2016 Australian Counselling Association, National Conference

23rd – 25th of September 2016: Stamford Plaza Hotel, 150 North Terrace, Adelaide SA 5000

A Focus on Counselling in 2016:

Multicultural & Indigenous Mental Health and Well Being in Australia, Differences and Similarities

ACA will be hosting its Annual National Conference in Adelaide in 2016, with a focus on “Multicultural and Indigenous Mental Health and Well Being”. The conference will incorporate the launching of the new ACA professional college: College of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Counsellors.

The conference venue will be the Stamford Plaza Hotel situated in the heart of Adelaide’s downtown district with the Rundle Mall, the National War Museum, the National Wine Centre, Victoria Square, and numerous restaurants all nearby. All forms of public transport have stops near the door with a low cost public car park option also available.

The National conference will explore the differences and similarities of working in a multicultural and/or indigenous environment whether it be working with Aboriginals, Torres Straight Islanders, refugees, immigrants (new and old) or white Australians. This conference will give, indigenous peoples and other similar groups a voice and platform from where they can express in a constructive manner their unique differences and similarities.

This is a fantastic opportunity to network with some of Australia’s finest speakers and researches and to profile your area of expertise in a positive collegial atmosphere.

Conference speakers and subject areas will reflect the diversity and richness of the profession.

Call for Abstracts – Deadline for Papers/Abstracts: 30th March 2016    
Submit papers/abstracts to:

To submit a Research Paper for a 30 minute discussion or Abstract for a 90 minute workshop please supply the following information:

Paper/Abstract presentation Title:
Outline of presentation (no more than 800 words):
Experience/research working in the subject area (no more than 300 words)

Original papers and abstracts that meet the conference theme will be given preference however all subject areas will be considered.

Philip Armstrong FACA