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North Coast APS Branch Xmas Dinner Seminar Extraordinaire!

Format Seminar/Presentation
Presenters Les Posen Clinical Psychologist
Description Come and join us for our Xmas dinner, AGM, and PD event with Les Posen for a 1 hour Seminar on the "Dog Whispherer"!!!!!

What the Dog Whisperer can teach psychologists about training patients to overcome anxiety disorders.

Exposure therapies are the treatment of choice when it comes to a variety of anxiety disorders.

But despite their published success rates, many psychologists do not employ exposure-based techniques, and potentially limit their patients' successful outcome.

In this presentation, Les Posen FAPS will explore this reluctance, and how to maximise patient compliance using entertaining and stimulating video material.

We will see how best to employ exposure to overcome both psychologist and patient reluctance, and enhance the opportunities for patients to gain real improvements.

You will see how Les uses readily available television shows, such as Cesar Milan's "The Dog Whisperer" to introduce the exposure concept to patients by seeing how Cesar successfully treats a dog with an unusual phobia! The successful treatment is a metaphor for patient treatment, showing the importance of therapist-patient alliance and trust, how patients come to seek help, how to manage expectations, and how to deal with setbacks.

Patients report great enjoyment from watching this video and their coming to a new understanding of their anxiety. Even patients with fears of large dogs!
About the presenter(s) Les Posen FAPS is an endorsed clinical psychologist working in Caulfield, Victoria. He specialises in the treatment of anxiety disorders, and employs cutting edge technologies to better augment and enable his 30 years of practice in the field.

He formerly ran the Ansett Australia Fear of Flying program in Melbourne, and regularly presents for APS branches on Information and Communication technologies in psychological practice. He also runs workshops on presentation skills for scientists, allied health and lawyers, and presents his workshops internationally.
Location NSW Regional, Australia
Venue Byron @ Byron Resort
77-97 Broken Head Road, Byron Bay

Please contact the event organiser to confirm if this venue is wheelchair accessible
Start/End Date 13 Dec 2012
Time 6:00pm til ...............................
Cost $60 North Coast APS Members, $70 non members
Notes Cost includes fantastic meal at the Byron @ Byron - as well as the evening PD seminar by Les Posen (1CPD point)
Organiser NSW North Coast Branch
Contact Name Jane McGregor
Telephone 02 66814476
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