With only a few weeks until the 27th International Congress of Applied Psychology (ICAP 2010) in Melbourne, now is the time to finalise how your professional development (PD) needs can best be met at the Congress. For registered ICAP delegates, it's time to select and register for workshops, and to identify which keynote addresses and papers are of particular interest to you. For those yet to register or considering a day registration, make sure you view the updated program, choose the sessions of interest to you and enrol in any workshops you wish to attend. ICAP 2010 is certainly an international psychology event unlikely to return to Australia in your professional lifetime. The Congress incorporates this year's APS Annual Conference, so it is also an opportunity to hear the latest updates in the Australian professional practice scene, given all the recent and impending changes. In addition, as ICAP 2010 is being held after the commencement of the new national registration scheme in July, participation in the Congress can assist you to substantially meet most of your mandatory PD requirements for the first cycle under the new scheme.

Global perspectives by world authorities

ICAP 2010 will present more than 90 state-of-the-art keynote and invited addresses by distinguished psychologists from around the globe. The information contained on the following pages is just a sample of the many high calibre events in the program. As well as the debates, forums and workshops listed on the following pages, the scientific program will feature symposia, presentations of individual papers and brief oral presentations in over 20 concurrent sessions each day, plus over 500 electronic posters.

Something for everyone

ICAP 2010 is the Congress of the International Association of Applied Psychology (IAAP) and the scientific program comprehensively covers topics of relevance to each of the IAAP's 17 Divisions. The challenge for delegates will be choosing between multiple simultaneous sessions. The IAAP Divisions around which the scientific program has been structured are as follows. - icap-logo.gif

  • Work and organisational psychology
  • Psychological assessment and evaluation
  • Psychological and national development
  • Environmental psychology
  • Educational, instructional and school psychology
  • Clinical and community psychology
  • Applied gerontology
  • Health psychology
  • Economic psychology
  • Psychology and law
  • Political psychology
  • Sport psychology
  • Traffic and transportation psychology
  • Applied cognitive psychology
  • Psychology students
  • Counselling psychology
  • Professional practice

ICAP 2010 highlights day by day

Sunday 11 July 

Monday 12 July 

Tuesday 13 July 

Full-day workshops including

Randy Frost - Psychological treatment of compulsive hoarding

Ronald Hambleton - Psychological assessment

Ronald Ruff - Clinical neuropsychology

Robert Zettle - Introduction to acceptance and commitment therapy

Ron Rapee - The nature and treatment of social phobia

Alan Ralph - Self-regulation as a key factor in delivering time-limited
interventions to parents of children and adolescents with social, emotional and behavioural problems: Unpacking Triple P

John Weinman - Clinical health psychology

Richard Bryant - Treating and preventing posttraumatic stress disorder

Tracey Wade - Treating anorexia nervosa: Addressing nutritional, motivational and cognitive issues

Robert Ladouceur - Psychological treatment of problem gambling

Zachary Steel - Refugees psychology

Half-day workshops including

Kerstin Isaksson - Early retirement: Determinants and consequences for the individual and the organisation

Opening ceremony

Welcome reception

Opening keynote address

Paul Slovic - Psychological account of genocide

State-of-the-art keynote addresses including

Robert Roe - What's new in work psychology Ian Glendon - Traffic psychology: A state-of-the-art review

Peter Nenniger - Heteronomy and autonomy in learning and instruction: Roots, concepts and functions of a basic issue

Ronald Ruff - Clinical neuropsychology: Research and practice

Maria Paz Garcia Vera - Terrorism psychology


Have evidence-based practice and empirically supported treatments improved consumer outcomes?

Invited keynote addresses including

Pat Dudgeon - An overview of Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and psychology

Richard Bryant - The biology of post-traumatic stress disorder: Implications for therapy

Kim Halford - A love for life: Helping couples realise their relationship aspirations

Half-day workshops including

Peter Terry - Mood profiling in sports psychology 

State-of-the-art keynote addresses including

Janel Gauthier - The evolution of ethics in psychology: Going international and global

Jose Maria Peiro - New developments in occupational health and psychology

Ronald Hambleton - Technical advances and guidelines for improving testing practices

Gerrit Andonides - Behavioural economics applied

Peter Terry - Applied sport psychology: Beware the sun, Icarus


Psychologists as agents for social change: Are we relevant to the greatest moral challenge of our time - climate change?

