I-CEPS International Congress on Evidence-based Parenting Support

Promoting well-being and health globally through effective parenting support.

The International Congress on Evidence-based Parenting Support (I-CEPS), is a ground-breaking global initiative to advance research, policy, and practice in the field of parenting and family intervention.

The Congress aims to bring the evidence-based parenting support community together, inspire innovation and collective action, and empower parents and families around the world to benefit the next generation. The first I-CEPS digital event will be held over three days: Tuesday 6 – Thursday 8 June, 2023. Registrations are currently open and we look forward to welcoming you to this truly global online event. 

The Life Course Centre is a Platinum Supporter of this Congress and Life Course Centre Chief Investigator, Professor Matthew Sanders is the Convenor of the Congress. Professor Sanders will address the conference on Day 3, Thursday 8th June.

Congress convenor and Keynote speaker

Life Course Centre Chief Investigator, Professor Matthew Sanders is the Foundation Professor of Parenting Studies and Family Psychology, Strategic Advisor to the Director of the Parenting and Family Support Centre and Founder of the Triple P Positive Parenting Program at The University of Queensland. Professor Sanders received his PhD in 1981 and has been at The University of Queensland since 1979. Between 1996-2023, he served as Professor of Clinical Psychology and Director of the Parenting and Family Support Centre (PFSC). He has been a consulting Professor at The University of Manchester, a visiting Professor at the University of South Carolina, and has held adjunct Professorships at Glasgow Caledonian University and The University of Auckland. As the founder of the Triple P-Positive Parenting Program, Professor Sanders is considered a world leader in the development, implementation, evaluation and dissemination of population based approaches to parenting and family interventions. Triple P is currently in use in 35 countries worldwide. Professor Sanders’ work has been widely recognised by his peers as reflected a number of prestigious awards. In 2007, he received the Australian Psychological Society’s President’s Award for Distinguished Contribution to Psychology and in 2004 he received an International Collaborative Prevention Science award from the Society for Prevention Research in the US. In 2007 he received a Trailblazers Award from the Parenting and Families Special Interest Group in the Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Therapy and in 2008 was became a fellow of the New Zealand Psychological Society. Professor Sanders has also won a Distinguished Career Award from the Australian Association for Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, was named Honorary President of the Canadian Psychological Association (2009), and Queenslander of the Year (2007). He is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia, the Australian Psychological Society, the New Zealand Psychological Society and the Australian Association for Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. He received a Queensland Greats Award from the Queensland Government in 2018.

Date & Time

Tue, 6 – Thu, 8 June 2023

12:00 am – 12:00 am (AEST)




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