The APS Institute hosts regular webinars on topical issues relevant to psychologists. Before you register for a webinar, please read the webinar FAQs.

Webinar Series - Understanding and responding to suicide risk NEW

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This series of webinars will assist the mental health professional to reflect on their current practice and become more aware of contemporary evidence-based approaches. It will be presented by Dr. Lyn O'Grady MAPS. Lyn O’Grady is a Community Psychologist with a particular interest in the mental health and wellbeing of children, young people and families. This interest has extended in recent times to understanding suicidality and she has recently completed a Master of Suicidology at Griffith University.

The 4 webinars on the topic of Understanding and responding to suicide risk are:

Don't miss out: If you can't attend the live webinar, you'll still have access to the recording and slides for 12 months.

Webinar series: Affirming approaches to working with Transgender young people NEW

This webinar series will provide attendees with an overview of best practice approaches to working with transgender young people and their families, and will offer opportunities to undertake small group work examining case studies depicting a diverse range of young people and their experiences. 

It will be presented by Associate Professor Damien Riggs, a Fellow of the Australian Psychological Society, an Australian Research Council Future Fellow, and a psychotherapist who specialises in working with transgender young people and their families.

The 4 webinars on the topic of Affirming approaches to working with Transgender young people are:

Don't miss out: If you can't attend the live webinar, you'll still have access to the recording and slides for 12 months.

Webinar Series: Beyond diagnosis - what else matters?

The APS Institute and Public Interest teams are collaborating on this new Webinar Series “Beyond diagnosis – what else matters to clients’ health and wellbeing?”

This webinar series explores the value of utilising a Social Determinants of Health-SDoH (the physical, economic, political, personal and social environment) approach to expand the way we think about mental health. Applications of a resource developed by the APS Public Interest team to assist psychologists to incorporate an SDoH approach into their practice will also be explored.

Eight selected presenters will utilise case studies and practice examples to explore how a SDoH approach can be employed in everyday psychological practice to improve outcomes for the clients and communities we serve. A diverse range of clients and communities including young people, clients experiencing violence and discrimination, and rural, regional, remote and Indigenous communities will be explored.

So join us, and our expert group, as we explore this critical new way to think about what matters most in psychological practice*

  1. The bigger picture:  Why should psychologists care about SDoHCOMPLETED EVENT
    Tuesday 4 April 2017, 7-8.30pm AEST

  2. Improving the scope of practice:  Working with clients impacted by systems of discrimination, violence and oppressionCOMPLETED EVENT
    Tuesday 2 May 2017, 7-8.30pm AEST

  3. Applying a Social Determinants of Health approach in rural, regional and remote and Indigenous community practice contextsCOMPLETED EVENT
    Tuesday 13 June 2017, 7-8.30pm AEST

  4. The way we work:  how local engagement and healthy workplaces matter to psychologists and their clientsCOMPLETED EVENT
    Tuesday 4 July 2017, 7-8.30pm AEST

* When you register for this webinar, you will receive the webinar recording, power point slides, knowledge assessment quiz and certificate of completion when you have completed the quiz.
For more information about the Social Determinants of Health, click here to listen to three clinical, counselling and community psychologists discussing the relevance of this approach in their work.