Mental Health - A Life Cycle

8:30am to 4:00pm
24 June 2017
Harrington Grove Country Club - 1 Forrestgrove Drive Harrington Park NSW 2567

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Mental Health - A Life cycle

An active learning module featuring case studies, presentations and role plays.

The Northside Group proudly present an active learning module looking at mental health. The themes included in this ALM have been developed after reviewing previous GP feedback, participating GP’s topic suggestions and discussion with contributing specialist and allied health presenters and facilitators.

Session Detail

When: 8:30am-4:00pm, Saturday, 24 June 2017

Where: Harrington Grove Country Club, 1 Forestgrove Drive, Harrington Park NSW 2567

RSVP: Friday, 16 June 2017

Early reply strongly encouraged as places are strictly limited to achieve an optimum learning environment.

Further Information

Northside Group GP Education

Hepatitis B s100 Prescriber course, NSW

9:00am to 5:00pm
24 June 2017
Bankstown Sports Club, 8 Greenfield Parade, Bankstown NSW 2200

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APPLY NOW: Scholarship to attend Hepatitis B s100 Prescriber course

ASHM is running a Hepatitis B s100 prescriber course in the Sydney area on Saturday 24 June, and is offering one scholarship for a GP in ACT to attend and have the opportunity to become a HBV s100 prescriber.

  • Course title: Hepatitis B s100 prescriber course
  • Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm (Registration at 8:30am)
  • Lunch and refreshments will be provided at the course.
  • This course has been approved for 40 Category 1 RACGP QI&CPD points.

ASHM will organise and pay for registration fee, travel from & to Canberra and also accommodation for the successful applicant.

Please send an email to lucie.perrissel [at] ashm.org.au if you would like to apply.

Guest Speaker

Dr Guang Chen, Gastroenterologist & Hepatologist Addiction Medicine Specialist

Sculptural Lifelines - Art Psychotherapy Experiential Workshop

9:30am to 4:30pm
3 July 2017
Gorman Arts Centre, B Block Hall, 55 Ainslie Avenue, Braddon, ACT

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Sculptural Lifelines

When clients make a sculptural lifeline the emphasis is on the process of creating a three-dimensional artwork while reflecting on their life. This process offers an opportunity for self-exploration, and the sculptural lifeline also acts as a tangible reminder of multiple facets of life experiences, as well as the meanings and values ascribed to them. Reference can be made to sculptural lifelines during subsequent counselling sessions to, for instance, explore the impact of a client’s life events in the past and present. Despite that sculptural lifelines may contain representations of difficulties or intense emotions, the final tangible artwork can produce in clients a sense of satisfaction and/or pleasure in completion. Sonia’s journal article “The Use of Sculptural Lifelines in Art Psychotherapy” is available to download for free at http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/08322473.2016.1176813

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The Workshops

These experiential workshops are AASW Endorsed Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and they are designed to provide practitioners with an understanding of the therapeutic benefits of making sculptural lifelines or therapeutic dolls. Practitioners will also make their own sculptural lifeline or therapeutic doll to take with them at the end of the day.

The workshops begin with a presentation including applications, examples and techniques of making sculptural lifelines or therapeutic dolls, before practitioners engage with the process themselves. Even though sculptural lifelines and therapeutic dolls can often take several therapy sessions to complete, most practitioners will complete theirs during the workshop, providing them with a tangible reminder of the therapeutic benefits of these forms of art psychotherapy.

Prerequisites

Counselling skills and an understanding of psychotherapy.

Learning Objectives

At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the benefits of making sculptural lifelines or dolls as a therapeutic technique
  • Outline the key components of making sculptural lifelines or therapeutic dolls
  • Identify which clients would benefit from making sculptural lifelines or therapeutic dolls
  • Reflect on the experiential process of making their own sculptural lifeline or therapeutic doll in a professional workshop setting

Cost per workshop

Members of AASW or ANZATA $250 and Non-members $300 per workshop

Cost includes morning and afternoon tea, handouts, a booklet containing colour images of sculptural lifelines or therapeutic dolls (depending on the workshop) and an abundance of supplies / materials to be used during the workshop for participants to make their own sculptural lifeline or therapeutic doll (if you wish, you may also bring meaningful items to use).

Presenter

Sonia Stace is an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker, a Registered Art Psychotherapist, and an Approved Counsellor for Victims of Crime. Sonia holds a Bachelor of Social Work (Honors 1st Class), a Master of Art Therapy, and a Diploma of Statutory Child Protection. In her private practice Sonia often sees adults, young people and children who have experienced traumas (such as sexual assault, physical assault, and domestic/family violence), as well as people who are experiencing relationship, infertility or pregnancy related issues, or who care for a child with a disability.

