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9:30am to 5:00pm Melbourne - Psychological Approaches for Obesity

Melbourne - Psychological Approaches for Obesity

Time: 9:30am to 5:00pm, 11/09/17

Event Detail:

Our 3-Day course teaches specific skills for working with obese adults by addressing the practical and psychological factors they may be experiencing.

We take a non-diet approach to this issue and concentrate instead on equipping people with skills and solutions they might need to increase self efficacy and autonomy. Our approach encourages individuals to reject weight and shape goals and to concentrate instead on health behaviour change and body acceptance.

This course can also be taken as a 'stand alone' option for those health professionals who are simply looking to enhance their skills in the area of obesity treatment.

Suitability

The course is suitable for counsellors, psychologists, psychotherapists, addiction specialists, doctors, psychiatrists, dietitians, nutritionists, nurses and social workers at all levels of experience and qualification.

Session Detail:

Guest Speaker:

Related Documents:

Further Information: The Australian Centre for Eating Disorders

 
9:30am to 5:00pm Melbourne - Eating Disorder and Obesity Prevention Facilitator Course

Melbourne - Eating Disorder and Obesity Prevention Facilitator Course

Time: 9:30am to 5:00pm, 14/09/17

Event Detail:

ACFED are proud to offer this facilitator training course with the permission of Dr Eric Stice at the Oregon Research Institute.  The two interventions covered in our two-day course have been developed and used at Stanford University, the University of Texas at Austin, and Oregon Research Institute.  The interventions are the outgrowth of a 16-year program of research on the risk factors for eating disorders by Dr Stice’s research team.

The course is suitable for anyone who would like to be able to facilitate groups of young people (the research was primarily conducted with females aged 13-19) and offer interventions which demonstrate a significant reduction in risk for eating disorder and obesity onset. The interventions also show decreases in thin-ideal internalization, body dissatisfaction and psychosocial impairments.

You will receive:

  • Fully scripted session plans, all printed handouts, and powerpoint presentations, so that you will be equipped to start to facilitate either or both of the following intervention courses.
  • Project health: A 6 week (one hour per week) intervention which promotes healthy, lasting, lifestyle changes to dietary intake and activity. Project Health produced a 66% reduction in future eating disorder onset over 2-yr follow-up.
  • The Body Project: A 4 week (one hour per week) eating disorder prevention program which reduces thin-ideal internalisation, body dissatisfaction, negative mood, unhealthy dieting, and eating disorder symptoms.  This intervention has also been found to reduce risk for future eating disorders.  In addition, there is evidence that the Body Project intervention reduces the risk for future onset of obesity, results in improved psychosocial functioning, and reduces mental health care utilisation.

Please note that this course is a ‘Train the Trainer’ type course and not part of our ACFED Approved Practitioner Program. 

However, participants can choose to be listed on the ACFED website as ACFED Prevention Facilitators.

The course is ideal for school and college counsellors, youth workers, social workers, private practitioners who work with adolescents and those in community education.

Men please note: The research that supports the prevention course has been conducted with adolescent girls and young women aged 14-19 years old. The trials were also conducted using female clinicians and female peer leaders as facilitators.

Although we actively encourage male health professionals to join us for Eating Disorder Essentials, Psychological Approaches to Obesity and Nutritional interventions for Eating Disorders and Obesity, we do advise that there is no evidence that men will achieve the anticipated outcomes when facilitating the Eating Disorder and Obesity Prevention course. A male facilitator leading a group of females, or even leading a mixed gender group, may result in a different dynamic which is currently untested.

Session Detail:

Guest Speaker:

Related Documents:

Further Information: The Australian Centre for Eating Disorders

 
 
 
Curing hepatitis C: An update for primary care providers

Curing hepatitis C: An update for primary care providers

Time: 6:00pm to 9:00pm, 12/09/17

Event Detail:

Primary care practitioners in Canberra can help to improve the health outcomes of people living with hepatitis C and reduce a patient’s risk of developing advanced liver disease.

New oral direct-acting antivirals (DAAs) offer cure rates greater than 90%, shorter duration of therapy and reduced toxicity. General Practitioners are able to prescribe these new treatments on the S85 (General Schedule), helping their patients to achieve cure. Since 1 March 2016, over 30,000 people in Australia have initiated treatment for chronic hepatitis C. The target of eliminating hepatitis C in Australia by 2026 can be achieved by increasing treatment access.

Session Detail:

This update will provide GPs with the knowledge to engage their patients in care, perform investigations to assess for advanced liver disease and increase confidence to prescribe new hepatitis C treatments in consultation with, or without, a specialist.

For more information, contact May at ASHM. May.wang@ashm.org.au

Guest Speaker:

Guest Speaker

Dr Sarah Walker, Dr Shiv Chitturi, Ms Anne Blunn

Related Documents: PDF icon HCV_Update_Canberra_12Sept2017.pdf

Further Information: Register Here

 
 
Online Webinar - Managing Discomfort

Online Webinar - Managing Discomfort

Time: 2:00pm to 3:00pm, 14/09/17

Event Detail:

Many of our clients are suffering a lot of discomfort, a lot of the time. This may affect their sleeping, energy levels, appetite and mood.  Stephanie Williams is an OT at Calvary Care, Bethlehem working every day with clients who have a progressive neurological condition.   Stephanie has profound insight into the world of discomfort with great tips, strategies and case studies to share with you which will challenge and enhance your clinical practice.

Learning Objectives:

  • Improved awareness of the causes of discomfort and thinking beyond equipment
  • Understanding of different types of pain
  • Increased knowledge of assessment approaches
  • Knowledge of factors associated with an increased risk of pressure injuries
  • Knowledge of practical tips, strategies aids and equipment used to alleviate discomfort
  • Understanding of key case studies
  • Understanding of psychological distress and the links to discomfort

Session Detail:

Booking link for the online webinar: https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=251618

Guest Speaker:

Guest Speaker

MS STEPHANIE WILLIAMS

Related Documents: PDF icon MANAGING DISCOMFORT.pdf

Further Information: MANAGING DISCOMFORT

 
 
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