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Sensory modulation involves our ability to regulate and organise our responses to external stimuli. It helps us to adapt to challenges in daily life and maintain an optimal range of performance.
This experiential learning day will provide participants with an overview of sensory modulation as it applies in mental health and dual diagnosis settings. Sensory modulation uses a recovery oriented and trauma informed approach. The training day will cover:
- What is sensory modulation?
- What are the aims of this therapeutic practice?
- Who might benefit from self-regulation?
- Introduction to Dunn’s model of sensory processing.
- Adult/adolescent sensory profile.
- Sensory rooms, diets and kits.
- Wellness recovery action plans, safety plans and advanced statements.
- Relevant theory and evidence base.
- Application in real life.
Who should attend?
AOD workers, students, allied health and welfare workers and others with an interest in recognising and working with the lasting trauma of adults raised by parents with a serious mental illness.
Trainer: Phoebe Williamson is a senior occupational therapist with experience in acute, community and rehabilitation settings in child and youth mental health and adult mental health services. Currently working within the Eastern Health Mental Health Program, Phoebe is completing graduate research into the experience of young people and families who engage with sensory modulation in a community mental health practice.
Cost: $220 (A light lunch including a vegetarian selection and tea/coffee provided)
Registration enquiries: Contact Student Administration Tue-Fri on (03) 8413 8700.