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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Clinical Research Unit for Anxiety and Depression seek Study Participants

Researchers at the Clinical Research Unit for Anxiety and Depression (CRUfAD) and the University of New South Wales are seeking participants for a study investigating beliefs, imagery, and behaviour. Are you someone who is currently, or who was in the past, bothered by intrusive thoughts or images that you find difficult to control? Do you currently, or did you in the past, find yourself repeating certain behaviours (checking, washing, counting) …

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Exploring healthy and unhealthy uses of music by teenagers in recovery

The strength of the relationship between adolescents and their music is well understood. However diverse perspectives exist regarding whether music is a valuable resource or a dangerous priming agent for vulnerable young people. Empirical investigations provide evidence for both possibilities, with researchers typically employing methodologies that are likely to confirm their own assumptions. Correlations have been used to good effect, with an undeniable association being found between ‘problem’ music and …

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