For Health Professionals

With over twenty 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 for Allied Health and Complementary
Medicine Practitioners (MHCAM) Workshop

A great opportunity to fine tune and enhance your skills in working with clients with mental health issues.

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

 

The focus will not be on applying CAM principles in mental (more upskilling in Mental Health for Allied Health and CAM Pracitioners), however depending on event format – visiting representative may deliver information sessions on products.

(Numbers are limited to allow for experiential format)

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

NB: MHCAM-B is a brief version of the full day MHCAM workshop.  You still get lots of great content – but there is less time for practical skill development and interactive segments.

Psychology and Complementary Medicine

Develop an understanding of how CAM (Complementary and Alternative Medicine) can be integrated with psychology practice (while staying within scope of practice).  This course is for those who are curious about developing skills and referring to other CAM providers.

With the growth of clients seeking support for their mental health concerns from a CAM practitioners (close to 50% of presentations to CAM are for mental health concerns) it is important for psychologist to have an understanding of CAM principles and treatments. This workshop aims to provide psychologists with knowledge to be able to discuss treatment options and alternatives with clients, discussing advantages and disadvantages, and making appropriate referrals and working collaboratively the client’s preferred CAM modality.

Develop a working knowledge of a wide range of CAM modalities
Modes of CAM that work well with psychology
Relevant literature about CAM uses, benefits, limitations, and contraindications in mental health.
Current Research in Nutrition and Mental Health
Ethics and guidelines when working in this area
Resources and tools
Best suited to psychologists with an interest in CAM modalities

NB: PCAM-B is a brief version of the full day PCAM workshop.  You still get lots of great content – but there is less time for practical skill development and interactive segments.

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 and allied health professionals and complementary medicine practitioners.

NB: ECCO-B is a brief version of the full day ECCO workshop.  You still get lots of great content – but there is less time for practical skill development and interactive segments.

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.