The APS Congress 2018

An enriching 4 days at the APS Congress 2018

The APS Congress is a major showcase for Psychology in Australia. The second APS Congress “Psychology advancing into a new age” was held in Darling Harbour, Sydney over 4 days in late September. It was a show of unity and strength of the profession celebrating growth of all the constituent sectors of psychology within Australia over the last 50 years. The congress program contained rich content, developed in collaboration with the Colleges, Divisions and Interest Groups of the Australian Psychological Society. There was broad variety of workshops, symposiums, ‘how to sessions’, poster and oral presentations.

"I presented some of my research findings in an oral presentation. The topic  was ‘Sexual Violence and Mental Illness: A Gender Sensitive Lens on Psychiatric Inpatient Units’. It was very well received and one of only a few presentations that focused on gender-based violence over the 4 days. I was proud to disseminate this knowledge to my Psychology colleagues. I would like to thank the DGP Selection Panel for awarding me one of this year’s DGP travel scholarships, which contributed to funding this trip. Thank you!" - Carol O'Dwyer