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North Coast Branch - November 2016

How did we get to November already? It seems that around this time of year everyone starts to feel the pressure of the end of the year coming up and the days flying by!  It only seems like yesterday that we had our last APS event. In September we had another collaboration with the APS institute held in Byron Bay. Dr Mathew Berry presented the Contemporary face of substance and behavioral addictions. We had very good feedback from this workshop and we are pleased that our Branch is accessing workshops that are usually only held in the city. We have further plans for future collaborations with the APS institute in 2017, including the Master Class Supervision workshops to be held locally. Keep on the look out for when these dates will be announced.

Coming up we have our fabulous Xmas party at the Figtree restaurant. It will be even more fabulous this year as we are also celebrating the 50th anniversary of the APS!  Make sure you save the date for Thursday 15 December to join the North Coast Branch celebration. It is such a great way to meet and network with your colleagues. Look forward to seeing you there!

On Friday 16 December we will host a superb PD event. Dr Margaret Ross, Clinical Psychologist will present a workshop on psych-oncology. Dr Ross has worked as a senior therapist in both inpatient and outpatient psychiatric settings specializing in complex trauma, personality disorder, oncology, and palliative care. She has held a position as a Research Fellow at the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Melbourne and currently works as the lead psychologist in Psychosocial Cancer Care and Palliative Care at St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne.

Our AGM will be held at 4.30 pm December 15 at the Fig tree restaurant, prior to our Xmas party. We are always interested in having new committee members, so welcome to anyone interested to join the committee.

Take care of your selves and each other!

Kylie O’Brien, MAPS
Chair, North Coast Branch


North Coast Branch Report - August 2016

Welcome to all our Branch members and to those who are new to our Branch area! 

We have had a fabulous start to collaborating with the APS Institute to have workshops held locally. In early July, Professor Ross King presented a workshop in Byron Bay Assessing and treating narcissistic personality disorder. We had a great turn out and it was wonderful to network and meet colleagues from all fields in psychology. 

Coming up very soon in September we have another collaboration with the APS Institute held in Byron Bay. Dr Mathew Berry is presenting The Contemporary face of substance and behavioral addictions. It is great for our Branch to be able to have access to these workshops that are usually only held in the city.

In December we have our Xmas party, which is also a celebration of the APS 50th anniversary, held at the Figtree. So come along and celebrate the 50th anniversary with us.

Take care of your selves and each other! 

Kylie O’Brien, MAPS

North Coast Branch Chair


Narcissistic Personality Disorder: assessing and treating its impact on clients and others.

Out next event is coming up very quickly, we hope you have saved the date to attend.  

The North Coast Branch in collaboration with the APS Institute has arranged for Associate Prof Ross King to present his workshop on 

A full description, workshop details and the registration link (note special rate for APS members), can be found via the link below. It is a great opportunity to attend a seminar and network with other psychologists and receive PD points to log as well. We look forward to seeing you there. 

Topic :        Assessing and treating Narcissistic Personality Disorder
 
Presenter:   Prof Ross King 
 
When:         Saturday,  2 July 2016
 
Where:        Elements of Byron, 144 Bayshore Drive, Byron Bay
 
Time:           9.00 to 5.00 pm 
 
 CPD:          6.5  hours 
 
Cost:            $200.00 for APS Members  
 
 
Workshop details:             https://groups.psychology.org.au/nswnorthcoast/events_cpd/
 

 


North Coast Branch Report - June 2016

It is hard to believe that it is June already and winter is here!  It has been a very warm autumn on the North Coast with some beautiful weather, now it’s time to rug up and keep warm.

Welcome to all our Branch members and to those who are new to our Branch area!! We look forward to meeting you at our Branch events.  It is a great way to meet colleagues from all fields in Psychology, and they are enjoyable!

Getting back to our North Coast Branch events. In March we had our first evening seminar for 2016 at the Bangalow Tearooms. Dr Lynne Ridgway, clinical neuropsychologist at the Northern Brain Injury Rehabilitation Service presented a seminar on capacity assessments. It was a great evening; Dr Ridgway provided a very informative presentation on how to conduct capacity assessments for a range of issues such as medico-legal processes and consent for treatment. We are also lucky enough to have Dr Ridgway on our Committee. Dr Ridgway is one of the many fabulous psychologists in our area and our evening seminars are a great way to learn from our local wealth of experience and knowledge our psychologists have. We would love to hear from you if you would like to present at one of our seminars.

