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Compass Seminars is a leading Australasian provider of mental health training for professionals who work with children, young people and families/ carers. We offer a regular programme of training opportunities in each of the major population centres in Australia, New Zealand and Singapore. We have a loyal and ever growing data base of professionals who are hungry for the latest knowledge and best practice ideas in a broad range of child and adolescent related fields of practice.

Because we offer an inter-country service we can offer domestic and international trainers the opportunity to speak across Australia, New Zealand and Singapore. We can organise a one city nationally marketed event or a multi-city itinerary. We offer a personalised service and for international trainers we provide advice and support on visiting major tourist attractions if you wish to extend your travel plans to include a holiday for you and your family.

As a practising Child & Adolescent Clinician I offer industry knowledge, event management expertise and creative skills to support your needs. From practitioners wanting to become a trainer or author, to established talent whose time is better spent leaving the hard work of event planning to someone with the passion and expertise to make it a success.

Ben Monaghan 


To discuss the possibilities to collaborate please contact Ben.

Here's what our trainers say about Compass...

Delivering great professional content and experiences

If your looking to collaborate with a high quality training company then look no further than Compass Seminars. Ben goes out of his way to make trainers feel comfortable, confident and cared for. Ben’s meticulous attention to detail allows trainers to feel at ease, and allows them to focus on delivering great professional content and experiences. This high standard of professionalism is also reflected in the way that Ben respectfully treats the delegates who attend his events, and ensures that they have a first class experience. No question or request is too big or too small. 
I am often inspired by the legacy and impact Ben will have on society. Through connecting quality trainers with motivated mental health professionals and counsellors, Ben has indirect influence on the lives of many clients and consumers who receive assistance by these professionals. Wow!
A personal thank you to Ben for his creativity, generosity in time, passion for life as well as work, and being a genuine person with whom I can enjoy meaningful conversation.

Dr Kate Owen

Clinical Psychologist & Clinical Family Therapist at Queensland Institute of Family Therapy, Nerang, AUSTRALIA

Compass Ranks Right at the Top Among the Very Best

This fall I had the pleasure of working with Compass for the first time in delivering a series of 1-day Seminars throughout Australia.  What a treat!!   Professional, considerate, personable and extremely well organized; Compass handled the many details with skill, efficiency and class. Participants felt well cared for thanks to Compass’s thorough and welcoming approach and this helped set the tone for a positive and enjoyable experience throughout each day.  As a speaker I was treated well and had all I needed to be personally comfortable and maximally effective.  I have had the privilege of working with many fine organizations in offering seminars throughout the world for the past 3 decades and Compass ranks right at the top among the very best.

Dr Gary Mesibov

Professor Emeritus of Autism at University of North Carolina, USA

I always feel very well looked after

I have been very privileged to be invited to deliver seminars and trainings in Australia a number of times and I always have a great time with wonderful groups of people. Compass is a great organization to do this with. Ben is warm, welcoming and available. I always feel very well looked after. He leaves me with nothing to think about but the training which also means I can make the most of my free time and get to know the beautiful country.

Dr Kim Golding

Psychologist , Author and DDP Board Member

Truly Professional Operation

Thank you Compass for organising my seminar tour. The organisation was first rate and I know the audiences really appreciated how smoothly everything was run. It is a pleasure to be involved with Compass, they are a truly professional operation

Dr Gavin Reid

Senior Lecturer Education at University of Edinburgh, SCOTLAND

Attention to detail, professional approach and care

Being a trainer for Compass Seminars is both positive and rewarding. Ben’s attention to detail, professional approach and care ensures a successful and stress-free day. I am always guaranteed that technology is working and all participants are greeted with a warm welcome. Getting to know the trainer is important to Ben. His genuine interest in my area of expertise and his support in promoting my work is greatly appreciated. His passion in learning more about his trainers and breadth of knowledge makes for interesting discussion over coffee or dinner. As a trainer for Compass Seminars my profile as a consultant in Autism and the TEACCH®framework has been enhanced further. If you are looking to connecting with a professional organisation, I would recommend joining the trainer team for Compass Seminars.

Thankyou Ben for all your support!

Dr Anna Bortoli

Special Education and Autism Consultant at Learning Visually, Melbourne, AUSTRALIA

Compass - A Privilege to Work With

I have had the privilege of being hosted a number of times by Compass to teach  4 day DDP courses in different parts of Australia. Ben is organized, attentive to detail. warm and gracious. His professionalism and engaged demeanour allows for everyone to feel well cared for and safe to focus on teaching or learning. Venues are excellent, food is delicious and healthy and teaching materials are typically augmented by books for sale. It is always hard to return to the real world! Thank you for the opportunity to work wtih you. 

Dr Sian Phillips

Psychologist and DDP Board Member at Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP) Network, Ontario, CANADA

It's a pleasure to work with Compass Seminars

It's a pleasure to work with Compass Seminars - a company that embodies equally a high level of professionalism, respect, genuineness, and good old fashioned hospitality for Trainers and Delegates. When I am providing a workshop for Compass Seminars I know with certainty that I can count on everything being organised with precision, support being available if I need it, details sorted out in advance, and no question or query from myself or Delegates being too big or too small.  Knowing that the event will be run so professionally and that the delegates will be so well looked after enables me to focus on connecting with Delegates and ensuring a quality, engaging learning experience.  I appreciate the importance Ben places on relationships and providing high quality training experiences, and the contribution he makes to the helping Profession (and those they work with) by thoughtfully considering the needs of the sector and how best to meet those needs from a Professional Development/Training framework.  Developing a collaboration with Compass Seminars has been a privilege, and I would recommend this company to anyone looking to collaborate with a high quality training company that demonstrates genuine valuing of people and relationships. 

Dr. Leonie White

Clinical Psychologist & Clinical Family Therapist at Queensland Institute of Family Therapy, Brisbane, AUSTRALIA

First class service

I have had the good fortune to work with Compass Seminars for approximately 12 months and have been impressed with their professionalism, intricate attention to detail and genuine desire to provide quality professional development in easy to access locations, with seamless registration processes, comfortable rooms and exceptional catering.   As a presenter every possible assistance is provided and nothing is ever too much trouble.  From airport to hotel to seminar location everything is organised with clockwork precision and a smile.  I would recommend Compass Seminars to any presenter who is seeking a first class service. 

Joanne Garfi

Psychologist and Author at Wyndham Private Medical Centre, Melbourne, AUSTRALIA