Research Forum: Confidentiality and informed consent

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7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Online Interactive Webinar

Research Forum 


PACFA is hosting a national Research Forum on Confidentiality and informed consent. This forum will focus on the findings of the PACFA Literature Review on Confidentiality and informed consent in counselling and psychotherapy: a systematic review. The review was undertaken by Associate Professor Andrea Lamont-Mills, Steven Christensen and Lauren Moses from the school of Psychology and Counselling of the University of Southern Queensland.

The Panel includes Associate Professor Andrea Lamont-Mills, Steven Christensen and Crystal Lockard of the PACFA Ethics Committee. Gina O’Neill will Chair the forum. There will be opportunities for interaction with panel members and a questions and answer session.

7:00pm—9:00pm (EST)
6:30pm—8:30pm (CST)
5:00pm—7:00pm (WST)

Members: $30 (incl. GST)
Students: $20 (incl. GST)
Non- Members: $40 (incl. GST)

This webinar will count as 2 Category A CPD hours for PACFA’s renewal requirements

To register for the online research forum please go to the PACFA PORTAL 

Andrea Lamont-Mills
Andrea is an Associate Professor of Psychology in the Faculty of Health, Engineering and Science at the University of Southern Queensland. Andrea has been the Acting Associate Dean, Research and Research Training in the Faculty and has extensive experience in teaching both quantitative and qualitative research methods in psychology.  Andrea has been involved with the professional training of psychologists for over 15 years and has a strong commitment to ensuring that psychology students are exposed to a wide range of research approaches and experiences. Andrea is also a registered psychologist who has been involved with the Ipswich Suicide Prevention Network as former Deputy Chair.  Her research interests focus on how peers provide support to each in real-world contexts.   She has recently begun to research how those experiencing suicidal ideation come to understand each other as being suicidal and how they provide support to each other in online spaces.

Steven Christensen
Mr Steven Christensen is a registered psychologist, registered teacher, and lecturer in the School of Psychology and Counselling at the University of Southern Queensland. He is a full member of the Australian Psychological Society, a member of the Australian Psychological Society College of Sport and Exercise Psychologists, and is an active researcher using qualitative research methodologies to examine how psychotherapy is embodied in therapist-client interactions. He is a former mathematics, science, and physical education teacher with the South Australian Education Department and currently teaches courses in motivation, emotion, and sport psychology at USQ.

Crytal Lockard
Crystal Lockard has worked in the health and welfare sector for more than 25 years, including managing her own family and relationship counselling practice since 1999. A long with being a trainer and educator, Crystal has also worked as a clinical supervisor for over 15 years. She is a past coordinator of the Mental Health Professionals Network, a past board member of CAPA NSW and the Cancer Counselling Professionals. Crystal is currently a member of the PACFA Ethics Committee.