Brisbane PD Sessions - Two forums presented by the PACFA Research Committee

Posted by Christina Katterfeld on 10 November 2015

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The ACAP Brisbane Campus is pleased to be hosting two Professional Development forums, presented by the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA).

 

Mental illness is a family matter

Mental illness does not impact solely on the individual. When a parent has a mental illness, the family environment can be affected, and the risk of children acquiring mental health problems increases. This presentation provides a snapshot of interventions available to different family members and discusses the challenges faced in delivering and evaluating these programs. The Let’s Talk about Children initiative will be showcased as a vehicle for supporting parents and children, within an implementation and research framework.

This forum is presented by Associate Professor Andrea Rupert & Dr Nicky Jacobs, of Monash University.

Date: Friday 13 November
Time: 3.15 – 5.15pm
Cost: Free to ACAP students and QCA members; All others, $40
Location: Room G.28 (Ground Floor), Australian College of Applied Psychology, 410 Ann Street, Brisbane (opposite St John’s Cathedral)
Registration: At the door

 

Research Forum – Supportive Counselling

In this forum counselling and psychotherapy researchers will present on the research evidence base for the effectiveness of Supportive Counselling (including PCT, EFT and other humanistic therapies). The forum will include an overview of the findings of PACFA’s recent literature review of these modalities, opportunities for interactive discussion with panel members, and a question & answer session.

Speakers include: Associate Professor Andrea Rupert & Dr Nicky Jacobs of Monash University and Associate Professor Matthew Bambling, University of Queensland.

Date: Friday 13 November
Time: 6.00 – 8.00pm
Cost: Free (registration is required, see below)
Location: Room G.28 (Ground Floor), Australian College of Applied Psychology, 410 Ann Street, Brisbane (opposite St John’s Cathedral)
Registration: Go to www.pacfa.org.au

Light refreshments will be served after each event. For further details, please email Dr John Meteyard, PACFA Research Chair, at john.meteyard@acap.edu.au.