Guest Speaker

Sonia Stace

Therapeutic Doll Making - Art Psychotherapy Experiential Workshop

9:30am to 4:30pm
4 July 2017
Gorman Arts Centre, B Block Hall, 55 Ainslie Avenue, Braddon, ACT

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Therapeutic Doll Making

In Therapeutic Doll Making the emphasis is on the process of creating, developing, and reflecting on meanings held within the doll. This form of art psychotherapy is based on evidence-informed practice, and has the ability to assist clients attune to their physical experiences and their self-awareness, as well as their cognitive, emotional, and sensorimotor processing. Therapeutic Doll Making can be used with a wide range of populations and ages, and has multiple applications due to its diverse functions. It can be used with individual or group work, with siblings, or with parent/carer and child to improve attachment. This workshop includes a copy of Sonia’s journal article “Therapeutic Doll Making in Art Psychotherapy for Complex Trauma”.

Session Detail

The Workshops

These experiential workshops are AASW Endorsed Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and they are designed to provide practitioners with an understanding of the therapeutic benefits of making sculptural lifelines or therapeutic dolls. Practitioners will also make their own sculptural lifeline or therapeutic doll to take with them at the end of the day.

The workshops begin with a presentation including applications, examples and techniques of making sculptural lifelines or therapeutic dolls, before practitioners engage with the process themselves. Even though sculptural lifelines and therapeutic dolls can often take several therapy sessions to complete, most practitioners will complete theirs during the workshop, providing them with a tangible reminder of the therapeutic benefits of these forms of art psychotherapy.

Prerequisites

Counselling skills and an understanding of psychotherapy.

Learning Objectives

At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the benefits of making sculptural lifelines or dolls as a therapeutic technique
  • Outline the key components of making sculptural lifelines or therapeutic dolls
  • Identify which clients would benefit from making sculptural lifelines or therapeutic dolls
  • Reflect on the experiential process of making their own sculptural lifeline or therapeutic doll in a professional workshop setting

Cost per workshop

Members of AASW or ANZATA $250 and Non-members $300 per workshop.

Cost includes morning and afternoon tea, handouts, a booklet containing colour images of sculptural lifelines or therapeutic dolls (depending on the workshop) and an abundance of supplies / materials to be used during the workshop for participants to make their own sculptural lifeline or therapeutic doll (if you wish, you may also bring meaningful items to use).

Presenter

Sonia Stace is an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker, a Registered Art Psychotherapist, and an Approved Counsellor for Victims of Crime. Sonia holds a Bachelor of Social Work (Honors 1st Class), a Master of Art Therapy, and a Diploma of Statutory Child Protection. In her private practice Sonia often sees adults, young people and children who have experienced traumas (such as sexual assault, physical assault, and domestic/family violence), as well as people who are experiencing relationship, infertility or pregnancy related issues, or who care for a child with a disability.

Guest Speaker

Sonia Stace

Foundations of General Practice Nursing (Nurses new to General Practice)

9:00am to 5:00pm
4 August 2017 to 5 August 2017
Cliftons, 2/10 Moore St, Canberra ACT 2601

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APNA is thrilled to deliver the highly regarded Foundations of General Practice Nursing Workshops Australia-wide.

General practice nursing is a different and unfamiliar environment to other areas of nursing practice. Developed and facilitated by local nurse leaders, this highly interactive two day workshop will provide an overview of the knowledge and key skills required by nurses new and transitioning into general practice, and those looking for an update.

Up to 12 hours of essential and engaging CPD for primary health care nurses including: Immunisation, Wound Management, Chronic Disease Management, Professional Practice, Health Promotion and much more.

Session Detail

Learning objectives of the two-day workshop

On completion of the workshop, participants will have an understanding of the roles and responsibilities associated with:

  • The Australian Healthcare System, Health Promotion and Preventative Care
  • The Australian healthcare system and the role of primary health care
  • The general practice environment including financing
  • The health status of Indigenous Australians
  • The role of the practice nurse in the general practice environment
  • Defining health promotion and the determinants of health
  • Preventive activities in general practice

Professional Practice and Professional Development

  • National competency standards and regulatory requirements for nurses
  • Regulatory requirements for nurses
  • Scope of practice using tools such as the National Decision Making Framework
  • Liability, professional indemnity, insurance and mandatory reporting
  • Legislative requirements of National Registration standards

Clinical Assessment and Chronic Disease Management

  • Health checks in general practice
  • The importance of developing your practice based clinical assessment policy
  • Risk management strategies in clinical assessment
  • The need for appropriate documentation
  • The impact of chronic disease on the individual and on the community
  • Care planning for chronic conditions
  • The practice nurse role in managing chronic conditions

Wound management

  • Acute versus chronic wounds
  • Principles of wound management
  • Dressing products

Immunisation

  • Immunisations in the general practice setting
  • National immunisation program
  • Valid consent
  • Recommended immunisation techniques and procedures, including post vaccination management and common reactions, management of emergencies such as anaphylaxis
  • Australian Childhood Immunisation Register
  • Management of vaccine: cold chain

