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Christmas party and APS celebration!!

When:         Thursday 15 December 2016

Where:        Fig tree restaurant, Byron Bay

Time:           5.30 pm for canapés and dinner 

Cost:            $60.00


please register here: 




July 2nd 2016

Workshop: Narcissistic Personality Disorder: assessing and treating its impact on others, Associate Professor, Ross King

Please click here to download the flyer for an up-coming workshop to be held on July 2nd 2016.



Previous Events:

EVENING SEMINAR Thursday 10th March 2016

Our next event is coming up very quickly; we hope you have saved the date to attend. It is a great opportunity to attend a seminar and network with other psychologists and receive PD points to log as well. We look forward to seeing you there.

Topic: Assessing capacity to make informed decisions

Presenter: Dr Lynne Ridgway

When: Thursday 10 March 2016

Where: Bangalow Museum and Tea room, corner Ashton & Deacon Streets, Bangalow

Time: 5.30pm for drinks and nibbles, 6.00pm for presentation

Cost: $10.00 for APG members and $15.00 for non APS members


EVENING SEMINAR Thursday 10th December 2015 and Workshop Friday 11th December 2015

Thursday 10th December
Our annual CHRISTMAS Dinner at Figtree Restaurant, Ewingsdale. Prof Mike Kyrios, the President of the APS, will be present a review of the APS activities and directions for Psychology in 2016.
1 CPD Point – and a great night out with colleagues old and new!!!! Partners and Non-Branch Members Welcome!
Dinner will include 3 courses with all drinks included. Please use the following link to register and pay for this great annual event!

Friday 11th December
A 1-day workshop on OCD - Basic and Advanced Strategies in Managing OCD: Targeting Mood, Behaviours, Cognitions, and the Self by Professor Mike Kyrios, a world leader in this area!
7 CPD Points
This is a Low Cost CPD Event in our Area (our Branch is subsidising this event for its members' benefit) – no travel costs and cutting edge research, clinical skills and training

Here is the link for more information and for registration


Members from other Branches are most welcome at both events!


Any enquiries please contact Jane McGregor from the North Coast Branch on janemcg@ozemail.com.au



EVENING SEMINAR 17th September 2015

The APS North Coast Branch is proud to announce our next seminar.

Topic: Ethics of Social Networking with Associate Professor Shirley Morrissey, Griffith University 

When: Thursday 17 September 5.30 pm start for drinks and nibbles,
with 6.00 pm start for seminar 

Where: Bangalow Community Health Centre, 29 -33 Granuaille Rd, Bangalow.




EVENING SEMINAR 18th June 2015

The meeting will be held at the Ballina Beach Resort and will start with informal drinks and nibbles from 5:30 - 6pm. The presentation by Prof Carey will commence at 6pm 

Prof Carey has offered us a choice of dinner seminar topics for this meeting which will be held at the Ballina Beach Resort:

“Psychological distress as conflict: Its manifestation and implications for practice”


Why we do the things we do: The development of a patient-led approach to the delivery of psychological treatment”



There will be a full day workshop the following day:

with Prof. Carey


Title: The Method of Levels: A trans-diagnostic approach to effective and efficient patient-perspective treatment.

Date: Friday 19th of June 2015

Time:  8.00am to 5.00pm

Place: The Palm Function room Ballina Beach resort


See CPD and Events Finder for more details


EVENING SEMINAR 19th March 2015 

Our March Evening Seminar will be held at the Headspace Centre, 2A Carrington Street, Lismore on Thursday 19 March. The meeting will start with informal drinks and nibbles from 5:30 - 6pm. The presentation will commence at 6pm and finish around 7pm .

Headspace is a service that offers support for young people between 12 to 25 years of age. The service targets mental health and wellbeing, general health, support and referral services. The presentation will be held by the team at Headspace and Jonathan Munro, who is currently providing clinical supervision to the staff at Headspace. 

It is a great opportunity to learn more about a valuable service in our local area, the services they offer, and their referral procedures. 

The cost is $10.00 for APS members and $ 20 for non-members. Payment will be collected at the door.




Thursday 11th December - (arrive 5.30 for a 6.00 start) Our XMAS Dinner at Figtree Restaurant – Celebrating our 20 years as a Branch. Prof Mike Kyrios, the President of the APS, will be present a brief update of where we are in Psychology today. 
1 CPD Point – and a great night out with colleagues old and new!!!!

