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Grand Hyatt Melbourne * | Melbourne, AUSTRALIA
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Specialty: , Psychiatry
Dates: From Jun, 20, 2014 to Jun, 22, 2014
Location: Melbourne, AUSTRALIA
Type: Conference
Registration Cost: From 450 to 1050 AUD
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This is the third APS College of Clinical Psychologists Conference to be offered to clinical psychologists in Australia which will provide keynote presentations by international presenters, skills based workshops and master classes. The 2014 APS College of Clinical Psychologists Conference will once again be innovative in its format and content and once again provide the opportunity for delegates to obtain around 17 CPD hours for the three day Conference. We are fortunate to have a variety of highly experienced, well known and respected presenters as well as two distinguished international keynote speakers.
Hopefully the ideas and skills that are learned and exchanged at this Conference will assist delegates to develop knowledge and expertise to better meet the challenges ahead.
Fay Oberklaid FAPS
Conference Chair


Re-discovering hypnosis again for the first time: The utilization of attentional processes in short term-psychotherapies

Presented by Dr Michael Yapko

As advances are made in better understanding the power of focus in shaping one’s subjective perceptions and even physiology, the field of hypnosis has played an especially important role in this ongoing process of discovery. Despite too many clinicians’ terribly misinformed dismissal of hypnosis as little more than a gimmick, in fact hypnosis has evolved a strong scientific basis for its insights into neuroscience, cognition, suggestive language and information processing, placebo and nocebo responses, the therapeutic alliance, and more. In this multi-part address, I will highlight the merits of modern hypnosis and the many contributions it can make to enhancing therapeutic efficacy.

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Ida Shaw

Joan Farrell

Saturday 21 June 2014
8.40 - 9.40am

Group Schema Therapy: Catalyzing the treatment of personality disorder and other challenging populations

Presented by Dr Joan Farrell & Ms Ida Shaw

This presentation describes the catalyzing effects achieved when Schema Therapy (ST) interventions interact with the therapeutic factors of groups. In our 25 years of developing and leading ST groups we have observed that the synergistic effects of ST from combining cognitive, experiential and behavioural pattern-breaking work are amplified when implemented in the group modality. We think that this is due in part to the large number of opportunities for corrective emotional experiences that groups provide. Group ST is unique as a model in that it integrates aspects of interpersonal, protagonist focused and psychoeducational groups, with the active direction of the limited reparenting therapist style. Young has described the Farrell & Shaw model of Group ST (Farrell & Shaw,1994, 2012, 2014) as the “third phase in the development of ST”.  The large effect sizes demonstrated with borderline personality disorder patients with both short outpatient and intensive inpatient programs support these observations (Farrell & Shaw, 2009; Reiss, Lieb, Arntz, Shaw & Farrell, 2013) and have led to great enthusiasm in developing and designing studies to evaluate GST programs internationally for a variety of disorders. The experiential component of Schema Therapy has a prominent position in this group model. In general, a group is a larger stage for experiential work, leading to a greater range of possibilities for emotion focused work. Our presentation highlights the experiential interventions developed for Group Schema Therapy and adaptations of Young’s experiential interventions for group use. These include the expansion of mode dialogues to whole group mode role-plays, group imagery rescripting, the corrective emotional experiences that can be facilitated in a group and the augmentation of limited reparenting by the addition of re-family effects.

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The centre of luxury, located prestigiously on Collins Street, Grand Hyatt Melbourne is in the heart of the city’s high fashion and fine dining areas, within walking distance of many of Melbourne’s tourist attractions and the business, shopping and theatre districts.

The hotel has a total of 544 guestrooms, including three Diplomatic Suites, two Ambassador Suites and 18 Grande Suites. Guestrooms and Suites range from 35sq m to 100 sq m.

Delegates are welcome to stay at the Grand Hyatt Melbourne and all accommodation requests are subject to availability.  Bookings are to be made directly with the Grand Hyatt Melbourne by contacting reservations (details below).  A conference accommodation rate for a Grand King (Standard room)of $255 (room and internet access only) has been negotiated for Conference delegates.

Reservation Phone Line : 13 1234
International Reservations Line: +61 3 888 591 234
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