Counselling & Therapy








    Training 2017


    Dr Phil has run one series of national workshops per year, for over 15 years. However the falling numbers in attendance as people seek other forms of training, has made these workshops less viable.
    This year there will be only one privately run workshop and that is on the PAI (see below).
    He does run some APS workshops (especially Melbourne study groups so check the APS website)
    He is also considering alternative training means such as webinars


    Peer Supervision – Need help with report for court? Going to Court? Don’t know about a particular PAI profile? Got a curly ethical situation? Need supervision because AHPRA Psychboard require it? Dr Phil is happy to do both Skype and in person for one-off or ongoing supervision.


    In house training – Dr Phil is happy to run training on many different topics from legal issues, to family law, assessment, pornography and so on. Please contact office to discuss your requirements.


    See below for more details of both the in-house training and National Workshops for 2017.


    Download information Dr Phil's information brochure here



    Dr Watts frequently conducts training to agencies and organisation on private basis. The following one-day workshops are immediately available

    (other workshops by negotiation).


    • A Reliable Witness – A workshop on understanding the court system, and the nuts and bolts of dealing with court. Useful to help make workers aware of the legal process and how to both be ready for court and avoid going to court.

    • Report writing for Court – One of Dr Phil’s most popular workshops.  Teaches practical skill of writing treatment and assessment reports.

    • Surviving the Witness Box – How to survive cross examination.  Practical skills for being in court.

    • Risk Assessment in Clinical Practice – Learn how to screen for risk of violence, suicide, and sexual risk in clinical practice

    • Assessing Complex Families for Court – How to conduct child custody evaluations and care and protection assessments for court.  Follow a case from start to finish.

    • Psychological testing – Various formats including a hands-on masterclass or day long workshop for PAI, MMPI-2-RF, or Millon.

    • Understanding Internet Pornography Addiction – skills in dealing with internet pornography addiction, particularly in clinical practice.

    • Assessing Lies, Deceit and Malingering in Clinical Practice – A workshop on how to assess for lies, deceit and malingering.

    • How to use the PAI (introductory and advance)
    • Ethics
    • Family law
    • Pornography related issues
    • Gambling issues
    • Psychological testing including PAI


    Dr Phil is also a popular speaker for professional meetings. In the resume section of this website, some of the topics are listed.  

    Please contact my office for further information



    Ogilvie Publishing 2017 Training Schedule


    Due to popular request – one only for 2017




    For the last 25 years the PAI has been establishing itself as a psychological instrument of practical utility in assessing clinical pathology. This workshop is designed to help psychologists get the most from an assessment which involves the PAI.
    The focus of the workshop is on practical skills training. The format of the day involves an initial review of the nature and structure of the PAI clinical scales in the morning. The practical skills training involve analysing a real protocol to establish confidence in using this tool both in formal assessments and clinical cases. The afternoon section focusses on response style indicators and detecting positive and negative (malingering) response patterns.
    This workshop uses group discussion throughout the day. A range of cases are considered including family court, workers compensation, criminal related matters, and clinical assessment. The cases are real clients but different examples to those of the previous years’ workshop. Application in personnel selection is NOT discussed


    • The morning introductory component assumes no pre-existing knowledge about the PAI.
    • The advance part of the workshop runs in the afternoon.
      This covers advance aspects of the PAI, response style indictors, effortful and non-effortful distortions, and other advanced tools.

Dates and Venues 2017





Wednesday 16 August

Clarion Suites Gateway, 1 William Street, Melbourne

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    (Important - When you have enrolled you should have received (either by email or post) an information sheet about the training no more than 14 days after enrolling.  If you think you have enrolled but did not receive an information letter and tax certificate, please contact my office.


    Costs, Cancellations and further information


    The costs below represents value for money as it includes tuition, morning and afternoon tea, lunch, handouts, and is GST inclusive


    1.  Attendance at one of Dr Phil’s full day seminars $330 (including GST) if paid 21 days before event. $355 late application.

    2.  Credit Card surcharge applies.  This is calculated at 2%. Direct banking and cheques incur no fees.

    3.  Organisations enrolling three or more participants in a single enrolment will receive a $295 discount rate

    4.  Full-time students will receive a $280 discount rate

    5.  Large group rates on application (7 or more participants from one organisation)




    Cancellation must be received prior to 14 days before the scheduled event (notification in writing by email, fax, or letter). A full refund less a $50 administration fee will be provided.

    The only option for cancellations within the final14 days of the scheduled event is for you to transfer your registration to another colleague. While unforeseen medical emergencies are unfortunate, the presenter has liabilities for various expenses which cannot be redeemed, therefore refunds are generally not possible.

    Government and other organisations which require a Tax invoice in advance need to contact my office for more information. 08 9450 1618 (International 61 8 9450 1618)

    All participants will get a tax invoice on receipt of payment




    In the event of industrial, political or natural disruptions, Dr Phil Watts cannot be held responsible for any losses incurred by delegates.

    Dr Watts reserves the right to alter the programme or venue or cancel events if it is deemed necessary.

    In the case of cancelled events, liability will be limited to refunding of fees paid.




    Dr Phil Watts shall not be held liable for any personal accidents or losses or damage to private property of registered delegates at the training. Delegates should make their own arrangements with respect to personal insurance.


    Training Points


    Please note under the Registration Board requirements, APS will no longer pre-approve PD points.   

    It is up to the individual to determine whether the training meets their speciality needs and fits the training plan.

    All training is for 7 hours per day.  A certificate of attendance will be provided in the afternoon




    These will not require pre-reading as it is a self-contained workshop.

    However, there will be a pre and post test to ensure active learning requirements are met


    Format for the day


    Onsite registration (a simple process as you should have already booked!) and a cuppa will be available from 8.30am with the Seminar beginning promptly at 9.00am
    The full day seminar incorporates a 30 - 45 minute lunch break at 12:30pm (depends on group size)
    There will be breaks at 10.40am and 2:45pm. Lunch, morning and afternoon teas are included in the fees.

    We aim to finish not later than 4:30pm

    If you have any interesting PAI profiles they can be brought to the conference

    If you have any special dietary requirements, please contact the hotel directly


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