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July 2020

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR INTERPRETERS AND MENTAL HEALTH CLINICIANS – RECENT DEVELOPMENTS

July 15 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

SPEAKERS: DR SHANI TOBIAS, DR LOLA SUNDIN & DR JIM HLAVAC (TRANSLATION & INTERPRETING STUDIES, MONASH UNIVERSITY) Venue: Online via Zoom - details to be sent to registrants in advance Time: 3 - 4pm Topic: The area of mental health is a growth area of work for interpreters. This is due to increases in (self-)reporting of mental health issues, an ageing population with age-related cognitive issues, and most recently with the effects of COVID-19 restrictions on people’s mental health. Since…

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Trauma Informed Assessment and Formulation – 16 July online

July 16 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Online

Provides practitioners with the knowledge, skills and insights needed to conduct comprehensive assessments, and develop case formulations, for individuals from refugee backgrounds who have experienced torture and other traumatic events. Suitable for: Practitioners providing counselling, psychotherapy and casework support to people from refugee backgrounds.

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Connect 2020 Webinar 3 – Going Global: International Perspectives on Suicide Prevention

July 21 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Online

Connect 2020 is Suicide Prevention Australia’s webinar series bringing together thought leaders and innovators to share ideas and support our vision of a world without suicide. Connect 2020 is a unique opportunity to connect and learn from mental health and suicide prevention leaders. The webinars will explore a range of topics including mentally healthy workplaces, mens’ health, carers and postvention. Attendees at all eight webinars will receive an official Certificate of Completion.

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Learning to communicate for impact and influence

July 22 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
Online

Your best ideas will lead to nothing if they are not communicated effectively, but it can be difficult to learn how to communicate in a way that has a real impact. Developing an authentic, individual and persuasive communication style is not a given, in fact in our drive to be a professional, we often mask our individuality and obscure our authenticity. In this online workshop, held over two mornings, Dr Zina O’Leary will help you find that style and share…

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Using ‘telehealth’ during COVID-19

July 22 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Online

Series: How do we do 'cultural safety' in the time of COVID-19? Session: Using 'telehealth' during COVID-19 The session The move to provide more mental health care via phone and video technology has been swift and far reaching. Communities and services alike are grappling with what this means. How do people feel about using technology and not seeing practitioners in person? What are the implications for cultural safety and ensuring consumers experience respect and agency? Is telehealth overcoming barriers to…

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August 2020

Social housing pathways in Australia

August 19 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Online

Social housing pathways are the housing experiences of tenants and their households over time and space. They are not linear and may refer to changes in tenure, household form, experiences and attachment. In recent times, social housing policy in Australia has largely been driven by a need to manage the social housing waiting list, rather than ensuring positive housing outcomes for tenants and their households. Policies for entry into, movement within and out of social housing are predominantly shaped by…

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Engaging Communities about Mental Health

August 20 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Online

Early enrolments will qualify for Early Bird discounts. This workshop explores barriers preventing people from refugee backgrounds from accessing support for mental health struggles, and examines ways of engaging with communities around issues affecting well being. Suitable for: Those interested in working with communities whose members may be from refugee backgrounds.

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Webinar: How organisations can move beyond tokenism to real action on racism

August 31 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Online

COVID-19 has caused a disturbing rise in racism against Asian Australians while the US Black Lives Matter movement has shone a light on the continued injustices and inequalities experienced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples in our society. It’s clear that more action is needed to tackle racism in Australia but what role can and should employers and indeed all of us play in eradicating it and creating more inclusive workplaces and communities? Lisa Annese, DCA’s CEO, will ask…

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September 2020

Personalising Care at Population Level: The Opportunity for Social Prescribing

September 16 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
On line webinar

Social prescribing has gained increasing interest in recent years, accelerated by the development and implementation of a national policy through the NHS in the UK as well as efforts from community based organisations in Australia, Canada, Singapore, the United States of America, the Netherlands and Sweden. In Australia the Royal College of General Practitioners and Consumer Health Forum developed a comprehensive report of their Social Prescribing Roundtable held in November 2019. In this webinar, James Sanderson will present on the…

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International Dementia Conference: Care in the Age of Outrage

September 21 @ 8:00 am - September 22 @ 5:00 pm
Online

A virtual conference experience Join us on World Alzheimer’s Day, to hear from and connect with renowned speakers from across the globe and Australia, as over 2 days they share insights, latest research and thought provoking content that will challenge and inform your practice. Your unique online pass will give you exclusive access to all keynote speakers and panel sessions, with interactive Q&A sessions and the opportunity to participate in post-session chat forums. You can experience the Conference from any…

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