The Carer’s Way Ahead: On-line support for families managing challenging behaviours
We are delighted to announce that we are now taking referrals for an online treatment trial, The Carer’s Way Ahead. The Carer's Way Ahead is an internet based program specifically tailored for Australian carers managing family members with a traumatic brain injury. It is a step by step program teaching families how to manage challenging behaviour in the home.
It is for adults aged 18+ who:
The program include psychoeducational lessons on brain injury and behaviour, modules addressing specific challenging behaviours (i.e., disinhibition, apathy), and a module on self-care to assist carers/family members manage stress, low mood and other emotional states. Participants will be required to complete one module each week over a six to eight week period. The program is free for research participants and they will receive clinical support throughout the program by a clinical psychologist who is an expert in the field of traumatic brain injury and behaviour management. The flyer is attached – please feel free to distribute.
The study is being carried out by the University of New South Wales by Professor Skye McDonald & Dr Travis Wearne (School of Psychology) together with Associate Professor Jill Newby (The Black Dog Institute, UNSW), Professor Grahame Simpson (Ingham Institute of Applied Medical Research), Ms Samantha Grant & Dr Emily Trimmer (Inspire Psychology) and Dr Paul Gertler (Gertler Psychological Services). This research is being funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council in collaboration with iCare NSW.
Alternatively, please don’t hesitate to contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org or (02) 9385 3310
Dr Travis Wearne and The Carer’s Way Ahead Team
All abstracts are peer reviewed by 2 members of the Conference Scientific Committee, then student abstracts are looked over by a sub group of the ASSBI Executive Committee who decided on the winners – these prizes will be handed out on the final afternoon of the conference
Student Prizes - ASSBI
These prizes are awarded to 3 ASSBI student members who attend the conference and present their work in any of the formats (Platform, Datablitz, Poster and How to Session). Students who are awarded a Travel Grant are ineligible for these prizes.
The ASSBI Awards are:
Brightwater Lyn Beazley and Curtin PhD Scholarship in Brain Injury Rehabilitation
Applications close on 15 February 2020.
Brightwater Care Group in partnership with the Curtin School of Occupational Therapy, Social Work and Speech Pathology and the Faculty of Health Sciences, are offering this joint PhD scholarship in brain injury rehabilitation. Brightwater is a leading WA not-for-profit provider of aged care, disability and retirement services. Professor Lyn Beazley AO, former Chief Scientist of WA, is a generous and long-term advocate of Brightwater, in particular Brightwater’s Oats Street Brain Injury Rehabilitation Centre. The scholarship will provide the recipient the opportunity to have real life experience.
The scholarship consists of a living stipend of $30k per annum for up to 3.5 years plus $5,000 per annum for up to 3 years towards research related expenses.
Winner of the Kevin Walsh Award was Jai Carmichael with the presentation entitled Readiness of Community ABI Therapists to Learn and Implement Positive Behaviour Support: A Mixed-Methods Study
Winner of the Luria Award was Kellie Stag with the presentation entitled Communication impairment and the working alliance in stroke rehabilitation