Melbourne Alumni PD Session on Managing Bipolar Disorder in Young People

Posted by the Alumni Team on 10 March 2015

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The ACAP Alumni Team is pleased to have Dr Tanya Hanstock from Black Dog Institute present our next professional development session in Melbourne on the topic of;

Managing Bipolar Disorder in Young People

As a member of the ACAP Alumni Community this is your invitation to register for this seminar.

Date:                Monday 30th March
Times:              6.30pm to 7.00pm Registration, Refreshments & Networking
                          7.00pm to 9.00pm Presentation
Cost:                 Covered by ACAP
Location:          Level 9 Lecture Theatre, 123 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne
Registrations:  Please see below

Dr Tanya Hanstock is a Senior Clinical Psychologist. She is currently a  Senior Lecturer and the Acting Convenor of the Clinical Psychology Program at the University of Newcastle. She has many years of clinical experience in assessing and treating young people with bipolar disorder. She has worked in numerous Health settings in community and inpatient services. Dr Hanstock is passionate about disseminating information and awareness of mental health issues in young people.

In 2005 Dr Hanstock established the first Juvenile Bipolar Disorder clinic in Australia, called The Bipolar Program, within the Hunter New England Area Health Service. She developed the assessment, therapeutic and research programs that are used in the clinic and these are now being used as models for setting up services throughout Australia.

This session will focus on understanding how biplolar disorder presents in young people and how to assess and manage the disorder as a member of the treatment team. Developmental differences in symptom presentation, issues of comorbidity as well as risk assessment and management for young people with biplar disorder will be discussed.

By attending this event you will receive a certificate crediting you with 2 PD hours.

Registrations are essential as places are limited. Please register via the online form ONLY by Monday 23rd March. Your registration will be confirmed via email.

We look forward to receiving your registration and seeing you at the seminar.