APS College of Educational and Developmental Psychologists

2017 Educational and Developmental Psychology National Conference

Learn well, live well…throughout life

The Australian Psychological Society College of Educational and Developmental Psychologists are running their exciting national conference for psychologists in 2017:

Conference: Friday 7th of July, 2017
Venue: Rydges, Southbank
9 Glenelg St,
South Brisbane QLD 4101

View the Conference Program

Please download the Conference Program here.  

The conference brings together researchers and practitioners in the field of Educational and Developmental Psychology to reflect on the contribution of theory and research to practice.

The 2017 program includes an exciting combination of keynote addresses and presentations, networking opportunities, and workshops.

  • Conference sessions will run on Friday 7 July - Register here
  • Dr Leander Mitchell will facilitate a workshop titled, Reminiscence, Life Review, and Wisdom: The Significance of the Lived Experience on 8 July - Register here

About the Venue

In the middle of the famous Southbank Parklands and less than 300m from the Brisbane River, this elegant hotel is a 3-minute walk from the South Brisbane Train Station and a 10-minute walk from the Queensland Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane Museum, Science Centre and City shopping precinct

Confirmed Presenters

At the 2017 conference, delegates will be able to access high profile presenters and internationally recognised keynote speakers including Professor David Kavanagh, Dr Doug Shelton, Dr Anne Chalfant, Dr Caroline Bowen, Dr Leander Mitchell, Professor Bob Knight, Dr Suzanne Vassallo, and Dr Annabel Battersby.

Confirmed Workshop facilitators include Kings College UK– 2 day workshop 5th & 6th July PAS-ADD: Clinical Interview


Suzanne Vassallo

Presentation Title: What can birth cohort studies tell us about mental health from childhood to early adulthood?



Professor David Kavanagh

Presentation Title: e-Mental Health in Practice


Joe Coyne

Presentation Title: Circle of Security at QUT: Reflections on integrating a developmentally based intervention into training, practice and research.


Dr Doug Shelton 

Presentation Title: FASD A Primer


Dr Anne Chalfant

Presentation Title: Anxiety and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)


Dr Caroline Bowen

Presentation Title: Treatment Choices: @TxChoices


Dr Leander Mitchell

Presentation Title: Do We Really Need Psychologists in Aged Care Environments?


Professor Bob Knight

Presentation Title: Is psychotherapy with older adults different?


Annabel Battersby

Presentation Title: Life Satisfaction and Meaning in Life after Sixty-Five


Linda Gilmore

Presentation Title: “It’s like being on a roller coaster to an unknown destination”: The developmental consequences of rare chromosome disorders 


Michael Duhig

Presentation Title: Childhood trauma and Psychosis: Examining relationships with other mental health issues and novel treatment approaches.

Education Queensland

Presentation Title: 15 minute presentations on Strong Start Learner 





Opportunities for sponsorship at the Conference are still available. For further information on these and to see a prospectus, please email Santo Russo via [email protected]

Registration details

Online registrations   

Conference registration

Friday conference registration includes: Morning/afternoon tea and lunch, conference satchel, and promotional material.

Registration type

Early Bird Closes April 31


CEDP Member



CEDP/APS Student Member



Collegiate Organisations

Contact event organiser


 Contact event organiser


APS Member



APS Student Member



Non-APS Member 

$485 $565

N.B. Workshop information to be announced shortly.

Registration enquiries

For registration enquiries, please contact the Conference Organising Committee:

Australian Psychological Society
PO Box 38
Flinders Lane, VIC, 8009
Ph: (03) 8662 3300 or 1800 333 497
Fax: (03) 9663 6177
Email: [email protected]

Join in the conversation!

Participate in social media for the conference using the hashtag #2017CEDP

Thank you to our Sponsors




Quirky Kid               


Rydges South Bank: Registrants can book and receive a 20% discount off the best available rate online (excluding special offers) to all delegates attending this event. You are welcome to book accommodation directly with the hotel via Online bookings or phone: 07 3364 0800 (please let the Reservations Representative know the Conference Name and Venue you are attending).

Please note rooms will not be reserved for conference attendees and rates are subject to availability at the time of booking. Discount may not be used in conjunction with any other offer. A 24 hour cancelation policy applies to all reservations. Any bookings cancelled after 2pm the day prior will incur a charge equivalent to one night’s accommodation.

Half way between the Sunshine Coast and the Gold Coast, Brisbane is a tropical paradise.

While in Brisbane:

Things to do - www.visitbrisbane.com.au

Things to do - www.tripadvisor.com.au

While on the Gold Coast

Things to do - www.visitgoldcoast.com

While on the Sunshine Coast


Why not Tangalooma on Moreton Island?

Tangalooma on Moreton Island - www.tangalooma.com

Book your day trip to Tangalooma here

Additional Resources