The Heart of Personality Type – Tips, Tools & Theories for Practitioners

October 25 @ 9:00 am October 26 @ 4:30 pm Australia/Sydney

The 2024 AusAPT Sydney Conference is in person at the Rydges Sydney Central Hotel in October.

The theme is: The Heart of Personality Type: Tips, Tools & Theories for Practitioners.

This is a Type Practitioners’ Conference getting to what is core and new in psychological type.

Program and Presenters

The 2024 AusAPT conference, in central Sydney, will comprise two days of sessions over Friday and Saturday, 25 – 26 October.

The conference theme, The Heart of Personality Type: Tips, Tools & Theories for Practitioners, takes us into the core of psychological type and aligned frameworks for understanding ourselves and others. We’ll be looking at the latest theories in Type, Temperament, Interaction Styles and the Enneagram and their application to self-awareness, conflict, learning, teams and understanding addiction.

Our conference program spans a diverse range of sessions presented by Australian and international speakers. Our presenters are: Catherine Stothart (UK), Daniel Liew (Malaysia), Elizabeth Hallows (AU), Meredith Fuller & Brian Walsh (AU), Harumi Gondo (Japan), Sue Blair (NZ/UK), Mary McGuiness (AU), Samantha Mackay (AU) and Terri Connellan (AU), shown in order in the below image.

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Conference Program

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Whether you’re a professional user of psychological type or an interested observer of personality type, our program has something for you.

Bookings are now open!

Bookings are open for AusAPT’s 2024 Sydney Conference, The Heart of Personality Type.

We have kept the conference as affordable as possible. The early bird conference price is $300AU for AusAPT, ILP and other APT members. The conference is $375 for guests/non-members. This includes morning and afternoon tea and lunch for both days.

When booking your conference place you can sign up for, or renew, AusAPT membership for 2024-5 to secure your member discount. (Pay $75 membership, save $75 on the conference.) You can also let us know you are a financial member of another APT or ILP and save.

For guests/non-members, the conference is $375 AU.

The conference dinner on Friday 25 October is $70AU two course private event on site at Rydges Sydney Central. This is an additional cost which you can add below when you purchase your conference place – for yourself and for any guest coming with you.

$300 Early bird conference price for 2024/5 AusAPT and APT members

Book your conference place

Click on the blue button below to book your place for the conference and purchase your 2024/5 AusAPT membership in one step as a bundle and save.

You can also let us know you are a current financial member of another APT or ILP and save. Or you can book as a guest/non-member. Plus you can add on the conference dinner for people coming with you but not attending the conference.

Please make sure you are logged in on our website if you have already registered/created an account with us. If not, you will be directed to register with us first to create an account before you book your place for the conference. This only needs to be done once but ensures your details are kept safe and secure and we can provide a customised service for you.

Venue & Accommodation

Our venue for the conference is Rydges Sydney Central Hotel, a sanctuary in the bustling heart of Sydney, ideally situated next to Sydney’s Central Station in the lively locale of Surry Hills. There’s an array of world-class attractions, exceptional dining, and outstanding entertainment close by.

Accommodation:

Rydges Sydney Central Hotel is offering a 15% conference discount on accommodation. We’ll send the booking code and contact information to you when you book your conference place with us.

Rydges includes a state-of-the-art gym and pool, onsite microbrewery, restaurants including Manna Loft and convenient extras such as onsite parking and free WiFi. Spacious, stylish and soothingly peaceful, the well-appointed rooms promise a supremely comfortable stay in the centre of Sydney.

There are also plenty of other options for accommodation in central Sydney.

Rydges Sydney Central Hotel

28 Albion St
Surry Hills, NSW 2010 Australia
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$300 Early bird price for AusAPT, APT & ILP members.

AusAPT Conference Team

Should I Laugh or Cry? Exploring the Impact of the fourth (‘inferior’) function with Andrew Mountford

Laugh or cry drama masks reflecting the inferior function

August 17 @ 1:30 pm 4:30 pm AEST

Should I Laugh or Cry? Exploring the Impact of the fourth (‘inferior’) mental function as expressed in an individual’s personality (psychological) type.

Carl Jung observed that an orderly progression emerges for most people in relation to four mental functions based on Perception and Judgement. Isabel Myers developed the MBTI® to implement Jung’s theory of type.

Perception is about ‘all the ways of becoming aware – things, people events or ideas. It involves information gathering, seeking sensation or inspiration – selecting which stimulus to pay attention to.’