We have some great events on the horizon. Our Branch has been working with the APS Institute to enable our Branch members to have access to workshops that are usually only held in the city. The APS institute is providing a fabulous opportunity for rural areas to have presenters come to us rather than us having to travel to the city. Coming up in early July we have Professor Ross King presenting Assessing and treating narcissistic personality disorder and in September we have Dr Mathew Berry presenting The contemporary face of substance and behavioral addictions. I am looking forward to these events and look forward to seeing you there.

Take care of your selves and each other!

Kylie O’Brien, Branch Chair


 

EVENING SEMINAR Thursday 10th March 2016

Our next event is coming up very quickly; we hope you have saved the date to attend. It is a great opportunity to attend a seminar and network with other psychologists and receive PD points to log as well. We look forward to seeing you there.

Topic: Assessing capacity to make informed decisions

Presenter: Dr Lynne Ridgway

When: Thursday 10 March 2016

Where: Bangalow Museum and Tea room, corner Ashton & Deacon Streets, Bangalow

Time: 5.30pm for drinks and nibbles, 6.00pm for presentation

Cost: $10.00 for APG members and $15.00 for non APS members

EVENING SEMINAR Thursday 10th December 2015 and Workshop Friday 11th December 2015

Thursday 10th December
Our annual CHRISTMAS Dinner at Figtree Restaurant, Ewingsdale. Prof Mike Kyrios, the President of the APS, will be present a review of the APS activities and directions for Psychology in 2016.
1 CPD Point – and a great night out with colleagues old and new!!!! Partners and Non-Branch Members Welcome!
Dinner will include 3 courses with all drinks included. Please use the following link to register and pay for this great annual event!
http://www.psychology.org.au/Events/EventView.aspx?ID=16182


Friday 11th December
A 1-day workshop on OCD - Basic and Advanced Strategies in Managing OCD: Targeting Mood, Behaviours, Cognitions, and the Self by Professor Mike Kyrios, a world leader in this area!
7 CPD Points
This is a Low Cost CPD Event in our Area (our Branch is subsidising this event for its members' benefit) – no travel costs and cutting edge research, clinical skills and training

Here is the link for more information and for registration

http://www.psychology.org.au/Events/EventView.aspx?ID=16181

Members from other Branches are most welcome at both events!

GET IN FAST AS PLACES ARE LIMITED - THIS IS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR MEMBERS - REGISTER NOW!

Any enquiries please contact Jane McGregor from the North Coast Branch on janemcg@ozemail.com.au

 

 

EVENING SEMINAR 17th September 2015

The APS North Coast Branch is proud to announce our next seminar.

Topic: Ethics of Social Networking with Associate Professor Shirley Morrissey, Griffith University 

When: Thursday 17 September 5.30 pm start for drinks and nibbles, 
with 6.00 pm start for seminar 

Where: Bangalow Community Health Centre, 29 -33 Granuaille Rd, Bangalow.


 

EVENING SEMINAR 18th June 2015

The meeting will start with informal drinks and nibbles from 5:30 - 6pm. The presentation will commence at 6pm

 

Prof Carey has offered us a choice of dinner seminar topics for this meeting which will be held at the Ballina Beach Resort:

 

“Psychological distress as conflict: Its manifestation and implications for practice”

Or

Why we do the things we do: The development of a patient-led approach to the delivery of psychological treatment”

 


 Workshop

There will be a full day workshop the following day:

Prof. Carey

 

Title: The Method of Levels: A trans-diagnostic approach to effective and efficient patient-perspective treatment.

Date: Friday 19th of June 2015

Time:  8.00am to 5.00pm

Place: The Palm Function room Ballina Beach resort

 

See Events Calendar for more details

 

 

 

 

EVENING SEMINAR 19th March 2015

Our March Evening Seminar will be held at the Headspace Centre, 2A Carrington Street, Lismore on Thursday 19 March. The meeting will start with informal drinks and nibbles from 5:30 - 6pm. The presentation will commence at 6pm and finish around 7pm .

Headspace is a service that offers support for young people between 12 to 25 years of age. The service targets mental health and wellbeing, general health, support and referral services. The presentation will be held by the team at Headspace and Jonathan Munro, who is currently providing clinical supervision to the staff at Headspace.

It is a great opportunity to learn more about a valuable service in our local area, the services they offer, and their referral procedures.

The cost is $10.00 for APS members and $ 20 for non-members. Payment will be collected at the door.

