28th National Conference

15-16 August 2019

General Information

Conference Venue

The Mint | 10 Macquarie Street, Sydney


Special discount conference rates have been organised, book via the registration process.

The Tank Stream Hotel | 97 Pitt Street, Sydney
$264 per room – single / twin / double | Breakfast $20pp / day

Registration Fees

  EARLYBIRD: BEFORE 20 June 2019 AFTER 20 June 2019
EAPAA Member
Full Registration $1095 $1195
Thursday Registration $595 $650
Friday Registration $595 $650
Full Registration $1195 $1295
Thursday Registration $630 $670
Friday Registration $550 $670

Register online at : https://margaretreid.eventsair.com/28th-eapaa-conference/registration
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Conference Program

Thursday 15 August 2019 - Day 1

8:50am – Opening Address
Oliver Brecht | President, Employee Assistance Professional Association of Australasia Inc. (EAPAA)

9:00am – Inter-generational communication at work
Jane Anderson | Strategic Communication Expert

10.00am – Pressure of a high performer: EAP and performance – assisting those presenting to be their best
Grant Brecht | Director, Insight Elite Performance Psychology

Responding to disasters

11.15am – How to measure critical incident outcomes
Louis A. Servizio | Founder & Global Director, WELLCAST Australia

12.00noon – Panel Discussion:
New Zealand terrorism attack, Responding to the recent Queensland floods


1.30pm – Understanding gender diversity: Practical insights to assist trans clients
Jack Barnard | BA (Hons) MAppPsych (Couns) MAPS, Principal Consultant, Converge International

2.15pm – Tools for overcoming barriers to workplace inclusion
Dorrie Hancock CSP | PhD Applied Ethics, Senior Lecturer, Griffith University Medical Faculty


3.30pm – Self-care in the field of therapy
Keith Abraham CSP | Founder of Passionate Performance Pty Ltd

4.30pm – AGM Financial members only

Otto Sydney: Mezzanino, 8/6 Cowper Wharf Road, Woolloomooloo

Friday 16 August 2019 - Day 2

9:00am – The state of global EAP: Trends and needs
Louis A. Servizio | Founder & Global Director, WELLCAST Australia

9:45am – HR is evolving – will EAPs still be needed?
Brett Reid | Head of HR, Slater & Gordon Lawyers

10.30am – MORNING TEA

11.00am – Why data is HR’s most valuable asset
Elisa Choy | Data Strategist and Data Whisperer, Co-Founder & Principal, Strategic Data Central

11.45am – Research Project Findings: EAPAA investigates the impact engaging in EAP has on an individual’s wellbeing and their perception of the workplace
Sophia Bouzikos | Psychology Honours Student, University of South Australia

12.30pm – LUNCH

Family violence

1.30pm – The impact of domestic & family violence in the workplace: The role EAP providers play
Lisa McAdams | Founder & Director, Safe Space, Workplace Training, Keynote Speaker / Media Commentator / Author

2.15pm – The language we use and the language we hear: Supporting those experiencing
family and domestic violence
Rebecca Glenn | Sightlines Associate – Economic Wellbeing and Workplace & EAP Responses, Domestic Violenc Service Management / Sightlines Professional Services


4.00pm – Ethical considerations in the evolution of EAP
Jacinta Pollard | Managing Director, Caraniche

5:00pm Conference close

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Conference Dinner

Thursday 15 August 2019 | 7.30pm | $130pp
Otto Sydney: Mezzanino, 8/6 Cowper Wharf Road, Woolloomooloo

PD Points

Members are reminded that the Australian Psychological Society (APS) previously endorsed all conference professional papers for credit towards ongoing professional development and PD points for ongoing registration. APS no longer provides specific endorsement but we are assured that our high quality papers will once more meet this standard.

Conference Organisers

Margaret Reid Pty Limited (ABN 39 566 141 406)
2 / 88 Victoria Avenue, Chatswood NSW 2067 Australia
P: 612 9882 2688 | F: 612 9882 2648
E: info@conference-organisers.com.au | W: www.conference-organisers.com.au

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The Mint, Macquaries Street, Sydney


Chief Executive Officer, EAPAA
2/88 Victoria ave Chatswood 2067


Phone: 61 (0)2-9882-2688