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July 2020

Webinar Working with Gender-Diverse and Sexually-Diverse Clients – What Every Clinician Should Know

July 3 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Online webinar

Presenter: Chris Pye Constructs such as heterosexism, cisgenderism, internalisation and the coming out crisis underpin the lived experience of people of diverse genders or sexualities.  It can be a trap to assume that members of these communities understand these concepts and the impact they have on their lives. Sometimes it can be a non-identifying clinician who will unlock doors to insight and deeper understanding for LGBTIQ+ clients. This session will shine a light on some key themes and concepts that…

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Webinar Online counselling: Building effective cyber relationships

July 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Online webinar

Presenter: Kevin Glasheen Many counsellors are launching their practice into cyberspace. This online workshop explores some of the benefits and possible dangers of counselling clients in the online world. The online format is designed to introduce participants to the type of experience an online counselling relationship can promote. This workshop is designed to initiate discussion and thought about the processes that are present in the online interaction. The difference between synchronous and non-synchronous interaction will be highlighted as well as…

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August 2020

Equine Assisted Mental Health

August 7 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Presenters: Helen Sorensen and Sharon Lederlin This presentation will provide an understanding of the origins of Equine-Assisted Mental Health (Eagala Model) and how it has evolved over the past 20 years. We will look at the research and populations that benefit from Equine Therapy, who can use it and how to access it. We will discuss "why horses" as opposed to other animals. What are the unique characteristics and instincts that horses bring to the therapy space and how we as…

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September 2020

How to Recognise, Assess and Treat Eating Disorders

September 4 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Presenter: Kyla Holley  Eating disorders are often left undiagnosed or diagnosis come too late, when the likelihood of recovery becomes more difficult. By learning to recognise, assess and treat eating disorders in the early stages, we can improve outcomes and help people to avoid a lifelong barrier to good physical and mental health. When does disordered eating become an eating disorder? Is dieting a good or bad idea? What is normal and abnormal eating? Which eating disorder is the most…

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‘Managing Resistant Clients’

September 19 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Presenter: Ken Loftus This practical and interactive "How To" seminar presents psycho-education, techniques and tools for therapists to work through, understand and therapeutically challenge resistance in clients. Resistance during the therapeutic process is natural and common and can be presented in different ways. Understanding where the clients' resistance is coming from and being equipped with tools to work through it can be essential for a healthy therapeutic relationship. Although this is not just about the client, being confident and ready…

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November 2020

Mad, Bad or Sad? How the structure of our society is harming women’s mental health

November 6 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Presenter: Kat Huxtable Studies show that women across all ages experience a higher level of psychological distress than men.   What is going on in our society that is causing and perpetuating this? Main issues our female clients often present with – life transitions, domestic violence, trauma, attachment issues, family pressures and so on are clearly important issues and have been widely explored. However, therapists would also benefit from holding an awareness of the systemic, unseen societal pressures and influences on…

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