Judgement means ‘all the ways of coming to conclusions about what has been perceived. It includes evaluation, choice, analysis and the selection of a response after receiving the stimulus.’

Mary McCaulley, who worked intimately with Isabel Myers, noted that the purpose of the MBTI® was to make the theory of psychological types by C.G. Jung understandable and useful in people’s lives.

The theory goes that individual type development occurs in different ways for different types – but the stages of development follow a typical path. The first or ‘dominant’ preference emerges in childhood (6-12 years). The second or ‘auxiliary’ function appears in adolescence (13-20 years). The third or ‘tertiary’ function appears in early adulthood (20-35 years). The least developed or ‘inferior’ function makes its presence known in mid-life (35-50 years). And after that? Come to the session on 17 August to reflect and discuss. The session title offers a clue…

When we include the use of these functions in the extraverted and introverted ‘world’ we arrive at eight possible preference choices.

Roger Pearman reminds us to keep in mind that the goal is not to equally use all eight functions but to at least recognise their contribution to our lives. Equal use would not be desirable. This would be like eight voices talking at you at the same time and at the same volume. He suggests that ‘chaos of self’ would certainly result.

Andrew Mountford

About Andrew Mountford

Andrew Mountford served as Secretary and President of AusAPT between 2013 and 2022. He has recently retired from work outside the home after a consulting career spanning 40 years. He has worked as a trainer, coach and facilitator in Australia and internationally. Clients ranged from community groups to large corporates – in Australia and Europe. In 2020, as the Covid 19 pandemic arrived in Victoria, Andrew and his partner Liz moved down from Melbourne to live in the beautiful coastal town of Portarlington on the Bellarine Peninsula.

Free Free for members & guests but please bring a plate or bottle to share

RSVP to Meredith by email as below or email info@ausapt.org.au

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Rydges Sydney Central Hotel

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Surry Hills, NSW 2010 Australia
+61 02 9289 0000
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Personality Dis-orders with Nicholas Toko

February 22 @ 7:00 pm 8:30 pm Australia/Sydney

Nicholas Toko will present on the personality organisation of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) and the personality disorders known as the ‘Schizophrenias’ and where these dis-orders lie on the introversion and extraversion spectrum.

He will discuss ‘Personality gone awry’, behavioural characteristics of BPD, NPD and the schizophrenias, how a personality disorder is diagnosed and look at some of the difficulties people with personality disorders have in gaining a sense of self, compared to a ‘healthy’ personality which can gain some objective view of itself and make necessary changes.

About Nicholas Toko

Organisational Effectiveness Consultant and Jungian Analyst-in-training 

Nick is a BAPT Board Member and their Director of Digital Projects and a Jungian analyst-in-training.

From London in the United Kingdom, he is a freelance Organizational Effectiveness Consultant. He helps organisations to develop and transform their people, business processes, organisational structure and technology, specifically, using Artificial Intelligence and Enterprise Resource Planning Systems (ERPs).

He has a masters degree in Jungian and post-Jungian Studies from the University of Essex, and a postgraduate qualification in Human Resource Management from the University of Westminster and completed an Artificial Intelligence Programme at Said Business School, University of Oxford.

He is a Jungian Analyst-in-training and Diploma Candidate at ISAPZurich also known as the International School of Analytical Psychology based in Zurich, Switzerland. He provides Jungian analysis under the auspices of training at ISAPZurich and this encompasses the requirement to conduct the analysis under the supervision of recognised ISAP supervisors.

He is qualified by the British Psychological Society (BPS) to administer personality and ability tests and give feedback. He is also qualified to administer the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), Big Five Personality, Factor or Aspects Test, Occupational Personality Questionnaire (OPQ), Gifts Compass Inventory (GCI) and other personality assessments and give feedback. 

Join us for this session

Free Free and open to all

The session will be conducted via Zoom. Head here to register and get the Zoom link or click the blue button below: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYpc-qhrDkrGd0QUuorQjfTH_bSVKHuRUNp

The session will also be recorded if you can’t attend live and the replay sent to those who register and also be available to AusAPT members via the AusAPT website.

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Victorian AusAPT End of Year Function

December 7, 2023 @ 6:30 pm 10:00 pm AEDT

Join us for an end of year gathering in Melbourne. There will be a mystery guest and an opportunity to catch up with AusAPT friends and celebrate.

