For Health Professionals

With over twenty five years experience Carrie shares her knowledge, experience and expertise with other like minded professionals. Workshops cover a variety of topics from specific mental health diagnosis and treatment, practice management, counselling skills, understanding mechanisms of motivation and change, and other health practitioner essentials. Look below for current workshops on offer.

 

Mental Health and Counselling Skills for Health Professionals

A great opportunity to develop counsellings skills in the context of mental health care.

  • Clearly differentiate between high prevalence disorders (depression, anxiety, trauma and stressor related disorders)
  • Delivering therapeutic interventions and psycho-education
  • Maladaptive vs adaptive coping skills
  • Working with self harm and suicide risk
  • Developing self reflection skills to develop and refine your skills
  • Setting appropriate boundaries while maintaining empathic responding
  • Communicating with other health professionals around mental health issues

 

Improving counselling and mental health skills is important for many health professionals. The focus of this workshop is to develop micro counselling skills, brief psychotherapy interventions – and understand the context of mental health care. Numbers are limited to allow for experiential format – to practice counselling skills.

Best suited to early career psychologists, counsellors, allied health professionals, and complementary medicine practitioners.

Advanced mental health and counselling skills workshop also available – check availbility here.

This is an in person interactive six hour workshop.

Integrative Mental Health Care Approaches

Develop an understanding of complementary, lifestyle, and integrative approaches to mental health care (while staying within scope of practice). This workshop is for health professsionals interested in developing their understanding around evidence based integrative mental health care approaches – products/practices/practitioners and systems of health care (e.g., traditional Chinese medicine).

There is high demand from clients for complementary and integrative mental health care approaches – it is important their health care professional has an understanding for the evidence for these approaches in the context of mental health care. This workshop aims to provide health professionals with knowledge to be able to discuss treatment options with clients, discussing advantages and disadvantages, and making appropriate referrals and working collaboratively the client’s preferred CM modality.

Develop a working knowledge of a wide range of integrative mental health care approaches – products/practices/practitioners and systems of health care
Relevant literature about integrative mental health care approaches – uses, benefits, limitations, and contraindications in mental health.
Current Research in Nutrition and Mental Health
Resources and tools
Best suited to health professionals (psychologists, GPs, allied health professionals) with an interest in integrative mental health care approaches

Interprofessional collaboration (referring and collaborating with integrative mental health care practitioners)

This is an interactive face to face six hour workshop.

Evidence in Creating Change and Outcomes (ECCO)

 

Dive deeper into what works in therapeutic relationships – understanding what works beyond counselling skills and therapy type.

  • Key factors in an effective therapeutic relationship
  • Repairing relationships ruptures
  • Setting boundaries and compassion fatigue
  • Developing the therapists inner dialogue
  • Essential counselling skills (client centred, listening and reflecting)
  • What works (evidence based) when you want to create therapeutic movement
  • Factors that assist in adherence to programs/treatment plans

(Numbers are limited to allow for experiential format)

 

Best suited to early career psychologists, counsellors, allied health professionals, and complementary medicine practitioners.

 

Supervision

Carrie provides formal and informal supervision to intern psychologists, psychologists, social workers, as well supportive supervision to GPs and Specialist Medical Staff, police, pilots, nursing and other frontline workers.¬† Sessions are based on the supervisee’s needs/goals – from once a week to once a year.¬† Only a limited number of places available each year.