Invited keynotes addresses including

Martha Augoustinos - Talking race and prejudice ‘Down Under'

Robert Zettle - Applied psychology as the functional contextualist views it

Ray Fowler - The many applications of positive psychology

Double symposium

Primary care psychology: An international perspective

Half-day workshops including

Helen Christensen, Kathy Griffiths & Julia Reynolds - The connected psychologist: e-mental health applications in professional practice


Wednesday 14 July 

Thursday 15 July 

Friday 16 July 

State-of-the-art keynote addresses including

Michael Roberts - Clinical child psychology: A specialty for research and practice

John Weinman - Clinical health psychology

Cynthia Fisher - Success stories, squabbles, surprises and suggestions for research in industrial psychology

Stuart Carr - Psychology applied to poverty reduction

Zachary Steel - Refugees psychology

Boris Velichkovsky - Human factors and ergonomics


Prescription rights for psychologists

Invited keynote addresses including

Bruce Overmier - Evidence-based practice may start in the animal laboratory: Selected examples past and present

Gail Steketee - Applying CBT methods to OC spectrum disorders: The special case of hoarding

Kurt Pawlik - Ambulatory assessment: The methodological route into the domain of real-life behaviour

Robert Ladouceur - Gambling

Tracey Wade - The application of psychology to the prevention and treatment of eating disorders

Half -day workshops including

Robert Zettle - Advanced training in acceptance and commitment therapy for depression 

State-of-the-art keynote addresses including

Kaiping Peng - Cross cultural psychology

David Blustein - Vocational psychology: Current status and future directions

Jim Ogloff - Forensic psychology

Frank Kardes - Consumer psychology

Geraldine Moane - Principles of emancipatory practice in communities

Janak Pandey - Indigenous psychology


Is technology making psychologists redundant?

Invited keynote addreses including

Amanda Baker - Psychological treatment of co-existing affective and anxiety disorders and alcohol use problems

Rolando Diaz Loving - Couple relationships: From evolution to culture, from theory through research to interventions

Randy Frost - Perfectionism

Charlie Spielberger - Review of emotional assessment

Alan Ralph - Building an evidence-based population level intervention system to promote competent parenting

Half-day workshops including

Paul Martin - Psychological management of chronic headaches

State-of-the-art keynote addresses including

Charles Abraham - Promoting health behaviour change

Fred Leong - Counselling psychology

Robert Wood - Organisational psychology

Rocio Fernandez Ballesteros - Geropsychology


The Third Wave of psychotherapies: Tsunami or trickle?

Invited keynote addresses including

Paul Martin - Applied psychology in the international context: What more needs to be done?

Francine Shapiro - Redefining trauma and the treatment of disturbing life experiences

Half-day workshops including

Greg Murray - Psychological models and treatment for bipolar disorder

Closing ceremony


ICAP 2010 social program

Opening ceremony and welcome reception

An invitation is extended to all ICAP delegates to the opening ceremony and welcome reception. Enjoy canapés and drinks whilst networking with your Australian and international colleagues.

Sunday 11 July 2010, 6pm onwards

Foyer, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

Congress dinner

Peninsula Docklands is the venue for the Congress dinner and will be a memorable highlight of ICAP 2010. Come and enjoy an evening of delicious food, good wine and great company. You will be able to socialise and network with both old and new friends.

Thursday 15 July 2010, 7.00pm

Peninsula Docklands

Shed 14,161 Harbour Esplanade, Central Pier, Docklands

Dress: Cocktail/lounge suit


A number of optional tours have been arranged for ICAP 2010 delegates. Visit the ICAP 2010 website for additional information: www.icap2010.com.

Bendi Lango art exhibition

The Bendi Lango Art Exhibition Foundation was established by the APS in 2006 to fund bursaries for Indigenous students completing a tertiary postgraduate professional degree in psychology. The sale of prized artworks by some of the biggest names in Aboriginal art are used to raise scholarship funds.

The ICAP 2010 Bendi Lango art exhibition will feature investment quality works from Yuendumu, Utopia, Peppimenarti and Mangkaja. A large selection of smaller works from emerging artists from remote Indigenous communities starting from $150 will also be available. These artworks are also available to purchase prior to the exhibition. For more information please visit the website: www.bendilango.org.au.

InPsych June 2010