Victoria Park Function Centre, 223 Herston Rd, Herston, Qld, 4006, Australia
  • March 8, 2019 - March 9, 2019
    9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Target Audience: Occupational Therapists

Skilled and responsible use of sensory based approaches in mental health has been endorsed by the National Association for State Mental Health Program Directors (NASMHPD, 2009) and the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organisations in the USA as one of the instrumental interventions influencing the reduction of restraint and seclusion in mental health care settings. Tina Champagne (OTD, OT/L) indicated that a successful sensory based program is dependent upon occupational therapists who have adequate training and significant knowledge about the science and application of sensory processing and a method to systematically evaluate the procedures used and their effects on clients’ everyday function.

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L'Aqua, Rooftop Level, Cockle Bay Wharf, Sydney, NSW, 2000
  • March 29, 2019
    9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Target Audience: Allied Health Professionals

Occupational Performance Coaching (OPC) is proposed as an intervention which is family- and occupation-centred, enablement-focused and research informed. OPC involves working alongside parents to achieve parents’ goals for themselves, their children and/or their families. In OPC therapists utilise performance analysis, problem-solving, occupational and disability knowledge to guide parents’ exploration of changes that facilitate goal achievement. This workshop aims to provide therapists with an understanding of how to effectively use parent coaching within their services.

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