Whitaker, B.H.  (2017) ACTing on fear, pain and the challenges of repeated long-term medical procedures in school-age children and adolescents.  ACLTA Biennial Professional Conference: “Nurturing the Wellbeing of Young Minds in Healthcare”. Sydney, Australia 16 - 17 March 2017.

Whitaker, B.H (Chair) Walco, G.A. Wallace, D. (2015).  30+ Years of research and practice guidelines and still they get held down: Identifying and addressing barriers in managing procedural pain.  10th International Symposium on Pediatric Pain, Seattle, USA 31 May - 4 June 2015.

Whitaker, B.H.  (2014)  ACT on Stress: Living and working with high-level occupational stress.  Ekspirasjonseminar, Akuttklinikken, Oslo Universitetssykehus, Tirsdag 13. Mai

Whitaker, B.H.  (2013).  Pain and guided imagery with children and adolescents.  A prescription for play - sharing good practice in hospital play.  Nottingham Children’s Hospital.  11 November 2013.

Whitaker, B.H.  (2013).  ACT Together - Living and working with the stress of caring for sick children.  National Association of Health Play Specialists Annual Conference: Play together - the impact of multidisciplinary team working.  Cardiff5 July 2013

 Whitaker, B.H.  (2013).  Guided Imagery and the Amygdala: Advances in managing procedural pain and fear in children and adolescents.  Princess Margaret Hospital, Subiaco, Perth Australia 11 April 2013.

Whitaker, B.H.  (2013).  Using mindful distraction and ACT with children and adolescents in perioperative care.  Dept of Anaesthesia, Princess Margaret Hospital, Subiaco, Perth Australia 10 April 2013.

Whitaker, B.H.  (2013).  Pain and guided imagery.  Grand Round: Shizuoka General Hospital, Japan, 4 February 2013.

Whitaker, B.H.  (2013).  Advances in managing procedural pain and fear in children and adolescents.  Hospital play specialist symposium on pain.  University of Shizuoka, Japan, 2 February 2013.

Whitaker, B.H.  (2012).  Guided imagery: Beyond procedural pain and fear.  Techniques for children, adolescents and you, the health professional.  Fourth Congress European Academy of Pediatric Specialties.  Istanbul, Turkey, October 5-9 2012.

Whitaker, B.H.  (2012).  “Fantasirejser, afledning og afslapning: Nordisk forening for Funktionshæmning og Oral Helse, Copenhagen, May. (Nordic Association for Disability and Oral Health)

Whitaker, B.H. (2010).  “Shifting from ‘Problem’ to responsibility and achievement in managing procedural pain and distress”.  At Olsen, G. (Chair),  Wiwe, C. and Cohen, L..  Beyond symptom-oriented approaches – a different paradigm for managing persistent and procedural pain.  Workshop at International Association for the Study of Pain 8th International Symposium on Pediatric Pain, Acapulco, March 7-11 2010. 

Whitaker, B.H. (2009).  “From bottom-up to top-down: Advances in psychological approaches to managing pain”,  National Association of Hospital Play Staff Annual Conference and AGM, Birmingham, 2 July 2009.

Whitaker, B.H. (2008).  “Procedural pain, relaxation and guided imagery techniques: Do we have time?”  Pain in Children and Young People Study Day, Royal College of Nursing, RCN HQ London, United Kingdom, May 2008

Whitaker, B.H.  (2007).  Relaxation therapy with guided imagery: A paediatric pain intervention.  9th Congress for Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine of the German Society of Aneasthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine/ DGAI (HAI 2007)  Berliner Congress Centre, 13-15 September 2007.

Whitaker, B.H.  (2007)  Guided imagery and procedural pain in children.  Paediatric Pain Seminar Rikshospitalet Oslo, Norway.  11 September 2007.

Whitaker, B.H. (2007).  “Procedural fear and pain in children... or not.  Adopting psychological and non-drug adjuvant techniques in pain management. Plenary atDen 4. Nordiske Kongressen om Barn og Smerte.  (4th Nordic Kongress on Children and Pain).  Skien, Norway, April 25-27, 2007.

