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The March 2017 PsychOz e-Newsletter
Calendar of Events
The Calendar of Events has been updated!
View over 100 Professional Training Events and Conferences across Australia here.

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CLINICAL APPLICATIONS OF THE POLYVAGAL THEORY
with Stephen Porges, Ph.D.
In this new online course, Dr. Porges bridges science and clinical practice, to show you how the principles of the Polyvagal Theory and features of the Social Engagement System apply in the clinical setting. You'll learn proven strategies and effective interventions that build client safety and connectedness to mediate symptoms of trauma, PTSD, depression, autism, ADD and other mental health disorders. Plus, get 50% off when you register!

ONLINE COURSE (12 MONTH ACCESS)
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CERTIFICATE IN ART AND PLAY THERAPY
Presenter: Jacki Short
Journey into the wonderful world of creative therapies for children and young people in this 160 hour course.
Sydney: 13 March - 5 July

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SOLUTION FOCUSED BRIEF THERAPY (SFBT)
IN AN INTEGRATED PRACTICE.

Presented by Dr Ari Badaines.
This one-day workshop covers the historical roots of SFBT and its key pioneers, followed by theoretical foundations and how it differs from other therapies while noting the advantages and disadvantages especially when sessions are limited. Role play demonstrations are an integral part of the skills training with opportunities for participants to be both therapist and client as a way of maximizing experiential learning.
Bris: 23rd March; Melb: 16th June; Syd: 20th October.

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A DAY WITH THE FAMILY 
Presenters: Jeanne Magagna (Guest Speaker, UK), Jude Piercey, Bernard Macleod
Featuring well known UK adult, child and family psychotherapist, Jeanne Magagna, this series of presentations will look at the different dynamics in families that are found in the consulting room.
SYDNEY (Primus Hotel): 11th March, 2017 from 9 a.m.
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HAKOMI PROFESSIONAL TRAINING
NEW TWO-YEAR TRAINING
STARTS MARCH 2017 - APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN

HAKOMI is the leading mindfulness-centred, somatic psychotherapy in Australia. By combining mindfulness, fundamental principles and a precise methodology, Hakomi creates an extraordinarily effective path towards emotional and psychological transformation. Not only a refined method of psychotherapy and a specific set of techniques; Hakomi also provides a view of how to be in the role of the health-care provider with compassion and a mindful, curious attitude towards our clients and ourselves.
SYDNEY: 19th Mar 2017 through 27th Oct 2018
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THE REFLECTIVE SUPERVISION TOOLKIT
Feedback and Reflective Practice in Supervision
Presenter: Dr Daphne Hewson


For all health professionals (supervisors and practitioners). Also approved by Psychology Board as a Master Class for psychology supervisors.

Sydney: Friday 24th March
Melbourne: Wednesday 21st June


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EXCELSIA COLLEGE (formerly Wesley Institute) COUNSELLING COURSE INFO NIGHT
Discover our PACFA accredited degrees
Presenter: Dr Marie-Thérèse Proctor

Get an in-depth insight into the course structures of our Master of Counselling, Graduate Diploma of Counselling and Graduate Certificate in Counselling (PACFA accredited). The night is conducted by our dedicated counselling staff with the Head of Counselling Dr Marie-Thérèse Proctor speaking about the course and interviewing current students about their experience.
SYDNEY: Monday 27th March, 6.00pm to 8.30pm
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REFUGEE TRAUMA RECOVERY IN RESETTLEMENT CONFERENCE
The Refugee Trauma Recovery in Resettlement Conference is dedicated to exploring the most innovative and successful ways to support refugees as they recover from trauma and resettle. Join senior non-for-profit leaders, international experts, health professionals, educators, community workers, volunteers and refugee community members for three days of inspiration and knowledge sharing. Through workshops, panel discussions and presentations, we will tackle some of the most pressing issues facing refugee recovery and resettlement.
SYDNEY: 29th to 31St March, 2017
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IMAGO RELATIONSHIP THERAPY
Two Day Training
A Specialist Training in Working with Couples
Learn how to offer couples systematic, structured support to transform painful dynamics, create safety and connection, and increase passion.
Sydney: March 30—31, 2017
Adelaide: April 4—5, 2017
Melbourne April 7—8, 2017

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DEACTIVATING THE BUTTONS: Integrating a Trauma Lens with the Counselling Framework
Presenter: Laurie MacKinnon PhD
Hands-on clinical training in ReTapping, a form of brief exposure therapy. Learn to resolve memories that fuel PTSD, anxiety, fears, emotional reactivity and patterns of escalating conflict.

