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Everyday practical recommendations for working with cognitively impaired AO...
Thu. 27 July 2017, 9:00 am – 12:30 pm AEST
Working with cognitively impaired clients can be a significant challenge for health professionals, particularly when access to assessment services and resources are limited. Cognitive difficulties may arise from a range of aetiologies including acquired brain injury, mental health, substance use, or neurodevelopmental weaknesses and can have a significant impact on treatment outcomes and recovery.
This workshop will provide practical and realistic strategies for working with clients who present with, or have complaints of, cognitive difficulties. In particular, this workshop will cover two (2) main themes:
Cognitive functioning, substance use and key indicators of impairment.
Implementation of recommendations to address cognitive changes including compensatory strategies, lifestyle factors and goal setting.
Presenters: Dr James Gooden, Clinical Neuropsychology Registrar, Turning Point. Dr Gooden provides specialised neuropsychological assessments and associated recommendations and strategies to clients in the AOD sector. James has a strong interest in AOD, brain injury and adult neuropsychology with his research published in journals such as the Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation, Neuropsychological Rehabilitation and Australian Journal of Occupational Therapy. He has presented at both national and international conferences.
Dr Vanessa Smithies, Clinical Neuropsychologist, Turning Point. Dr Smithies has experience working across a range of health settings, including hopsital, tertiary mental health services, and community health. At the Turning Point Neuropsychology Clinic, Vanessa conducts assessments and provides strategies and treatment planning recommendations for clients who present with AOD issues. Vanessa is a published scientific researcher, having completed a doctoral thesis examining the effects of substance use on sleep and cognition; and an honours thesis examining the effects of MDMA/ecstasy neurotoxicity in animals.
Ms Madeleine Connellan, endorsed Clinical Neuropsychologist, Turning Point. Madeleine provides specialised assessments of the effects of AOD use on cognition and brain function, with tailored strategies and treatment planning recommendations. Madeleine completed her Masters thesis on the role of emotional intelligence in acquired brain injury, and has experience working with a wide client population, having previously worked in the Neuropsychology Service at St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne, as well as ongoing clinical and research work in a paediatric oncology service.
Who should register? This 1/2 day workshop is designed for AOD clinicians, counsellors, support workers and allied health professionals.
Cost: $110 (Payable by Credit Card Only)
Lunch is not provided on the day, however tea (including herbal) and coffee will be available throughout the workshop.
Parking: All day parking is available close by at the Melbourne Museum car park on Nicholson Street.
Cancellation Policy: If your circumstances change and you no longer can attend this event after you have registered please email firstname.lastname@example.org no later than one (1) week prior to the event to cancel and/or be issued with a full refund. A refund will not be issued if notification has not been received within this time frame and you will be required to pay for the event.
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