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November 2015

Psychopathy: A Controversial and Challenging Concept – Cecil Gibb Seminar

November 24, 2015 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
ANU Research School of Psychology, G8, Building 39, ANU, Science Road,
Acton, ACT 2601 Australia

The final presentation for 2015 in the ANU Research School of Psychology's Cecil Gibb Seminar Series will be on Tuesday 24 November 2015 at 4:00 pm in G8 Psychology Building (Building 39) at ANU, followed by refreshments in RSP Common Room (room 210).  ANZAPPL members are warmly invited to attend. Title: Psychopathy: A Controversial and Challenging Concept Professor David Cooke – Glasgow Caledonian University Psychopathy remains a controversial concept yet its importance for clinical and forensic decision-making increases. Psychopathy can…

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Annual Congress and Joint Conference

November 25, 2015 - November 28, 2015

The Australian and New Zealand Association of Psychiatry, Psychology and Law is pleased to announce that the 35th ANZAPPL Annual Congress will be hosted by the ACT Branch, and held as a joint conference with the Faculty of Forensic Psychiatry of the Royal Australasian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists in Canberra.

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April 2016

Dr Troy McEwan: Evidence, policy and practice in family violence

April 26, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Innovations Lecture Theatre, Anthony Low Building #124

The combination of decades of advocacy by women's organisations and a number of high profile cases has finally resulted in significant public and policy attention being paid to family violence in Australia. With this increased attention a range of facts and opinions are being aired and used to justify policy and funding decisions. Given the prevalence of and significant costs associated with family violence, it is essential that our responses at the societal and individual level are evidence-­based. In this…

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July 2016

Age old issues, new ACT laws: Mental Impairment and Diminished Responsibility Law and Clinical Pathways in 2016

July 16, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

ANZAPPL ACT will be running a free half-day workshop on Saturday 16 July 2016, 9am to ­12noon. Speakers/panel: Shane Drumgold, Assistant Director, Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, ACT Linda Crebbin, President, ACT Civil and Administrative Tribunal Owen Samuels, Clinical Director, Forensic Mental Health Services, ACT Health We will hear from panel members, Shane Drumgold, Linda Crebbin and Owen Samuels about ACT Law on mental impairment and diminished responsibility and the interface of the Courts and the Tribunal. This will be followed by mock cases highlighting the challenges inherent in the clinical assessment, legal tests and ultimately the disposition and rehabilitation of mentally disordered offenders. This will…

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December 2016

Extremist Violence Risk Assessment: Current developments, future challenges

December 21, 2016 @ 5:30 pm

The final ANZAPPL ACT seminar for 2016 will be presented by John Flockton. Please note that the venue has changed to the Molonglo Lecture Theatre, which is still within the JG Crawford Building (Building 132) on the ANU campus. About our speaker Since 2007 John Flockton has worked with Corrective Services NSW as Clinical Director/Senior Specialist (Forensic) Psychologist at the High Risk Management Correctional Centre in Goulburn which houses extreme high security inmates including those convicted or remanded under Commonwealth…

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March 2017

Workshop – Fitness to plead: Expert evidence and the law

March 4, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Australian National University, Australian National University
Canberra, ACT 2600 Australia
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Saturday 4 March 2017, 9am to midday Fitness to plead raises unique challenges in our court system and for expert witnesses. In this first ANZAPPL ACT workshop for 2017, we will hear from our invited speakers: Assoc. Prof. Andrew Carroll, Forensic Psychiatrist Shane Drumgold, Assistant Director of Public Prosecutions (ACT) Our speakers will provide their expertise from both sides of the bench and we will provide ample time for questions from workshop participants. ANZAPPL ACT will provide morning tea. Location:…

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December 2017

Understanding the Verdins Principles: What do Judges Want?

December 14, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Weston Theatre, Crawford School, ANU, 132 Lennox Crossing
Acton, ACT 2601 Australia

Speaker: Dr Jamie Walvisch, Monash University Sentencing of mentally disordered offenders raises unique challenges for the Criminal Justice System. Dr Walvisch brings his expertise on this area to Canberra for this valuable learning opportunity sharing learning from his PhD thesis Sentencing Offenders with Mental Illnesses: A Principled Approach, which examines the circumstances in which mental illnesses should be taken into account when sentencing on offender who is convicted of a serious crime. Branch Members are invited to attend our AGM…

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September 2018

New Territories: End of Life Care in the ACT

September 15, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Australian National University, Australian National University
Canberra, ACT 2600 Australia
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The ACT is currently examining law and clinical practice in the ACT for death and dying. This is a challenging area for practitioners and policy makers with competing ethical principles and strong emotions for all involved. Palliative Care ACT and ANZAPPL ACT invite you to join us for a full day workshop with Australian experts in the intersecting areas of Law, Mental Health and Palliative Care to examine the key issues for the ACT moving forward. We encourage you to…

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March 2019

Judges: Angry? Biased? Burned out?

March 2, 2019 - March 3, 2019

This conference, hosted by the National Judicial College of Australia, brings together members of the judiciary, academics, policy makers and experts in fields such as psychology, to consider current issues and challenges in the Australian justice system. The long held perception that emotion impairs our ability to reason has created the ideal of the dispassionate judge. Judges are expected to preside in court and render judicial decisions while remaining detached from, and unmoved by, painful and harrowing events recounted before…

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January 2020

Special General Meeting and presentation on the history of the insanity defence

January 31 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The ACT Branch of the Australian and New Zealand Association of Psychiatry, Psychology and Law (ANZAPPL) Inc will hold a Special General Meeting from 6.00-6.30pm on Friday 31 January. This will be followed by a presentation at 6.30pm by guest speaker, Georgina Rhychner (http://monash.academia.edu/GeorginaRychner ; @rychnerd), from Monash University, who is conducting doctoral research on the early history of the insanity defence in Australia, followed by drinks and nibbles. The venue will be confirmed soon but will hopefully be on…

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