Psychologists in Schools


Continuing Professional Development

Webinar: Term 2 2016: "Procrastination, Perfectionism and the Pursuit of Academic Achievement" with Jonathon Gaston, Clinical Psychologist

In this presentation both a theoretical and clinical cognitive behavioural model will be presented as a way to both understand what drives and maintains academic procrastination, and to generate ideas as how best to intervene with this often chronic problem. Issues such as task approach, time management, self-critical thinking, emotion regulation and negative core beliefs will be covered, with a particular emphasis on the often destructive role of perfectionism.

Jonathan Gaston is a clinical psychologist who has previously worked in both public health and University settings, and cofounded the Sydney Anxiety Disorders Practice in 1998. From 1999 to 2010 Jonathan held the position of Clinic Director at the Macquarie University Centre for Emotional Health, where his work involved the design and evaluation of group treatment programs for adult anxiety disorders. He also helped establish the Anxiety Practitioners’ Network in 2001, a non-profit association dedicated to the advancement of the treatment of anxiety disorders. Jonathan’s interest in treating academic procrastination began with his first clinical role at the UNSW Student Counselling Service. This interest continues today in his role as a private practitioner at Aberfoyle Psychology in Marrickville.

Date: Tuesday May 10, 2016 Time: 11AM, AEST

Cost: FREE for PISIG Members

         APS members $20

         Non APS members $25

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Member Research Opportunities

Black Dog Institute: internet delivered mental health care

School Psychologists are invited to participate in Black Dog Institute study investigating: opinions of internet delivery of mental health care for high school students with anxiety and depression.

Share your views via a 60 minute interview (in person/phone) and a short questionnaire. In recognition of your contribution to this valuable research you will receive a $20 gift voucher.

Contact Catherine King on [email protected]

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