2017 Australian Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools Conference
WEDNESDAY 4TH – FRIDAY 6TH OCTOBER, 2017, RENDEZVOUS HOTEL MELBOURNE, VICTORIA

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Conference Proceedings

Please see below the sessions from the 2017 APACS National Conference that have been approved by the presenter for upload. Please click on the title of each presentation to view the PDF copy.

 

Keynote Presentations

Making Sense of Sibling Sexual Abuse and Supporting Young People Caught Up in the Aftermath (Without Getting Caught Up In It Too)
Dr Helen Kambouridis
Royal Childrens Hospital, Gatehouse Centre

Thursday, 5th October 2017

Concurrent Session 1

Problem/Sitautional Analysis: A Framework for Structured Practice
Terence Edwards
Massey University, NZ

Six-Star Student Wellbeing Survey: A Universal Wellbeing Screening Tool For Schools and Students
Anthony Klarica
Elite Performance
Merv jackson
RMIT University

CONCURRENT SESSION 2

Accessing Social Media  Profiles to Gain  Information When  Counselling  Adolescent Clients.  What are the  Boundaries?
Mardi Frost
St Andrews Lutheran College, QLD

Dealing With Bullying and Other Schoolyard Behaviour Using a 'Boundary-Focus'. Taking Control and Responsibility
George Dieter
Axiom Psychological Services. NSW

CONCURRENT SESSION 3

Recognition and  Response to Mental Illness: Brief In­Service Training for Teachers
Dr Danuta Chessor 
Western Sydney University, NSW

Friday, 6th October 2017

CONCURRENT SESSION 1

Systemic Applications in School Psychology (Or, Why School Psychologists Shouldn't See Kids
Paul Russell 
Association of Independent Schools, WA

School Teams to Support Mental Health and Wellbeing
Stella Rogers
Department of Education

Using WJ IV test  Batteries for SLD  Diagnosis and  Intervention  Planning
Walter Howe
Psychological Assessments Australia

CONCURRENT SESSION 2

Creating a Cultural Shift that Impacts Mental Health and Wellbeing
Lauren Vaughan, Hunter New England Local Health District, NSW 
and Jenna McKeown, Department of Education NSW

Teacher Attitudes and Parent Experiences in Relation to Early Childhood Giftedness and Early Entry
Mimi Wellisch
Clever Kids Consultancy

CONCURRENT SESSION 3

Attention to Sleep: A Holistic Approach to School Counselling

Basic Principles of Sleep Hygiene for Children
Basic Principles of Sleep Hygiene for Adolescents
BEARS Assessment Tool
Bedtime Pass Instructions
Child Friendly Sleep Diary
List of Sleep Resources
Sleep Duration Recommendations
Sleep Log

Wendy Finck
University of Melbourne, VIC

Neuroscience: Insights Leading into New Ways of Approaching our 'Wellbeing'
Ken McDonald
St Paul’s School, QLD

*Awaiting Final Approval for Presentation Upload

Working With People Who Self Injure - Non-Suicidal Self Injury
Garry King
Australian Institute for Suicide Research and Prevention, QLD

CONCURRENT SESSION 5

Enabling and Promoting School Staff Wellbeing in Australian Rural and Remote Schools
Liz Kent and Sarah Harrower
Kimberly School Psychology Service, WA

Dancing on Shifting Ground: School Counselling Post Earthquakes in Christchurch

Post Earthquake Tutor Checks Template
Staff Wellbeing Survey

Sarah Maindonald
Papanui High School

CONCURRENT SESSION 6

MindPlay Virtual Reading Coach – Tier 2,  Online, Adaptive and  Evidence Based  Individual Reading  Intervention
Walter Howe
Psychological Assessments Australia, NSW

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