ACA Chapters 2024 Calendar

Chapters are established and governed by ACA for the purpose of providing benefits and

opportunities to ACA Members through collegial networking opportunities. An added bonus of

Chapter participation is access to ongoing professional development and group supervision.



May 2024

ONLINE

Brazilian 3 May 2024

Jedison Wells presenting on Aboriginal culture and counselling - what not to do in counselling sessions


Presentation in English

More information & register here
Korean 6 May 2024 (in-person @ Rhodes) Supervision (in-person @ Rhodes) More information & register here
Australian First Nations 23 May 2024 Closed to First Nations Member only – Agenda: Logos and Marketing More information & register here
Regional & Rural 25 May 2024 "Incorporating nature into counselling", presented by Dr Geoff Berry More information & register here

NEW SOUTH WALES

Ballina 13 May 2024, 6pm AEST “What happens when your PTSD comes back? - An older Survivor’s trauma returns” Presented by Conal Healy, Counsellor More information & register here
Sydney CBD 11 May 2024, 9:30am AEST Agenda: Petrana Barac-Dunn presenting on Financial Counselling – support for people experiencing financial difficulties. More information & register here
Hills 3 May 2024, 10am AEST

Presenter: Mark Burnard

Topic: “Total Behaviour: A Choice Theory understanding of the components of behaviour in theory and application.”


More information  & register here
Hunter No meeting

VICTORIA

Werribee 7th May 2024, 6pm AEST Applying an integrated therapeutic approach More information & register here
Melbourne CBD 14 May 2024, 7pm AEST

Toya Ricci presenting on 'Let's Talk About Sex - exploring the taboo and mental health aspects of sex and sexuality'


Venue Building Access Code: 1785

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Kilmore 16 May 2024, 7pm AEST TBC More information & register here

QUEENSLAND

Gold Coast 4 May 2024, 2pm AEST

Speakers: Zheyuan Zhang, Bolun Mao, Thamolwan Tamseree, Liu Liu, Tianyue Guo, Veda Mahambrey


Topic: Global View in Counselling

More information & register here
Cairns 7 May 2024 5:15pm AEST Supervision More information & register here
Toowoomba 1 May 2024, 6pm AEST

Aaron Thayer presenting on working in Queensland Health


For more information & register here
Brisbane 11 May 2024, 10am AEST

Judith Murray (Psychologist) presenting on:

-          Loss and Grief

-          Mental Health Care

-          Life challenges

For more information & register here

Fraser Coast


18 May 2024, 9:30am AEST Paul Scully presenting on adjustment disorder For more information & register here
Sunshine Coast 16 May 2024, 5:15pm AEST ‘Case Conceptualisation’ with Henrita Oosthouzen For more information & register here
Kingaroy 17 May 2024, 7am AEST

Topic: Burnout - what it is and how to avoid it


Breakfast: waffles - bring a topping of your choice!

For more information & register here
Mackay 2 May 2024, 5:30pm AEST Philip Kemp – Local Elder of the Yuwi People, to talk about the history and meaning of the Welcome to County Ceremony For more information & register here

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Adelaide 29 May 2024, 6pm ACST Carol Moore: Supervision and the Link to self-care For more information & register here
ACT
Canberra No meeting

WESTERN AUSTRALIA

Perth

18 May 2024, 9:30am AWST


NOTE DATE CHANGE

Shane Flanagan from the "Luminos Project"– The "Luminos Project" is a new Suicide Prevention initiate under the Samaritans banner. For more information & register here

June 2024

ONLINE

Brazilian 7 June 2024

Lillian Figueiras presenting on EAP – employee assistance programs


Presentation in Portuguese

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Korean 13 June 2024 Sun Young Kim presenting on Music therapy and Psychotherapy More information & register here
Australian First Nations 27 June 2024 Closed meeting for First Nations Members only – Agenda: Building Capacity More information & register here
Regional & Rural 22 June 2024 Professional Self-Care: Prioritising Prevention: Lifestyle Education presented by Jeanette Dvorak More information & register here

NEW SOUTH WALES

Ballina No meeting

Sydney CBD 15 June 2024, 9:30am AEST TBC More information & registration here
Hills 7 June 2024, 10am AEST "Enhancing Counsellor Well-Being" presented by Hailee Walker For more information & register here
Hunter 24 June 2024, 1:30pm-5:30pm AEST

"Decoding the Human Canvas: The Science and Art of Reading People"

Presented by Alan Stevens

For more information & register here

VICTORIA

Werribee 4 June 2024, 6pm AEST TBC For more information & register here
Melbourne CBD 11 June 2024, 7pm AEST

