Upcoming Events in Aus & NZ


April 21, Melbourne – ACT in the Pub: ACT for Music Performance Anxiety with Deborah Hart


This pub talk event will be about how ACT is helpful to people who suffer from performance anxiety.
The presentation will be followed by questions and discussion which can be continued when we eat dinner together afterwards.
Arrive at 6.15pm
Presentation, Questions and Discussion 6.30pm – 7.30pm
Dinner from 7.30pm – 9pm

Ticket price includes a pot of beer/ glass of house wine/ soft drink.

About the Talk
Deborah was first introduced to ACT as a client in 2010 and in this pub talk she will explore how she has applied ACT to music performance anxiety – first addressing her own challenges, then working out how to teach ACT to other musicians who also struggle to perform their best under pressure.

About the Presenter
Deborah is currently performing in the pit for Shrek the Musical, and in 2019 played 1st horn with the Sydney Symphony and West Australian Symphony Orchestra. Deborah began performing professionally in 1985 in the Sydney Opera House with the Australian Ballet and Opera Australia. She was a principal horn in Orchestra Victoria for 17 years and has also played 1st horn with the Melbourne Symphony since 2009 as a guest. She has also performed in The Netherlands with a number of leading Dutch orchestras.
Deborah has lectured in horn and ACT for Music Performance Anxiety at The University of Melbourne and the VCA, as well as delivering her workshops to WAAPA, UWA, Griffith University, the NSW Flute Society and the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. In 2020, Deborah will travel to Atlanta, USA to deliver 5 days of workshops.
Deborah completed a Master of Counselling in 2016 and is an associate practitioner as a counsellor at the ACT of Living in Northcote.

For any questions or queries, please contact us.


November 10-14: AUT Auckland – ANZ ACBS Chapter Conference 2021



Other Events in Australia and New Zealand

APS ACT & Psychology Interest Group

WEBINAR: Emily Sandoz – Making a Meaningful Difference in the Room

Emily Sandoz$15 ACT IG students, $25 students, $15 ACT IG members,

$25 APS & ANZ ACBS Members, $45 non-members (inc. GST)

This webinar will provide an introduction to ACT as Clinical Behavior Analysis. Participants will consider a simple but effective behavioral framework for providing clients opportunities to develop flexible, adaptive, and expansive patterns of behavior that extend far beyond the therapy room. Far from being cold or overly technical, such a framework brings clinicians closer to practicing ACT in a way that is connected, compassionate, and closely attuned to process.

Register: psychology.org.au/event/21389

Contact: Sylvia Wong 0404 135 264 for information.

There are regular training events across Australia and New Zealand in ACT and associated therapies. The ACBS calendar is the best place to find these. The link below will take you to the international events calendar, simply enter your country “Australia” or “New Zealand” and you will see all future events.

Please note that listing on the Calendar does not constitute any sort of accreditation or endorsement by ACBS. It is simply a place to find and post ACT/RFT/CBS related events that are likely to be of interest to ACBS members. Any current members of ACBS may post on the Calendar.