The 47th APS Annual Conference will be held in Perth in September at the state-of-the-art Convention and Exhibition Centre, conveniently situated between the Swan River and the city. The Conference program features an extensive array of sought-after international keynote speakers and invited addresses from eminent Australian psychologists, interactive half-day workshops, how-to sessions, symposia, professional and practice fora, individual research papers and posters. Delegates will also be provided with peer consultation opportunities throughout the Conference. The social program will enable delegates to spend time with old friends and colleagues through the Networking Dinner on a Swan River cruise, during the Conference dinner situated in beautiful Kings Park, as well as at the welcome reception. This APS Conference provides members with access to the latest developments in psychology research and practice, as well as quality opportunities for attaining continuing professional development hours as the CPD cycle draws to a close at the end of November. We look forward to you joining us at this important event.
Professor Dorothy Bishop
Intervention for language impairment: What, if anything, can neuroscience tell us?
Dorothy Bishop is a Wellcome Trust Principal Research Fellow and Professor of Developmental Neuropsychology at the University of Oxford. She is an expert on specific language impairment in children, a condition identified when an unusual difficulty in language acquisition exists alongside otherwise normal development. She has developed seven language assessment instruments and is the author of six books and a large body of research publications in the area of language impairment.
Professor Michelle Craske
Optimising exposure therapy for anxiety and comorbid depression
Michelle Craske is Professor of Psychology, Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, and Director of the Anxiety Disorders Research Centre at the University of California. She has published widely on the topics of fear and anxiety disorders, their etiology, assessment and treatment, producing more than 280 research and review articles, and more than 20 academic and clinical practice books. She is presently Associate Editor for Behaviour Research and Therapy and is Chair of the DSM-5 Anxiety Disorders workgroup.
Professor Michael Eysenck
Attentional control theory: Performance and processing efficacy
Michael Eysenck is currently Professorial Fellow at Roehampton University and is one of the best known names in British psychology. He has had a major impact in the area of cognitive psychology and has developed several theories, including attentional control theory. He has authored over 200 research publications and over 40 books, and continues to be involved in work on long-term memory, anxiety and cognition. According to Google Scholar, his research has been cited almost 15,000 times.
APS Distinguished Contribution to Psychological Education Award recipient, 2011
The new statistics: What all psychologists need to know
Geoff Cumming completed a DPhil in experimental psychology at Oxford on a Rhodes scholarship then returned to La Trobe University where he worked until his retirement with a Personal Chair in 2008. He has taught statistics for 45 years and his retirement project has been writing on the new statistics for psychology.
APS President’s Award for Distinguished Contribution to Psychology in Australia recipient, 2011
Does culture as an explanatory construct facilitate or frustrate the advancement of psychological theory and practice?
Graham Davidson is an Emeritus Professor at Central Queensland University and has served on psychologist registration boards in NT and Queensland. His research has focused primarily on intercultural and Indigenous psychologies, cross-cultural tolerance, and refugee and asylum seeker studies.
Early brain development and stress: The importance of early experiences and intervention
Jeannette Milgrom is a Professor of Psychology at the University of Melbourne and Director of Clinical and Health Psychology at Austin Health in Melbourne. She established the Parent-Infant Research Institute in 2001 as a centre of excellence with a focus on high-risk infants, postnatal depression and prematurity.
APS President’s Award for Distinguished Contributions to Psychology in Australia recipient, 2011
Psychology, backwards and forwards
Trevor Waring is Conjoint Professor of Psychology at the University of Newcastle where he was Chancellor from 2004-2012. He served as Chair of the National Council of Psychologists Registration Boards for 14 years, and was Director of the Hunter Institute of Mental Health for 12 years.
A small selection of the extensive program of how-to sessions, symposia and professional and practice fora is presented below. All Conference abstracts can be perused at: www.apsconference.com.au/conference_program/
Delegates are warmly invited to attend the welcome reception for canapés and drinks in a relaxed environment.
The venue for the Conference Dinner is Fraser’s Restaurant, well known for the best in food and wine, and set in beautiful Kings Park with views across Perth city and the Swan River.
Delegates are invited to attend a networking dinner to make new acquaintances while enjoying a Swan River cruise.
For more information on the Conference program and registration details, go to: www.apsconference.com.au