Bring:    A plate or bottle to share

Please RSVP by contacting Meredith Fuller by email meredith@ausapt.org.au

Free Free for members and guests.

AusAPT Victoria

Rydges Sydney Central Hotel

28 Albion St
Surry Hills, NSW 2010 Australia
+61 02 9289 0000
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Conference Round-up: ‘From Shadows to Showtime’, 1-2 September, 2023, Brisbane

It was fabulous to gather in person at Rydges Fortitude Valley, Brisbane, for the 2023 AusAPT Conference. After a few years of online conferences, it was refreshing and energising to connect in person again. It was especially exciting to have type friends join us from overseas (US, UK, Japan, New Zealand) and across Australia. In particular, meeting AusAPT Committee Member, Harumi Gondo from Tokyo in person for the first time was a special highlight. AusAPT Management Committee members, Meredith Fuller and Harumi Gondo Pre-conference workshop We kicked off on Thursday evening with a joint pre-conference networking and workshop on Type (more…)

Mapping the Shadow: A Type-Based Approach to Shadow Work – Max Chegwyn

October 24, 2023 @ 7:30 pm 9:00 pm Australia/Sydney

Discover how to integrate the shadow using Type and the Seven Habits of Individuation model. In this presentation we will explore the common ways in which Type maps to Persona-Shadow dynamics and the different practices each Type can use for integration and psychospiritual growth.

Jungian Shadow Work is increasingly being used as a coaching tool. More people are recognising the benefits of integrating deeper aspects of themselves to bring balance to their lives, careers, and relationships. However, the shadow is not something that can be easily captured in a concept or identified independently.

In this presentation, we will discuss how Type can be used as a foundation for mapping and integrating the shadow. We will examine the most common ways Type correlates with Persona-Shadow dynamics and how this serves as a valuable tool for identifying shadow material. Finally, we will explore how different classifications of shadow material can be integrated using the Seven Habits of Individuation model.

About Max Chegwyn

Max Chegwyn is a psychospiritual educator and coach dedicated to helping freedom-minded individuals develop self-knowledge. As the curator of the Seven Habits of Individuation model, Max focuses on fostering individuation and psychospiritual growth. You can find his regular content and learn more about his work at makeitconscious.com.

Picture of Max Chegwyn, curator of the Seven Habits of Individuation model, a man with a forest green jumper smiling directly at the camera.

How to join the session:

This is an online session and you need to register in advance for the Zoom details. Click the link below to register and joining details will be sent to you:

https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMpd-GhrzkvE9zmlLPkj5dDY6Bn0CivVtnI

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Free Free for AusAPT members and guests

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Rydges Sydney Central Hotel

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Type and Music Preferences with Ian Ball

November 25, 2023 @ 1:45 pm 4:30 pm AEDT

An AusAPT in person event in Melbourne, Victoria

There are many reasons why particular pieces of music attract us and why we go back to those preferences. There are also reasons why particular styles of music are ones we avoid or find unbearable.

In 2006 Elwin Hall and I conducted a workshop at the AusAPT conference exploring these ideas and looked for linkages between one’s preferred type and one’s preferences for music.

This new session reviews the research conducted since then and serves as an update on this theme. The new evidence gives much more confidence about the relationships. There has been a reconceptualisation about music preferences and this will be explained in the session.

It is hoped that participants will have a greater appreciation of the linkages between type and preferences for music with particular attributes. You may be delighted with some live singing!

Ian Ball

Ian Ball

Ian is a retired Associate Professor from Deakin University. His specialisations were Psychology and Education. He is a Life Member of AusAPT and also a Fellow of the Australian Psychological Society.

This was a session at the online Time & Tide—Traditions and Trends in Type conference in 2022.

Free Free for AusAPT members and guests

RSVP by contacting Meredith Fuller – meredith@ausapt.org.au

Entry:  bring a plate or drink to share. Join us at 1:45pm for a 2pm start.

AusAPT Victoria

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Rydges Sydney Central Hotel

28 Albion St
Surry Hills, NSW 2010 Australia
+61 02 9289 0000
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Personality and Parenting: Meeting the needs of parent and child – how is this possible? A course with Sue Blair

November 4, 2023 @ 12:00 pm November 25, 2023 @ 1:30 pm Australia/Sydney

An online Type and Parenting course presented by acclaimed type and parenting educator and coach, Sue Blair, in partnership with AusAPT. Learn strategies for parenting and meeting the needs of both parent and child through the lens of psychological type.