Mackenzie, A. Whitaker, B.H. & Lange, B. (2007).  Practical biobehavioural pain management techniques for treating children.  Workshop at 27th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australian Pain Society.  Adelaide.  2nd April 2007.

Whitaker, B.H.  (2006).  Reconstruing procedural fear and pain realities: from distractor to distraction and beyond.  Pain Research and Management 11, Supplement B, Summer, p. 21B.

Kelly, A,M, Whitaker B.  (2005) Evaluation of pain. In Mace S, Ducharme J, Murphy M [Eds] Pain Management and Sedation: Emergency Department Management.  New York: McGraw-Hill

Fiveash, B., Whitaker, B., Peck, B., Barnett, C., Hall, N. and Pearson, A.  (2004).  An evaluation of the Victorian secondary school nursing program – literature review.  State Government of Victoria, Department of Human Services, Primary and Community Health Branch.  Web site: http://www.health.vic.gov.au/schoolnursing/secschool/prog_eval.htm 

Whitaker, B.H. (2006).  “Is It Going to Hurt? A ‘Personal Construct’ Approach to Working With Children” Australian Confederation of Paediatric and Child Health Nurses Conference Melbourne, 12 August2006.

Whitaker, B.H. (2006).  “Reconstruing procedural fear and pain realities: from distractor to distraction and beyond”.  At Whitaker, B.H. (Chair), Lange, B. and Liossi, C.  Relaxation, imagery and virtual reality techniques to control procedural pain and fear.  Workshop at International Association for the Study of Pain 7th International Symposium on Pediatric Pain, Vancouver, June 25-29, 2006.

Whitaker, B.H. (2006).  “Guided Imagery workshop”.  Pain in Children International Study Day, Royal College of Nursing, Aberdeen, United Kingdom, May 2006

Whitaker, B.H. (2006).  “Psychological effects of procedural pain: neonate to nursing home”.  Nursing Issues workshop, 26th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australian Pain Society, Melbourne 9-12 April 2006

Whitaker, B.H. (2005).  “Guided Imagery workshop”.  Pain in Children Annual Study Day, Royal College of Nursing, London, United Kingdom, May 2005

Whitaker, B.H. (2005).  “Reconstruing procedural fear and pain: the amygdala, imagery and mobilizing control in children”.  At Von Baeyer, C. (Chair), Pierra, T., Whitaker, B. Emotion, cognitive appraisal and pain in children: putting research into practice.  Workshop at International Association for the Study of Pain 11th World Congress on Pain, Sydney August 21-26, 2005.

Whitaker, B.H. (2004).  “Guided Imagery workshop”.  Pain in Children Annual Study Day, Royal College of Nursing, Sheffield, United Kingdom, May 2004  

Whitaker, B.H. (2003).  “Distraction, relaxation and imagery as adjuvants to managing acute pain”.  Western Hospital, Department of Emergency Medicine, Continuing Medical Education Seminar, October 2003

Whitaker, B.H. (2003).  “Guided Imagery and Relaxation in the Management of Procedural Pain and Fear in Children” Australian Confederation of Paediatric and Child Health Nurses Conference Ballarat, 26 July 2003

Whitaker, B.H. (2003).  “Guided Imagery: What’s possible?” Education Day Plenary6th International Symposium on Paediatric Pain.  Sydney, 15-19 June 2003.

Whitaker, B.H. (2003).  “Guided Imagery workshop”.  Pain in Children Annual Study Day, Royal College of Nursing, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom, May 2003  

Whitaker, B.H. (2003).  If pain were simply a sensation, drugs would probably do.  Victorian Quality Council Acute Pain Workshop 26 February 2003

Whitaker, B.H. (2002).  “Guided Imagery workshop”.  Pain in Children Annual Study Day, Royal College of Nursing, Morecambe, United Kingdom, May 2002  

Whitaker, B.H. (2001).  “Procedural pain and fear in children:  What does relaxation therapy with guided imagery have to offer”.  Workshop conducted at Australian Association of Hospital Play Specialists “Moving Forward” Conference.  Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne.  November 23-24, 2001.

