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Understanding disability & mental health
Code: LEC-291110
Price: AU$15.00
Member Price: AU$10.00
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Understanding Disability & Mental Health

Dr Nick Hagiliassis, Psychologist
Mark Di Marco, Psychologist
Tuesday 29 November, 2016 

Mantra Bell City
215 Bell St,
Preston VIC 3072 
(United Nations Auditorium)

10.30am - noon 
$15.00 Standard fee 
$10.00 ADAVIC members


For people with disability who also experience mental health issues, there can be many barriers to the accurate identification and treatment of those issues. The implication is that mental health problems go undiagnosed or are misinterpreted as a manifestation of the person’s disability or are labelled as challenging behaviour.  Over some years, at Scope, we have attempted to better understand mental health issues in relation to people with disability, their diagnosis and treatment. 

In this presentation, we aim to raise awareness of these issues and present practical ways to more accurately and effectively support people with disability and concurrent mental health needs. We present ideas from our work, and that of others, including adapted assessment protocols, modified focussed psychological treatment approaches, and ideas for working with mainstream health services.

About the Presenter

Dr Nick Hagiliassis is a psychologist and researcher with 20 years experience in the support of people with a disability, their families, and the communities in which they live. He completed a BSc(Hons) and a MPsych at Monash University, Australia, and a PhD at La Trobe University, Australia, and is an Honorary Research Fellow, University of Melbourne. Nick is a member of a number of researcher and professional networks and has co-authored peer reviewed journal papers, practice guidelines and resources, presented at conferences nationally and internationally and has co-authored chapters and books in the areas of mental health and disability.

Mark is a psychologist with over 20 years experience in the disability field. Mark completed his undergraduate studies at Melbourne University and Masters Degree at Sydney University. Mark has worked for the Department of Community Services in Sydney, MENCAP in London and currently works as a clinician with Scope as well as in private practice. Mark has presented at conferences nationally and internationally and published several papers in this area.


ADAVIC is grateful for and acknowledges that this event and associated information resources are supported by the Lord Mayor's Charitable Foundation. 

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