AACBT 42nd National Conference
13-14 October 2022 (Scientific Program)
15 October 2022 (Workshops)
Crowne Plaza Melbourne (Melbourne, Victoria, Australia)
Welcome to the official website for the 42nd National Conference of the Australian Association for Cognitive and Behaviour Therapy (AACBT).
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 increasingly challenging social conditions. Our line up of keynote and invited speakers, who are innovators in research and clinical practice, will present cutting edge ideas in this new generation of cognitive and behavioural therapy. The keynote, invited, 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 for all”.
AACBT has always celebrated advances in cognitive and behavioural therapies and evidence-based practice. However, the design, evaluation, and practice of cognitive and behavioural therapies has commonly neglected traditionally underserved peoples, broadly defined. Extending the very best traditions of previous conferences, we plan to begin the process of rectifying this imbalance by emphasising best practices in cognitive and behavioural practice and science in diverse communities. We invite you to consider presenting your work at this high profile national forum.
Tickets are on sale now!
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. The 2022 AACBT National Conference will be a wonderful opportunity to reconnect.
We invite you to join us with the latest science, and evidence-based practice.
- Registrations are open soon! AACBT Members have access to discounted prices via Early Bird tickets
- Abstract Submissions deadline: Friday 29 April 2022
- Early Bird Registration deadline: Wednesday 31 August 2022
- Standard Registration deadline: Monday 10 October 2022
Where can I purchase tickets and learn more about the conference?
Registration information & ticket sales are open now.
AACBT Members have access to discounted prices via Early Bird tickets.
|Ticket holder||Full Scientific Program||Single-day scientific||Full day workshop||Half-day workshops|
|AACBT Student member||$250||$175||$110||$55|
Who are the confirmed speakers?
- Professor Willem Kuyken
- Dr Cammi Murrup-Stewart
- Associate Professor Dana Wong
- Professor Andrew Chanen
- Associate Professor Laura Jobson
- Dr Zeffie Poulakis & Dr Carmen Pace
What is happening during the 2-day scientific program?
Our Scientific Program page is here, and the the full .pdf program will be available closer to the date.
The abstract book will be linked here.
What about a workshop on Saturday?
The workshop presenters are:
- Professor Willem Kuyken (full day)
- Dr Cammi Murrup-Stewart & Samual Fisher (1/2 day)
- Associate Professor Dana Wong (1/2 day)
This is the workshop information page.
Is there going to be opportunity for networking?
How do I submit an abstract for the scientific program?
Via our abstract portal – open now.
I have been accepted as a speaker for the conference – do you have any tips & guidelines?
This page has all the information.
Where is the conference venue?
Crowne Plaza Melbourne
1-5 Spencer St, Melbourne, Vic, 3008
Check it out on Google maps!
How can I support AACBT and display my organisation to delegates?
Sponsorship Opportunities are available – read more in our info pack, or contact the conference secretariat.
The AACBT National Conference Committee looks forward to welcoming you to in 2022.
Professor Peter J Norton – Convenor 2022 (Vic)
Associate Professor Brett Deacon – Scientific Convenor 2022 (Vic)
Professor Louise Sharpe – National Conference Coordinator (Chair)
Associate Professor Melissa Norberg – National President
Ms Natasha Dean – National Tour Coordinator
Associate Professor Kristin Gainey – Early Career Research Co-Chair
Dr David Preece – Early Career Research Co-Chair
Dr Anna Dedousis-Wallace – Convenor 2023 (NSW)
Associate Professor Jill Newby – Scientific Convenor 2023 (NSW)
Is there anything interesting to do in Melbourne?
Yes there are! Check out this handy resource!