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February 2019

Emotional Regulation. ‘An exercise of reflection’

February 1 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Relationships Australia, 159 St Pauls Terrace
Spring Hill, QLD Australia
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Presenter: Jaime Yasky Emotional regulation or emotional self-regulation is a widely used concept in mental health practice. But, how much do we know about this seemingly obvious concept? I invite you to an exercise of reflection about emotional regulation from a theoretical, empirical and clinical point of view in order to gain an understanding about the human process it refers to, and thus enhance the way we manage emotional regulation difficulties with our clients.  To do so I will review…

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March 2019

Using Pets in Therapy

March 1 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Relationships Australia, 159 St Pauls Terrace
Spring Hill, QLD Australia
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Presenter: Dr Bronwyn Robson Mental health conditions such as stress, anxiety and depression are prevalent and appear to be on the rise. Animal Assisted Interventions (AAI) have been demonstrated to reduce the symptoms of depression, anxiety and PTSD (O’Haire, Guerin and Kirkham, 2015) and buffer the impact of stress (Fiocco and Hunse, 2017). Dr Bronwyn Robson will be presenting an evidence based approach to using dogs in therapy with clients, particularly those with anxiety and/or depression.  She recently ran a…

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“I get how you feel. Now what? Practical strategies for working with Trauma in the short, medium and long term.”

March 23 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Relationships Australia, 159 St Pauls Terrace
Spring Hill, QLD Australia
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Presenter: Susan De Campo Counsellors are invariably skilled at really getting to the heart of how someone who has experienced trauma feels.  We can accurately describe, reflect and explore feelings.  I have found however, that we can often feel stuck around what we can say, suggest or offer to facilitate healing, change and, hopefully, post-traumatic growth. During this full day workshop, I will share strategies and ideas I have successfully used over the past 25 years when working with clients…

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May 2019

Understanding and Managing Addiction

May 8 @ 5:45 pm - 8:00 pm
Online webinar

Presenter: Dr Maxine O'Brien This webinar will begin by briefly exploring the prevalence of substance addiction in Australia, how we know there is a problem to be addressed, and important areas of current concern to Australian Alcohol and Other Drug workers. Maxine will then aim to provide attendees with an enhanced understanding of the lived experience of addiction, encompassing the important psychological, social and neurobiological features of this common, yet sometimes challenging presentation. We will then build on this enhanced…

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