Dates & times: Four x 90 minute sessions each week in November, 2023.

Saturday 4, 11, 18 & 25 November 12 noon to 1:30pm AEST/Sydney time – see below for further details including time in other times zones.

Meeting the needs of parent and child – how is this possible?

AUSAPT is delighted to offer a 4-week program on parenting. Sue Blair will lead you through a fascinating exploration of how Type influences everyday distractions, dilemmas and dramas. How can everyone in a family get their needs met? What shifts can be made to facilitate a positive and rewarding family life? How can you set yourself up to succeed?

This is a valuable opportunity for a small group of parents who are united in wanting to do the best for their children.  There is so much that can be done to enhance the parenting experience and improve outcomes for the people we care about the most.

You will learn, laugh and leave enlightened!!!

Session Focus and Dates:

This course will be delivered over 4 online sessions on Saturdays in November, 2023 – each 90 minutes long.

All sessions are Saturday 12 noon AEDT Sydney/Melbourne. This is 11am Brisbane, 9am, Perth, 10am JT Tokyo, 2pm NZDT or check your local time for the the first session on 4 November, noting that in the US, Canada and other parts of the world, this will be the evening before or very early AM in the UK/Europe.

SessionFocusDate (AEDT)
1Meeting the needs of Extraverts and Introverts4 November
2Meeting the needs of Sensing and Intuiting11 November
3Meeting the needs of Thinking and Feeling18 November
4Putting it all together – understanding our stress triggers25 November

Session Details

Session 1: Meeting the needs of Extraverts and Introverts

This session briefly reviews these preferences and then looks more deeply into what it means within the family group. Every family has a different combination and most families need to be bi-lingual in both styles so that the needs of each person can be met. What problems can occur? What happens when parent and child differ? What happens when they are the same? It’s not as obvious as you may think. Being able to adapt is essential. Parents – please remember – you must have your needs met too!

Session 2: Meeting the needs of Sensing and Intuiting

This session looks beyond the usual analysis of Sensing and Intuiting to a new perspective when looking at these functions in combination with the Judging and Perceiving functions. i.e. SJ, SP, NJ and NP. This opens up a whole new vista of diversity. We often don’t realise our natural bias when parenting. Nor do we understand what it feels like to perceive in a different way. We will explore how to spot these differences in your child, how to experience them for yourself and how to understand what’s going on so that, as parents, you can set yourself up to succeed.  

Session 3: Meeting the needs of Thinking and Feeling

When it comes to ‘care and support’, which is typically thought to be in the ‘Feeling’ domain, ‘Thinkers’ have very different needs and offer a very different quality of support. This is often misunderstood by the ‘Feelers’. Seeing as parenting is very connected to offering care and support, I think it is a good lens to explore. It can also be a key issue when co-parenting if you are opposite on this dichotomy. As in session two, we will do a deeper dive into how Thinking and Feeling combines with the Judging and Perceiving preferences. This will reveal significant differences which, if understood, can lead to a great deal more harmony in the home.

Session 4: Putting it all together – understanding our stress triggers

Everyone attending will have a different combination of personalities. No two homes are the same! We will take a look at these combinations and see what can be done to make your home life calmer, less stressed and more satisfying. Parenting is the most important role you have in this world. Taking the time to really ‘see’ each of your children and adapt to their needs is your gift to them. Meanwhile, they also need to know that their parents have needs too. At the end of day it would be great if your children say “I was well parented by imperfect parents”. We will never get it perfectly right, but we can feel so much better about it when we absolutely know we did our best. Myers-Briggs gives us the opportunity to understand who we are parenting through the personality type lens. It’s not all you need to know but, my goodness, it’s an enormous help!  

About Sue Blair

Personality and Parenting course with Sue Blair, pictured wearing a blue shirt and white jacket against a window.
Sue Blair

Sue has been working with psychological type for over 20 years and is well known to many at AusAPT. She is an author, coach, educator, presenter and keynote speaker. She has taught parenting skills for over 16 years and has been running individual workshops and coaching programmes for The Parenting Place in NZ.  Sue has raised two exceptionally different children, now young adults, who have taught her the extraordinary value of parenting with personality diversity at the forefront of the mind. She is committed to, (possibly obsessed by!) helping parents with children of all ages to embrace this knowledge and use it wisely.  

