2023 ACPA Annual National Conference and Gala Dinner

Event Programs:

Conference Program:  https://publuu.com/flip-book/245960/588427

Gala Dinner Program: https://publuu.com/flip-book/245960/588737

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12th Annual National Conference 2023, Melbourne, Victoria - 27 & 28 October at the Windsor Hotel in Melbourne (live event)*

The Conference

The upcoming ACPA conference exploring ‘Clinical Advances and Controversies in ADHD’, is an invaluable event for clinical psychologists and other healthcare professionals who support individuals diagnosed with ADHD. Below we describe some key potential benefits to prospective attendees: 

Brush up on the latest research and clinical advances regarding the assessments and interventions focused on ADHD.
Network with healthcare professionals who share an interest in ADHD: learn from your peers, share your own experiences, and collaborate on future projects.
Learn from leading experts in the field: this conference will feature talks by leading experts in the field of ADHD, providing you with insights into the latest research and clinical practices. 

Develop new intervention skills by attending our workshops and other learning opportunities for advancing skills and strategies for working with individuals that present with ADHD. Our workshop will be delivered by Professor Susan Young, a leading expert within the field of ADHD intervention, aimed at helping you tailor interventions to the specific needs of your client.
Overall, our conference will provide a forum for you to engage in collegial discussion about the latest developments and controversies within the field of ADHD. 

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ACPA Conference Tickets

Registration Type   Standard Ticket
Member   $ 595
Non-member   $ 695
Student   $ 220
Become an ACPA Member and save up to $ 295!*

Purchase a New Member Conference Ticket and receive *1 year free ACPA membership saving up to $295!

1 Non-member conference ticket ($695) and 1 Gala Dinner Ticket ($139) 

*Eligibility criteria apply and a membership application is required. Simply email a copy of your ticket to [email protected] and follow the outlined steps to become an ACPA member.

You don't want to miss this conference with an impressive lineup of speakers!

Keynote Speaker Professor Susan Young, London, United Kingdom
Keynote Speakers Professor Tony Attwood and Dr Michelle Garnett, Minds & Hearts Clinic, Brisbane
Professor Mark Bellgrove, Monash University, Melbourne
Professor Nick Haslam, The University of Melbourne
Associate Professor Emma Sciberras, Deakin University, Melbourne
Emily Unity, ADHD Lived Experience Speaker

Day 1.  Speaker Professor Susan Young in her keynote presentation 'Life after *NICE: Development and Understanding of ADHD in Adults'  Susan  will share her insights on the latest developments in this rapidly evolving field and provide attendees with an understanding of how to apply this understanding of ADHD in adults in clinical practice. 

Day 2. Susan will present a half-day workshop on ‘Coaching and CBT for ADHD in Adults with Comorbidities’. You will learn how to tailor your interventions to the unique needs of adults with ADHD and comorbidities and you will have an opportunity to practice the skills in a supportive and collaborative environment.

Professor Mark Bellgrove, Monash University, Melbourne

Introducing on ACPA Facebook and LinkedIn our esteemed conference speaker, Professor Mark Bellgrove. 

Presentation title: Development of Australia's first NHMRC approved evidence-based clinical practice guideline for ADHD.

Presentation summary: In his conference presentation, Professor Mark Bellgrove will describe the developmental process for the ADHD Guideline led by the Australian ADHD Professionals Association (AADPA), and talk you through key points of methodology and how to interpret and use the guideline. He will highlight key recommendations arising from the guideline and areas that the guideline development group (GDG) require further research. Mark will describe the dissemination of the guideline and his hopes for its implementation.


Associate Professor Emma Sciberras, Deakin University, Melbourne

Introducing our esteemed conference speaker Associate Professor Emma Sciberras 

Dr Emma Sciberras works a Senior Clinical Psychologist in the Developmental Assessment and Management Program (DAMP) at the Alfred Child & Youth Mental Health Service in Melbourne. She is also an Honorary Research Fellow and Team Leader in the Health Services Research at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute. She previously held an academic appointment in the School of Psychology at Deakin University (2015-23), most recently in the role of Associate Professor (2019-23). Dr Sciberras has attracted $9.4 million in research funding largely in the area of supporting children with ADHD and their families. Dr Sciberras was awarded a Doctor of Clinical Psychology (Child Specialisation) through the University of Melbourne in 2010, with her doctoral thesis focusing on adolescent girls with ADHD. 

