Case Study Session - Medicines in Pregnancy and whilst Breastfeeding

6:30pm to 8:30pm
5 February 2019
Pharmacy House, Level 1, 17 Denison St, Deakin

Event Detail

Case Study: Medicines in Pregnancy and whilst Breastfeeding

Tuesday 05 February 2019

Pharmacy House, Level 1, 17 Denison St, Deakin

Free street parking available

Investment - Free to PSA members $75 to non-members

Includes: Handouts and light refreshments

Accredited by the Pharmaceutical Society os Australia

Session Detail

Health Professionals, including pharmacists, are often asked about the suitability of medications in pregnancy and whislt breastfeeding. This is a crucial prefessional service for the community. Often the information available may not be clear or hard to find. With many women requiring pharmacological therapy at some time during pregnancy and breastfeeding health professionals need to provide accurate evidence-based advice to support these patients.

This session aims to upskill  and increase confidence for health professionals to support patients who require medications during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Guest Speaker

Sheridan Briggs

Using Values, Self-Care, and Self-Compassion to improve Long-term health conditions

8:30am to 5:30am
9 February 2019 to 10 February 2019
ANU Canberra

Event Detail

 Co-founder of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Professor Kelly Wilson, presents this two-day workshop using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to treat long-term health conditions. This workshop is part of the ANZ ACBS Conference in Canberra from Feb 9-12, 2019. 


Session Detail

This will be a “no jargon” zone workshop. Although we anticipate many in the workshop will be psychologists, we hope to welcome many from allied health care professions. This work is directly relevant to physicians, nurses, dietician, physical therapists, occupational therapists, and other health care providers. 


This workshop will provide two days focused on values work in ACT. ACT is an integrated model, so our work together will necessarily touch upon other components of the model. However, the workshop will show how other components facilitate valued living.


Self-Care and Self-Compassion are often experienced as competing with “other-focused” values, such as parenting, intimate relations, and work. Very often, self-care is last on the list. In this workshop, we will learn through direct experience how powerful acts of self-care and self-compassion can enrich and empower all other areas of valued living. ACT principles will guide participants in new interventions, worksheets, and interviews that can be used in any human services environment, including mental health clinics, but also, medical settings, workplaces, schools, and community centers.


The workshop will be densely experiential and will focus on a set of tools and skills that participants will be prepared to use immediately following the workshop.

Guest Speaker

Prof Kelly Wilson

Further Information

ANZ ACBS Website

Getting big results from brief psychological consults (a one day workshop on focused acceptance and commitment therapy (FACT))

9:00am to 5:30pm
10 February 2019
Australian National University

Event Detail

Pre-conference workshops for the ANZ ACBS national conference for <b> Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) <b> and Contextual Behaviour Science will be held at ANU from 9-10th Feb 2019. 

Session Detail

 Dr Bruce Arroll from New Zealand will be running a workshop on FACT (Focussed ACT) for GPs, nurses and mental health workers who wish to learn ways to engage with their patients and clients with ACT in very time-limited sessions. Large discounts apply for nurses and support workers.   See for details.

Guest Speaker

Dr Bruce Arroll