Annual Conference 2017

Bringing together leading local and international speakers, researchers and trainers, the Perth ANZACBS conference promises to nourish, refresh, and inspire clinicians and academics alike.

Held at the beautiful Pan Pacific Hotel, the ANZACBS Conference will showcase research and clinical training across the depth and breadth of Contextual Behavioural Science including cutting edge research and applications in:

Acceptance & Commitment Therapy

Relational Frame Theory

Compassion-Focused Therapy

Functional Analytic Psychotherapy

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy

Behavioural Activation

and more…

Pre-Conference Workshops 18-19 October 2017
Conference 20-22 October 2017

Confirmed speakers include:



Richard Ryan

World renowned founder of Self-determination theory and one of the most influential living psychologists




Pat Dudgeon

A psychologist and Fellow of the Australian Psychological Society and a researcher at the School of Indigenous Studies at the University of Western Australia in Perth, Western Australia.



Lisa Coyne


Lisa Coyne

Harvard professor, and world expert in parenting and OCD



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Joanne Dahl

Pioneer in Acceptance & Commitment Therapy for pain and values based interventions





Darin Cairns

Popular speaker, leading practitioner in applied Relational Frame Theory with family systems



Presidential Address

Eric Morris

Director of the La Trobe University Psychology Clinic, highly experienced ACT clinician, teacher and author.


Across the Conference will be an array of speakers engaged in basic science and applied practice, across diverse areas of work. The conference will feature workshops, skills classes, panel discussion, papers and symposia: something for everyone.

Perth offers visitors an extraordinary destination with unique experiences due to its very active, fun, welcoming, vibrant and friendly culture. Whether it be scrumptious food, the small bar scene, breathtaking beaches, history or art, Perth and surrounds has something to delight everyone.

This conference will suitable for psychologists, social workers, professional counselors, educators, psychiatrists, general practitioners, behaviour analysts, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, students and more. Anyone is a similarly related helping or research field is warmly invited to attend.

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Submissions are now open.


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Social Events

After the immense success of last year’s Conference Social Calendar, our Perth Conference team are busy organizing opportunities for networking, fine food, and maximizing your Perth experience – more details coming soon.


For those who enjoy the convenience of staying at the beautiful 5* Conference Hotel, Pan Pacific is offering a guaranteed best price for all ANZ ACBS Conference Delegates.

For those who enjoy a little walk to bookend each day, or those travelling with children or rooming in with other delegates, the 3.5* Comfort Inn & Suites Goodearth Perth has also guaranteed a best price for all ANZ ACBS Conference Delegates.


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ANZ ACBS is thankful for the support of:


TWA + Govt - Colour