Dr Sciberras has published over 150 peer-reviewed papers, largely in the area of ADHD including two co-edited books. She is an elected member of the executive board of the Australian ADHD Professionals Association (AADPA) and was part of the Guideline Development Group for the Australian Evidence-Based Clinical Guideline for ADHD (2022). She has been awarded many prizes for her research including the Deakin University Mid-Career Researcher Award (2022), the Victorian Tall Poppy Science Award (2016) and the Australian Psychological Society, Early Career Award (2015). 

Presentation title: Non-pharmacological supports for ADHD: Opportunities and challenges for implementation in clinical practice

Presentation summary: The Australian Evidence-Based Clinical Guideline for ADHD was published in 2022. This guideline outlined the evidence for numerous non-pharmacological supports for children, adolescents and adults with ADHD. This presentation will provide an overview of the non-pharmacological supports covered in the Australian Evidence-Based Clinical Guideline for ADHD, and their evidence. This presentation will focus on enablers and barriers to implementing the Australian ADHD guidelines in day-to-day clinical practice.

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Friday, 27 October @ 7.30 - 10.30 pm

The Gala Dinner

A Very Special Evening!: Join us at our unforgettable Gala Dinner, where we are thrilled to present Rose Callaghan as our presenter!

Rose will elevate our evening with what promises to be an entertaining, insightful, and engaging talk. Rose Callaghan’s debut solo comedy show about her diagnosis of ADHD at 32 years old won Best Comedy of 2016, selling out Perth Fringe World, Melbourne Comedy Festival, and Sydney Fringe Festival. She has appeared as a comedian on Nova, Triple J, ABC, and RRR. She regularly performs at showcases like Triple J Good Az Friday and the prestigious Festival Club. Rose Callaghan is a Melbourne-based award-winning stand-up comedian, actor, writer, and presenter.

But that's not all! We are delighted to announce that the Hon Emma McBride, a distinguished guest, will be among us, adding to the evening's significance.

And there's more!

You'll have the opportunity to meet and mingle with fellow attendees from across the country, as well as leaders and experts in the field of psychology. Enjoy delicious food and drinks, live music by a captivating jazz band, all while surrounded by the stunning backdrop of our venue.

But the excitement doesn't stop there! We are also thrilled to present concert pianist and clinical psychologist Dr. Anastasia Hronis, combining the worlds of music and psychology.

We'll also be announcing the winners of the ACPA Malcolm MacMillan Prize, honouring ACPA students who have made significant contributions to the field of psychology. You won't want to miss this chance to celebrate their achievements and show your support for the profession.

Don't miss out on this extraordinary evening of laughter, entertainment, networking, celebration, and recognition. Secure your spot at the Gala Dinner now!

We look forward to sharing this special occasion with you.

Gala Dinner Dress Code: Cocktail attire


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ACPA National Conference - Gala Dinner. Terms and Conditions:

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Cancellation Policy:
Refunds are offered for all cancellations received in writing via email to [email protected]. However, cancellations must be received prior 6 October 2023. Regrettably, due to the logistics of the event, refunds are not possible after this time, regardless of personal circumstances or difficulties preventing attendance.

A full refund will be issued if ACPA needs to cancel the conference because of unforeseen reasons.

End of Ticket sales:
ACPA is required to communicate final details on 6 October 2023, 9am to the venue. Ticket sales end 5 October 2023 at 11.59pm. Update: The Windsor Hotel kindly agreed to a different timeline. We are now required to communicate the final details two weeks later, Ticket sales can be extended to the 18th October 2023 at 11.59pm.

*Please note that the conference is a live event and will not be streamed or recorded for immediate availability. Attendees are encouraged to participate in person to fully experience the engaging sessions, interactive discussions, and networking opportunities. We appreciate your understanding and look forward to your active participation at the conference.

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2023 Malcolm Macmillan Prize 

The winners of the 2023 Malcolm Macmillan Prize will be announced at the conference.




Situated in Melbourne CBD, The Hotel Windsor Melbourne offers easy access to all the top attractions, from the iconic Flinders Street Station to the bustling laneways of the CBD. It is situated next to Parliament Train Station and trams stop in front of the hotel.
But the Windsor Hotel isn't just a convenient base for ACPA's 2023 National Conference and Gala Dinner. The historic property is steeped in charm and character, with elegant interiors and a timeless ambiance that's sure to transport you to a bygone era. 

The Windsor Hotel, 111 Spring St, Melbourne VIC 3000

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Clinical Advances and Controversies in ADHD  

In recent years, ADHD has gained prominence in both clinical and community awareness.  As clinicians, we need to be better informed and equipped with practical skills to treat ADHD, but it can be hard to know where to start.   

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