Dr Louise Cooper presenting on "Emotional Focused Therapy"

Venue Building Access Code: 2797

For more information & register here
Kilmore 20 June 2024, 7pm AEST Presentation on anxiety For more information & register here

QUEENSLAND

Gold Coast 1 June 2024, 2pm AEST Global View in Counselling Part 2 For more information & register here
Cairns 4 June 2024, 5:15pm AEST Expressive Therapies - Sand tray and Symbols For more information & register here
Toowoomba 5 June 2024, 6pm AEST

Group supervision (a case study)

Presenters: Deborah Briggs and Stephen Belesky

For more information & register here
Brisbane 8 June 2024, 10am AEST TBC For more information & register here
Fraser Coast 15 June 2024, 9:30am AEST “Assessment and Goal setting with Clients” presented by Kaylene Birch For more information & register here
Sunshine Coast 20 June 2024, 5:15 AEST Bio Colin Dicks presents ‘Death, Dying and Donuts’, a book based on personal experience For more information & register here
Kingaroy No meeting

Mackay 6 June 2024, 5:30pm AEST Guest Speakers Mike Fry and Poppy Annear from the Domestic Violence Resource Centre Mackay For more information & register here

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Adelaide 26 June 2024, 6pm ACST 'Insights Into the World of Facilitative Mediation' presented by Matt Lockwood For more information & register here
ACT
Canberra 15 June 2024, 10am AEST Family/Systemic Constellations, presented by Kate Diggle For more information & register here

WESTERN AUSTRALIA

Perth 8 June 2024, 9:30am AWST Sahba Saberi presents on ‘Counselling in Aged Care Settings’ For more information & register here

July 2024

ONLINE

Brazilian 5 July 2024

Aline Castro presenting on grief and loss in counselling


Presentation in Portuguese

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Korean 22 July 2024 Supervision (in-person) More information & register here
Australian First Nations 25 July 2024 Closed to First Nations Member only – Agenda: NAIDOC in the Counselling Space: Keeping the Fire Burning, Blak, Loud and Proud More information & register here
Regional & Rural 27 July 2024 TBC More information & register here

NEW SOUTH WALES

Ballina No meeting
Sydney CBD 13 July 2024, 9:30am AEST TBC More information & register here
Hills 5 July 2024, 10am AEST TBC More information & register here
Hunter No meeting

VICTORIA

Werribee No meeting
Melbourne CBD 9 July 2024, 7pm AEST

TBC

Venue Building Access Code: 5725

For more information & register here
Kilmore 18 July 2024, 7pm AEST TBC For more information & register here

QUEENSLAND

Gold Coast 6 July 2024, 2pm AEST TBC For more information & register here
Cairns 2 July 2024, 5:15pm AEST Supervision For more information & register here
Toowoomba 3 July 2024, 6pm AEST Bruce Hansen presenting on: Working with Clients with Dissociative Identity Disorder and Post-traumatc Stress Disorder For more information & register here
Brisbane 13 July 2024, 10am AEST July presenter: Michael Lynch Family lawyers. Presenting on counsellors liability, legal requirements, court ordered subpoenas, and what they know we should know as counsellors. For more information & register here
Fraser Coast 20 July 2024, 9:30am AEST “Polyvagal Theory and Somatic Experiences through Mindfulness” presented by David Brassington For more information & register here
Sunshine Coast 18 July 2024, 5:15pm AEST Group Supervision For more information & register here
Kingaroy 19 July 2024, 7am AEST TBC For more information & register here
Mackay 4 July 2024, 5:30pm AEST TBC For more information & register here

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Adelaide 31 July 2024, 6pm ACST 'Aboriginal Narrative Therapy' presented by Tamara Young For more information & register here
ACT
Canberra No meeting

WESTERN AUSTRALIA

Perth 13 July 2024, 9:30am AWST David Catherwood (Counsellor & Educstor Marr Mooditj Training) presenting on 'Working with Diversity' For more information & register here

August 2024

ONLINE

Brazilian 2 August 2024

Walter Granetto presenting on lifting the veil of isolation after suicide: connection, identity & fostering hope through group work 


Presentation in English

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Australian First Nations 22 August 2024 Closed to First Nations Member only – Agenda: Supporting Trauma Without Language More information & register here
Korean 29 August 22024 Sun Hee Shim presenting on meaning and characteristics of personality in early memory More information & register here
Regional & Rural 24 August 2024 TBC More information & register here

NEW SOUTH WALES

Ballina 12 August 2024, 6pm AEST TBC More information & register here
Sydney CBD 10 August 2024, 9:30am-12:30pm TBC More information & register here
Hills 2 August 2024, 10am AEST TBC More information & register here
Hunter 19 August 2024, 1:30pm-5:30pm TBC More information & register here

