18-19th November 2021 - F2F EVENT

Theme: Novel Perspectives on Adolescent Mental Health

The National School Counsellors & Psychologists (SCAP) Conference is an annual conference held over 2 days each November. We are back for a live F2F event in 2021 SCAP.

In the event of (surely not!) restrictions in November, the conference will revert to a virtual conference - PLEASE REFER TO T&Cs FOR COVID CONTINGENCY PLAN

We are very much looking forward to seeing you in November!


Extra Early Bird Registration: $595 inc GST (by 30th July 2021)

Early Bird Registration: $660 inc GST (between 31st July - 4th November 2021)

Standard Registration: $770 inc GST (after 5th November 2021)
Payments after 19th November 2021 may incur a late fee.


THEME: Novel Perspectives on Adolescent Mental Health

Registration now open

Melbourne: 18-19th November 2021
Melbourne Convention Centre

The SCAP Conference this year is a F2F EVENT. Held over two days, it will combine keynote sessions with short, active segments to provide variation and encourage maximum engagement.

Conference Dinner

Social event

Thursday 18th November, 6.30pm

An optional extra, the fabulous and fun conference dinner will again form part of this year's SCAP conference. Join us for an evening of great food and great company.

Venue: The Wine Lounge, Clare Castle Hotel, 354 Graham St, Port Melbourne
Cost: $65pp (inc of GST)
Inclusions: 3 course meal & drink on arrival. Other drinks at bar prices.

Conference Speakers - Confirmed

Professor Andrew Chanen, Orygen
Presentation: Personality disorder in young people: now is the time to act.

Alexander Digiacomo, School Counsellor, NSW
Presentation: Current issues for School Counsellors & Psychologists

Dr. Maria Di Biase, University of Melbourne
Presentation: The search for meaningful biomarkers in schizophrenia

Nick Busietta, Liminal
Presentation: Liminal Platform: Virtual Reality for Resilience, Emotional Regulation and Wellbeing in Schools

Dr Jenny Brown, The Family Systems Institute
Presentation: We don't need your help, but will you please fix our children

Colleen Golding, Psychologist
Presentation: Title TBA

and more... full program and speaker bios available soon

The 2021 SCAP Conference is shaping up to be another fabulous program. Don't miss it!

We look forward to seeing you in person!

About the SCAP Conference

The SCAP Conference is specifically designed to provide continuing professional development to psychologists and counsellors working within a school context. It aims to provide the most up to date research on adolescent mental health as well as opportunities to acquire new therapeutic skills. 

One of the aims of The SCAP conference is to provide opportunities for school psychologists and counsellors to meet others in the field, in order to broaden networks and working relationships. A feature of the SCAP conference is the social program, consisting of the CONFERENCE OPENING on the eve of the conference; an opportunity for delegates to enjoy the social and professional interaction of meeting other colleagues, and a little indulgence, and the CONFERENCE DINNER on the Thursday evening.

The SCAP conference is a unique experience and attracts delegates from across Australasia and the 2021 Conference will be no exception. We warmly invite all to take part and look forward to seeing you virtually.

Who should attend?

  • School Psychologists & Counsellors
  • Wellbeing Staff
  • Chaplains
  • School Leadership Personnel in Wellbeing
  • Student Support Staff
  • Other Professionals Working with Young People