Brisbane Womens College

Conference Programme 2024 Summary



6:00pm: DINNER

7:00 – 7:30pm: Session Selection
7:30 – 9:30pm: Evening Sessions
It’s all in the warm-up Simon Gurnsey
What’s in a name? A brief introduction to family therapy Liz Marks
Feel the pulse Neil Simmons & Brisbane Playback
Getting out of ourselves Peter Howie
We are the Drama Cissy Rock


9:00 – 9:30am: Session Selection

9:30am – 5:30pm: Full day Workshops

The category of the moment Richard Hall and Yvonne Shaw
Am I different in my sexuality? A diversity in the sexuality garden Stylianos Lagarakis
Let’s focus on the drama in psychodrama Annette Fisher

9:30am – 12:30pm: Morning workshops

Start with a scene – from Tar the movie Don Reekie
What do we miss? Phillipa van Kuilenburg
Rekindling hope: a sociodramatic exploration Jenny Hutt and Bev Hosking
Couples Therapy – Supervision and Practice Hamish Brown

12:30 – 1:45pm: Lunch

2:00 – 2:30pm: Session Selection

2:30 – 5:30pm: Afternoon Workshops

Beauty and the COVID Beast Jane Maher
Sociodrama preparation Elizabeth Synnot
Intervening in our own warm up Dimitrios Papalexis
The Relational Self: Revisiting the Social Atom and Tele Rollo Browne and Bona Anna
Evoking the group in individual therapy Charmaine McVea

6:00 – 7:00pm: DINNER

7:30 – 9:30pm: Evening Session

Embodying AANZPA’s Vision: Life in the Regions Cissy Rock


9:00 – 9:30am: Session Selection

9:30am – 12:30pm: Morning workshops

Doing it from the inside out: the five instruments Don Reekie
Deconstructing stereotypes and clinical application in working with Transgender and Non-Binary People Kate Cooke
Reflecting on organisational life Jean Mehrtens
Love unfolding – a story in action Simon McLellan
The deep well of choice criteria in a social change environment Helen Phelan
Mai te ao Tūroa ki te ao Mārama … an encounter in te ao Māori Megan Ellis, Reitu Cassidy & Cinnamon Boreham

12:30 – 1:45pm: Lunch

2:00pm – 2:30pm: Session Selection

2:30 – 5:30pm: Afternoon Workshops

A universal and transformative god-concept Kevin Franklin
The companion double Diana Jones & Carol Mattison
Spaces of difference Yvonne Shaw & Sue Christie
Sex chronicles: Learning to take sex seriously with us and our clients Peter Howie
Exploring our connections within our community – Cosmically and galactically Noa Gross
What’s going on in your team? Bernadette Rutyna

6:00 – 7:30pm: Dinner

7:30 – 9:30pm: Evening Session

Chalkboard Concert Neil Simmons MC


All day session

9:00 am – 4:00pm: AANZPA AGM 20th January 2024

12:30 – 1:30pm: Lunch


6:30 – 11:30pm: Dinner Dance, Women’s College


9:00 – 9:30am: Session Selection

9:30am – 12:30pm: Morning Workshops

Tasting life twice – a workshop for writers Diana Jones
Endings and what we take forward in our lives Richard Hall
Everyone has a backstory Sara Crane
Staying Vital Christo Patty

12:30 – 1:45pm: Lunch

3:00pm: Closing Ceremony, hand over to Dunedin conference committee.

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