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The Australian Clinical Psychology Association (ACPA) Conference

9th and 10th November 2018

Student and Early Career Forum, 1.15pm-2.00pm

Students and early career psychologists face a range of important and vexing questions…

What job should I get first?  Public or private?  How do I choose a supervisor?  How do I navigate
relationships with supervisors who are managers? How do I choose CPD?  When do I go into private practice?  How do I make the most of peer support and supervision?  How do I choose a modality?  How do I monitor burnout and engage in self-care?  How do I work in a multidisciplinary team?

Students and early career psychologists are invited to a facilitated forum, which will explore these
questions, drawing on the experience of a panel of psychologists representing a range of clinical
settings and perspectives.

We invite you to take part in a facilitated forum… Bring your lunch and join us as a panel discusses these and other questions…

The panel will be:

Dr. Rowena Conroy
Dr Rowena Conroy (BA (Hons Psych), MPsychol (Clin), PhD) is a clinical psychologist with experience working across public, private, university, and non-profit sectors. Rowena has a strong background in clinical supervision and training. For 10 years, she worked at Melbourne’s Royal Children’s Hospital, where she was Coordinator of Education and Training in Psychology. Currently, as an Honorary Senior Fellow in the Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences at the University of Melbourne, Rowena is responsible for postgraduate teaching in child clinical psychology. In her clinical practice, Rowena works mainly with children and families, as well as providing supervision for clinical psychology registrars and other psychologists. She has particular expertise in the area of posttraumatic mental health and is a consultant and trainer for Phoenix Australia – Centre for Posttraumatic Mental Health.

Assoc. Prof. Carol Hulbert
Associate Professor Carol Hulbert (BA (Hons), MA (Clin Psych), PhD) is a clinical psychologist and researcher in the area of borderline personality disorder and has worked clinically for over 30 years. She holds a position as an honorary fellow in the Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences at the University of Melbourne, having recently retired from the role of Director of the University of Melbourne Clinical Psychology Program. She is a Board member of the Australian Clinical Psychology Association, having made significant contributions in the area of postgraduate clinical training and in the mental health field, both as a practitioner and as a manager. Her current clinical practice includes adults with a history of trauma and clinical psychology supervisees.

Amy Felman
Amy Felman is a Clinical Psychologist, and the host and creator of the popular Psychology podcast We All Wear it Differently. She completed her psychology studies at Swinburne University, and then Deakin University in 2013. She has since worked in various roles including private practice (Melbourne DBT Centre, Headspace, Dennison Psychology), Monash Hospital’s Secure Extended Care Unit, and Smiling Mind as a content developer and mindfulness facilitator. Amy was a member of the inaugural APS Early Career Committee. Amy is passionate about combining her media and psychology experience to create inspiring, informative and thought-provoking content for psychologists and the general public. She is currently working on an internet TV show about perinatal mental health.