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Event Details - PCE2019 Mini Conference

Title: PCE2019 Mini Conference
Type of Activity: Conferences
Objective of Course / Workshop:

 

The Australian and Aotearoa-New Zealand Chapter of the World Association for Person Centered and Experiential Psychotherapy and Counseling is pleased to announce its first mini conference in Melbourne, 26th and 27th October 2019

CONFERENCE THEME: Emotions in the Context of the Person Centered Approach 

Person-centred therapy has a low profile in Australia and Aotearoa-New Zealand. While Rogerian theory has had a broad and significant influence on therapeutic practice, psychotherapists and counsellors have generally not been inclined to adopt the labels "person-centred" or "client-centred" when describing their practice in professional directories. ​

This mini conference gives counsellors and psychotherapists an opportunity to connect with fellow person centered colleagues and to listen to some wonderful speakers from Japan, Queensland, NSW, New Zealand and locally.

There will also be an opportunity to engage in encounter groups which is a hallmark of the Rogerian approach. 

Please go to the website for more information about the conference, registration details, and how to submit abstracts for presentations.  Students are half price and there is an opportunity for students to help out the organisers at the conference at no cost.

We look forward to seeing you there

Dr Melissa Harte

Course / Workshop Outline:

 

Day 1

8.30am  Opening - Welcome to country

Invitation to Encounter

9am – 10am Keynote 1: Merl Conyer

10am – 10.30am Morning tea

10.30am – 12.30pm Workshops

12.03pm to 1.30pm Lunch

1.30pm – 3pm Workshops or Encounter group 

3pm – 3.30pm Afternoon tea

3.30pm – 4.30pm Workshops

4.30pm – 5.30pm Keynote 2: Keith Tudor

5.30pm – 5.45pm Day closing

6pm Gathering Drinks 

 

Day 2

 8.30am Good morning

9am – 10am Keynote 3: Louse Cooper

10am – 10.30am Morning tea

10.30am – 12.30pm Workshops

12.03pm to 1.30pm Lunch

1.30pm – 3pm Workshops or Encounter group 

3pm – 3.30pm

Afternoon tea

3.30pm – 4.30pm

Keynote 4: Mikuni Makiko

4.30pm – 5.30pm

Keynote 5: Kelleigh Ryan  

5.30pm – 5.45pm

Conference closing and look towards NZ

 

OPD points: 10
Course / Workshop content:

We welcome abstracts for the PCE2019 Melbourne Mini Conference. Abstracts are to be no longer that 250 words. As there a limited number of presentation slots please only submit one abstract per person.

 

Please submit your abstract to email: scientific.pce2019melb@gmail.com 

Submissions close 30th June, 2019

Lecture – 45 min. lecture  + 15 min. discussion = 1 hour

These individual lectures (presentations) are of philosophical, theoretical, clinical, research-based or practical character. Case studies, work-in-progress reports, research reports or proposals for future research topics should have room as well as basic considerations, clinical topics, socio-cultural and politically relevant issues, questions concerning the understanding and history of PCE approaches etc.

 

Short Presentation - 30 minutes (two presentations of 20 min. each + discussion of 10 min.  = 1 hour)

This format allows for a short lecture of 20 minutes for 2 persons. The short lectures may either be controversial or complementary. Only one short presentation may be submitted, with the Scientific Committee being responsible for putting 2 short presentations together within one slot of 60 minutes.

Demonstration - (demonstration interview/session) 60 or 120 minutes

If you would like to show the way you are working in practice, please use this format. Bring someone or you can ask someone from the audience to participate and do a “demonstration interview” or a “demonstration session” with a small group. Following, you will discuss the experience with the audience – please reserve at least one third of the total slot time for discussion.

 

Panel Discussion 60 minutes 

Under one heading panel discussions may be submitted on a coherent topic. These submissions usually include at least three individual presentations in order to show or compare individual ideas and concepts. The subsequent discussion includes the audience. Please register yourself as author and your colleagues as co-author under one heading.

 

Workshop 60 or 120 minutes

In daily routine we often lack the time or the framework to reflect in dialogue with colleagues on the experiences with clients, to discuss about topics relevant to our profession and qualify results of research contributions or integrate them into everyday work. Interactive contributions are the basis for an active and diverse occupation with the conference theme. This format is particularly suitable for explaining or working on a topic or an idea by questioning the lecturer as well as by contributions from participant

Start/End Date: 26/10/2019 to 27/10/2019
Time: 08:00:00 - 18:00:00
Presenter / Provider: The Australian and Aotearoa-New Zealand Chapter of the World Association for Person Centered and Experiential Psychotherapy and Counseling
Contact Name: Melissa Harte
Contact Phone: 0407427172
Contact Email: pce2019melb@gmail.com
Qualifications:
Experience:
Address: ACAP Melbourne Campus
Address 2: Level 6, 123 Lonsdale Street
Suburb: Melbourne
State: VIC
Postcode:
Website: http://pce2019melb.wixsite.com/pce2019melb
Parking: Street
Is there disability parking and entry? Yes
Are meals included with this event? Yes
If yes, what meals? Morning / Afternoon Tea & Lunch
Registration URL: https://pce2019melb.wixsite.com/pce2019melb/registration-information
Cost ($): Early bird 2 days : $385.00 until 1st August, 2109 Students $185.00
Registration Instruction (if applicable):

Early bird fee for 2 day registration now open until 1st August, 2109. After that date the full fees apply.

Early bird 2 days : $385.00 ( Lunch, morning and afternoon tea included)

Full fee 2 days : $450.00 ( Lunch, morning and afternoon tea included)

Single day registration: $225 ( Lunch, morning and afternoon tea included)

Full Time Students $185.00: ( Lunch, morning and afternoon tea included)

 

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