Message from the Conference Organising Committee
On behalf of the Conference Organising Committee, welcome to the Making it Happen 2012
The Conference Organising Committee comprises of the Drug and Alcohol Office, West Australian
Network of Alcohol and other Drug Agencies, Department for Child Protection, Department of
Corrective Services, Department of the Attorney General and the Mental Health Commission.
The 2012 Conference is a collaboration between these government and non-government agencies
from specialist drug and mainstream sectors to present best practice initiatives and interventions
to respond to clients affected by alcohol and other drug issues.
The event will provide numerous opportunities for professional networking, collaboration, discussion and debate around the Conference title: "Making it Happen: Improving Services through Collaboration".
This Conference will bring together international, national and local speakers including:
His Excellency, Mr Malcolm McCusker AC CVO QC
Governor of Western Australia
Carlo C. DiClemente, PhD
Professor and Chair
Department of Psychology, University of Maryland
Associate Professor David Best, BA, MSc, PhD
Associate Professor of Addiction Studies
Turning Point Alcohol and Drug Centre & Monash University
Chief Executive Officer
The Australian Centre for Social Innovation, South Australia
Dr Michael S King
Magistrate, East Kimberley
Magistrates Court of Western Australia
Dr Tracy Westerman
Indigenous Psychological Services, Port Hedland, Western Australia
Winthrop Professor Paul Flatau
Director, Centre for Social Impact
Business School, The University of Western Australia
We look forward to seeing you at this interesting and motivating Conference.