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May 2017

APN case presentation: Treating OCD with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.

18 May, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm AEST
Bat and Ball Hotel, 495 Cleveland St
Redfern, NSW Australia
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$20

"Sex and Drugs and Thought Control: Treating OCD with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy." Presenter: Dr Vincent Fogliati About this presentation: Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is characterised by unwanted thoughts, images, and impulses (obsessions), as well as mental or behavioural rituals that are employed to reduce anxiety and distress (compulsions). Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), with its explicit focus on the acceptance of difficult thoughts and feelings, appears well-placed to counteract some of the core avoidant processes of OCD. For example,…

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September 2017

Adapting treatment for anxiety in people with an Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC)

1 September, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm AEST
Theatre 2, Education Block – Westmead Hospital, corner Hawkesbury & Darcy Rds
Westmead, NSW 2145 Australia
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About this seminar: This presentation will address the topic of tailoring therapy to an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) way of thinking, with a focus on how to adapt evidence-based therapies for clients with ASD. The presentation will include an introduction to Autism Spectrum Conditions, with a focus on issues in the assessment and treatment of children and adolescents, as well as separate issues in working with young adults and adults. Both presenters are highly experienced in the research and treatment…

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November 2017

Psychological disorders among people affected by cancer

30 November, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm AEDT
Bat and Ball Hotel, 495 Cleveland St
Redfern, NSW Australia
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"Welcome to the cancer journey where the night is dark and full of terrors" About this presentation: The ever growing prevalence rates of cancer and greater survival rates mean that psychologists are likely to be working with a patient or a family member of someone who has a cancer diagnosis.  A brief overview of psycho-oncology will outline the prevalence of cancer and psychological disorders in adult patients with cancer. Two case studies will be presented along with key psychological formulation…

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February 2018

Working with the Bereaved: Practical strategies for individual and group work

2 February, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm AEDT
Theatre 2, Education Block – Westmead Hospital, corner Hawkesbury & Darcy Rds
Westmead, NSW 2145 Australia
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Presented by Sue Morris, PsyD, Director of Bereavement Services at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, USA About this seminar: Psychologists and other health professionals typically receive little training in grief and bereavement throughout the course of their training. While the majority of bereaved individuals will cope with their losses without requiring professional intervention, a significant number will experience suffering from complicated or prolonged grief reactions. Therefore, providing bereavement care, including the assessment of risk, is best conceptualized within the framework of…

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May 2018

Treatment for Selective Mutism in Children

4 May, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm AEST
CRUfAD Lecture Theatre, St Vincents Hospital, St Vincent's Hospital, Burton St
Darlinghurst, NSW 2010 Australia
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About this seminar: Selective mutism is a severe and complex anxiety disorder that affects 1 in every 140 children in the first three years of school and even greater numbers in preschool. Whilst the condition closely resembles social phobia, standard cognitive-behavioural treatments in the clinic similar to those used for social phobia have limited efficacy. Selective Mutism has a very high level of comorbidity with other disorders and treatment is more difficult and longer the older the child. Treatment at…

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