Join us for the Australian Psychosis Symposium 2020 

“Re-wiring Circuits”

Wednesday 4 March 2020

Primus Hotel, Sydney

Calling all clinicians and scientists involved in the treatment and research of psychotic disorders! This is a not-to-be missed update on approaches to cognitive, learning and motivational recovery in psychotic disorders, particularly schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.


About the 2020 Australian Psychosis Symposium

The Australian Psychosis Symposium is a one-day symposium that brings together researchers, academics, service providers, policy advisors, consumers and carers, to hear from world leading experts. The theme for this year’s Symposium is “Re-wiring Circuits”.

Cognitive remediation should be a standard of care for schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, but this is not reflected in practice.


Could the key to success be addressing the uncertainty by clinicians in not knowing precisely what form of remediation will provide durable improvement in real-world functioning? 

Should the target of remediation be perceptual processing, selective attention, verbal learning, executive function or social cognition? 

Should each individual be assessed for domain-specific impairments and have their remediation personalised according to domain deficit and learning style? 

Remediation is more effective coupled with activity-focused rehabilitation and social skills training. Should these be required offerings? 

How do you address motivational and hedonic deficits that lead to high attrition rates and low adherence to homework? 

What is the role of the therapist? 

What is the role of policy makers and funding partners?

What is the role of the research scientist?


Hear the latest RESEARCH and LEARN the answers to these questions from



We are pleased to announce that the following speakers have been confirmed:

TIL WYKES, Professor Dame and Vice Dean, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, Kings College London, UK

ALICE MEDALIA, Clinical Director, Cognitive Health Services, New York Office of Mental Health, and Professor of Medical Psychology, Columbia University Medical Centre, USA

HELEN KILLASPY, Professor of Rehabilitation Psychiatry, Faculty of Brain Sciences, University College London (UCL), UK

ANTHONY HARRIS, Professor of Psychiatry, Westmead Clinical School, University of Sydney, and Clinical Director, Brain Dynamics Centre, The Westmead Institute for Medical Research, Australia

FRANCES DARK, Clinical Director, Rehabilitation Academic Unit, Metro South Addiction and Mental Health Services, Brisbane, Australia

MATTHEW THOMAS, Senior Lecturer, Psychology, Charles Sturt University, Australia



Registrations for the event are now open and you can purchase your ticket here. Registrations for the event close on 16 February 2020. Full price and discounted tickets are available. 

  • Full paying participant – $285 (inc. GST)
  • Bona fide student (Masters and Doctoral level) – $200 (inc. GST)
  • Consumer or carer – $200 (inc. GST)


Places are strictly limited so secure your ticket now.

For more information about the event, see the Conference Event page.

To inquire about this event, please email Psychosis Australia at

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