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Continuing Education Programme
THE AUSTRALASIAN SOCIETY FOR THE STUDY OF BRAIN IMPAIRMENT Continuing Education Program - 2014. There are two half-day Workshops being conducted in Sydney so far for this year. Please note: APS Members can accrue Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours by participating in CPD activities that they determine to be relevant to their individual professional skills, learning plans and goals. These may be self-initiated. CPD activities do not need to be endorsed by the APS. Don't forget if you want to propose a workshop email Margaret or Miriam Poole and we'll see what we can do to assist  
Continuing professional development (CPD): Standards and guidelines under National Registration The Psychology Board of Australia has introduced a requirement of continuing professional development (CPD) in accordance with the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law Act 2009. Thirty hours of CPD per year are required. The first cycle started at July 1 2010 and will finish on 30 November 2011. From then on the annual cycle will be November to November the following years. Registrants are encouraged to identify their learning needs, write a CPD plan to address these needs, and keep a record of their activities. The key elements required include a minimum of 10 hours of peer consultation in individual or group format. For the remaining 20 hours, it is recommended that at least 10 hours should be 'active CPD' involving written or oral activities designed to enhance and test learning. For the detailed psychology guidelines see http://www.psychologyboard.gov.au/ The Physiotherapy Board of Australia requirements are broadly similar but are less prescriptive than those of the Psychology Board. Practising physiotherapists must complete at least 20 hours of CPD per year. All learning activities which help physiotherapists maintain competence will be accepted as CPD. These include both formal and informal activities in any mix. For the detailed physiotherapy guidelines see http://www.psychologyboard.gov.au/
5th INS/ASSBI Pacific Rim Conference 2015 Sydney NSW
Working together to improve the lives of people with brain impairment
THE AUSTRALASIAN SOCIETY FOR THE STUDY OF BRAIN IMPAIRMENT is proud to support a Workshop in Sydney by Dr Patricia Jungfer On Friday 29th August 2014 9:00 am – 12.30 pm Sydney NSW (venue to be confirmed) Please register on line through the ASSBI website To Register: Click Here Information on workshop and speakers:  Click Here             iPsychiatric Effects of Traumatic Brain Injury: Assessment, Diagnosis and Management This half day workshop will address review in the incidence, aetiology and diagnosis of psychiatric illness after traumatic brain injury. Management strategies, prognosis and impact on community participation will be focus for the session. Topics to be covered include depressive illnesses, anxiety disorders, the psychotic disorders and personality change after traumatic brain injury. Psychiatric and behavioural disorders in children will be a component of the workshop Latest research findings on the incidence, aetiology and treatment will be covered to provide an up to date over view on the area. The workshop will provide an opportunity for therapists in the field to refresh their knowledge base and discuss this important area of traumatic brain injury. SPEAKER Dr Patricia Jungfer Dr Patricia Jungfer is a consultant in private practice who has worked in the area of neuropsychiatry for the past 25 years. Her previous work has included research in the area of psychiatric illness in the general hospital, the incidence of psychiatric illness after severe traumatic brain injury and a descriptive study of psychotic illness after traumatic brain injury. Currently Dr Jungfer has a busy practice where large components of her patients have had traumatic brain injury; many of these patients are long term clients with years of psychiatric disability. Her clinical practice focuses strongly on utilising the clinical skills of the multidisciplinary rehabilitation team to manage patients with psychiatric illness in the community. Cost $130 for ASSBI members ($100 early bird*), $80 for student Members ($60 early bird*); $160 for non-members ($130 early bird*) and $110 for Non-member students ($90 early bird*) includes morning tea and GST. (Students are required to provide a photocopy of their student id to get the reduced rate). * Early bird - if fees received before 30th July For inquiries regarding the workshop please contact Margaret Eagers-Rickit on 0425 220 622
Memory Disorders: New types, Assessment techniques & Interventions
Memory Disorders: New types, Assessment techniques & Interventions
THE AUSTRALASIAN SOCIETY FOR THE STUDY OF BRAIN IMPAIRMENT is proud to support a Workshop in Melbourne by Helen Badge On Friday 7th November 2014 9:30 am – 4.30 pm Melbourne, VIC Please register on line through the ASSBI website Summary: Click Here Register: Click Here Cost:  Click Here             GOAL TRAINING WORKSHOP This one day workshop will address practical skills to develop client centred participation focused rehabilitation goals. Workshop participants will learn about the use of the SMARTAAR Goal Worksheet that assists in translating SMART criteria and engaging clients to develop better quality goals. Topics to be covered include factors that affect the development and use of goals in rehabilitation, criteria for quality goals, working collaboratively with clients to develop client centred goals and rehabilitation plans. Practical sessions focus on writing, reviewing and using client centred SMART rehabilitation goals that support rehabilitation practice. The workshop will provide a forum for interdisciplinary discussion about client centred practice and what this means for goal setting in the current funding context for clinicians working in rehabilitation. SPEAKER Helen Badge        Helen Badge is an occupational therapist with more than 20 years of research and clinical experience in the field of brain injury rehabilitation across the continuum of acute care, rehabilitation and community integration. Helen is the Brain Injury Outcomes Manager for the NSW Agency for Clinical Innovation (ACI) and this role involves evaluation of patient and service outcomes for the NSW Brain Injury Rehabilitation Program. She is also a Project Manager for Whitlam Orthopaedic Research Centre and the Ingham Institute for Applied Medical Research. Helen is completing her PhD in the context of a national study evaluating the relationship between acute and rehabilitation processes, compliance with evidence based guidelines and patient outcomes after primary hip and knee joint replacement. She has a keen interest in evaluating and improving patient outcomes. She is the lead author of the Goal Training information developed as an ACI project jointly funded by  the NSW Motor Accidents Authority, Lifetime Care and Support Authority and Workcover.  Cost $160 for ASSBI members ($140 early bird*), $100 for student Members ($80 early bird*); $210 for non-members ($190 early bird*) and $110 for Non-member students ($90 early bird*) includes morning tea, lunch and GST. (Students are required to provide a photocopy of their student id to get the reduced rate). * Early bird - if fees received before 7th October For inquiries regarding the workshop please contact Margaret Eagers-Rickit on 0425 220 622