AAGP meeting Reflections on the floods



 Reflections on the floods” - experiences in a variety of settings

Mater Child and Youth Mental Health Conference Room
2nd Floor, The Potter Building,
Annerley Road, South Brisbane
(The Potter Building is the Old Mater Children’s Hospital building. It is opposite Hotel Diana. Parking is available in surrounding streets or in multi storey car parks

HOTEL:       Diana Plaza, Annerley Rd, South Brisbane (the Diana Plaza Hotel is directly over the road from the Mater Community Services Building)

                   www.dianaplaza.com.au Phone 07 3391 2911

Conference rate $129 per night, $139 with breakfast.  (Rate for delegates to this conference.)

Programme – Saturday 9 July 2011  

8:30 am


8:45 am

Welcome and Introduction

9:00 – 9:30

General thoughts on group processes in the community, and the effects of disasters on identity – Rob Gordon.  Rob will thread further comments through the course of the day.

9:30 – 10:45

Trudy Chapman – the floods in an inpatient psychiatric setting

10:45 am

Morning Tea

11:15 am – 12:30

Bronwyn Morris – floods in the school community

12:30 – 1:30


1:30 – 3:00

Panel discussion led by Rob Gordon.  With Peter Hengstberger, Alana Bolger, Mary O'Brien, Tom O'Brien and Pia Hirsch.

Gallery of Modern Art Exhibition


There were many ways of endeavouring to describe the floods,and a word that kept being used was "surreal".  Fortuitously, the exhibition "Surrealism, the Poetry of Dreams"  will be on at the Gallery of Modern Art.  This comprises the core of the collection housed at the Centre Pompidou in Paris.  "This exhibition presents more than 180 works by 56 artists, including paintings, sculptures, ‘surrealist objects’, films, photographs, drawings and collages. 'Surrealism: The Poetry of Dreams' is an opportunity to see important art works that rarely leave Paris, in an exhibition that will provide a fascinating and comprehensive overview of this important artistic movement."             Gallery Hours – Saturday and Sunday 9:00 to 5:00




Dinner  - Venue TBA

Sunday 10 July 2011

Members Only


9:00 – 9:30

Report from the training committee

9:30 – 10:30 am

Clinical Presentation and Discussion – Dr Paul Coombe

10:30 am

Morning Tea

11:00 am

Reflections Group.

12:30 pm




To indicate attendance please contact Dr Peter Hengstberger at