am, with the scientific program beginning at 8:45am on Thursday 28 October, and close at 6:00pm on Friday 29 October.

The National Conference Committee has announced the transition to a virtual format – please refer to the FAQ page.

The .pdf program will be linked here after abstracts are finalised.

Program highlights include:

  • Keynote & Invited speakers
  • Master clinician sessions
  • Rapid poster presentations
  • The Early career network meetings are now combined, and in the main program (Thursday PM)
  • “Publish that Paper!” Tips for ECR researchers
    • Publishing hints & tips with our journal Editor – a breakfast session on Friday (BYO breakfast)
  • Welcome Reception (included with a scientific program registration)
Who What Title
Dr Christine Padesky Virtual Keynote address Action and dialogue in psychotherapy: dance of equals
Dr Christine Padesky Virtual Masterclass More walk, less talk: action-packed CBT
Associate Dean Brett Deacon Concurrent address Insights from my transition from academia to real-world practice: reflections on a failed paradigm of care and proposed solutions
Professor Jennie Hudson Master Clinician session Using exposure treatment effectively in the treatment of anxiety in children and young people
Professor Jennie Hudson Plenary address Improving psychological treatments for children with anxiety disorders
Professor Penelope Hasking Plenary address A person-centred and strengths-based approach to non-suicidal self-injury
Dr Bronwyn Raykos Plenary address Cognitive behavioural therapy for eating disorders (CBT-ED): status, innovations, and implications for the therapy room
Dr Georgie Paulik-White Plenary address Imagery-rescripting for trauma affected voice hearers
Professor Nick Titov Plenary address Lessons in delivering digital mental health services: things we wished we knew before we started

The Abstract book will be available here once finalised (.pdf).

The full listing of Posters will be available here once finalised (.pdf).

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This is the workshop program.


“Publish that Paper!” Tips for ECR researchers

Friday AM – a BYO Breakfast meeting

Associate Prof Genevieve Dingle (Editor of Behaviour Change) will lead an informal discussion for PhD students and Early Career Researchers about the things you can do to increase your chances of getting your work published.

Topics will include:

  • selecting a journal
  • framing your study
  • using your cover letter
  • abstract and key words to showcase your study
  • writing responses to reviewers
  • staying positive in the face of rejection

Other journal editors (including Professor Peter McEvoy) will add their top tips, and we will have plenty of time for Q&A from the delegates.


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