Conferences and other events

This page lists conferences, events and consultations that may be of interest to AIPA members, associates and friends.  Every effort is made to ensure that this list is comprehensive and up-to-date.  Input and feedback is very much welcome.

For a comprehensive list of conferences and workshops relevant to Indigenous health please visit the Indigenous Health InfoNet website at www.healthinfonet.ecu.edu.au/key-resources/conferences

Disclaimer

The Australian Indigenous Psychologists Association (AIPA) website is designed to provide valuable information on issues related to the social and emotional wellbeing and mental health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

All content is intended for information and educational purposes only.  The Australian Indigenous Psychologist’s Association assumes no responsibility for consequences resulting from the use of the information on this site.  The Australian Indigenous Psychologists Association (AIPA) makes every effort to ensure third-party information presented on this site is accurate, reliable and appropriate and culturally appropriate.  We do not endorse or condone the content and quality of contributions posted on this site, we reserve the right to reject or withdraw contributions that are not in accord with our code of conduct and or code of ethics.

Student volunteering

Some conferences and forums offer volunteering roles for students.  Volunteers assist in the running of the conference in exchange for free registration.  For information on student volunteer opportunities at APS conference go to www.psychology.org.au/conferences/#s3. For other volunteering opportunities contact the conference organiser.

Bursaries and scholarships

Scholarships and bursaries are often available from conference organisers and/or from employers (particularly tertiary education providers) to support students, early career researchers and others to attend professional development events.  Check with the conference organisers, your school/department, and with your Indigenous Education Centre if you are a student.

Some examples include:

 

Conferences, symposia and workshops

2017

Event

Dates

Venue

Achieving great outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander kids 20 Jul Melbourne, Vic
World Indigenous Peoples Conference (WIPCE) 24-29 Jul Toronto, Canada
Australian Winter School Conference 2017 (national drug and alcohol conference) 27-28 Jul Brisbane, Qld
Tasmanian Health Conference 29 Jul Hobart, Tas
Australia's Red Centre Conference 2017 31 Jul - 7 Aug Alice Springs, NT
4th National Eating Disorders and Obesity Conference 2017 7-8 Aug Gold Coast, Qld
Voices in Action: Empowering Young People for Positive Change 10-12 Aug Sydney, NSW
Addressing Aboriginal Homelessness Forum 15-16 Aug Surry Hills, NSW
18th International Mental Health Conference 2017 21-23 Aug Gold Coast, Qld
12th National Allied Health Conference 26-29 Aug Sydney, NSW
12th biennial, 2017 Asian Association of Social Psychology conference 26-28 Aug Auckland, New Zealand
Child-Centred Approaches to Ending Family Violence 29-30 Aug Melbourne, Vic
The Mental Health Service (TheMHS) Annual Conference 29 Aug - 1 Sept Sydney, NSW
11th National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Environmental Health Conference 5-7 Sept Cairns, Qld
Australian Palliative Care Conference 6-8 Sept Adelaide, SA
APS College of Forensic Psychologists Symposium 7-8 Sept Cairns, Qld
7th Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care (SNAICC) National Conference 12-14 Sept Canberra, ACT
Australian Indigenous Doctors' Association Conference 20-23 Sept Hunter Valley, NSW
Northern Territory Council of Social Services (NTCOSS) Conference 25-27 Sept Darwin, NT
Global alcohol policy conference (GAPC) 4-6 Oct Melbourne, Vic
7th International Carers Conference 4-6 Oct Adelaide, SA
Congress of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nurses and Midwives (CATSINAM) Professional Development Conference 10-12 Oct Gold Coast, Qld
9th Australian Rural and Remote Mental Health Symposium 11-13 Oct Albury, NSW
Alzheimer's Australia national conference 17-20 Oct Melbourne, Vic
7th National Borderline Personality Disorder Conference 18 Oct Perth, WA
35th CRANAplus Conference - The future of remote health and the influence of technology 18-20 Oct Broome, WA
Australian Association of Family Therapy Annual Conference 19 Oct Adelaide, SA
Rural and Remote Mental Health Conference 25-27 Oct Broome, WA
10th Health Services & Policy Research Conference 1-3 Nov Gold Coast, Qld
11th Annual conference on the treatment of personality disorders 2-4 Nov Wollongong, NSW
50th Annual Australian Association of Gerontology (AAG) Conference 8-10 Nov Perth, WA
22nd Annual College of Clinical Neuropsychologists Conference 9-11 Nov Perth, WA
Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs (APSAD) conference 12-15 Nov Melbourne, Vic
2017 Annual Research Translation Symposium - NH&MRC and The Lowitja Institute 14-15 Nov Brisbane, Qld
National NDIS Mental Health Conference 16-17 Nov Sydney, NSW
AbSec 2017 Conference: Keeping it real - Empowering Aboriginal Children, Families and Communities 22-24 Nov Coffs Harbour, NSW
Indigenous Allied Health Australia (IAHA) National Conference 27-30 Nov Perth, WA
"From the Outside Looking In...": Indigenous Disability and Wellness Gathering 28-30 Nov British Columbia, Canada
National housing conference 29 Nov - 1 Dec Sydney, NSW
Black Thunder, Black Voices Towards 2020 Conference 13-15 Dec Canberra, ACT

 

