Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Hunter New England Health Psychology Conference - ‘Promoting Clinical Excellence and Culturally Respectful Practices’

The 2013 Hunter New England Health Psychology Conference is presented in collaboration with the University of Newcastle’s School of Psychology.

Keynote Speakers:
  • Prof. Judy Atkinson - Working with Indigenous Children: Developmental Trauma in Children Living in Complex Trauma Environments
  •  Dr Lawrence Dadd and Toni Manton - Working Together to Close The Gap: How Can Psychologists and Psychiatrists Help?

  • Speculation on the Mechanisms of Change in Psychotherapy: What Actually Helps Clients Get Better Dr Nick Bendit
  • Capacity Assessments Claudia Kraiuhin
  • Tricky Conversations: Working From Taboo to Explicit to Safe Well-being with Children Under 10 with Problematic Sexualised Behaviours - Tim Hawes and Eleanor Spence
  • Drawing The Line: Challenges and Adventures in Psychology/Clinical Psychology Assessment and Diagnosis – Dr Sean Halpin
  • Newcastle-Led Research on Aboriginal Wellbeing Dr Stefania Paolini, Dr Mark Lock & Dr Josephine Gwynn
  • Addictive Logic David Bonsor
  • Wong-ghu Connecting with Aboriginal Teenagers and Carers Joh Bartley, Charlie Faulkner, Jude Payling and Mary Watson
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) With Complex Clients Brendon Knott
  • Treating Somatoform Disorders From a Psychologist’s Perspective Ben Britton
  •  Exploring Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence in the Legal and Workplace Settings Martina Zangger & Kylie Whitford 
  • What Works in Psychotherapy?: Performing at the Top of Your Game David Porter 
  • Working with Children: An Interactive Process to Clarify Concepts of Indigenous Healing Practice (Educaring) Prof. Judy Atkinson

Date: Friday 15th November

Venue: Brennan Room, University of Newcastle, Callaghan Campus

Cost: HNE Health Psychologists - $20 (pay on the day)
Psychology Academic Staff and Psychology Students - $20 (pay on the day)
Non-HNE Health Psychologists - $150 (pay with registration)

** Morning tea, lunch, and afternoon tea will be provided**

Registration packages, including workshop synopses will be available soon. Please contact A/Prof Tanya Hanstock ( for further details.