20 April – 23 April 2006
Key media opportunities
How do changes to the mental health system affect mental health service consumers? Do Australian-Muslim adolescents feel like they belong? How can we assist our children in coping with the transition from primary school to high school?
These are some of the topics that will feature at the 10th Trans-Tasman Conference in Community Psychology this week from 20 – 23 April in Sydney.
Themed Less talkin’ more walkin’: Community psychology in practice, the key stories include:
Keynote presentations include:
Journeys with young adult mental health consumers: A narrative research project
Hilary Lapsley, Mental Health Commission, New Zealand; Heather Barnett, NZ Mental Health Commission; Shona Clarke, National Youth Consumer Advisor Project, Werry Centre for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Workforce Development, NZ.
Knowing where you are walking: The benefits and hazards of using theoretical roadmaps to guide practice
Grace Pretty, Associate Professor, University of Southern Queensland
For further information on any of the outlined stories, please contact Heather Gridley on 0419 113 731 or Meg Smith on 0411 030 256.
About Community psychologists
Community psychologists have specific training and experience in understanding and supporting the needs of people in their communities. They focus less on ‘problems’ and more on the strengths and competencies of community members. They value human differences and are committed to core principles of flexibility, equity and respect for cultural diversity in meeting the needs of different communities.
Community psychologists work in partnership with people, groups and organisations to achieve the goals and aspirations of their community or social groups and to prevent or reduce individual and community problems.