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AACBT 39th National Conference 2018

  • Royal on the Park 152 Alice Street Brisbane, Qld Australia (map)

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2018 conference theme is "CBT in a transdiagnostic and transmechanistic world".

This year's conference brings together a community of cognitive and behavioural therapy professionals to share knowledge, ideas and awareness of innovations and important issues in this field. AACBT is committed to delivering an exciting scientific and workshop program to inspire the CBT community to continue advancing the field.

New directions in clinical science have prompted a rethink of core therapy components, processes and approaches. The 2018 conference will focus on providing insight and education for health practitioners regarding how to integrate transdiagnostic and cutting-edge approaches into CBT practice across a range of clinical presentations.

Our keynote and invited speakers are world leaders who specialise in the use of the latest methods for enhancing the effectiveness of evidence-based interventions for common and comorbid problems such as anxiety, depression, sleep disorders and trauma. This conference will highlight the ways in which advances in clinical science and improvements in the understanding of core therapy processes can lead to new solutions to common problems.

We invite you to join us in learning how to approach these and other issues, using the latest science, and evidence-based practice.

Keynote & Invited speakers:

Professor Allison Harvey, University of California

Developing transdiagnostic psychological treatments for better practice

Professor Stefan Hofmann, Boston University

Emotion regulation strategies

Professor Emeritus Sue Spence, Griffith University

Using new technologies with youth emotional disorders

Professor Amanda Baker, University of Newcastle

Transdiagnostic treatment opportunities in addressing co-existing mental ill-health and substance use problems

Professor W. Kim Halford, University of Queensland (Master Clinician Session)

For the children: Working with high conflict separated parents

Tobyn Bell, Greater Manchester CBT Training Centre (NHS) (Master Clinician Session)

Developing an internal compassionate supervisor

Dr Madeline Romaniuk, Gallipoli Medical Research Foundation (Master Clinician Session)

Treating PTSD among veterans in the context of military culture and the adjustment to civilian life post service


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