Master Class (Day 2)

Main Stage (Day 1)

Day 1 Concurrent Sessions & Workshops


 Dr Michael Carr-Gregg


13.30 – 14.30

Technology & Mental Health Panel (Host)



11.00 – 12.30

Technology for Mental Health

Keynote Presentation and Onstage Interview


Technology & Mental Health Workshop

(Thursday interactive session)

Michael will host an interactive session which will include opportunities to hear technology experts (from Facebook, Apple Distinguished Educators, The Alannah and Madeline Foundation and The Young And Well Co-operative Research Group) grilled on everything from approaches to cybersafety to the need to censor social media for kids.


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Is That A Psychologist In Your Pocket?

(Friday keynote presentation)


The internet is entering its third reincarnation. The technology is getting speedier and cleverer and the NBN means that increasingly children and adolescents will - whether we like it or not - be continuously connected - meaning they will all be 'real wired children'.


While the media focus has been on the downside of the technology in the form of cyber bullying, offensive texting, malware, internet predators and scams, there is a substantial upside. Smart phones and tablets have become high-tech human "appendages" which are used to fight corruption, bring down dictatorships, make purchases, improve education and has created unprecedented opportunities to promote positive mental health, enable diagnosis, prevention and treatment of mental illness on a scale never imagined.


This presentation outlines and demonstrates the latest web-based programs and Smartphone/Tablet apps available to child, adolescent and family psychologists designed to address high prevalence disorders such as depression, anxiety and substance abuse. It will include a mixture of case studies and videos, aimed at providing best-practice guidelines, resources and reference materials.


About Michael


Positive Schools Ambassador Dr Michael Carr-Gregg is one of Australia's highest profile psychologists. He works in private practice in Melbourne.  He is a columnist for Girlfriend Magazine and Australian Doctor. He specialises in the area of parenting adolescents and adolescent mental health. Michael has been the Consultant Psychologist to the Victorian Secondary Schools Principal's Association, Australian Boarding Staff Association, Australian Ballet School, St Catherine's School, and Melbourne Girls' College. In 2003 he was one of the founding members of the National Coalition against Bullying and became one of their national spokespersons. Most importantly, Michael is married and has two children, supports Hawthorn in the AFL and South Sydney in the NRL.


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