Please note that this is our 20th year as a Branch on the North Coast and we will be celebrating this milestone in style!!!  Please RSVP to  janemcg@ozemail.com.au or call 6681 4476 if you have any questions ....check out the flier here
Friday 12th December - One day workshop on Hoarding (a new DSM 5 inclusion) by Professor Mike Kyrios, a world leader in this area

7 CPD Points - Low Cost (our Branch is subsidising this event for its members benefit) – no travel costs and cutting edge research, clinical skills and training.
Are you travelling? Why not make a break of it stay overnight in Byron Bay and participate in both events! Members from other Branches are most welcome at both events!



The North Coast Branch Seminar will be at the Ballina Beach Resort on the 31st July in the Pandanus Room. The topic will be  Risk and insurance for psychologists.
The meeting will start with informal drinks and nibbles from 5:30 - 6pm.  The presentation commences at 6pm, during which a meal will be served, and will finish at approximately 7:30pm. Dinner and seminar cost will be $40. Payment will be collected at the door.

The presenter:
Peta Oliphant will be presenting on the topic of risk and insurance for psychologists. Peta is the National Product Manager at Aon Risk Solutions, the company responsible for the professional indemnity solutions endorsed by the APS. In addition to this insurance programme, Peta also manages insurance programmes for the podiatry, occupational therapist, physiotherapy, massage and allied health professions. Peta has worked in financial services for over 20 years, the last ten years in the insurance broking sector for Aon. Peta has a bachelor's degree in marketing, post-graduate qualifications from QUT and a diploma of insurance broking through her own industry association, ANZIFF. The team that services APS is located in Melbourne, however Peta resides in Brisbane and having presented to the APS Gold Coast and Toowoomba chapters was eager to meet and speak to more local psychologists, with the North Coast APS Branch meeting an opportunity she was keen to attend.

Please RVSP to Robyn Warburton at robyn.warburton@bigpond.com if you will be attending.



The North Coast Branch March seminar and mini AGM will be held at the Bangalow Espresso and Pizzabar, corner of Station and Deacon Streets, Bangalow NSW 2479 (02 6687 1271) on Thursday 13 March 2014 commencing at 5.30pm. Cost $10 for members and $15 for non-members.

We are delighted that Dr Nick Reynolds FAPS, newly elected to the APS Board will attend and provide updates from the Board in Q & A style. Nick will also go through his PD model which people should find very useful. Nick has held various State and national positions with the APS, including as a member of the Queensland Branch Executive (1991), Secretary of the ACT Branch (1996-1997), and member of the APS Governance Review Steering Committee (2004-2006). In 2011, Nick was appointed to the APS Board of Directors and in that capacity chaired the APS Professional Development Advisory Group and sat on the APS Professional Practice Advisory Group. Nick Reynolds is an independently practising organisational psychologist and has consulted in this capacity to a wide variety of organisations since 2003.  Prior to this time, he spent 17 years as an Army psychologist, leaving with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. During this period he worked on such issues as policy for dealing with PTSD in veterans, performance management, psychological assessment, organisational modelling, and human resources initiatives. He also ran the Army's psychological research unit. 

Come with your questions for Nick and for the APS North Coast Branch Committee Executive and then enjoy pre-dinner drinks and the relaxed cuisine on offer at Bangalow Espresso and Pizzabar. Nick has requested some questions prior to the event so that he can find out information from APS national office if he needs updating on any of the issues. We particularly look forward to new members coming along to this event and networking with peers.

Please RSVP to Robyn Warburton <robyn.warburton@bigpond.com> if you will be attending and with any questions for Nick, or if you wish to send apologies. Nominations for new members to fill the vacant Treasurer and two co-opted member positions on the Branch Committee have now closed. If you have any queries please discuss with Branch Chair, Jonathan Munro on 0419 401071.





North Coast NSW Medicare Local is holding a dinner at 6.30-9.00pm on Wednesday 11th December 2013 at 65 Lighthouse Parade, Ballina. There is no cost to attend.  

North Coast NSW Medicare Local



To register for the workshop click on the following link:





EVENING SEMINAR  September 2013

Our next Evening Seminar meeting is on Thursday September 12 at Alstonville Bowling Club, 10-14 Deegan Drive Alstonville (66 280 497)
There will be light refreshments at 5.30pm followed by the presentation at 6.00pm.
While she can do a great overview of the changes with the DSM 5, Jodi is not a psychologist, so will also bring ASPECT’s Psychologist, Sandra Evans, with her. Sandra can answer any of the “psych” questions that Jodi may not have the answers for.

