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12 Day Intensive Training in Clinical Hypnosis and Strategic Psychotherapy event

Register now to secure your place

The Australian Psychological Society Perth Branch invites you to register to attend a 12 Day Intensive Training in Clinical Hypnosis and Strategic Psychotherapy continuing professional development event.

This training is being presented by Dr Michael Yapko, an internationally recognized  clinical psychologist and marriage and family therapist based in California. 

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Please click here to download the Syllabus.

"Elephants are special in their ability to shape their environment, building trails through dense forest and creating open spaces. This is a metaphor of sorts for my work, in that I emphasize the importance of developing skills to help people utilize their strengths to shape their own environments and create possibilities." Dr Michael Yapko.

This premier professional development event boasts:

  • In this 12-day training designed for health care professionals, participants will learn how to integrate and apply hypnotic and strategic methods in their clinical practices. Didactic presentation and practical experiences will be included to maximize the learning experience.
  • This sequentially organized training begins with a foundational frame of reference supported by scientific research for utilizing clinical hypnosis in psychological interventions.  
  • Basic principles and theories are introduced and then practical procedures are developed and implications for treatment will be presented.
  • The course builds upon these skills to design and deliver hypnotic and strategic interventions with an emphasis on utilization principles. The focus is on clinical skills, and using hypnosis in the context of strategic, goal-oriented interventions.

Event dates are as follows:

22nd, 23rd, 24th, 26th, 27th and 28th February 2018 and

26th, 27th, 28th and 30th April 2018 and

1st and 2nd May 2018

Up to 86 CPD hours can be claimed for this event. 

Please click here for further information and to register now to secure your place.

For further information please contact: Ms Lidia Genovese Ph: 08 9255 1976 or via email:


Master Class in Hypnosis and Behavioural Activation

The Australian Psychological Society Perth Branch invites you to register to attend a 2 Day master class designed for health care professionals who already have hypnosis training and are actively utilizing clinical hypnosis in their practice.

This 2-day course will provide you with new information, structured skill-building practice sessions, group hypnosis experiences, and case discussions.  You will also have the opportunity to meet with colleagues who share the passion of working with clinical hypnosis.

Topics addressed include: how rumination relates to anxiety, depression and impaired problem solving; why getting people active in treatment is critical to therapeutic success; using hypnosis for discouraging rumination and encouraging behavioural activation; and more

This course is also being presented by Dr Michael Yapko to be held on 4 and 5th May 2018.

Please click here to view the event flyer.

Please click here for further informationa and to register.

All Saints College Futures Expo

On 25th July 2017 APS Perth Branch committee members, Mark Bivens and Adam Ates represented the APS at the All Saints College Expo.  The Expo was well attended and the interest was overwhelming.  Many questions by students and their families were fielded, this photo is from the stand just before the Expo started when a student approached with her father.

APS Perth Branch Xmas in July event

On 4th July 2017 the APS Perth Branch committee held a Xmas in July themed meeting. There were many who agreed that it was like a big family dinner.


APS Branch Chairs Forum

On 19 - 21 February 2017 the APS Branch and State Chairs from accross Australia met for a comprehensive briefing of the work the APS is undertaking and wide-ranging discussion of important issues for psychology and the APS in the coming year.

Sessions during the Forum were devoted to discussing topics including the current APS Governance Review, the current two-tiered Medicare structure and its unintended consequences for the profession, professional practice including PHNs and the NDIS, as well as updates on the APS Institute and Member Group operational matters.

Western Australia representation at the Branch Chairs Forum


Western Australia Perth Branch Chairs and representative: front row left to right: Judy Marty (Perth Branch Chair), Lidia Genovese (WA State Chair), Sharyn Jones (Mid West WA Branch Chair), Tanya Pink (Goldfields Esperance Branch Secretary).

Back row: Carol Morgan (South West WA Branch Chair) and Bill Webb (WA Great Southern Branch Chair).

Jubilee Celebration Gala Dinner

On Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd July 2016 the Australian Psychological Society Perth Branch and WA State Committee held a Jubilee Celebration at the Hyatt Hotel, Perth.

The theme of this event was "Unity in Diversity: Accross the Lifespan" bringing together a wealth of contemporary knowledge accross the rich and diverse areas of Psychology.

The event was well attended and included a Gala Dinner.  To view photos from this event please click here.

Please click here to download the 2016 Golden Jubilee Celebration Program Presenters Learning outcomes.