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MAREAA National Conference 2-3 August 2019, special day rate available: When life hands you lemons… Managing unexpected occurrences in relationships

Topics ranging from Wellbeing and Happiness, Internal Family Systems and Grief and Loss and Stress, don’t miss out on yet another quality MAREAA event.

When life hands you lemons… Managing the unexpected occurrences in relationships!

$159 Members
[Friday only $60; Saturday $140]
$199 Non-Members 
[Friday only $75; Saturday $170]
$60 Annual Membership Special

Great speakers on topics such as Internal Family Systems, Grief and Loss and Stress and Changes in couples over the decades.

Conference Program

TONI POWELL, Speaker & Educator

Toni is an author, TEDx speaker, mentor, mother, relationship buff, recovering worrywart, social entrepreneur and wife…Toni is a passionate researcher and communicator about the wisdom behind enduring relationships, what makes people tick and the how-to of wellbeing and happiness.

Well regarded as both a thought leader and an entertaining speaker frequently interviewed on ABC radio on programs such as ‘Life Matters’ and ‘Focus’. Toni was guest lecturer at The Positive Education Institute’s renowned ‘Insight Series’, the opening Keynote at Positive Schools Conference and is a much loved regular at Happiness & Its Causes Conference.


A registered clinical psychologist, an approved supervisor and lecturer at Swinburne University in both the Counselling & Clinical psychology programs. She has a particular interest in treating trauma-related issues in adults, and has co-founded the Women’s Trauma Recovery Program in partnership with David Eckel.

Danielle works in private practice at Parkside Psychology, seeing adolescents, adults & couples with a wide range of presenting issues. Internal Family Systems therapy resonates for Danielle as it provides a way to listen deeply and be present with her own parts, and the parts and Self of others. It’s exciting to share this approach and explore the different applications for people across therapy and non-therapy settings.


Mr. David Eckel is an accredited mental health social worker with over 13 years experience counselling adults in community health, specializing in the areas of PTSD & complex trauma, GLBTIQ mental health and alcohol & other drugs. David has worked in counselling, project work and clinical supervision roles at IPC Health, VIC AIDS Council and Access Health and Community.

He is passionate about trauma treatment and is an EMDR practitioner, Level One and Two trained Internal Family Systems Therapist. David is also a trained creative arts therapist and experienced in supervision and training, having previously taught at the Australian College of Applied Psychology (ACAP).


Director of The Grief Recovery Institute (AUS/NZ) – The only evidence-based program in the world which directly addresses grief and loss and helps grievers move beyond the pain caused by loss.

Amanda is an Author, TEDx Speaker, Relationship Educator and Clinical Supervisor. She’s also a wife to her complete opposite and a mother to two young boys who have more energy than the sun! She is beyond passionate and biased on the topics of relationships, Mental Health and Grief and Loss.

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Conference Fees:
(Including Friday dinner and Saturday morning & afternoon tea, lunch and coffee/tea throughout and all handout materials).
MAREAA Members $159.00 per person
Friday only including supper $60
Saturday only including lunch $140

Non-MAREAA Member $199.00 per person
Friday only including supper $75
Saturday only including lunch $170

Student/Unemployed/Concession $145 per person

*Special – Annual Membership $60.00 per person

Registration is available now. Click here to register for this exciting educators’ conference.

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MAREAA National AGM 2019

The MAREAA National Committee would like to invite all current, past and potential members and supporters to the Marriage and Relationship Educators’ Association of Australia 25th Annual General Meeting, to be held on Saturday August 3 2019, 5.00pm at the Cardinal Knox Centre, 383 Albert Street (cnr Lansdowne Street), East Melbourne, VIC 3002

Be part of a national organisation dedicated to the advancement of Marriage and Relationship Education throughout Australia.