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The role of mental health workers in residential aged care | Seminar series on Ageing

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Date: Friday 20 October 2017
Venue: TD144 Hawthorn Campus

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This talk brings together a panel of past counselors of the Wellbeing Program for Older Adults. Collectively, the presenters have over two years of experience counselling older adults living in residential aged care facilities.

The counsellors will present case studies and share their views on the opportunities and challenges related to their work. This seminar will consider the role of psychological services and a model of care with this client group and is a must-attend seminar for anyone wondering what counsellors can bring to such settings.

Presenters

Ms Sianon Daley, Ms Skye Dyer, Ms Mish Dennerstein and Ms Siobhan James.

About the Seminar Series

Swinburne’s Seminar Series on Ageing has been running for more than five years and is the only one of its kind in Australia. The series attracts presenters who are experts in geropsychology and covers issues relating to late life conditions and treatments. 

The seminars are suitable for clinicians and trainee clinicians but can be understood by a broader range of people including consumers, families and carers. The Seminar Series is free and open to the public.

About the Wellbeing Clinic for Older Adults

The Wellbeing Clinic for Older Adults is a confidential counselling and support service for older adults living in residential and community settings. This service is run by psychology, counselling and social work students through Swinburne University of Technology.

The clinic also provides aged care professionals with mental health training and conducts research on the psychology of ageing.

Contact Information: Sunil Bhar
Email: sbhar@swin.edu.au Tel: +61 3 9214 8371