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ASSBI Australasian Society for the Study of Brain Impairment
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5th INS/ASSBI Pacific Rim Conference 2015 Sydney NSW
Continuing Education Programme
THE AUSTRALASIAN SOCIETY FOR THE STUDY OF BRAIN IMPAIRMENT Continuing Education Program - 2015. There will be a full day Workshop conducted in Melbourne on 15th May his year and a full- day Workshop is in the planning stages for later in the 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  
Memory Disorders: New types, Assessment techniques & Interventions
Memory Disorders: New types, Assessment techniques & Interventions
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/
Professor Jennie Ponsford, Dr Dana Wong and Dr Adam McKay On Friday 15th May 2015 9.30 pm – 3.30 pm Adina Apartment Hotel, 189 Queen St Melbourne “Using cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) to treat anxiety and depression after brain injury”   Anxiety and depression are highly prevalent following traumatic brain injury (TBI) and are associated with poorer functional outcomes. In this full-day workshop, three leading Australian clinical researchers will explore the treatment of anxiety and depression after TBI with a modified form of CBT, designed for people with cognitive impairment. In the first part of the workshop, Professor Jennie Ponsford will discuss the rationale and evidence for using CBT as a psychological intervention for people with TBI. Dr Dana Wong and Dr Adam McKay will then discuss and demonstrate the use of the various components of modified CBT, with a particular focus on how to use cognitive restructuring methods with cognitively impaired clients, using case examples, videos of CBT in action, and role plays. There will be an emphasis on skill development, which will involve active participation by attendees. Some basic knowledge of CBT will be required. SPEAKERS Professor Jennie Ponsford is Professor of Neuropsychology and Director of Clinical Programs in the School of Psychological Sciences at Monash University and Director of the Monash-Epworth Rehabilitation Research Centre in Melbourne, Australia, as well as Immediate Past President of the International Neuropsychological Society.  Her sustained contribution to the study of longitudinal outcomes and rehabilitation following traumatic brain injury (TBI) over the past 33 years has earned her an international reputation for her clinical research, with two books, over 190 publications and over 150 conference presentations. Dr Dana Wong is a Lecturer in the School of Psychological Sciences at Monash University and Clinical Neuropsychologist at the Monash Psychology Centre and in private practice. As a researcher, lecturer and clinician, Dana specialises in neuropsychological assessment and intervention following brain injury and developing evidence-based methods for training psychologists to deliver neuropsychological interventions. Dana was a researcher and therapist on the NHMRC-funded study on the use of motivational interviewing and CBT to treat anxiety and depression following TBI. Dr Adam McKay is a Lecturer in the School of Psychological Sciences at Monash University and Senior Clinical Neuropsychologist at Epworth Healthcare. Adam is involved with multiple research projects exploring outcomes after traumatic brain injury with a particular interest in evaluating treatments designed to improve the psychological, behavioural, cognitive and functional changes after TBI. Adam was a researcher and therapist on the NHMRC-funded study on the use of motivational interviewing and CBT to treat anxiety and depression following TBI. Cost $190 for ASSBI members ($160 early bird*), $120 for student Members ($100 early bird*); $240 for non-members ($210 early bird*) and $140 for Non-member students ($120 early bird*) includes morning tea, lunch and GST. To Register: (Students are required to provide a photocopy of their student id to get the reduced rate). * Early bird - if fees received before 15th April