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2017 CIMA Biennial Conference

Melbourne Town Hall – 23 – 24 October 2017

The 2017 Conference will focus on Crisis Intervention with all ages – from children to the aged.
Topics within the theme include:

  • *  Development impacts
  • *  Life transitions
  • *  Abuse neglect
  • *  Domestic violence
  • *  Innovation developments in crisis and trauma
  • *  Challenges in responding to crisis and trauma across life stages



Day One – registration from 7.45am, conference commences at 8.30am, conference close at 5.00pm followed by CIMA 2017 AGM at 5.30pm

Day Two – registration from 8.00am, conference commences at 8.45am, conference close at 4.30pm



Ms Donna Karlin (Keynote) – International speaker, lecturer, author and world-renowned leadership coach (better known as ‘The Shadow Coach’®)

Mr Peter Baines, OAM (Keynote) – Former forensic investigator with both Interpol and the United Nations Office of Drug and Crime, and founder, Hands Across the Water

Ms Colleen Pearce – The Public Advocate, Victoria

Mr Rob Heaslip – beyondblue, National Engagement Manager, Police & Emergency Services Program

Dr John Durkin – Psychological Response Lead for Westminster and Grenfell Tower Fire, London Metro Police Service

Dr Brian McErlean – OneLife Coordinator Veterinary Profession, AVA Benevolent Fund Trustee, Veterinary’s Surgeon’s Board Inspector (WA)

Mr Steve Ingram – PwC, Asia Pacific Cyber Lead

Major-General Stephen Day (retired) – Head of Cyber, Australian Defence Force, and the inaugural Head of Australian Cyber Security

Dr Rob Gordon, Paul Davis, and David Younger

Associate Professor Tony Walker, ASM – Ambulance Victoria, CEO

Mr Craig Lapsley – Emergency Management Commissioner, Victoria

Mr Peter Kueffer, ESM – Vic SES, Clinical Director

Rev. Sandra Johnston and Mrs Liz Pennington – Vitae NZ

Professor George Braitberg – Professor of Emergency Medicine, University of Melbourne, and Director of Emergency Medicine Melbourne Health

Mr Samuel Eddy– Founder, Open Change (representing Nurse and Midwife Support)

Ms Kitty Marshall – Learning and Development Manager, Mental Health, Addictions and Intellectual Disability Services for Wairarapa, Hutt Valley and  Capital & Coast District Health Boards NZ

With presentations from

Sister Nicole Rotaru – Creative Arts Therapist, McAuley Ministries Ltd

Behind the Seen – A Proactive Program incorporating face to face training to educate emergency service personnel to identify and deal with the stressors experienced by our co-workers.

Mr Andrew Paterson – PhD. Candidate and Sessional Academic, Flinders University South Australia

Ms Roxie Hanes – Manager Psychology and Counselling Services, St Peter’s School Cambridge NZ

Ms Margie Braunstein – Senior Facilitator, Quest for Life Foundation

Ms Monita Mascitti Meuter – Cultural Diversity Program Coordinator, St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne

Mr Pete Spink – Program and Policy Advisor, Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation & Development, Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan


CIMA’s 2017 Conference is a fantastic opportunity for your organisation to promote products and services of interest to a specific market, giving your organisation the ability to meet with people who would show interest in purchasing, developing and recommending the products and services you provide. It will provide a platform for you to promote your community focus.

Please see our Conference Sponsorship Opportunities booklet for more information on how you, or your organisation, can play a part in our 2017 Conference.  CIMA is registered in Victoria as a not-for-profit charity and is registered with the Australian Taxation Office as a Deductible Gift Recipient which means that your financial contributions and /or outlays will be tax deductible in Australia.


2017 CIMA Conference Prices Table - Regular







    Pre-Conference 4-day Workshop

    Traumatic Incident Reduction (TIR) with Dr John Durkin

Thursday 19 October – Sunday 22 October, 9am – 5pm each day

$2200 (members)  |  $2400 (non-members)

For more information on TIR is available here.


    Post-Conference Breakfast Workshop

“Transforming people and organisations: Effective Leadership Engagement in pressured and turbulent times

through the Shadow Coaching approach” with Donna Karlin

Wednesday 25 October, 7.30am – 10am

$50 per person (no discounts applicable)


*  5 or more delegates from a single organisation
*  Payment must be received as one
*  May pay now and submit registration details later

*  Valid and current student ID must be shown for discount rate to apply

Please CONTACT US today to register!

Cheque / Money Order, Bank Transfer, Credit Card
All fees are in Australian dollars
GST is not applicable

CIMA thanks our partners and sponsors

Nurse & Midwife SupportEnable Workplace Consulting


Our supporters …


   Ambulance VictoriaBehind the Seen

Social Support Systems

McAuley Ministries Ltd

Without you our 2017 Conference would not be possible!