2018 SCAP Conference - Program

2018 School Counsellors & Psychologists (SCAP) Conference 

Foundations, Fractures and Fabrics in the Mental Health of Young People

15-16th  November 2018    
The Melbourne Convention Centre

   

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CONFERENCE PROGRAM

The Academic Conference Program will be held at the Clarendon Function Rooms, Melbourne Convention Centre.

Thursday Program, 9.30am - 5pm

8.30
Registration Open

9.30-10.40 AM 

SESSION ONE 
FOUNDATIONS: RETHINKING ASSESSMENT & DIAGNOSES

Welcome and Opening of the 2018 SCAP Conference

Emerging Trends in Understanding Childhood Disorders
Dr John Blythe

11 AM - 12.40 PM
SESSION TWO
FABRICS: INNOVATIVE THERAPEUTIC APPROACHES

Post-traumatic stress disorder and substance use: Promising new treatments for adolescents 
Natalie Peach

Engaging Adolescents using therapeutic play and the creative arts -TBC
Kate Renshaw

Narragunnawali: Reconciliation in Schools and Early Learning 
Tessa Keenan, General Manager, Reconciliation Australia

12.40 - 1.40 PM 
LUNCH AND RESOURCES EXPO

1.40 - 3.10 PM 
SESSION THREE: WORKSHOP SESSIONS
Choose one of the following workshops to attend:

The Therapeutic Relationship: Simple Concept or Complex Dynamic
Dr Karen Hallam


OR

Differential Diagnosis in Child & Adolescent Populations
Dr John Blythe

3.30 -5 PM
SESSION FOUR: WORKSHOP SESSIONS
Choose one of the following workshops to attend:

Teaching Social-Emotional Skills to Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Dr Belinda Ratcliffe


OR

“But it’s just attention seeking, right?” Reframing   Self-injury for School Staff
Dr Madeline Wishart

5 PM- Day Close *Conference Dinner: Lamaro's Hotel, South Melbourne  Thursday 15th November - 6.30pm**THE CONFERENCE DINNER IS AN OPTIONAL EXTRA, PLEASE REGISTER BY CLICKING THE ABOVE BUTTON IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO ATTEND


Friday Program 9am-3.40pm


9 - 10.40 AM

SESSION ONE
MENTAL ILLNESS AND CHANGING MINDS

Changing Minds, Changing Lives
Dr Mark Cross


So there’s this thing I’ve been meaning to tell you…
Nic Newling- Mental Health Advocate 

11.10 AM - 12.40 PM
SESSION TWO
RESPONDING TO THE ROYAL COMMISSION FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS

Safeguarding children: Implications of the Royal Commission for School Psychologists and Counsellors
Professor Daryl Higgins

12.40 - 1.30 PM
LUNCH AND RESOURCES EXPO

1.30 - 3.30 PM
SESSION THREE
BUILDING RESPECTFUL AND INCLUSIVE SCHOOL ENVIRONMENTS

Be Real at School – Creating spaces for students to comfortably and safely, be themselves
Tracey Whitmore

Fairytales: Helena's transition to Hayden
Jacinta Ashby, Hayden Ashby and Elizabeth Ashby

3.40PM - DAY CLOSE