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Winner of Giving West Aspire Conference Scholarship 2014 Announced

Congratulations to Tiffany Rochester, winner of the inaugural Giving West Aspire Conference Scholarship 2014, presented in partnership with the Perth Convention Bureau.

Tiffany is the Senior Clinical Psychologist and Psychology Program Coordinator at Kids are Kids! Therapy and Education Centre. Kids Are Kids! provides therapy assessment and intervention services for children at all levels of developmental disability or delay, with a vision for all children to meet their potential.

The $7,000 scholarship will fund Tiffany’s attendance at the 2015 Association for Contextual Behavioural Scientists (ACBS) World Conference in Berlin, which will include a mix of research symposiums and intensive training workshops.

The conference will assist both Tiffany and Kids are Kids! to keep their skills at the cutting edge of evidence-based practice in the field of contextual behavioural science.

It will also provide an international platform for Tiffany to present her own research, and improve that research through collaboration with international experts.

ACBS has major contributions to advances in the treatment of children with autism, of particular relevance to Tiffany’s work at Kids are Kids!.

She holds a Master of Applied Psychology (2004) and through Kids are Kids! will commence her PhD in partnership with Telethon Kids Institute in January 2015. She is a full member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and the Association for Contextual Behavioural Scientists (ACBS).

Kevin MacDonald, CEO of Giving West, said “Tiffany is a worthy recipient of the first Giving West Aspire Conference Scholarship in partnership with the Perth Convention Bureau. We look forward to learning how the outcomes of the international conference assist with her professional development, and to seeing the benefits flow to Kids are Kids! and the wider WA community”.

 

For more information on the Giving West Aspire Conference Scholarship, click here.