Professional Development Workshop
|Topic||"Understanding Panic Disorder and How to Treat it" - evening PDP|
|Date||Wednesday 19th of April 2017|
Clayton Meeting Room
264 Clayton Rd
Clayton, VIC 3168
|Time||6.00pm to 9.30pm (5.30 pm registration) |
|Cost|| $95.00 Standard fee|
$70.00 ADAVIC members
Bookings limited to 35 professionals
Bookings close 12 April 2017, or when fully booked.
Please note that a 25% administration fee applies for refunds requested before
29 March 2017. No refunds or credits will be issued after this date.
Panic Disorder affects about 4% of the population. Individuals suffering from panic disorder have a persistent fear of having a panic attack and worry about the consequences of an attack. Many people change their behaviour in an attempt to prevent attacks, and some are so affected that they try to avoid any place where it might be difficult to get help or to escape from. When this avoidance is severe it is called Agoraphobia, which refers to people developing a fear of crowded places.
Panic Disorder may become accompanied by depression, other anxiety disorders, dependence on alcohol or drugs, and may also lead to significant social and occupational impairment. This seminar will outline the aetiology of panic, panic disorder and the link between respiratory difficulties and panic disorder. Furthermore, various treatments for Panic Disorder will be discussed.
Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Social Workers and all Allied Health counsellors
APS Members can accrue Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours by participating in CPD activities that they determine to be relevant to their individual professional skills, learning plans and goals. These may be self-initiated. CPD activities do not need to be endorsed by the APS.
About the Presenter
Peter Kyriakoulis is the director of the Positive Psychology Clinic and the Positive Psychology Wellness Centre. He is a clinical psychologist who specialises in the treatment of depression and anxiety disorders. He completed his undergraduate studies with honours at the University of Athens in 2000, and in 2003 he completed a Masters in Clinical Psychology in Melbourne.
Since 2003 he has been working in private practice as a psychologist, and over the ensuing years has worked in community health and various psychiatric settings, becoming a member of the Clinical College of the Australian Psychological Society in 2007. Peter has a wide interest in applying positive psychology and neuropsychotherapy principles in clinical practice whilst maintaining a cognitive behavioural framework. He also specialises in psychological assessment using the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI-2). He is currently completing his PhD on Panic Disorder.
All attendees will receive:
Presentation Handouts and Reference Materials
Certificate of Attendance
Tea/Coffee and Refreshments provided
How to Book
1. Online booking via the Add to Cart button at top of page
2. Download registration and payment form 3. Contact the ADAVIC office and make a booking over the phone