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ANZ ACBS Conference 2019
Pre-conference workshops: 9 - 10 February, 8.15am (registration opens), 9am - 5:00pm both days.
Full conference: 2 days. 11 - 12 February 8.15am (registration opens), 9am - 5:30pm both days.
Bringing together leading local and international speakers, researchers and trainers, the Canberra ANZACBS conference being held at the Australian National University (ANU) promises to nourish, refresh, and inspire clinicians and academics alike.
The 2019 ANZACBS conference theme of “Beyond outcomes: The science and practice of process” has been selected with the intention of bringing together researchers and practitioners from all helping disciplines and therapeutic orientations to learn from each other and our shared efforts to alleviate human suffering.
The theme of ‘process’ reflects our focus on:
– the traditional processes of change highlighted in the ACT model (present moment awareness, acceptance, cognitive defusion, self as context, values and committed action);
– evidence-based processes such as self-compassion, exposure and practitioner self-reflection; and
– processes linked to underlying theories of functional contextualism, relational frame theory (e.g. the use of language as an intervention) and applied behavioural analysis.
Invited speakers include:
Professor Kelly Wilson: Co-founder of ACT, research and interests in the application of behavioural principles to understanding topics such as purpose, meaning and values
Professor James Bennett-Levy: Pioneered the self-experiential approach to therapist training, known as self-practice/self-reflection (SP/SR), research interests in compassion focused therapy
Dr Emily Sandoz: Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science with research in ACT / RFT and eating disorders and body image, values, the therapeutic relationship, and psychological flexibility
Dr Louise Hayes: Incoming ACBS president, researcher using ACT for young people and co-creator of the DNA-v treatment model for young people
Professor Joseph Ciarrochi: Co-creator of the DNA-v treatment model for young people, and research focusing on understanding and promoting flexible strength (or psychological flexibility)
Dr Eric Morris: Current ANZACBS President, Developer and researcher of utilising ACT for psychosis with individuals and in group-based interventions, evaluating ACT groups in the workplace in particular mental health services and higher education settings
Dr Bruce Arroll: Professor of General Practice researching brief diagnostic and therapeutic interventions for common mental disorders such as mood and anxiety
Tiffany Rochester: Incoming ANZACBS President, Clinical Psychologist working with complex system dynamics in high conflict families, and Honorary Research Fellow with Telethon Kids Institute, researching ACT with parents of children with Autism; passionate about the influence of CBS across ANZ.
Across the Conference will be an array of speakers engaged in basic science and applied practice, across diverse areas of work. The conference will feature workshops, skills classes, panel discussion, papers and symposia: something for everyone.
Canberra offers visitors a welcoming destination with unique experiences due to its country city vibe and quality national institutions. Whether it be scrumptious food, the small bar scene, mountain views, history or art, Canberra and surrounds has something to delight everyone.
This conference will be suitable for psychologists, social workers, counselors, educators, psychiatrists, general practitioners, HR professionals, coaches, behaviour analysts, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, students and more. Anyone is a similarly related helping or research field is warmly invited to attend.
*Read more about the pre-conference workshops on the ANZACBS website here if you have not already chosen yours!
Australian National University (ANU) College of Business & Economics
CBE Building, Level 1, 26C Kingsley Street, Acton , Canberra, ACT 2601
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