Health Professionals

Educating professionals around Australia


Within Australia and New Zealand professional education is conducted by a consortium under the banner Continuing Professional Education in Stuttering.

This program of professional education in stuttering is conducted for speech pathologists. The program has been running since 1997 and has proved most popular with clinicians. Events are conducted by researchers and clinicians with extensive experience in the field of stuttering.  CPES is run by the ASRC at the University of Sydney, the Stuttering Unit at South Western Sydney Local Health District, and the Department of Linguistics at Macquarie University. Events include workshops, teleconferences, clinic observation days and seminars. Members of the CPES team may also provide presentations to other groups, such as preschool teachers, on request.

The CPES management committee comprises of Stacey Sheedy and Verity MacMillan (Stuttering Unit, South Western Sydney Local Health District), Anna Hearne and Elisabeth Harrison (Department of Linguistics, Macquarie University), and Mark Onslow and Jane Kelly (ASRC, the University of Sydney).

To discuss your group's individual needs, email the CPES Coordinator. View the 2014 CPES Program.

Imparting Lidcombe Program skills internationally



External to Australia, professional education specifically in the Lidcombe Program is conducted by a different consortium, this time under the banner Lidcombe Program Trainers Consortium (LPTC).

The LPTC is increasing its international coverage each year and now has representatives in:

  • Australia
  • United Kingdom
  • Canada
  • New Zealand
  • The United States of America
  • Germany
  • Denmark
  • Netherlands
  • Singapore

  The Australian authorised members of the LPTC are:

  • Stacey Sheedy (Stuttering Unit, Bankstown Community Health Centre)
  • Verity MacMillan (Stuttering Unit, Bankstown Community Health Centre)
  • Elisabeth Harrison (Department of Linguistics, Macquarie University)
  • Mark Onslow (ASRC, The University of Sydney)
  • Anna Hearne (Department of Linguistics, Macquarie University)
  • Wendy Lloyd (Stuttering Unit, Bankstown Community Health Centre)
  • Brenda Carey (School of Human Communication Sciences, La Trobe University)
  • Simone Arnott (Lees) (La Trobe Communication Clinic, La Trobe University)

Group Lidcombe Program Training

The randomised controlled trial of group delivery of the Lidcombe Program has been completed. Until the final outcomes and associated findings have been peer reviewed and published, it is not possible to offer training for this service delivery alternative. However, the final results have been compiled and are in press. Speech pathologists who are interested in receiving training in conducting group Lidcombe Program treatment can submit an expression of interest to . For those clinicians who register we will provide progress updates as soon as training information is available.