2019 ACPA & NZCCP Conference


The Australian Clinical Psychology Association and
New Zealand College of Clinical Psychologists
in partnership present:

 “The Contemporary Clinician:

combining ancient wisdoms, cultural
traditions, and modern advances”

Friday 5 & Saturday 6 April 2019
Rydges World Square
389 Pitt Street
Sydney, NSW

Keynote Presenters:
Prof. Richard Bryant, University of New South Wales (UNSW)
Dr Bruno Cayoun, MiBT Institute
Day one of the annual conference will offer a full programme of thought-provoking
presentations reflecting the conference theme of being a contemporary clinician,
combining ancient wisdoms, cultural traditions, and modern advances. We are also
honoured to offer two culturally-rich presentations on maintaining the relevance of
indigenous wisdom in modern clinical practice.
Day two will offer an advanced workshop on Mindfulness Based CBT (MiCBT)
presented by Dr Bruno Cayoun and Ms Alice Shires. This workshop will offer
delegates a masterclass opportunity to extend their knowledge of integrating
mindfulness and CBT when working with trauma.



Day 1 Friday 5th April 2019

7.30am – 8.30am Registration
8.30am – 9.00am Conference Welcome by ACPA President (5mins)

Welcome to Country and Cultural Opening Ceremony

9.00am – 10.30am Keynote “Technological and research innovations advancing the clinical treatment of trauma”

Prof Richard Bryant, University of New South Wales

10.30am – 11.00 am Morning Tea
11.00am – 12.00pm “MiCBT: The growing evidence for an ancient wisdom central to contemporary mental health treatment”

Dr Bruno Cayoun, MiCBT Institute

12.00pm – 1.00pm “A forecast for clinical psychology and future-proofing the profession”

Co-presented by Brin Grenyer, Senior Professor of Psychology, UOW, and Malcolm Stewart, President, NZCCP

1.00pm – 2.00pm LUNCH
2.00pm – 3.00pm “Hippocrates was right: what clinical psychologists should know about innovations in nutritional therapies”

Prof Julia Rucklidge, University of Canterbury

3.00pm – 4.00pm “E-Mental Health: applied technology increases access to mental health treatments and resources”

Ms Julia Reynolds, Australia National University

“Surviving to thriving: cultural wisdoms on thriving in the modern world” Combined presentation by Australian and New Zealand indigenous representative panel”
4.00pm – 4.10pm Comfort Break (10min stretch break)
4.10pm – 5.00pm “Sharing wisdoms across the Tasman: reflections on maintaining the cultural relevance of clinical psychology”

Tanja Hirvonen (AUS), Luke Rowe (NZCCP)

5.00pm – 5.30pm Conference Close and Closing Ceremony AU / NZ


Day 2 Saturday 6th April 2019


One-day advanced workshop by Dr Bruno Cayoun and co-presented by Ms Alice Shires: “Addressing Trauma with Mindfulness-integrated CBT: Principles and Practice”


8.00am Registration

9.00 – 5.00pm Workshop

Morning Tea, lunch, and Afternoon Tea provided








A discount rate is offered to all full time students. Student delegates are required to provide their student card number when registering, and to forward their registration confirmation email from Trybooking.com along with a scanned copy of their student card as an attachment to events.office@acpa.org.au


Fees include GST. Registrations close midnight EST Friday 29 March 2019                 

Both days comprise 5 hours of Professional Development (PD). Members of other disciplines or professions attending the conference may be able to claim the conference as CPD provided their governing body does not require event accreditation for PD hours.


Receipts / Registration confirmation: Trybooking.com issues receipts at the time of registration, and this confirms registration. Please retain receipts for your records, including as a
Tax Invoice/Receipt for the transaction. No other receipts are available via this booking system.
Cancellation Policy: Refunds are offered for all cancellations received in writing via email to events.office@acpa.org.au. Cancellations must be received by midnight EST on 29 March 2019. Regrettably, due to the logistics and terms of event management, refunds are not possible after this date, regardless of personal circumstances or difficulties preventing attendance. The cancellation policy is final and not negotiable. However, should the event be cancelled for any reason, a full refund will be issued.
Transfer of registration: Registrations are transferable to another person in all cases. However, notification of transfer of registration including any dietary requirements must be received by midnight EST on 29 March 2019. Transfer of registration to another person is NOT possible after this date, or for only a portion of the event.

ENQUIRIES Please direct all enquiries related to this event to events.office@acpa.org.au



Conference Venue

Rydges World Square

Rydges World Square is located in the heard of Sydney’s CBD on the corner of Pitt and Liverpool Streets
Public transport
Public Transport is recommended with the conference venue easily accessible by a number of buses that stop at World Square, and with Town Hall and Museum stations in walking distance
There are a number of secure carparks in Sydney CBD with a few offering All Day flat rates from approximately $20.00/day.