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6th Asia Pacific Rim Confederation of Counsellors Conference


Insight & Learning – Mental Health Around the Ridges

“How can you meet your communities’ needs as a Counsellor?”

This conference is aimed at building the capacity of professionals in the Asia Pacific Rim who deliver front-line mental health services, across a range of issues. Professionals attending will be involved in research and development, policy, curriculum development, consumer advocacy, system design, lived experience of mental health issues, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander support. The conference will also provide insight into the latest research and treatment strategies in alcohol and other drug use, trauma, and telehealth.

Professionals (delegates) attending the conference will have the opportunity to learn about research and development, policy, curriculum development, consumer advocacy, disability and therapeutic supports, domestic and family violence, youth issues, rural and regional mental health services, system design, lived experience of mental health issues, LGBTIQ+ counselling, CALD communities, creative art therapies, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander support and much more. The conference will also provide a platform to discuss the latest research and treatment strategies in alcohol and other drug use, trauma, and telehealth.

All disciplines in mental health will be welcomed, with strands across psychology, social work, counselling, psychotherapy, family therapy, guidance counselling, mental health nursing, rehabilitation counselling, Christian counselling, creative art therapies, financial counselling and others!

LEARNING OUTCOMES
At the end of this initiative, delegates will have had the opportunity to participate in discussions about

  • Theoretical and practical knowledge of mental health, addiction and AOD service application in Queensland, Australia and the Asia Pacific region.
  • How to effectively deliver services through telehealth platforms.
  • The development of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mental health services.
  • The development of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse communities in mental health service delivery.
  • Latest developments to deliver person-centred care, and support the rights and dignity of clients.
  • Stimulate further research and understanding

Delegates will also have the potential to engage in and develop:

  • Strong collegial ties between mental health professionals.
  • Investigate further research and models of understanding.
  • Gain insight into mental health and AOD
  • Develop a greater understanding of best practice models in mental health and AOD services.

DATES – Brisbane
27th-29th September 2019

Cost: $550.00 (incl GST) – early bird pricing and other discounts may be available.
Includes: Conference attendance, conference satchel, morning and afternoon tea, lunch, GST.
Spaces will be limited, so please register as soon as possible.

For full details regarding the event please go to the website.

This event counts as 20 hours of category A CPD for PACFA’s membership renewal requirements.


Date
27/09/2019 - 29/09/2019
Time
9.00 am - 5.00 pm

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