Improving Services for Australians Affected by Forced Adoption

Improving services for Australians affected by forced adoption: Up-skilling and enhancing the health sector In Australia, between the 1940’s and 1980’s, around 250,000 adoptions occurred, and the majority of these are now considered to have been forced. Forced adoption has led to significant, long-term psychological effects, including prolonged grief, relationship difficulties, higher rates of suicidality and mental health disorders. The mothers, fathers and children impacted by these practices have also …

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The ‘drugs v talking’ debate doesn’t help us understand mental health

Mental health is in the headlines again. In recent weeks, we have had the independent commission report on psychiatric care in England, which concluded that patients should not be treated miles away from their families; the Mental Health Taskforce report, which highlighted a rise in suicides; and the prime minister committing to improving mental health services. But it was the BBC’s In the Mind series that reignited a longstanding debate …

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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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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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Psychologist Paul Martin to present on working with transgender client groups

Paul Martin, Senior Consultant and Psychologist at Assure Programs will present on working with transgender client groups at the 16th International Mental Health Conference being held at QT Hotel, Surfers Paradise 13-14 August 2015. Paul has a strong history of achieving positive outcomes and facilitating transformational change with leaders, individuals, teams and organisations for over 25 years.  Widely respected and inspiring coach & facilitator with expertise in leadership, team, well-being, organisational …

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Keynote highlight: Psychological Interventions and Treatments: Future Directions

Associate Professor Vijaya Manicavasagar, Director of Psychological Services and Director of the Psychology Clinic, Black Dog Institute, University of New South Wales, BSc. Psyhology (Hons), M Psychology (Hons), PhD to present Keynote at the 16th International Mental Health Conference being held at QT Hotel, Surfers Paradise Thursday 13 August to Friday 14 August 2015. Presentation Title Psychological Interventions and Treatments: Future Directions Overview  This talk focuses on recent developments in psychological interventions including …

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Associate Professor Vijaya Manicavasagar to present Keynote at IMHC

Associate Professor Vijaya Manicavasagar, Director of Psychological Services and Director of the Psychology Clinic, Black Dog Institute, University of New South Wales, BSc. Psyhology (Hons), M Psychology (Hons), PhD to present Keynote at the 16th International Mental Health Conference being held at QT Hotel, Surfers Paradise Thursday 13 August to Friday 14 August 2015. The Conference will bring together leading clinical practitioners, academics, service providers and mental health experts to deliberate and discuss Mental …

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