VICTORIA

Werribee 6 August 2024, 6pm AEST TBC More information & register here
Melbourne CBD 13 August 2024, 7pm AEST

Tateum Mahoney - Talk about Play Therapy

Venue Building Access Code: 7465

More information & register here
Kilmore 15 August 2024, 7pm AEST TBC More information & register here

QUEENSLAND

Gold Coast 3 August 2024, 2pm AEST TBC More information & register here
Cairns 6 August 2024, 5:15pm AEST PainScience - Persistent Pain More information & register here
Toowoomba 7 August 2024, 6pm AEST Kate Charlton presenting on: Caring for Carers More information & register here
Brisbane 10 August 2024, 10am AEST TBC More information & register here
Fraser Coast 17 August 2024, 9:30am AEST Client dependency – presented by Kaylene Birch More information & register here
Sunshine Coast 15 August 2024, 5:15pm AEST Social Media and Marketing Tool presentation with Bryony Brand More information & register here
Kingaroy 16 August 2024, 7am AEST TBC More information & register here
Mackay 1 August 2024, 5:30pm TBC For more information & register here

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Adelaide 28 August 2024, 6pm ACST 'Working with Military and First Responders' presented by Matt Newlands For more information & register here
ACT
Canberra 17 August 2024, 10am AEST TBC For more information & register here

WESTERN AUSTRALIA

Perth 10 August 2024, 9:30am AWST Hayley Stolich presenting on 'A Grief Toolbox' For more information & register here

September 2024

ONLINE

Brazilian 6 September 2024

Mima Beverley presenting on psychedelic-assisted therapy


Presentation in Portuguese

More information & register here
Korean No meeting
Australian First Nations 26 September 2024 Closed meeting for First Nations Members only – Agenda: Increasing Business More information & register here
Regional & Rural 28 September 2024 TBC More information & register here

NEW SOUTH WALES

Ballina 9 September 2024, 6pm AEST TBC More information & register here
Sydney CBD 14 September 2024, 9:30am AEST TBC More information & register here
Hills 6 September 2024, 10am AEST TBC More information & register here
Hunter No meeting

VICTORIA

Werribee No meeting
Melbourne CBD 10 September 2024, 7pm AEST

TBC

Venue Building Access Code: 6915

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Kilmore 19 September 2024, 7pm AEST TBC More information & register here

QUEENSLAND

Gold Coast 7 September 2024, 2pm AEST TBC More information & register here
Cairns 3 September 2024, 5:15pm AEST Supervision More information & register here
Toowoomba 4 September 2024, 6pm AEST Deborah Briggs presenting on: Domestic and Family Violence For more information & register here
Brisbane 14 September 2024, 10am AEST TBC For more information & register here
Fraser Coast 21 September 2024, 9:30am AEST Clinical supervision For more information & register here
Sunshine Coast 19 September 2024, 5:15pm AEST

TBC

Speaker: Monique Pangari

For more information & register here
Kingaroy 20 September 2024, 7am AEST TBC For more information & register here
Mackay 5 September 2024, 5:30pm AEST TBC For more information & register here

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Adelaide 25 September 2024, 6pm ACST TBC For more information & register here
ACT
Canberra No meeting

WESTERN AUSTRALIA

Perth 14 September, 9:30am AWST Peter Brookshaw presenting on 'Counselling in an Emergency Relief' For more information & register here

October 2024

ONLINE

Brazilian 4 October 2024

Fernanda Tinelli presenting on couples counselling-emotional focused therapy 

Presenting in Portuguese

More information & register here
Korean 7 October 2024 (in-person @ Rhodes) Supervision (in-person @ Rhodes) More information & register here
Australian First Nations 24 October 2024 Closed to First Nations Member only – Agenda: Working and Living in Community More information & register here
Regional & Rural 26 October 2024 TBC More information & register here

NEW SOUTH WALES

Ballina 14 October 2024, 6pm AEDT TBC More information & register here
Sydney CBD 12 October 2024, 9:30am AEDT TBC More information & register here
Hills 4 October 2024, 10am AEDT TBC More information & register here
Hunter 21 October 2024, 1:30-5:30pm AEDT TBC More information & register here

VICTORIA

Werribee 1 October 2024, 6pm AEDT TBC More information & register here
Melbourne CBD 8 October 2024, 7pm AEDT

TBC

Venue Building Access Code: not currently available

More information & register here
Kilmore 17 October 2024, 7pm AEDT TBC More information & register here

