APS College of Counselling Psychologists

APS College of Counselling Psychologists Conference 2015


Key Dates

Conference has concluded

Welcome from the Conference Chair

I am delighted to welcome you to the 2nd APS College of Counselling Psychologists Conference to be held in Melbourne, from 26 February – 1 March 2015, with the theme of Experts in mental health.

The conference provides a wonderful opportunity to showcase the breadth of practice in counselling psychology and the scientific committee is putting together a varied and interesting program of scientific and professional presentations on a range of topics relevant to the practice of counselling psychology. Keynote presentations by international and local presenters, symposia, professional practice forums, ‘how to’ sessions, individual research papers and workshops will feature across the three days of the conference.  Along with the scientific program, there will be opportunities to network with fellow colleagues, through the conference welcome drinks and conference dinner.

The conference organising committee looks forward to welcoming you in Melbourne in February 2015 for what promises to be an exciting event.

Michael Di Mattia MAPS
Conference Chair & National College Chair

Welcome from the Chair of the Conference Scientific Committee

I would like to join with our Chair of the National Executive in welcoming you to our Conference to be held in Melbourne in February 2015. Our 2013 Conference was most successful and we anticipate enhancing the sense of excitement and collaboration that was evident then. The theme of this Conference "Experts in mental health" was chosen to remind and motivate our members that counselling psychology is alive and well and making significant contributions to the health and well-being of many Australians.

The scientific program will include a variety of ways in which information will be presented and will be sufficiently inclusive to allow a wide range of research and practice topics. Counselling psychologists have never been shy about attempting new approaches and integrating theory and therapy in creative ways. We hope that the call for submissions will attract those who have innovative ideas and strategies for helping improve the mental health of the community. It is our intention to select those presentations that will inform, challenge and inspire us all.
I look forward to meeting you in Melbourne in 2015.

Associate Professor Roger Cook
Chair, Conference Scientific Committee