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IT Training - Update for Psychologists

Event number: 19028
14 CPD hours
Presenter(s): Les Posen - Clinical Psychologist

In this two day workshop Les Posen will present the latest in technology and IT expertise to enhance and update your practice. 

Les will cover current best practices when it comes to Practice and IT - from record keeping and note taking, to the more esoteric such as virtual and augmented reality.  This workshop will also help us be better prepared for the November 1st Medicare changes in telehealth.

Les will challenge how we think about these technologies and their integration and offer demonstrations and hands-on training.

Learning Outcomes

1. How to think about technologies in a more friendly yet skeptical manner: What’s really in it for me? 

2. Current developments in smart device use, including selection and evaluation of apps for a variety of presenting issues.

3. Note taking and record keeping - yes, it can be made fun, and we’ll look at the cloud and ethical practices in accord with privacy principles.

4. "Why should I bother with social media? Isn’t it too much trouble and risky?” Questions like these will be addressed according to current International guidelines, and how social media can be harnessed to improve continuing education, therapeutic reputation and alliance, and collaboration with peers, while keeping itself nice!

5. How technology can help in marketing our practices - we’ll look at website design, domain name purchase, and making and using YouTube brief videos to help market and refine your message. Come prepared with your best 2-minute pitches to potential customers and referrers.

6. A review of specialist equipment such as the latest inexpensive biofeedback any practitioner can employ immediately and effectively, which patients will love using.

7. A peek into the very near future for psychologists of special relevance to Rockhampton: Telepsychology / videoconferencing under Medicare. How might it work, what equipment can be effectively and reliably employed, and practice within the workshop, to show the effective, ethical practice. It might start out with only rural and remote patients, for only seven sessions, but it’s a foot in a door which may open for the rest of Australia’s potential psychology consumers. 


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About the presenter(s)

Les Posen is a Clinical Psychologist, in practice since 1983, he is a Fellow of the Australian Psychological Society, where he offers colleagues workshops and supervision on how to integrate new technologies into their practices. In his own practice Les specialises in treating Anxiety Disorders. Les is also a Member of the American Psychological Association where he has delivered workshops and papers related to technologies and telehealth, he also leads Presentation Skills workshops for scientists, lawyers and health professionals.


Workshop times:
13 Oct 2017 - 8.30am - 4.45am
14 Oct 2017 - 9.00am - 4.45am

Online registration


Centacare CQ
16 Bolsover Street,
Rockhampton, QLD 4700
Venue is wheelchair accessible
Start date: 13/10/2017
End date: 14/10/2017
Time: 8.30am - 4.45am (14 Oct 9.00am start)


APS member: $500
APS student member: $200
Non APS member: $600

Non APS Student, please contact the organiser for registration details


APS - Central Queensland Branch
CQ Branch bringing PD into our community to assist our members.
Contact Julie Hill
0416 155 817