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Living out your profession in a generic world: Knowing what you do and why

Event number: 17308
6.5 CPD hours
Presenter(s): Dr Julie Rowse

Many health professionals working in generic roles struggle to keep their professional identity. Dr Julie Rowse, a proud occupational therapist, has worked in generic mental health positions throughout the first 17 years of her career. Each profession brings a unique perspective to a generic role, for example a case management position.

Julie is passionate about her professional roots as an occupational therapist and as a clinical supervisor of numerous staff across the disciplines has always encouraged health professionals to embrace and use their specific skills within the generic role.

This workshop will inspire participants to connect with their professional roots and identify how their specific professional skills can be used within a generic role. 

Learning Objectives: 

- To identify what unique skills your profession brings to the generic role you are employed in.

- To be able to know and explain what it is that you do in your role and why you do it (may professionals struggle to explain what they do and why, even if they are very competent at their job).

- To be able to articulate to others what your profession contributes to the role and why it is important.

- To understand other professions, their background, and what different disciplines can bring in a generic role or team. 

About the presenter(s)

Dr Julie Rowse (Bach. O.T. (Hons); PhD) is passionate about people being able to live life to the full. Julie is a mental health occupational therapist with 18 years’ experience working with individuals, families and groups across all age ranges. In addition to providing treatment, Julie also has many years of providing clinical supervision and training to a range of mental health clinicians. In 2016 Julie opened the private practice, Healthy Mind and Soul.
Julie has developed and facilitated several successful workshops throughout her career as well as speaking at conferences locally, nationally and internationally. Julie is a passionate and engaging speaker who enjoys encouraging and motivating others.


Online registration

Parkville, Melbourne

Centre of Theology & Ministry
29 College Crescent
Parkville, Melbourne, VIC 3052
Venue is wheelchair accessible
Start date: 22/2/2017
End date: 22/2/2017
Time: 9am to 4.30pm

Hurstville, Sydney

Hurstville Training Rooms
3/124 Forest Road
Hurstville, Sydney , NSW 2220
Start date: 15/3/2017
End date: 15/3/2017
Time: 9am to 4.30pm


$295 (early bird $265 if 4 weeks prior to workshop)


Healthy Mind and Soul
Contact Julie Rowse