 


CHRISTMAS DINNER and EVENING SEMINAR AT FIGTREE RESTAURANT

Thursday 11th December (5.30 for a 6.00pm start) - Our CHRISTMAS Dinner at Figtree Restaurant – Celebrating our 20 years as a Branch. Prof Mike Kyrios, the President of the APS, will be present a brief update of where we are in Psychology today. To RSVP for this event, see flier here

1 CPD Point – and a great night out with colleagues old and new!!!!


Friday 12th December - One day workshop on Hoarding (a new DSM 5 inclusion) by Professor Mike Kyrios, a world leader in this area!

7 CPD Points - Low Cost (our Branch is subsidising this event for its members benefit) – no travel costs and cutting edge research, clinical skills and training.
 
Are you travelling? Why not make a break of it stay overnight in Byron Bay and participate in both events! Members from other Branches are most welcome at both events!
 
ATTACHED IS THE WORKSHOP FLYER AND DETAILS ON HOW TO REGISTER – GET IN FAST AS PLACES ARE LIMITED  - THIS IS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR MEMBERS -  REGISTER NOW!


The next North Coast Branch seminar will be held on Thursday, 30 October, 2014. Below are details about the seminar and events planned for later in the year:

  • Where:  Lismore Workers’ Club, 225 - 231 Keen St, Lismore. Telephone: (02) 6621 7401
  • When:  5.30pm (Committee meeting at 4.30pm), Thursday, 30 October, 2014. Panel discussion commences at 6.15pm.
  • Cost:  $10 per person, includes drinks and nibbles
    RSVP by replying to this email.
  • Topic: Psychiatry, Psychology and Law – Panel Discussion
  • Chair: Dr Jonathan Munro
  • Psychiatrist: Dr Harry Freeman
  • Clinical Psychologist: Mr Allan Andreasen
  • Lawyer: Mr Paul Denmeade

 July 2014 Seminar

The North Coast Branch Seminar will be at the Ballina Beach Resort on the 31st July in the Pandanus Room. The topic will be  Risk and insurance for psychologists.
The meeting will start with informal drinks and nibbles from 5:30 - 6pm.  The presentation commences at 6pm, during which a meal will be served, and will finish at approximately 7:30pm. Dinner and seminar cost will be $40. Payment will be collected at the door.

The presenter:
Peta Oliphant will be presenting on the topic of risk and insurance for psychologists. Peta is the National Product Manager at Aon Risk Solutions, the company responsible for the professional indemnity solutions endorsed by the APS. In addition to this insurance programme, Peta also manages insurance programmes for the podiatry, occupational therapist, physiotherapy, massage and allied health professions. Peta has worked in financial services for over 20 years, the last ten years in the insurance broking sector for Aon. Peta has a bachelor's degree in marketing, post-graduate qualifications from QUT and a diploma of insurance broking through her own industry association, ANZIFF. The team that services APS is located in Melbourne, however Peta resides in Brisbane and having presented to the APS Gold Coast and Toowoomba chapters was eager to meet and speak to more local psychologists, with the North Coast APS Branch meeting an opportunity she was keen to attend.

Please RVSP to Robyn Warburton at robyn.warburton@bigpond.com if you will be attending.


March 2014 

The North Coast Branch March seminar and mini AGM will be held at the Bangalow Espresso and Pizzabar, corner of Station and Deacon Streets, Bangalow NSW 2479 (02 6687 1271) on Thursday 13 March 2014 commencing at 5.30pm. Cost $10 for members and $15 for non-members.


 EVENING SEMINAR DECEMBER 2013

 

Registrations are now open for the Christmas function season on the North Coast. This year the APS North Coast Branch Christmas function will be held at the Lennox Headland Resort on December 5th, commencing at 6:30pm. This is followed by a one day workshop on December 6th: (please note change of venue to IWok, Lennox Headland Resort 7 Park Lane, Lennox Head NSW 2478)The evening seminar and one day workshop will be provided by Professor Bob Montgomery and Dr Laurel Morris: Recognising and Treating the Deleterious Impacts of Traumatic Developmental Experiences. Professor Montgomery and Dr Morris will focus on the evidence base supporting the inclusion of a Developmental Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (DPD) in diagnostic nosologies, such as ICD and DSM. Such recognition of the impact of the prolonged exposure to childhood abuse and neglect on adult functioning and vulnerability to developing PTSD would inform psychological assessment and treatment planning. For example, one implication may be that the successful treatment of PSTD in adulthood may require that the underlying DPD also be addressed.  

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To register for the dinner seminar click on the following link: http://www.psychology.org.au/Events/EventView.aspx?ID=13035

To register for the workshop click on the following link:
http://www.psychology.org.au/Events/EventView.aspx?ID=13057

 


Evening seminars are held bi-monthly usually on the second Thursday of the month.