Sue is the recipient of the APTi 2015 Gordon Lawrence Award. This award recognises an outstanding achievement to the field of education that promotes the constructive use of psychological type. Sue is the Director at Personality Dynamics Ltd, Auckland, New Zealand.

Links:
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Sue’s Personality Dynamics Website

Personality Puzzles

Connect with Sue on LinkedIn


How to book your place:

Note that numbers are limited for this course to ensure a positive experience and the ability to interact so book early to secure your place and avoid disappointment.

$50 Free for AusAPT & ILP members and $50 for guests for all sessions

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If you need any assistance with booking your place, please contact us at info@ausapt.org.au

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Making and Keeping Type in the Conversation—Sharon Lovoy

October 8, 2022 @ 10:15 am 11:15 am Australia/Sydney

Type is losing ground in the corporate setting and less than 50% of those who are certified buy Type related materials. As Type Practitioners, we must be dedicated to keeping Type relevant and the “Go To” process. Sharon Lovoy continues to be successful in helping her clients use Type not only in their professional positions, but also as a part of their personal lives. Sharon is a Master Trainer in the Influencer Model from Crucial Learning. Sharon has found a way to combine her knowledge of Type with her knowledge of strategy. She will present a clear case for what we need to do to remain relevant. Additionally, those who attend this interactive session will receive a playbook with clear strategies for making Type ubiquitous. NOTE: Australian contacts for Influencer training will be provided. Sharon is not selling her services.

Sharon Lovoy

Sharon Lovoy

Sharon Lovoy, SPHR, is the founder of Lovoy’s Team Works, Inc. which has over 400 clients. Sharon is an experienced HR consultant, Executive Coach. Master Trainer in Crucial Conversations, Mediator, and Author. She has successfully made Type a part of her clients’ cultures. Some of her clients include Mercedes Benz, USI; Brose; B.L. Harbert International; and Sompo International. She works with clients in manufacturing, health, higher education, utilities, associations, nonprofits, financial services, government, high tech, and services.

This is a session at the Time & Tide—Traditions and Trends in Type conference, 7-9 October online. It is one of 17 sessions presented over 3 days, all recorded in case you can’t attend live. It is $100AU for AusAPT members and other APT and ILP financial members. $150 for guests for the entire program. We hope you will join us. The conference event link with full details is below.

Time & Tide—Traditions and Trends in Type conference

Download a 2 page pdf of the program here:

AusAPT-Online-2022-Conference-Program

$100 – $150 $100AU for AusAPT members, other APT and ILP financial members and $150 for guests for 17 sessions

Online Event

AusAPT Time & Tide Conference

Underutilized Oppositions in the Lenses We Use—Sterling Bates

October 8, 2022 @ 10:15 am 11:15 am Australia/Sydney

Underutilized Oppositions in the Lenses We Use: Essential Motivators and Interaction Styles with Sterling Bates

A talk about an underutilized resource in the world of psychological type, the 6 dynamics from Essential Motivators (Temperament) and Interaction Styles. They are powerful both in helping you flex to meet someone else’s needs and to discover points of commonality. For example, every Essential Motivator has both a dynamic that aligns with and two dynamics where they are opposing with the other three Essential Motivators. Like Polarity Thinking, a key to using dynamics is knowing when it is the right time to flex, and when it is the right time to rely on your naturally preferred dynamic.

In this session, I will familiarize attendees with the dynamics; those unfamiliar will get a great grounding in the dynamics; and provide tips and tricks attendees can use themselves as well as activities to use in their personal life and with clients. This will include uses in whole type best-fit, communication, work problems, delegation, Situational Leadership®, and relationship issues.

Sterling Bates

Sterling Bates

Sterling’s combination of technology, mathematics, business, marketing, OD and psychological type led him to found Step Research, a psychology software company. Previously at Disney for 13 years in IT and Marketing; and on the APTi board for 4 years.

This is a session at the Time & Tide—Traditions and Trends in Type conference, 7-9 October online. It is one of 17 sessions presented over 3 days, all recorded in case you can’t attend live. It is $100AU for AusAPT members and other APT and ILP financial members. $150 for guests for the entire program. We hope you will join us. The conference event link with full details is below.

Time & Tide—Traditions and Trends in Type conference

Download a 2 page pdf of the program here:

AusAPT-Online-2022-Conference-Program

$100 – $150 $100AU for AusAPT members, other APT and ILP financial members and $150 for guests for 17 sessions

Online Event

AusAPT Time & Tide Conference