Quality and Safety

  • The purpose and process of accreditation and role of the practice nurse
  • Accreditation standards for general practice – including criterion and guidelines
  • Benefits of an effective triage system
  • The various roles in triage within their organisation
  • Opportunities for practice nurse participation in various stages of triage policy

Infection Prevention and Control

  • Infection prevention and infection control for accreditation
  • The nurse’s role in the adoption of quality management processes and development of infection prevention practice policy

Information management and ehealth

  • What is meant by information management and eHealth and the interrelationship with the practice nurse
  • The benefits of systems management
  • The benefits of data extraction

Really enjoyed the workshop. Being very new to Practice Nursing I felt very much like a sponge… I have taken on board Mel Cromarty’s (facilitator) advice not to try and eat the elephant all at once and have just chipped away at some of the information I received and bit by bit I am improving my practice.

The best education I’ve attended since being a Practice Nurse. Highly recommend.

Very practical. Picked up a lot of information I can implement straight away.

Re Wound Management session in Adelaide, really enjoyed all the wound types and then all brainstorming answers. Great to hear other people’s experiences and way they approach things.

Learnt lots – many a different approach that she used made me think how both my patients and myself could get more out of CDM! Loved it.

Just wanted to say I really enjoyed the workshop. Great content, great people. As a new member I think APNA is the best thing ever!

Gather 'Round the Table Business Breakfast

7:00am to 9:00am
29 August 2017
The Australian Institute of Sport

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The Business Breakfast is Alzheimer's Australia ACT's flagship event for Dementia Awareness Month, which is held in the month of September. The business breakfast is one of our biggest annual fundraising and awareness raising events, sparking conversation and awareness across the ACT community. This year “Gather ‘Round the Table” will bring Canberran’s together to talk about the importance of food and nutrition and the vital role they play in sustaining every facet of our lives throughout every stage of our lives. Join us for a conversation with Australian living treasure and food icon Maggie Beer and passionate specialist dietician Ngaire Hobbins to hear their thoughts on diet, dementia, food, family, friends and ageing.

Guest Speaker

Maggie Beer

Hepatitis C in Drug and Alcohol Settings Education Program

8:30am to 4:30pm
5 November 2017
Novotel Canberra, 65 Northbourne Avenue, Canberra ACT

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This free workshop is designed to support clinical staff working in drug & alcohol settings, or with people who inject drugs, to treat patients living with hepatitis C. 

Session Detail

This Education Program is designed to give participants the confidence, knowledge and clinical decision-making skills to be able to prescribe new Direct Acting Antiviral (DAA) Therapy for the treatment of HCV infection.

The course will be delivered in three parts:

• Part 1 consists of a 2 hour eLearning component introducing the learner to the assessment, management and treatment of hepatitis C in drug and alcohol settings.

• Part 2 consists of an interactive face-to-face workshop building on the knowledge and skills gained in Part 1 through practical case discussions and simulation-based models.

• Part 3 consists of a tailored capacity strengthening toolkit including: a checklist for the assessment and treatment of HCV in drug and alcohol settings; local referral pathways; Fibroscan® access forms; assessment pro forma; and quick reference guides.

Learning Outcomes:

 

• Describe the risk factors for HCV infection enabling effective practice screening processes and recall systems

• Demonstrate competence interpreting clinical and other relevant information to provide effective care of people living with HCV infection

• Demonstrate competence in liver disease assessment

• Demonstrate understanding of DAA therapy for the treatment of HCV and competence in selecting and prescribing appropriate therapy

• Monitor patients on treatment and post-treatment appropriately

TARGET AUDIENCE:

 

Addiction Specialists, Physicians, General Practitioners, Nurse Practitioners and other clinical staff interested in treating hepatitis C

INCLUSIONS:

 

Morning Tea, Lunch and Afternoon Tea to be provided.

Further Information

Register on the ASHM website

Foundation for Trauma-Informed Care and Practice

8:45am to 4:30pm
10 November 2017
Mantra on Northbourne

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This one-day foundational interactive professional development training alerts attendees to the possibility that clients, staff members and/or practitioners may have experiences of trauma/s, from childhood, or more recently, which are affecting their health, wellbeing, and daily interactions and functioning.

It provides the knowledge and skills needed to better support their sensitivities and vulnerabilities, minimise re-traumatisation and enhance possibilities for recovery. As a significant percentage of Australians with trauma histories engages with diverse services, a basic understanding of trauma, trauma dynamics and the core principles of trauma-informed practice is vital for every person working in health and human services.

This training encourages attendees to reformulate their daily work practice and to ask: “What happened to you?” and ‘work with’ rather than ‘do to’ clients. It fosters collaborative practice, client and staff safety, a strengths-based approach and a trauma-informed lens which views ‘symptoms’ as adaptive coping strategies. Participants will return to their workplace with insights and tools which foster hope, recovery, enhance client and staff wellbeing and minimise the risks of re-traumatisation.