Our next Evening Seminar meeting is on Thursday September 12 at Alstonville Bowling Club, 10-14 Deegan Drive Alstonville (66 280 497)

There will be light refreshments at 5.30pm followed by the presentation at 6.00pm.
While she can do a great overview of the changes with the DSM 5, Jodi is not a psychologist, so will also bring ASPECT’s Psychologist, Sandra Evans, with her. Sandra can answer any of the “psych” questions that Jodi may not have the answers for. 


Youth Health Forum - Mental Health Video Conference

The Children’s Hospital Westmead, the Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health and the University Centre for Rural Health would like to invite you to a  Youth Health Forum video-conference presented by The Children’s Hospital Westmead.  

This is a FREE event. BYO morning tea if required. 

DATE:                Wednesday September 11th      

TIME:                0900 – 1230 hrs (Doors open for registration between 0830 and 0900 hrs)

 VENUE:            change to the venue for the Youth Health Forum VC to the conference room at the District Mental Health, 60 Hunter St, Lismore. (Right next door to the Lismore Adult Mental Health Inpatient Unit)  This room has a maximum capacity of 20 people. Those who have already sent a RSVP need not do it again.


Workshop information "Practicing Compassion in the Workplace"

A one day workshop will be held on July 5th, featuring Professor Paul Gilbert (UK), founder of Compassion-focused Therapy and leading author/researcher, and Dr. Dennis Tirch (USA), author of several recent books on compassion and mindfulness. It is a rare opportunity to have two world leaders in the field presenting a low-cost workshop in Lismore, so we hope this will be of interest to you and your staff.  Due to the generous sponsorship of the Northern Rivers Social Development Council, North Coast Medicare Local, Lismore City Council, Southern Cross University and the University Centre for Rural Health (North Coast), UCRH have been able to keep costs to a minimum and if any organisation sends three or more staff, there is a further $30 discount (reduced from $150 to $120 pp including lunch) for each person attending. Lismore City Council and UCRH are hosting an evening (5.00-6.30) talk by Professor Gilbert on Thursday July 4th for the general community sponsored by the above organisations. http://www.cbttraining.com.au/index.php?p


EVENING SEMINAR

ANXIETY.  Dinner Seminar And Workshop

APS North Coast in conjunction with North Coast Medicare Local have invited Mark Boschen, Clinical Psychologist from Griffith University toppresent an evening seminar on July 18th and a workshop on July 19th at SCU Invercauld House. "Treating Unusual Anxiety.Disorders: The Case of Emetophobia and Paruresis.


E Health

Wednesday 12 June 2013.

6pm to 8.30pm at Lismore Gateway Motel and Restaurant

cost is free and dinner is provided

Introduction to eHealth record system 

Purpose of eHealth record system.

Putting the eHealth record system into practice


EVENING SEMINAR Thursday 14 March 2013.

The next North Coast Branch seminar will be held on Thursday, 14 March, 2013. Below are details about the seminar and events planned for later in the year.

Where: University Centre for Rural Health, 61 Uralba Street, Lismore

When: 5.30pm (Committee meeting at 4.30pm), Thursday, 14 March, 2013

Topic:

Incoming Chair, Jonathan Munro, represented the North Coast Branch at a meeting with the other NSW Branch Chairs at the NSW State Committee meeting on Sunday 10 February in Melbourne followed by a Forum of the Branch Chairs from the 40 APS Branches from all States and Territories on the Monday and Tuesday. This important event is convened by the APS President and Executive Director on behalf of the Board and National Office, and brings the Chairs of the APS State Committees and Branches to discuss pertinent issues facing the Society. Jonathan will present a briefing to members on the outcomes of the APS Chairs Forum and update them on APS National Office activities over the past 12 months and there will be an opportunity for questions of Jonathan as well.


UPCOMING EVENTS -  Southeast Queensland

these can be viewed in the Events menu

Advanced Schema Therapy: Working with Maladaptive Modes - Dr Tracey Hunter (9 Mar 2013) - http://www.psychology.org.au/Events/EventView.aspx?EventID=11608

Mindful Awareness - John Barter (27 Apr 2013) - http://www.psychology.org.au/Events/EventView.aspx?EventID=11659

Phase-Oriented Treatment in Complex Cases - Dr Jan Ewing (25 May 2013) - http://www.psychology.org.au/Events/EventView.aspx?EventID=11607

Psychological Models and Interventions for the Bipolar Disorders - Prof Greg Murray (10 Aug 2013) - http://www.psychology.org.au/Events/EventView.aspx?EventID=11610