2016 College Congress in Hong Kong


Dear Members,

The subject of Psychotherapy will be extensively covered at the College’s upcoming Congress in Hong Kong (8-12 May 2016). Congress is the largest annual psychiatry conference in Australia and New Zealand and this year will feature a record number of presentations and speakers that will appeal to both College members and international delegates. Early bird registrations are open until 29 February, so don’t miss out on the opportunity to attend at specially discounted rates.


Several sessions may be of interest to members of the Faculty of Psychotherapy, with highlights including:

Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University, Dr Frank Yeomans from the USA will be presenting his keynote address on Monday 9 May at 9:00-9:45.

Sunday 8 May Pre- Congress Workshop

  • TFP: An Evidence Based Psychodynamic Therapy for Borderline and Narcissistic Personality Disorders – Presented by Dr Yeomans
  • Long Term psychodynamic psychotherapy for trainees
  • Vicarious Trauma, Reparative Moments and Self Care in Trauma Informed Therapy

Monday 9 May

  • Opening Plenary featuring Dr Frank Yeomans
  • Illusion and Reality: Research in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

 Tuesday 10 May

  • Illusion and Reality: Research in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
  • Modifying Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Depression in Sri Lanka
  • Therapeutic Communities for Personality Disorder
  • Attachment Theory:  what it is and its clinical application
  • What good is brief Mindfulness Practice

Wednesday 11 May

  • Psychotherapy and The Sublime: Using a Kantian Philosophy of Aesthetics in Psychotherapy
  • A Protocol for Stress Reduction Training in Adults with Conversion Disorder
  • Attachment Theory and its clinical significance
  • A secular approach to psychotherapy
  • A critique of exposure therapy for treating post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Psychological Intervention for Atypical Chest Pain



View the complete program and register now to receive early bird rates.

A social dinner for Faculty members will be held during Congress, with further information to be released shortly. Please keep Tuesday evening 10 May free for the Faculty Members Forum. For information about College social activities during Congress, please see the social program.


For further information please visit the Congress website.


The organising committee hopes to see you there.


Kind regards,
Dr Michael Daubney
Chair, Faculty of Psychotherapy