Conference November 2022

Held in November 2022, our conference brought child behaviour expert, Prof. Mark Dadds, to the Central Coast to present to over 100 delegates working with children with moderate to severe challenging behaviours.

Join one of Australia’s top experts in child behaviour to gain invaluable insight into treatment modalities to get the best possible change out of challenging families.

Suitable for psychologists, occupational therapists, speech & language therapists and anyone with an interest in implementing new methods to improve outcomes for children exhibiting challenging behaviour.

General Admission: $220 + GST 

Last date for registration:
Friday 18th November


A unique opportunity to hear Professor Dadds speak in person, right here on the beautiful Central Coast.

Professor Dadds will present four sessions during the day; over 5 hours of expert advice covering:

  • How to do Child and Parent therapy really well! The basic theory and ideas driving positive change in families.
  • Putting these ideas into practice: Conceptualising the case of Clare and her struggling family
  • The core Parenting and Professional strategies for managing behavioural problems in children

About Professor Mark Dadds

Mark Dadds is Director of Growing Minds Australia, Australia’s Clinical Trials Network in Child and Youth Mental Health, a Principal Research Fellow of the NHMRC,Professor of Psychology at the University of Sydney andFounding Co-Director of the Child Behaviour Research Clinic, which develops state-of-the-art treatments for children and adolescents with MH problems.

He has developed and directed several national intervention programs for children, youth, and their families, at risk for MH problems. His expertise and interests are in child and family MH, parenting/family processes, prevention and early intervention. He has been National President of the AACBT, Director of Research for the Abused Child Trust of Queensland, Professor of Parenting Research at the Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College London.

He has been the recipient of several awards for his work in child and youth mental health including an Early Career Award from the Division of Scientific Affairs of the Australian Psychological Society, the Ian Matthew Campbell Award for Excellence in Clinical Psychology, Distinguished Career Award of the Australian Association of Cognitive and Behavioural Therapy, and in 2021, the APS President’s Award for Distinguished Contributions to Psychology.

He has authored 4 books and over 280 papers on child and family psychology, and has given invited keynote addresses and skills training workshops to international audiences throughout the world. His innovative treatment methods were the subject of an ABC TV 3-part documentary for which he was awarded the Inaugural APS Award for Media Engagement with Science.

In 2021 he established Australia’s first Clinical Trials Network in Child and Youth Mental Health funded by the federal government and tasked with developing innovative methods for identifying and responding to early mental health problems in children.

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