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Nov 25

Caring through Connecting

25/11/2021 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Men Counselling Scaled

Explore how quality connection supports great patient care.

This workshop is relevant to all frontline professional workers in our community from GPs and allied health professionals to carers.

The purpose of this workshop is to increase awareness of the benefits of improved communication and listening skills to support better connection with, and care of, people with mental health needs.

This workshop is for you if you want to explore quality connections that support great care!  https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/caring-through-connecting-tickets-194964312507

On the panel are:

Professor Geoff Riley AM

“Counselling skills around mental health issues that involve empathetic listening”

Emeritus Professor and Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the Rural Clinical School of WA and previously Professor of Rural and Remote Medicine at the University of Western Australia. He commenced his career in psychiatry in 1975 but had 10 years as a GP in our south west. He has worked in Medical Ethics in WA and the USA. He established what is now known as the Doctors’ Health Advisory Service. He has promoted quality general practice, and has practiced kindness throughout his career. Over the last decade he helped establish a new training programme in Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and General Practice in the Wenzhou Medical University, China. He was appointed a member of the Order of Australia in 2010.

Debbie George

“To be seen and heard, a fundamental need that we can meet “

Debbie is a Mental Health Professional with 27 years experience in Drug and Alcohol, Family and Domestic Violence, Homelessness and with Youth and Women transitioning from prison to the community. Debbie has worked with individuals and families with a special interest in couples therapy. She has recently retired from her position as Clinical Coordinator with South West Counselling where she worked for the last ten years.

Martin Ringer

“From Listening to Connecting “

Martin is the Chair of Mindful Margaret River (AMR Community Mental Health Alliance). He is a retired socio-analyst whose work involved a combination of psycho-analytical and systems theories as applied to teams, groups and communities. Until moving to Margaret River three years ago he was a sessional lecturer for the Masters in psycho-analytical and psychotherapy course at Edith Cowan University. He is the author of many papers on human learning and dynamics, and of a book on Group Dynamics, and currently a lead editor for a book on how people think together.

Bringing it all together is our facilitator, Dr Peter Durey.

Dr Durey will do an introduction and then we will hear from the three panelists. After a short break there will be an open discussion with questions for the panelists. Snacks are provided, come along and bring a colleague. Numbers are limited. Please register via the link.

Date: 25 November 2021

Time: 5.30-7.30pm

Venue: Margaret River HEART

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/caring-through-connecting-tickets-194964312507