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The Victorian College of Health Psychologists Annual Networking Dinner

Event number: 18818
Social Event
Presenter(s): Associate Professor Rosemary Higgins

The APS College of Health Psychologists Victorian section warmly invites all psychologists to join us for the annual networking dinner with presentation by Associate Professor Rosemary Higgins, entitled “Psychocardiology: From Research to Practice”.

For many, diagnosis with heart disease challenges perceptions of immortality and fairness. It is not surprising that almost all patients experience distress in reaction to diagnosis and treatment. Poor psychological adjustment is related to worse disease outcomes, poorer quality of life and increased suffering for patients and their families. Psychological support needs to address adjustment and existential issues but also disease management and lifestyle change to enhance long term as well as short term outcomes. Rosemary will discuss her extensive research in this area as well as the translation of this research in to training, patient and health professional resources and programs.


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About the presenter(s)

Associate Professor Rosemary Higgins is a translational research specialist interested in promoting optimum health for individuals living with a chronic illness. Rosemary works as a practicing Health Psychologist in rehabilitation and palliative care settings at Cabrini Health as well as in private practice. Rosemary worked for many years as Senior Research Fellow at the Heart Research Centre in Melbourne. Rosemary has gained Over $1.5 million in research and project grant funding and has authored over 40 research papers and a book chapter as well as magazine and lay articles. Rosemary co-developed the Cardiac Blues Program as well as health professional self-management training which has been delivered to well over 4000 health professionals. Rosemary holds the academic positions of Honorary Associate Professor at Deakin University and Honorary Senior Fellow at the University of Melbourne.

Online registration


Cafe Italia
56 University St
Carlton, VIC 3053
Venue is wheelchair accessible
Start date: 26/7/2017
End date: 26/7/2017
Time: 6.00pm -10.00pm


CHP member $30
CHP student member $20
APS member: $40
APS student member: $20
Non APS member: $50

Registration closes 19th of July


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