Each year the College of Health Psychologists seeks to welcome the new cohort of Health Psychology Masters candidates to the fold. This year, we will hear from health psychologists giving short presentations about their work in the field, with the opportunity to ask questions in small groups and network with each other. The evening promises to be fun and worthwhile for students, health psychologists at all stages of their careers and anyone interested in understanding more about what health psychologists do.
Learning outcomes; on completion of this seminar you will have a greater understanding of:
- The application of health psychology theory and practice to chronic conditions
- Practice issues for health psychologists working in the field
- Research evidence for health psychology approaches to pelvic pain in women, crohns and colitis
About the presenter(s)
We have four fabulous presenters at different career stages talking about their work as health psychologists.
Taryn Lores works part time at the RAH in the IBD service with patients who have Crohns and Colitis. She provides individual treatment as well as taking a lead role in a large research project into the usefulness of integrated psychological care for this group, whose psychological needs have previously been neglected. Taryn also works one day a week at SAHMRI on at group project on depression and weight concerns, and one day a week private practice.
Jodie Williams works at Child and Youth Services providing therapy to children and their families. Will discuss her work and the challenges of working with the rollout of the NDIS.
Tiffany Brooks MAPS has lived and worked in Mildura since her graduation. Tiffany will speak about the experience of working rurally and remotely. She is also about to start her PhD researching women’s pelvic pain and psychology.
We will also hear from Youngblood Roche, winner of the 2016 Award for Excellent Honours Thesis in Health Psychology