neuropsychology mini retreat & case conference

Clinical Neuropsychology Case Conference & Mini Retreat
QT resort Port Douglas Australia



This 3 day 3 night retreat has been designed for a number of purposes for those of us working in or studying the field of clinical neuropsychology. Firstly as a forum to formally discuss areas of clinical practise, clinical cases and current research in the field of neuropsychology. Secondly as an opportunity to rejuvenate and prevent burnout amidst an often busy clinical life by developing and practising mindfulness and other wellbeing techniques. Thirdly as a great opportunity to network with other peers both in a professional and social capacity to foster work life balance and peer consultation.

There will be a case conference and/or lecture/workshop series each day given by attendee’s relating to their particular area of interest or practise in clinical neuropsychology. There will be a 3 hr mindfulness workshop as well as optional yoga classes and massage treatments to promote effective ways to prevent workplace burnout.

What is expected of Attendee’s?

All attendees must speak for a designated time (we are estimating 30mins- 20mins case and 10 minutes discussion) about cases/research/work relating to clinical neuropsychology and must attend other speakers presentations.

How will the days run?

The schedule for mindfulness workshops and neuropsychology presentations will be available closer to the date . While this will take up some time in the day attendees will also have plenty of  time to put into practise what you have learned, to rejuvenate and to network with peers.

What is Provided?

Accommodation; yummy Breakfasts; mindfulness workshop; Case conference, light lunch & refreshments; Certificate of attendance; a welcome dinner and drinks; Use of the fantastic hotel facilities ( for details see www.qtportdouglas.com.au )

What are the learning objectives? 

we expect that after completion of this retreat participants will :
1)  Have had the opportunity to critically reflect on their own practise and gain valuable feedback from peers with regards to this.
2)  To gain a wider understanding of neuropsychological cases and research being carried out by peers and any advances in their and other specific areas of practise.
3)  Have had an opportunity to build networks with other psychologists working in a similar field.
4)  Have an understanding of Mindfulness theory and principles and how these relate to current understandings of cognition.
5)   Be able to implement basic skills based strategies to help prevent burnout and foster resilience in their own self care regime by incorporating mindfulness and other self care skills

Can I accrue Continuing Development Points (CDP) for this event and what type? 

It is expected that Attendee’s may be able to accrue CDP for this retreat. Exact hours will depend on the final number of attendee’s speaking and the attendee’s own learning objectives. Regular updates on specific topics and cases will be sent to all registered attendees. A certificate of attendance and hours will be given on completion of the retreat.

here is a breakdown of what you may be able to log:

  • CDP (Active) for mindfulness based burnout prevention workshop- including active role plays.
  • Active CDP for the hours providing peer consultation for others (i.e listening to others present and discussing their presentation).
  • Peer consultation CDP – for presenting at case conference. To accrue this attendee’s must critically reflect on their own practise by presenting particular cases of interest, their current research or work/practise related issues to the group. There will also be 10 minutes for discussion by peers focused on the presenters practise. If you choose instead to simply talk on a neuropsychology topic of interest but not related to your own practise or cases then you can accrue extra Active CDP rather than Peer Consultation CDP. Attendee’s may also choose to log any additional time that they reflect on their own practise with fellow psychologists throughout the week if mutually discussed.
  • Peer consultation CDP – for any other meetings you may choose to schedule with peers to reflect on your own practise while away. Although you may only have half an hour or an hour to talk at case conference, remember there is plenty of extra time to chat about your own practise outside of this. Depending on the nature of this, you may also be able to accrue CDP points this way.

Please feel free to email me regarding a brief outline of the proposed daily program as well as updates on the chosen venue for this exciting event.