2019 SCAP Conference - Program

2019 School Counsellors & Psychologists (SCAP) Conference 

New Horizons... New Considerations 
14-15th  November 2019    
The Melbourne Convention Centre



Official Conference Opening: Wednesday 13th November, 6-7.30pm, PLUS 5 BAR, 37 SOUTH WHARF PROMENADEJoin us in the heart of South Wharf for drinks and culinary delights as we celebrate the opening of the 13th SCAP Conference


Please note: the program is still being finalised and is subject to change.



Session 1
Mind the Hype: Is Mindfulness all it's Cracked up to be?
Dr Nicholas Van Dam, University of Melbourne

Session 2:
Suicide assessment in Adolescents, an overview of the essentials, the risk theory, risk assessment and recent update
A/Professor Michael Gordon, Monash University and Unit Head of the Child and Adolescent Stream in Early in Life Mental Health Service (formerly CAMHS) at Southern Health

Snapshot Session:

Session 3 & 4:
Choose 2 workshops to attend:

Riot not Diet! Looking For What's Healthy in School Prevention Programs for Eating Disorders and Managing Kids with Eating Issues in the School Environment
Dr Shannon Morton, Psychiatrist, Kooky Clinic, Brisbane

Footpaths to Freeways: Early Intervention in Youth Mental Health and AOD
Dr Karen Hallam, Clinical Psychologist & Director of the Centre for Youth AOD Research and Policy at the Youth Support and Advocacy Service (YSAS) in Melbourne

Being Perfectly Imperfect: Cultivating Shame Resilience
Dr Rachel Hannam, Clinical Psychologist, Brisbane

scap conference optional dinner: thursday 14th november, 6.30pm, half acre, 112 munro st, south melbourneFor only $65.00/pp, the optional dinner will include a welcome drink on arrival and a 3-course sharing menu.  Partners welcome!



Session 1
Emotional Mirror Neuron and Empathy Development in the Age of Screens: Can we Actually Use Tech to "Emvolve" In The Right Direction?

A very special co-presentation with Dr Shannon Morton & Dr Rachel Hannam

Session 2:
Dialectical Behavioural Therapy in Schools
Emma Sue San

Snapshot Session:
A Young Person's Experience of Dialectical Behavioural Therapy
Hayden Ashby

Snapshot Session:
Stand With Pride
Sebastien Grech, Minus 18

Session 3:
Subjective Wellbeing and Loneliness in young Australians

Dr Melissa Weinberg, Psychologist, Academic & Researcher