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Self Harm Article 3

In our society we spend so much time and effort looking after our skin. Collectively we spend millions of dollars each year on  this vital organ; cleaning it, making it look nicer, making it smell better, putting clothes on it, decorating it with jewelry, piercings and tattoos. Some even have surgery to improve the look […]

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Self Harm Article 2

Last week we discovered that about one in eight young people self harm at some time during their adolescent years and that most of these kids don’t tell anyone about this behaviour. Further, most of these kids do not have a mental illness and most of them don’t have suicide on their mind, they just […]

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Self Harm Article 1

Many of us find it difficult to understand why some people deliberately hurt themselves. Research tells us that about 13% of all young people intentionally self harm during their adolescence. Most of these kids cut their skin, while others burn themselves with lighters or aerosols, and still others stick themselves with pins or scratch their […]

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Image Rescripting and Reprocessing Therapy

  IRRT is effective with a variety of presentations including PTSD, depression, and some other anxiety disorders. Due to psychological and biological factors involved in the laying down of traumatic memories, IRRT acknowledges that for some survivors of trauma, words-based therapy alone is not enough. Utilising a range of verbal and non-verbal strategies, IRRT aims […]

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Micro-skills of Counselling

An interactive, skills focused program to assist practitioners in the helping professions to polish core skills of counselling. This workshop is especially suitable to Provisionally Registered Psychologists, new graduates, students and those wanting to refresh their skills. Learning Objectives * Understanding the counselling relationship * Boundaries and ethical issues * Attachment in the counselling relationship […]

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The Presenters

Rob McAlpine is a clinical psychologist who has extensive experience working with adults and adolescents. He has over 17 years experience working with IPT and IPT-A. Rob also provides training and supervision in managing trauma using IRRT.   Anthony Hillin has more than 25 years experience working with adolescent and adult issues as a clinician, […]

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