SEPTEMBER 27-29, 2019 BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA

6th Asia Pacific Rim
Confederation of
Counsellors Conference

Insight and Learnings from around the Pacific Rim; meeting your community’s mental health needs

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Join top academics, practitioners and speakers from around the world to share their work through presentations, workshops and research papers.

CONFERENCE THEME

CONFERENCE THEME: Insight and Learnings from around the Pacific Rim; meeting your community’s mental health needs

Presentations will be selected to provide a program that offers a comprehensive and diverse range of issues related to the Conference theme of “Insight and Learnings from around the Pacific Rim; meeting your community’s mental health needs”

This conference is aimed at building the capacity of professionals in the Asia Pacific Rim who deliver front-line mental health services, across a range of issues. Professionals attending will be involved in research and development, policy, curriculum development, consumer advocacy, system design, lived experience of mental health issues, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander support. The conference will also provide insight into the latest research and treatment strategies in alcohol and other drug use, trauma, suicide prevention, and telehealth.

Professionals (delegates) attending the conference will have the opportunity to learn about research and development, policy, curriculum development, disability services, youth mental health, rural and regional mental health service deliver, domestic and family violence, Sexuality education and LGBTIQ+ issues, consumer advocacy, system design, lived experience of mental health issues, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander support. The conference will also provide a platform to discuss the latest research and treatment strategies in alcohol and other drug use, trauma and telehealth.

At the end of this event, delegates will have had the opportunity to participate in discussions about:

  • Theoretical and practical knowledge of mental health, addiction and AOD service application in Queensland, Australia and the Asia Pacific region.
  • How to effectively deliver services through telehealth platforms.
  • The development of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mental health services.
  • The development of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse communities in mental health service delivery.
  • Latest developments to deliver person-centred care, and support the rights and dignity of clients.

Delegates will also have the potential to engage in and develop:

  • strong collegial ties between mental health professionals.
  • investigate further research and models of understanding.
  • gain insight into mental health and AOD services
  • a greater understanding of best practice models in mental health and AOD services.
  • Developing trauma informed practices relevant to mental health service delivery
  • Cutting edge research and development in mental health treatment methodologies
Where
WHERE
Hilton Hotel 190 Elizabeth St,
Brisbane City QLD 4000
When
WHEN
Friday to Sunday
September 27-29, 2019

Venue

The 6th Asia Pacific Rim Confederation of Counsellors Conference will be held at the Hilton, Brisbane, located in the heart of Brisbane City.

VENUE HIGHLIGHTS

  • 30-minute drive from Brisbane Airport and a short walk from Central Station.
  • Walking distance to the city’s most popular attractions such as Southbank Parklands, GOMA, Queensland Performing Arts Centre, Wheel of Brisbane and the Botanical Gardens.
  • Award winning on-site restaurant - Vintaged Bar + Grill is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

To book accommodation at the Hilton, Brisbane and secure a discounted rate please click here.

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CONFERENCE HOSTS

Australian Counselling Association

The Australian Counselling Association (ACA) is a National progressive professional peak association of counsellors and psychotherapists with over 5,000 individual members. As Australia's largest single registration body for Counsellors and Psychotherapists, ACA serves a crucial role in advocating and advancing the profession of counselling and psychotherapy.

Welcome Letter from ACA President, Simon Clarke.


American Counseling Association

The American Counseling Association is a not-for-profit, professional and educational organization that is dedicated to the growth and enhancement of the counseling profession. Founded in 1952, ACA is the world's largest association exclusively representing professional counselors in various practice settings.

Welcome Letter from ACA President, Richard Yep.


Asia Pacific Rim Confederation of Counsellors

The APRCC is a confederation of counsellors and psychotherapists from the Asia Pacific rim geographical area. The association is open to individual counsellors/psychotherapists from this region who wish to support and perpetuate the advancement of counselling in our region.

Welcome Letter from APRCCC President, Professor Catherine Tien-Lun Sun.


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