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Don't Panic!: Interventions to use with clients experiencing anxiety

Format Workshop
Presenters Jenny Melrose, MAPS
Description Anxiety and stress are two of the most common presenting
complaints clients in the health and community sectors - and when they are not the presenting issues they are often underlying other problems.
This one-day workshop is open to any workers dealing
directly with or interested in working with clients experiencing anxiety or stress. It will provide participants with an understanding of the nature of anxiety and will cover various brief interventions. Participants will be encouraged to practice techniques for their own stress management as well as learning how to teach these strategies to their clients. This workshop draws from both Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).
Participants will have the opportunity to:
 Learn about physical and psychological components
of anxiety
 Describe the link between thoughts, feelings and
 Identify common unrealistic thinking patterns
 Use various cognitive and behavioural strategies
helpful with anxiety.
About the presenter(s) Jenny Melrose is a Psychologist and trainer who has worked in the area of comorbidity for 12 years in both government and non-government sectors. She has a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts with majors in Psychology as well as a Masters of Education in Adult Education majoring in Human Resource Development. She has also recently obtained Certificate IVs in Alcohol and Other Drugs and Mental Health. Jenny is the author of the 2007 NSW Health publication Mental Health Reference Resource for Drug and Alcohol Workers, Manly Drug Education and Counselling Centre's (MDECC) Trimming the Grass and most recently has co-authored a chapter 'Alcohol and Young People' in the 2009 book Practical Interventions for Young People at Risk. Jenny, through her business JEMECO Psychology, has provided training throughout Australia and Indonesia and runs a private psychology practice in Maroochydore on the Sunshine Coast of Queensland.
Location QLD Regional, Australia
Venue o3 Hub
6-7/31-33 Plaza Parade, Maroochydore, Sunshine Coast

Please contact the event organiser to confirm if this venue is wheelchair accessible
Start/End Date 2 Mar 2013
Time 9am - 430pm, registration from 830
Cost $250 APS member, $220 student, $300 non-members (unless paid before 19.10.12)
Notes Registration/payment can be made using the form that can be downloaded at or registration/payment can be made directly at
Organiser Jenny Melrose, JEMECO Psychology
Contact Name Jenny Melrose
Telephone 07 54529809