Innovative patient profiling and outcome prediction tools to enhance routine psychological care

Psychological therapy is a worthwhile and effective way to help people with various mental health problems. However, it is also widely recognised that not all clients have the same response to therapy. Some people appear to gain much more from these interventions than others. It is important to identify cases at risk of poor response to therapy as soon and as accurately as possible, since many patients who drop out …

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Early Bird registration for the 16th International Mental Health Conference closes this Friday!

You are invited to the 16th International Mental Health Conference being held at QT Hotel, Surfers Paradise 13-14 August 2015. Early Bird registration for the Conference will close this Friday so make sure you have registered and paid by close of business 3 July 2015. In 2014, this event sold out so you are encouraged to register at your earliest convenience to secure your seat. The theme this year, Mental Health Future For All …

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Dr Sarah Hetrick to present on treatment or prevention of depression of young people

Dr Sarah Hetrick, Senior Research Fellow, Orygen, The National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health will present at the 16th International Mental Health Conference at QT Hotel, Gold Coast 12-14 August 2015. Dr Hetrick is a clinical psychologist and Senior Research Fellow in the Centre of Excellence, Orygen Youth Health Research Centre, Centre for Youth Mental Health, Melbourne University and headspace The National Youth Mental Health Foundation. Within the Centre …

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David Meldrum to present at the 16th International Mental Health Conference

David Meldrum, Executive Director, Mental Illness Fellowship of Australia will present at the 16th International Mental Health Conference at QT Hotel, Gold Coast 12-14 August 2015. David is Executive Director of the Mental Illness Fellowship of Australia (MIFA). He is also Vice President, and immediate Past President of the Mental Illness Fellowship of South Australia, and has served on several other South Australian boards. Originally qualifying as a teacher, then as …

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Dr Tegan Cruwys to present on social group membership and mental health

Dr Tegan Cruwys, Lecturer and Clinical Psychologist from University of Queensland will present at the 16th International Mental Health Conference at QT Hotel, Gold Coast 12-14 August 2015. Tegan joined UQ in 2012 following completion of her PhD at ANU. Her research investigates how social relationships shape mental and physical health; work that is at the intersection of social, clinical and health psychology. She is a registered clinical psychologist and teaches …

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Tony Holland CEO of OzHelp Foundation to present on the men’s mental health and the workplace

Tony Holland, Chief Executive Officer, OzHelp Foundation will present at the 16th International Mental Health Conference at QT Hotel, Gold Coast 12-14 August 2015. Abstract Title: Healthy Men at Work, Healthy Men for Life Abstract: There is no doubt the cost to business and the wider community is huge when workplaces are unhealthy, and it takes just a few simple steps to make a big difference. Since our inception more than 12 …

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Michael Burge OAM FAPS to present on PTSD treatment methods at IMHC15

Michael Burge OAM FAPS, Director of the Australian College of Trauma Treatment will present at the 16th International Mental Health Conference at QT Hotel, Gold Coast 12-14 August 2015. Speaker Bio: Michael Burge is current Director of the Australian College of Trauma Treatment, a Director Board of Directors of the Australian Psychological Society and has had over 30 years experience in psychology, counselling, education and training. He has been working clinically in …

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Prof Terence V McCann to present on educating African migrant communities on mental health

Professor Terence V McCann from Victoria University will present at the 16th International Mental Health Conference on educating family members of African migrant communities to seek help for mental health issues. The Conference will be held at QT Hotel, Gold Coast 12-14 August 2015. Abstract Title: Bridging the gap: Educating family members from African migrant communities about seeking help for depression, anxiety and substance in young people Abstract: Background: Mental health issues in …

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Harry Lovelock from Australian Psychological Society to present on forced adoption

Harry Lovelock, Senior Executive Manager at the Australian Psychological Society will present at the 16th International Mental Health Conference at QT Hotel, Gold Coast 12-14 August 2015. Abstract Title: Forced adoption and the ripple effect Abstract: The forced removal of children was the subject of a Prime Ministerial Apology in 2012 with state government apologies following thereafter. The mothers, fathers and children who were impacted by these practices have faced multiple systemic barriers …

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Dr Katherine Dix from Principals Australia Institute to present at 16th International Mental Health Conference

Dr Katherine Dix from Principals Australia Institute will present at the 16th International Mental Health Conference at QT Hotel, Gold Coast 12-14 August 2015. Dr  Dix is currently a Senior Research Officer at Principals Australia Institute, having recently finished her role as Project Manager and Chief Statistical Analyst at Flinders University, for the national evaluations of KidsMatter Primary and KidsMatter Early Childhood. Dr Dix has lectured in the School of Education …

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