Canberra, May 12 & 13; Sydney, May 26 & 27,
Newcastle Advanced ReTapping, March 31 & April 1

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1-2-3 MAGIC & EMOTION COACHING
Manage difficult behaviour in children
Presenter: Michael Hawton, MAPS
These one-day PD workshops equip family service professionals working with parents of children aged 2-12 years with the knowledge and skills to deliver the program to families in their community. See our website for all dates & locations (delivered across Australia).
Various Locations
March 2017 through November 2017
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TOP INTERNATIONAL TRAINERS Dr. DENNIS TIRCH (USA) and Prof JAMES BENNETT-LEVY (UK/Aus) will lead workshops featuring contemporary compassion-based and ACT approaches to therapy.
Dennis Tirch: Buddhist Psychology, Compassion Focused Therapy and ACT. Brisbane, April 20-21
Dennis Tirch: Experiencing Compassion Focused ACT from the Inside Out. Byron, April 26-28
James Bennett-Levy & Tina Gibson:
Mindful Self-Compassion Skills.
Byron, June 5-9
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ONE DAY SEMINAR IN MUSIC & IMAGERY
Music, Symbolism and the Active Imagination
Guest Speaker: Kevin Toohey, Jungian Analyst
This seminar explores Music and the Active Imagination through case presentations of Guided Imagery and Music in cardiac rehabilitation and the IVF journey, and a workshop exploring the imagery potential of music by Australian composers. Saturday, April 22nd, 2017
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ADVANCED CLINICAL TRAINING IN CONTEMPORARY GESTALT THERAPY
Are you a counselling graduate looking for
clinical experience? 

Our 2 year Gestalt Therapy Program and Clinical Internship provides a dynamic experiential learning, equipping graduates to work as an ethically informed Gestalt therapist and register with PACFA.
Sydney: April through November 2017
more info

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SELF-CARE FOR THE THERAPIST
A Schema Therapy Approach
Presenter: Dr Gemma Gladstone
A one-day workshop on Self-care for psychologists and therapists. Practical strategies, case discussions, self-compassion practices, useful tools to help you assess your trigger points, opportunities for self-reflection and suggestions for working with difficult clients.
Port Stephens 5th May; Sydney 19th May;
Brisbane 2nd June; Melbourne 16th June.

Go to website for details or call 0422 929 466.

 

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EVIDENCE-BASED TRAINING IN
MIND-BODY TECHNIQUES

Presenters: Dr. Joe Dispenza, Dr. David Hamilton,
Dr. Lori Leyden, Brad Yates, Dr. Helena Popovic &
Dr. Peta Stapleton


The Gold Coast is set to host world-renowned clinical experts in the mind-body-heart connection in May, in a first for Australia's wellness movement. Workshops, Masterclasses and more...
PD Certificate of Attendance supplied.


GOLD COAST: May 5th - 7th, 2017
more info
 

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MELBOURNE BRAINSPOTTING PHASE ONE
Presenter: Dr Roby Abeles
Brainspotting provides therapists with powerful tools which enable their patients to quickly and effectively focus and process through the deep brain sources of many emotional, somatic and performance problems.
Early Bird Fee: $1,180 Regular: $1,270

