NSW/ACT Chaplaincy Conference

Additional Information

Relationship, Relatedness and Connection

“Exploring human and spiritual attachment”


We are excited to extend an invitation to you to attend our 2017 Chaplaincy Australia NSW/ACT Conference.  

Continuing professional development is essential for chaplains and this year we will be providing this by focusing on relationship, relatedness and connection.  Our keynote speaker Dr Marie-Therese Proctor will bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to this subject looking specifically at “Exploring human and spiritual attachment”, and how a better understanding of this can assist us as chaplains.  Another focus of the conference will be to give an update on where we are now, where we want to go and how we are going to get there.  We look forward to seeing you at the conference!                                         Ps Susan Marcuccio

Conference Speaker: Dr Marie-Therese Proctor

Dr Marie-Therese Proctor is Head of Excelsia College’s Graduate School of Counselling and Director of the Excelsia College Counselling Centre. She is a psychologist, psychotherapist, academic and educator.

Her clinical interests include the development of self, resolution of chronic complex trauma, grief and loss; psycho-spiritual health, wellbeing and maturation. She is highly skilled in providing long-term therapy for adults experiencing difficulties in these areas. She also has expertise in adjustment in the face of serious life challenges, for example, engaging with families caring for ill and dying children and adolescents.

Dr Proctor will bring her wealth of experience to our conference and will add significant professional development to all our network members.

During our conference our National Director Ps Ralph Estherby will update us on what’s happening nationally as well as bringing a word in season.

Conference is always a great time for building relationships and connecting with like-minded people.  It is an opportunity to pause and build your skills for the year of ministry that is ahead. 

We hope that every member of our network will take the opportunity to join us for these life-changing days! 


Wednesday 6 September 6pm                            

Canapés, networking and a great message

Thursday 7 September 9am – 4pm

Professional Development – Day conference  with Dr Marie-Therese Proctor

Venue: The Woolshed, 601 Princess Highway, Yallah, Wollongong


Wednesday 6 September  

– Canapés, Networking and Message – Evening only     $30

Thursday 7 September 

– Professional Development – Day conference only         $100

Wednesday 6 and Thursday 7 September                   $125

CA Accredited Members  (Discounted)                          $115


There are several accommodation options in the area

Novotel Wollongong Northbeach has offered a discount for delegates attending the conference; $219 per night plus $20 Breakfast                 www.novotel.com/wollongong

If you need any more information please contact us [email protected]