2018

Event

Dates

Venue

APS College of Counselling Psychologists: Expertise in Counselling Psychology - Networking, Connection, and Collaboration Feb Melbourne, Vic
46th Annual Meeting International Neuropsychological Society 14-17 Feb Washington D.C., USA
Western Australian Alcohol and other Drug Conference 20-21 Mar Perth, WA
ICAP 2018: 20th International Conference on Applied Psychology 17-18 May Barcelona, Spain
16th World Congress, World Association for Infant Mental Health 26-30 May Rome, Italy
29th International Congress of Applied Psychology 25-30 Jun Montreal, Canada
21 ICIS (International Congress on Infant Studies): Building Bridges 29 Jun - 3 July Philadelphia, USA
International Congress of the International Association for Cross Cultural Psycohlogy (IACCP) 1-5 July Guelph, Canada
Annual Meeting of the International Society of Political Psychology 4-7 July Texas, USA
International Meeting of the Psychometric Society 10-13 July New York, USA
International Association for Relationship Research 2018 Conference 12-13 July Colorado, USA
23rd World Congress of the International Association for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Allied Professions 23-28 July Prague, Czech Republic
15th Australian Institute of Family Studies conference 25-27 July Melbourne, Vic
17th European Symposium on Suicide and Suicidal Behaviour 5-8 Sept Ghent, Belgium
International Conference on Community Psychology 5-7 Oct Santiago, Chile
ICCPBS 2018: 20th International Conference on Cognitive, Psychological and Behavioral Sciences 29-30 Oct Paris, France

 

 

Training and Workshops

AIPA

Program

Delivery

Working together: the journey towards cultural competence with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples Face-to-face workshops

APS and APS Institute

Program

 Delivery

The Kimberley Way: Indigenous Suicide Prevention Training  Online
Forced Adoption Training Webinars
Ethical decision making in psychology Online
Online Media Skills Training Course Online
Suicide prevention professional development training Online

Other Providers

Event

Provider

Dates

Venue

Breaking Point: Ice and Methamphetamine AusMed Education Various Various
Framing Indigenous Health Centre for Remote Health Various Various
Other Ways of Knowing: Understanding Aboriginal Trauma Turning Point Various Fitzroy, Vic
NATSIHWA NSW Forum - Dubbo NATSIHWA 26 July, 2017 Dubbo, NSW
Narrative Therapy and Community Work Through an Aboriginal Lens and Torres Strait Islander Lens Workshop Dulwich Centre 31 July - 4 Aug, 2017 Cairns, Qld
Working with People with Disabilities in Remote and Indigenous Communities Centre for Remote Health 2-3 Aug, 2017 Adelaide, SA
Train the Trainer: Trauma Training in Your Patch Karen Hulls Social Work Services 3-4 Aug, 2017 Darwin, NT
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Training Day NOFASD Australia 8 Aug 2017 Westmead, NSW
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Competency Training - Working and Walking Together SNAICC 10-11 Aug, 2017 Weston, ACT
Foundation for Trauma-Informed Care and Practice (Brisbane) Blue Knot Foundation 11 Aug, 2017 Brisbane, Qld
NATSIHWA NT Forum - Darwin NATSIHWA 16 Aug, 2017 Darwin, NT
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder prevention in Aboriginal communities Mental Health Commission of WA 22 Aug, 2017 Perth, WA
Marumali Program - Risk Management Workshop Winangali-Marumali 22-23 Aug, 2017 Brisbane, Qld
Cultural Competency for Supervisors of Aboriginal People Indigenous Psychological Services 23-24 Aug, 2017 Melbourne, Vic
Working with People with Disabilities in Remote and Indigenous Communities Centre for Remote Health 5-6 Sept, 2017 Alice Springs
NATSIHWA Qld Forum - Brisbane NATSIHWA 6 Sept, 2017 Brisbane, Qld
Building Authentic Relationships with Aboriginal Families and Communities Yarn Strong Sista 7 Sept, 2017 Collingwood, Vic
Aboriginal Cultural Awareness Training ACT Council of Social Service Inc 5 Oct, 2017 Weston Creek, ACT
Introduction to First 1000 Days Australia (Brisbane) First 1000 Days Australia 16-17 Oct, 2017 Brisbane, Qld
Walking Together: Creative Ways of Working with Aboriginal Young People Anthony Hillin 18-19 Sept, 2017 Burwood, NSW
Other ways of knowing: Understanding Aboriginal trauma Turning Point 19 Oct, 2017 Fitzroy, Vic
Foundation for Trauma-Informed Care and Practice (Adelaide) Blue Knot Foundation 20 Oct, 2017 Adelaide, SA
Foundation for Trauma-Informed Care and Practice (Launceston) Blue Knot Foundation 23 Oct, 2017 Launceston, Tas
Aboriginal Cultural Awareness for Workplaces Blakworks Employment Solutions 2 Nov, 2017 Toronto, NSW
Introduction to First 1000 Days Australia (Townsville) First 1000 Days Australia 6-7 Nov, 2017 Townsville, Qld
Foundation for Trauma-Informed Care and Practice (Canberra) Blue Knot Foundation 10 Nov, 2017 Canberra, ACT
NATSIHWA SA Forum - Adelaide NATSIHWA 15 Nov, 2017 Adelaide, SA
Recognising and Responding to Trauma: Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Children and Families ACT Council of Social Service Inc 15-16 Nov, 2017 Canberra, ACT
NATSIHWA Vic Forum - Shepparton NATSIHWA 14 Dec, 2017 Shepparton, Vic