Scientific Program 2022

Thank you for your interest in the scientific program portion of our national conference.

The full .pdf program will be published once confirmed.

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Program highlights include:

  • Keynote & Invited speakers
  • Master clinician sessions
  • Rapid poster presentations
    • Poster listing coming soon
  • The Early career network / mentoring meeting is in the main program (Thursday PM)
  • “Publish that Paper!” Tips for ECR researchers
    • Publishing hints & tips with our journal Editor Associate Professor Genevieve Dingle – a breakfast session on Friday (BYO breakfast)
  • Welcome Reception (included with a scientific program registration) – “AACBT after dark”
Who What Title
Professor Willem Kuyken Keynote address Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy for life
Dr Cammi Murrup-Stewart Keynote address First Nations wellbeing: myths, misconceptions and mobilising strengths
Associate Professor Dana Wong Plenary address Can CBT be effectively adapted for people with cognitive impairment after acquired brain injury?
Professor Andrew Chanen Plenary address Adolescent personality disorders
Associate Professor Laura Jobson Plenary address Considering the role of culture in trauma-focused psychological interventions
Dr Zeffie Poulakis & Dr Carmen Pace Plenary address Mental health in trans, gender diverse, and non-binary young people: what we know and how to help

The Abstract book will be here (.pdf).

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

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This is the workshop information.


“Publish that Paper!” Tips for ECR researchers Friday 7am (local time) – 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 mentors with journal experience will add their top tips, and we will have plenty of time for Q&A from the delegates.

AACBT Early Career Mentoring/Networking Session

This session will provide an opportunity for early career researchers or clinicians to meet and gain advice from experienced researchers and clinicians. A list of the experienced mentors in the session is provided below.


  • TBC

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