Melbourne, 5th-7th May, 2017
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'OPENING TO GRACE' GESTALT HEALING RETREAT
A 3 day Retreat combining Gestalt Therapy & Contemplative Christianity
Presenters: Dinah & Barry Buchanan
Dinah and Barry have long held a vision to synthesise Gestalt Therapy through a Contemplative Spiritual lens as a way of entering a sacred healing space. We have witnessed profound physical and emotional healing when the spiritual is consciously acknowledged and invited, and the framework of Gestalt offers a vital and enriching backdrop to this healing work. Take 'time out' to deepen your faith journey and learn profound creative skills.
Kincumber (Central Coast NSW), May 12th to 14th
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WHAT'S SNOW WHITE GOT TO DO WITH IT?
Working with complex trauma
Naomi Halpern: CQSW, Grad Cert Human Rights
Harnessing the characters in the fairytale of Snow White as metaphor, Naomi provides a conceptual framework and practical strategies for the treatment of complex trauma symptoms, behaviours and diagnosis.
Sydney 12 May 2017; Melbourne 19 May 2017;
Brisbane 26 May 2017; Perth 4 August 2017

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FREUD CONFERENCE 2017, 40TH ANNIVERSARY
Psychoanalysis in the Technoculture Era:
Challenges of the Black Mirror. 

Presenters: Prof Alessandra Lemma (via video) and Dr Heather Wood, UK.
These two internationally renowned psychoanalysts will explore the impact of virtual reality on adolescent development and sense of body; the allure of internet sex and compulsive usage; and the increase in paedophilic sexual interests via the internet. From the broader to more specific view, psychoanalytic and socio-cultural issues over 40 years will be linked.
MELBOURNE: Sat 20th and Sun 21st May, 2017.
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THE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR RELATIONAL PSYCHOANALYSIS AND PSYCHOTHERAPY 14TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE
From the Margins to the Centre: Contemporary
Relational Perspectives

The organising committee of IARPP 2017 invite you to join us in Sydney for our 14th Annual Conference. The theme ‘From the margins to the centre: Contemporary relational perspectives,’ will focus on how progress and creativity thrive when familiar concepts and ideas are seen from new angles. Registrations are now open.
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SYDNEY: 25th to 28th May, 2017.
website for full details

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Rhythm2Recovery
A Practical Guide to the Use of Rhythm & Reflection in Therapeutic Practice

Practical and fun exercises linking rhythmic music to reflection and awareness for social and emotional development. Trauma informed practice utilising rhythm to improve emotional regulation.

Bris, 29-30 May; Melb, 8-9 June; Syd, 15-16 June.

For other locations, registration & further information go to
www.rhythm2recovery.com

 

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TOUGH CONVERSATIONS FOR CHILD PROTECTION WORKERS
Presenter: Michael Hawton, MAPS
This one-day PD course helps child protection professionals and family workers to quickly assess, prepare for and hold challenging conversations with parents in child protection.
Various Locations: May 2017 through November 2017
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CONNECTGROUND CLINIC
Therapy Group
Therapy Groups are a rich and exciting way to engage in therapy for the first time or to extend the value of individual therapy. We have 2 groups planned for 2017.
Group 1: Saturday mornings & three Saturdays / Beginning 24th June-16th September.
Group 2: ​Tuesday evenings & two Saturdays / Beginning 24th October-9th December.
For more details and to download an Intake Form visit
www.connectground.com.au

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COLLABORATIVE COUPLE THERAPY WORKSHOP
Presenter: Dan Wile, PhD
This workshop provides a unique model for therapists to move couples beyond a spiral of alienation and into a cycle of connection. This workshop presents the principles of the model and equips participants to begin to use doubling - the signature method of this approach - in their own therapeutic work. Doubling involves the therapist speaking as if they were one of the partners talking to the other.
Melbourne: 28th and 29th June, 2017
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THE NEUROAFFECTIVE COMPASS MODEL
Working with complex trauma and disorganized attachment in children, adults and families
Presenter: Dr Susan Hart
Susan Hart will bridge brain research with attachment theory and developmental psychology, with a focus on personality formation. The key to healing PTSD, complex trauma and disorganized attachment is to work with massive misattunement processes.
Melbourne: 5-6 September; Brisbane: 9-10 September
Sydney: 13-14 September

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