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Treating Childhood Conduct Problems in Rural Australia

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Bay Waters Holiday Resort

Corner of Princes and Kings Highway

Batemans Bay, NSW 2536

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ABOUT THE WORKSHOP

Access Early Intervention (Access EI) is an innovative online treatment program for children with conduct problems that has been piloted and evaluated by the University of Sydney and Royal Far West under a five year NHMRC research program.

We are pleased to announce a one-day workshop for rural child and family health practitioners in Batemans Bay NSW. The workshop aims to train local practitioners in the identification and treatment of children with conduct problems and highlight resources and referral options for families.

PARTICIPANTS

We invite medical and allied health professionals (e.g. general practitioners, paediatricians, psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, counsellors, paediatric nurses) who work in rural and remote communities to support the mental health of primary school aged children and their families to participate in our workshops.

RESEARCH

The workshops will be run at no costs to practitioners, as part of the NHMRC partnership project ‘An evidence-based intervention for mental health disorders in rural children’. Practitioners interested in participating in the workshops will be asked to provide informed consent to participate in the research study, which will involve completing questionnaires before and after the workshop. Participants will receive an email following registration to provide further information regarding the research.

WORKSHOP CONTENT

Principles, theories, practical strategies, and a process model of consultation will be presented, which can be used across a range of child and family problems. The workshop will also focus on strategies that can be used to maximise parental engagement, reduce drop-out, and facilitate positive change in challenging families.

Topics covered:
* Conduct problems: Identification, diagnosis and conceptualisation.
* Theoretical tools: Behavioural, attachment, structural, and cognitive tools.
* Assessment and treatment strategies: Presenting a process model for family therapy and empowerment.
* Working through barriers: Strategies to maximise parental engagement and overcome common barriers.

WORKSHOP DETAILS

The workshop will be held in the conference room at Bay Waters Holiday Resort. Address: Corner of Princes and Kings Highway, Batemans Bay NSW 2536.

Registrations start from 8.30am, with a start time of 9.00am. The workshop is expected to be a full day workshop finishing at 4.00pm. All workshops include morning tea, light lunch, and afternoon tea. The workshop will be delivered through lecture, case presentation, group discussion, and participant role-play format, and we encourage active participation.

PRESENTERS

The workshop will be presented by clinical psychologists Christina Thai and Rosemary Allen.

Christina Thai is a clinical psychologist and project manager working on the Access Early Intervention Project. She is experienced in the assessment and treatment of children with behavioural, emotional, developmental, and learning difficulties. Christina was trained in the delivery of parent management training at the Child Behaviour Research Clinic (CBRC), University of Sydney and works at the CBRC and Royal Far West to deliver parenting and mental health interventions to families in rural and urban NSW.

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