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Dealing with the blues: Identifying and helping children and adolescents with depression
Code: PDP-120819
Price: AU$125.00
Member Price: AU$85.00
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Professional Development Workshop 

"Dealing with the blues: Identifying and helping children and adolescents with depression"
Dr Monica O’Kelly, Clinical Psychologist
Monday 12th August, 2019
The University of Melbourne, Hawthorn Campus
Conference Room 
422 Auburn Road 
Hawthorn VIC 3122

9.39am to 2.00pm (9.00am registration)

$125.00 Standard fee
$85.00 ADAVIC Member fee
Bookings limited to 30 professionals
Bookings close 2 August 2019 or when fully booked

Please note that a 25% administration fee applies for refunds requested before 
24th July 2019.  No refunds or credits will be issued after this date.

It is often difficult to identify depression in children and adolescents. They may be the quiet children who do not stand out in a group setting. Alternatively they might be considered to be the lazy one or the naughty one or grumpy one. This presentation will focus on the telltale symptoms that help in identifying the presence of depression in children and in adolescents. Giving some thought to the cause of the depression will then be addressed as it needs to be kept in mind that not all depression is the same. An understanding of the etiology can help those supporting the child or adolescent to ascertain the best course of action. Strategies to build the relationship in an age appropriate way will be explored as it is the starting point in helping the young person. Simple strategies to help alleviate the depression will then be discussed with time in the presentation to practice helping skills. Finally assessing suicide risk and self-harm will be a focus and addressing how to manage the issue, being aware of the need for specialist referral. This will be a presentation with didactic input and active participation.

Target Audience
Teachers, youth workers, case workers, clinicians and others working with children and adolescents.

Please note:

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

Monica O’Kelly, BSc(Hons), DipEd, MBSc, PhD, Is a registered psychologist and a Fellow of the Australian Psychological Society, being a member of the Fellow of the Clinical College and the Educational and Developmental College. She is an Honorary Clinical Associate Professor at Melbourne University and an Adjunct Senior Lecturer at Monash University. She is also Director of CBT Australia. She has been in clinical practice for over 30 years and has been training mental health professional throughout Australia and Asia for over 20 years. She has been trained in cognitive behaviour therapy at the Albert Ellis Institute in New York and the Beck Institute in Philadelphia.

Additional Details:

All attendees will receive:

  • Presentation handouts
  • Certificate of Attendance
  • Tea/coffee, freshly home baked cakes and sandwiches will be provided

How to Book


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