QUEENSLAND

Gold Coast 5 October 2024, 2pm AEST TBC More information & register here
Cairns 1 October 2024, 5:15pm AEST Foundations of Adolescent & Youth Health More information & register here
Toowoomba 2 October 2024, 6pm AEST Judith Predebon presenting on: Working with Therapy Dogs More information & register here
Brisbane 12 October 2024, 10am AEST TBC More information & register here
Fraser Coast 19 October 2024, 9:30am AEST Paul Scully presenting on burnout and stress More information & register here
Sunshine Coast 17 October 2024, 5:15pm AEST TBC More information & register here
Kingaroy 18 October 2024, 7am AEST TBC More information & register here
Mackay 3 October 2024, 5:30pm AEST TBC More information & register here

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Adelaide 30 October 2024, 6pm ACDT TBC More information & register here
ACT
Canberra No meeting

WESTERN AUSTRALIA

Perth

19 October 2024, 9:30am AWST

NOTE DATE CHANGE

TBC More information & register here

November 2024

ONLINE

Brazilian 1 November 2024

Rana Tayara presenting on counselling and ADHD


Presenting in Portuguese

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Korean 7 November 2024 SangHee Im presenting – topic TBC More information & register here
Australian First Nations 28 November 2024 Closed to First Nations Member only – Agenda: Lived Experience as a Counselling Tool More information & registration here
Regional & Rural 23 November 2024 TBC More information & registration here

NEW SOUTH WALES

Ballina 11 November 2024, 6pm AEDT TBC More information & register here
Sydney CBD 9 November 2024, 9:30am AEDT TBC More information & register here
Hills 1 November 2024, 10am AEDT TBC More information & register here
Hunter No meeting

VICTORIA

Werribee No meeting
Melbourne CBD 12 November 2024, 7pm AEDT

TBC

Venue Building Access Code: not currently available


More information & register here
Kilmore 21 November 2024, 7pm AEDT TBC More information & register here

QUEENSLAND

Gold Coast 2 November 2024, 2pm AEST TBC More informatio & register here
Cairns 5 November 2024, 5:15pm AEST Supervision More information & register here
Toowoomba 6 November 2024, 6pm AEST Christina Peak presenting on: Working Therapeutically with Children More information & register here
Brisbane 9 November 2024, 10am AEST TBC More information & register here
Fraser Coast 16 November 2024, 9:30am AEST Domestic violence awareness – presented by Patricia Fowler and a Co-presenter More information & register here
Sunshine Coast 21 November 2024, 5:15pm AEST

TBC

Supervision available

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Kingaroy 15 November 2024, 7am AEST TBC More information & register here
Mackay 7 November 2024, 5:30pm AEST TBC More information & register here

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Adelaide 27 November 2024, 6pm ACDT TBC More information & register here
ACT
Canberra 16 November 2024, 10am AEST TBC More information & register here

WESTERN AUSTRALIA

Perth 9 November 2024, 9:30am AWST TBC More information & register here

December 2024

ONLINE

Brazilian 6 December 2024

Maher Musleh presenting on psychodrama- end-of-the-year party 

Presenting in Portuguese

More information & register here
Korean No meeting
First Nations No meeting
Regional & Rural No meeting

NEW SOUTH WALES

Lennox Head 9 December 2024, 6pm AEDT TBC More information & register here
Sydney CBD 14 December 2024, 9:30am AEDT TBC More information & register here
Hills 6 December 2024, 10am AEDT TBC More information & register here
Hunter 16 December 2024, 1:30-5:30pm AEDT TBC More information & register here

VICTORIA

Werribee 3 December 2024, 6pm AEDT

TBC


More information & register here
Melbourne CBD 10 December 2024, 7pm AEDT

TBC

Venue Building Access Code: not currently available

More information & register here
Kilmore 19 December 2024, 7pm AEDT

TBC


More information & register here

QUEENSLAND

Gold Coast TBC

TBC



Cairns 3 December 2024, 5:15pm AEST

Christmas celebrations and netoworking


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Toowoomba 4 December 2024 6pm AEST

Deborah Briggs & Stephen Belesky presenting on Group Supervision – Boundaries in Counselling


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Brisbane 14 December 2024, 10am AEST

TBC


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Hervey Bay No meeting
Sunshine Coast 19 December 2024, 5:15pm AEST

TBC

Yearly program 2025

Speaker: Deborah Campbell

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Kingaroy TBC

TBC



Mackay 5 December 2024, 5:30pm AEST TBC More information & register here

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Adelaide No meeting
ACT
Canberra No meeting

WESTERN AUSTRALIA

Perth 14 December 2024, 9:30am AWST

TBC


More information & register here

Please contact ACA for any questions, aca@theaca.net.au.

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