In 2023 ANZAPPL will join with the International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services to host a conference in Sydney. The conference will be held 20 - 22 June 2023 at ICC Sydney.
The conference theme is Reintergration and Recovery among People in Forensic Mental Health and Criminal Legal Systems.
Registration is now open. Early bird rates are available until 15 April, and ANZAPPL members receive an additional discount. Please visit the conference website for further information.
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ANZAPPL hosted its first annual congress in 1979. At first these took place at university colleges in Melbourne. A list of recent congresses is provided below.
2011: Wellington. Crime and punishment. The rising punitiveness. A joint conference with the Forensic Faculty of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatry. 17-19 November.
2012: Melbourne. Evolving paradigms in forensic practice. 23-25 November.
2013: Adelaide. Human frailties, human rights, human nature: Psychiatrists, psychologists and lawyers. 28-30 November.
2014: Sydney. Vulnerability and responsibility. National and International Perspectives. 19-22 November.
2015: Canberra. Systems, clients and patients. Psychiatry, Psychology and Law. 25-28 November.
2016: Auckland. The perils of belief. Contending with the consequences of cults, conspiracies and contagion. 24-26 November
2017: Perth. Psychiatry, Psychology and Law in a changing world. 23-25 November.
2018: Hobart. Sins of the past. Reflections and future directions. 21-24 November.
2019: Singapore. Collaboration and challenges across the Global South. 5-8 November. A joint conference with the Forensic Faculty of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatry.
2020: Cancelled due to COVID-19.
2021: Sydney (virtual).
2022: Adelaide. Rights and responsibilities: challenges and opportunities for reform.