Whitaker, B.H. (2001).  “Guided Imagery:  A non-pharmacologic pain intervention for health professionals”. Symposium at 2:a Nordiska Kongressen om Barn och Smärta.  (2nd Nordic Kongress on Children and Pain).  Stockholm, Sweden, September 12-14, 2001

Whitaker, B.H. (2001).  “I’m not needlephobic, I’m afraid of you:  The psychology of emotion and procedural pain in children”.  Plenary presentation at 2:a Nordiska Kongressen om Barn och Smärta.  (2nd Nordic Kongress on Children and Pain).  Stockholm, Sweden.  September 12-14, 2001.

Whitaker, B.H. (2001).  “A personal construct view of the therapeutic effects of imagery on pain and fear”.  Workshop conducted at 14th International Personal Construct Psychology Congress.  University of Wollongong.  July 16-20, 2001.

Whitaker, B.H.  (2000).  “Sensation and emotion in chronic pain.  Gaining control with adjuvant interventions – Imagery, relaxation and biofeedback”.  Presentation at Ballarat Community Health Centre, Ballarat.

Whitaker, B.H.  (2000).  “Cortical association-limbic forebrain constructs in imagery and procedural pain management in children”.  9th Australasian Personal Construct Psychology Conference, Bendigo, 3-5 July.

Whitaker, B.H.  (2000).  “Cognitive development, guided imagery and procedural pain in children: A multiple case study”.  School of Nursing Graduate Research Seminar, La Trobe University, Bundoora, May.

Whitaker, B.H.  (2000).  “Guided imagery and pain management in children”.  Annual Meeting of the Swedish Paediatric Pain Society, Stockholm, Sweden, March, 2000.

Whitaker, B.H. (1999).  “Contemporary approaches to the management of procedural pain in children: An international perspective”. ICN Centennial Celebrations Conference, London.

Whitaker, B.H.  (1999).  “Procedural pain in children: manage the sensation and the emotion.”  Royal College of Nursing of the United Kingdom Children’s Nursing Groups International Conference and Exhibition, Bournemouth.

Whitaker, B.H.  (1998).  Guided imagery with children during painful medical procedures: a cognitive emotional intervention?”  International Council of Psychologists 56th Annual Convention. Melbourne.

Whitaker, B.H.  (1998).  “Relaxation therapy with guided imagery:  A technique for reducing the emotional trauma of procedural pain in children” and “Audiovisual cartoon distraction of children undergoing venipuncture:  An adjuvant nursing intervention”.  19th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australian Pain Society.  Hobart, Tasmania.

Whitaker, B.H.  (1997).  “You are hurting me; I am afraid: Exploring procedural pain in children through a constructivist view of emotion”. Australian Pain Society 18th Annual Scientific Meeting.  Ayers Rock.

Whitaker, B.H.  (1997).   “Using Guided Imagery with children in pain”.  Impromptu video presentation at the 4th International Symposium on Pediatric Pain.  Helsinki, Finland.

Whitaker, B.H.  (1997).   “Audiovisual cartoon distraction of children undergoing venipuncture: An adjuvant nursing intervention”.  4th International Symposium on Pediatric Pain. Helsinki, Finland.

Whitaker, B.H.  (1996).  "Paediatric Pain Management".  First Rural Emergency Nurses Conference.  Ballarat Health Services.

Whitaker, B.H.  (1995).  “Using relaxation therapy with guided imagery during painful procedures:  An innovative approach to improving child health”.  Aotearoa International Paediatric Nursing Conference.  Auckland.

Whitaker, B.H.  (1995).   “Recognition, assessment and non-pharmacological management of paediatric pain in the emergency setting:  Focusing on guided imagery”.  Queensland Emergency Association Conference.  Mackay.

Whitaker, B.H.  (1995).  “Guided imagery:  Guiding children through painful procedures”.  Inaugural Child Health Conference.  Monash Medical Centre.

Whitaker, B.H.  (1994).   “Helping children through painful procedures: Relaxation therapy with guided imagery, an adjuvant nursing intervention”. 3rd International Symposium on Pediatric Pain.  Philadelphia, USA.