Accredited by RACGP and ACRRMThis webinar is funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and is suitable for all mental health professionals, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, occupational therapists, general practitioners and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workers.  

It is an Accredited Activity with RACGP’s QI&CPD Program and is also accredited for Professional Development Points (PDP) by ACRRM.

Webinar overview and learning objectives

This webinar features an interdisciplinary panel of experts and is facilitated by psychologist Dr Lyn O'Grady.  It focuses on a fictional case study of 71-year-old Daphne, who has been referred to counselling after presenting at her GP feeling ‘depressed’, and is distressed after one of her nieces recently had a baby.

At the end of the webinar, participants will:

  • have an increased awareness of the impact of past experiences of people affected by forced adoption, including contact with health professionals, throughout the course of their lives.
  • have an understanding of the core principles of best practice when working with people affected by past forced adoption
  • be able to identify ways they can integrate these core principles into their day-to-day interactions with clients and as part of their overarching service provision

View the webinar recording below, and use the Self directed learning record.


More information about the panellists is available here.

Associate Professor Daryl Higgins
Psychologist and Deputy Director (Research), Australian Institute of Family Studies

Dr Nicole Milburn
Clinical psychologist

Julia Douglas
Social worker, Relationships Australia

Facilitator: Dr. Lyn O'Grady
Community psychologist