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Gambling expenditure and harm in banking data

, 12.30 – 1.30 pm Research – Research

This session will go through a novel approach in research to show how gambling expenditure and harm can be objectively measured in bank data. Electronically-recorded gambling expenditure (e.g., in online and mobile gambling) can be retrieved from bank data, as well as relevant harm outcomes across financial (e.g., payday loans), social (e.g., spend on social activities) and health (e.g., spend on prescriptions, mortality) domains to provide information and knowledge. Dr Phillip Newall is one of the authors of this research.

Venue: Online – webinar

Introduction to the adult attachment interview

, 10 am–1 pm Help & Support

This session will provide an overview of attachment theory in the context of children and adults, and explore how object relations, the internal working model and attachment theory intersect. Adult attachment Interview (AAI) questions will be worked through in a practical workshop, understanding AAI protocols and introducing AAI into your practice.

This session is most suited for therapeutic counsellors.

Venue: Online – webinar

Monitoring adolescent gambling in Victoria

, 12.30 – 1.30 pm Research – Research

In the webinar, Dr Freund will present a brief overview of the 2017 Australian School Students Alcohol and Drug (ASSAD) Survey. She will present on the research methods, summarise the findings of the final report, and provide a preview of additional analyses that have now been completed. The ASSAD is a triennial national cross-sectional survey of Victoria and Queensland students’ use of licit and illicit substances. A total of 4269 students in Victoria from 58 schools took part in the survey. The webinar will cover the prevalence, type, modalities of gambling and problem gambling overall, and by age and gender. It will also include environmental factors that may influence adolescent gambling including exposure to peer and family gambling and exposure to gambling promotions.

Venue: Online – webinar

Gamblers Help FC Forum

, 9.30 am – 12.30 pm Primary & Allied Health – Financial Counselling

This forum will give financial counsellors the opportunity to broaden peer-to-peer sharing beyond your own agency and in a structured manner. The session will cover a variety of topics, including the use of existing legislation and codes when advocating for clients, practicing new tools and tips from others, and strategies to deal with disappointing client outcomes.

CPD points available: 3

This event is hosted by FCVic and registration will require logging onto their webpage.

Venue: Melbourne CBD, venue TBC

Early life interrelational trauma

, 10 am–1 pm Help & Support

This workshop seeks to provide to provide an overview of early life interrelational trauma and explore this from an object relations perspective. It will also explore how it affects regulation, mentalisation and the development of self, including the lifespan perspective of early life interrelational trauma.

This is most suited for therapeutic counsellors.

Venue: Online – webinar

Working with interpreters (advanced)

, 9.30 am – 12 pm Help & Support – Financial Counselling

This advanced course builds on the expertise required to work with interpreters in a highly effective way to maximise practitioner-client communication and manage complex conversations.

CPD points available: 3

This event is hosted by FCVic and registration will require logging onto their webpage.

Venue: Online – webinar

Negotiating effectively with creditors

, 9.30 am – 12 pm Help & Support – Financial Counselling

Learn negotiation techniques and apply them in conversations with creditors. Understand how debt buyers think, what they want and how to use that knowledge to the advantage on behalf of clients.

CPD points available: 3

This event is hosted by FCVic and registration will require logging onto their webpage.

Venue: Online – webinar

Introduction to attachment based therapy

, 10 am–1 pm Help & Support

This workshop will provide an overview of attachment theory in the context of attachment based therapy. It will explore the unconscious defense mechanisms of suppression, avoidance or amplification and overemphasis in response to early attachment experience. It will look at early attachment and later development, as well as the lifespan perspective on attachment. It will also focus on interventions and approaches based on attachment theory.

This is most suited for therapeutic counsellors.

Venue: Online – webinar

Psychodynamic group work

, 10 am–1 pm Help & Support

This workshop will provide an overview of psychodynamic group work, including its rationale and hypothesis. It will explore the group as a system with its own life which is conscious and unconscious and the subsystems within a group. It will also examine how unconscious emotional processes shape group behaviour and how unconscious processes inhibit the work of the group.

This is most suited for therapeutic counsellors.

Venue: Online – webinar
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