NSW Central Coast

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Upcoming Events

Next branch meeting

Date: Tuesday 16th September, 2014
Time: 7.30am-8.45am (but please arrive for registration at 7.15 am)
Venue:  Caroline Bay Cafe at Gosford Regional Gallery, East Gosford

Cost:    $10 Members, $5 Students, $20 Non-Members
Guest Speaker:  Heather Irvine-Rundle, Clinical Psychologist

Topic: Remembering the Mother in Order to Care for the Baby: Why we need to change the way we support mothers in the first 12-months to enhance child mental health across the lifespan.

Please Note: The change of time for this meeting!! This is a breakfast meeting, there will be a breakfast buffet available.

Past Events

Central Coast PD Event - Victims of Workplace Bullying

We are pleased to announce that the APS Central Coast Branch, together with the READ Clinic, will be hosting a workshop presented by Evelyn Field, Clinical Psychologist & Author. The workshop will explore the contemporary topic of working with clients who are ‘Victims of Workplace Bullying’. We would like to invite you to attend and hope to see you on the day.

Event: Victims of Workplace Bullying

7 hours of Continuing Professional Development

Venue: Gosford Golf Club

18 August 2012

9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Cost: $165

Full details of the event are available online. Please register your interest by following the link and completing the online registration form via the “Register Online” button.

2011 Professional Development Events

We enjoyed a number of Professional Development (PD) opportunities this year including presentations at Branch meetings and dedicated PD events.


At the Branch meetings Donna Symonds presented an intriguing presentation entitled “The Case of Lost Lust”, exploring the psychological factors affecting diminished libido through various case studies.


Another Branch presentation was delivered by Gordon Spence. His presentation, entitled "Coaching with Self-Determination in Mind: How? Why?", reflected on recent events in the field of coaching and speculated on the future of coaching, through the eyes of a "prac-ademic".


The Branch was also lucky enough to have a PD event delivered by Rob McAlpine and Anthony Hillin. The successful event gave the 25 attendees an introduction into the delivery of Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT). Due to the triumph of the event consideration is being given to hosting an advanced workshop next year.

Sandra and Tim Bowden on 'ACT'

Sandra and Tim Bowden presented a session on ACT at the last branch meeting held on Monday 16 August 2010 at the Gosford Gold Club and Function Centre. They have provided their powerpoint slides for members to access.

Dr Wayne Reid on "Dementia"

Date/Time: 27 April, 2009, 7.30pm
Venue: Gosford Golf and Function Centre, Links Room, Racecourse Rd. Gosford (next to Gosford High School)
Cost: $10.00 for APS members and student members &  $15.00 for non members.  

APS local branch meeting 6.30 to 7.30 p.m. followed by presentation till 8.30 p.m.

A/Professor Wayne Reid BA (Hons) Psychol, M Psychol, PhD is a Consultant Neuropsychologist & Clinical Psychologist with over 25 years experience specialising in medicolegal assessment in traumatic brain injury, forensic neuropsychology and medical negligence associated with birth injury and cerebral palsy. In addition he has extensive experience in behavioural treatment and rehabilitation of children and adults with acquired brain impairment, assessment of children and adults with ADHD, memory disorders, assessment of mental competence and testamentary capacity, cognitive behaviour therapy in the treatment of anxiety, mood disorders and neuropsychological assessment of mental illness.

Dr Reid's other research interests include dementia and Parkinson¹s Disease. For his work in this latter area he has recently received a prestigious international award.

He currently conducts a private practice as well as holding positions including Senior Research Officer with Prince of Wales Medical Research Institute (honorary), membership of NSW Medical Board and NSW Nurses and Midwives Board, and being a visiting consultant to a number of major hospitals.

Dr Reid has recently commenced visits to Brisbane Waters Private Hospital on the Central Coast of NSW and is currently establishing a memory clinic there.

Dr Reid will present to the APS group on the topic of dementia.  

Branch meeting held on Tuesday, 26th August at Erina

  • Our committee meeting held our Branch Meeting on Tuesday 26 August 6.30 - 7.30pm in Erina Meeting Rooms adjacent to Erina Fair Library.

Dr. Suzy Green, Consultant Clinical & Coaching Psychologist provided us with an introduction to Positive Psychology & Coaching. This presentation included goal setting for well-being, a useful coaching model and an overview of key positive psychological constructs such as happiness, meaning, character strengths and hope.  This was a not-to-be-missed opportunity to gain an overview of this very exciting field. 

Suzy is a leader and pioneer in this field, having conducted a world first study into evidence-based life coaching as an applied positive psychology. She lectures at Sydney University and is Director of the Centre for Coaching & Positive Psychology, a forum for training in these two complementary fields.

Suzy generously provided us with her power point presentation and it is available on line from the Resources section.

Branch meeting held on Monday, 26th May at Erina

Chris Ristevski, Divisional Manager for Professional and Consumer Services, AON Insurances  presented an informative session on risk management for Psychologists.


Branch meeting held on 26th February 2008

Reg Davis and Ros McIntosh presented on - Mental Health First Aid, that  teaches people how to recognise symptoms of mental health problems, how to provide initial help and how to guide a person towards appropriate professional help.


26 & 27 October 2007

Evening and Day of Mindfulness Meditation as a Retreat for Psychologists and Other Helping Professionals.

Participants were provided with the opportunity to learn, practise and deepen mindfulness meditation skills and to enhance understanding of how to use these skills in professional settings through having personal experience.

The retreat was lead by Patrick Kearney, Meditation Teacher and Malcolm Huxter, Clinical Psychologist. Both Patrick and Mal have over 30 years of consistent Buddhist meditation practice experience including intensive retreats in Burma, Thailand, Australia and USA.

This event was well supported and the feedback from participants was very positive.

Tuesday 5 June 2007

Following our branch meeting Reg Davis a local Clinical Psychologist gave a presentation on e-Mental Health: Emotional Literacy and the Digital Generation.  He overviewed the issues relating to digital and mental health literacy,and included demonstrations of a range of available mental health resources including social skills training, cognitive behaviour therapy packages, bio-feedback, virtual reality and web/email-based counselling approaches.   


Tuesday 20 March 2007

APS NSW Central Coast Branch Meeting

Central Coast Branch Report: Ros McIntosh, Branch Chair Central Coast Branch, held a very successful meeting and Kaylene Akins provided members with a presentation on Genograms on 20th March.  A warm welcome to the new members who joined us on this evening. 

Tuesday 27 June 2006
APS NSW Central Coast Branch AGM

Tuesday 28 June 2005
APS NSW Central Coast Branch AGM

Sunday 5 June 2005
APS NSW Central Coast Branch Breakfast

24 January, 2005:
First Branch meeting; Ted Campbell (Director of APS Branch and Regional Operations).