Youth Health Forum - Mental Health Video Conferemce

The Children’s Hospital Westmead, the Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health and the University Centre for Rural Health would like to invite you to a  Youth Health Forum video-conference presented by The Children’s Hospital Westmead.  

This is a FREE event. BYO morning tea if required. 

DATE: Wednesday September 11th      

TIME: 0900 – 1230 hrs (Doors open for registration between 0830 and 0900 hrs)

VENUE: change the venue for the Youth Health Forum VC to the conference room at the District Mental Health, 60 Hunter St, Lismore. (Right next door to the Lismore Adult Mental Health Inpatient Unit)  This room has a maximum capacity of 20 people. Those who have already sent a RSVP need not do it again.


Workshop information "Practicing Compassion in the Workplace"

A one day workshop will be held on July 5th, featuring Professor Paul Gilbert (UK), founder of Compassion-focused Therapy and leading author/researcher, and Dr. Dennis Tirch (USA), author of several recent books on compassion and mindfulness. It is a rare opportunity to have two world leaders in the field presenting a low-cost workshop in Lismore, so we hope this will be of interest to you and your staff.  Due to the generous sponsorship of the Northern Rivers Social Development Council, North Coast Medicare Local, Lismore City Council, Southern Cross University and the University Centre for Rural Health (North Coast), UCRH have been able to keep costs to a minimum and if any organisation sends three or more staff, there is a further $30 discount (reduced from $150 to $120 pp including lunch) for each person attending. Lismore City Council and UCRH are hosting an evening (5.00-6.30) talk by Professor Gilbert on Thursday July 4th for the general community sponsored by the above organisations. http://www.cbttraining.com.au/index.php?p

EVENING SEMINAR  JULY 18th 2013 (cancelled due to insufficient numbers)


                                     JULY 19th 2013

Mark Boschen, Clinical Psychologist from Griffith University - July 19th at SCU Invercauld House. "Treating Unusual Anxiety.Disorders: The Case of Emetophobia and Paruresis.

E Health

Wednesday 12 June 2013.

6pm to 8.30pm at Lismore Gateway Motel and Restaurant

Cost is free and dinner is provided

Introduction to eHealth record system 

Purpose of eHealth record system.

Putting the eHealth record system into practice

EVENING SEMINAR   March 14 2013

The next North Coast Branch seminar will be held on Thursday, 14 March, 2013. Below are details about the seminar and events planned for later in the year.

Where: University Centre for Rural Health, 61 Uralba Street, Lismore

When: 5.30pm (Committee meeting at 4.30pm), Thursday, 14 March, 2013


Incoming Chair, Jonathan Munro, represented the North Coast Branch at a meeting with the other NSW Branch Chairs at the NSW State Committee meeting on Sunday 10 February in Melbourne followed by a Forum of the Branch Chairs from the 40 APS Branches from all States and Territories on the Monday and Tuesday. This important event is convened by the APS President and Executive Director on behalf of the Board and National Office, and brings the Chairs of the APS State Committees and Branches to discuss pertinent issues facing the Society.





Registrations are now open for the Christmas function season on the North Coast. This year the APS North Coast Branch Christmas function will be held at the Lennox Headland Resort on December 5th, commencing at 6:30pm. This will be followed by a one day workshop on December 6th (also at IWok, Lennox Headland Resort 7 Park Lane, Lennox Head NSW 2478).


The evening seminar and one day workshop will be provided by Professor Bob Montgomery and Dr Laurel Morris: Recognising and Treating the Deleterious Impacts of Traumatic Developmental Experiences. Professor Montgomery and Dr Morris will focus on the evidence base supporting the inclusion of a Developmental Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (DPD) in diagnostic nosologies, such as ICD and DSM. Such recognition of the impact of the prolonged exposure to childhood abuse and neglect on adult functioning and vulnerability to developing PTSD would inform psychological assessment and treatment planning. For example, one implication may be that the successful treatment of PSTD in adulthood may require that the underlying DPD also be addressed.  

To register for the dinner seminar click on the following link: https://www.psychology.org.au/event-details-no-longer-available?ID=13035