Workshops and Presentations 2020



15 – 17 May 2020

APS Clinical College Workshop, Brisbane – Keynote and Full Day Workshop

This year’s conference theme is Complexity in Practice to reflect the challenging case loads many clinical psychologists manage, often in a private practice.

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Tuesday 21 July 2020

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Stuttering: A One-Day Workshop for Speech Pathologists, Sydney

The literature on temperament, anxiety, and the emergence and maintenance of stuttering is riddled with poorly designed studies and dubious recommendations about when and how to intervene with speech and psychological therapies. Accordingly, this workshop will begin by exploring misunderstandings of the literature to ensure that participants are well versed in the fundamentals of fear conditioning and the implications of when to proceed with therapy.

Following this theoretical introduction, practical Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) methods will be provided for dealing with anxiety and avoidance in pre-school and school-age children, adolescents, and adults who stutter. Clinical vignettes will be used to demonstrate difficult clinical scenarios that arise in managing the psychological consequences of stuttering. These demonstrations will reveal methods for:

  • assessing anxiety in people who stutter
  • dealing with anxious and overprotective parents who transmit fear to children through vicarious conditioning
  • providing cognitive therapy to children and adolescents
  • learning to challenge thoughts without invalidating client perspectives
  • identifying the reasons why exposure fails to extinguish fear
  • motivating change in clients of all ages.

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23 – 26 September 2020

12th Oxford Dysfluency Conference, St Catherine’s College, Oxford, UK

The 12th Oxford Dysfluency Conference (ODC), under the theme ‘Challenge and Change’, is to be held at St Catherine’s College Oxford from 23-26 September, 2020.The Oxford Dysfluency Conference has a reputation as one of the leading international scientific conferences in the field of dysfluency. The conference brings together researchers and clinicians, providing a showcase and forum for discussion and collegial debate about the most current and innovative research and clinical practices. Throughout the history of the Oxford Dysfluency Conference, the primary aim has been to bridge the gap between research and clinical practice. The conference seeks to promote research that informs management, with interventions that are supported by sound theory and which inform future research.

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