Key Note Speaker

Dr Chris Wever is a child, adolescent, and family psychiatrist with thirty years of experience in the management of young people with mental health problems.  

Chris is a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists and completed advanced training in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

He founded and directed the Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Program, School Refusal Program and was also the Inpatient Director at Rivendell Child, Adolescent and Family Unit in Sydney prior to commencing private practice.

Dr Chris Wever moved to the Gold Coast in late 2005 to work in private practice. 

Dr Wever offers specialist psychiatric treatment for children, adolescents and families for the whole range of child and adolescent psychiatric problems. 

He was appointed Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Health Sciences at Bond University 2005-2010. 

He is now Senior Lecturer teaching at Griffith University. Dr Wever is the author of ‘The Secret Problem’, a book for children with obsessive-compulsive disorder, ‘The School Wobblies’, a book for children who do not go to school due to anxiety problems, “How To Bust The Worry Warts” a book for children who worry too much,  ‘Full of Beans’, a book for children with ADHD and ‘Autism and Me’ a book for children with autism.

He has also contributed three chapters to textbooks on child psychiatry and authored several scientific journal articles. 

He has taught many different groups of professionals and workers in the field of child psychiatry.