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RESCHEDULED Self-Care for Trainee Psychologists

Event number: 17441
3 CPD hours
Presenter(s): Dr Rebecca Rainbow MAPS MCCLP

Please note this event has been RESCHEDULED now 27 April 2017


This workshop was run last year and, due to high demand, the Branch is pleased to be able to offer the repeat event for student/early career members. 

Trainee and early career psychologists must navigate a variety of challenges as they enter the profession. While balancing clinical practice, research, and coursework (along with the rest of their lives), it is essential that they are able to adequately maintain their own wellbeing. This workshop in is aimed at psychologists with provisional or general registration who are postgraduate/4+2/5+1 training, although all psychologists are welcome. 

Strategies for self-care and related exercises will be the primary focus of the workshop.

Learning outcomes

At the end of this three-hour workshop, participants will be able to :

  • Identify common stressors experienced by trainee psychologists;
  • Identify common barriers to self-care;
  • Discuss and demonstrate practical approaches for managing stressors and self-care at individual, group, and organisational levels.

About the presenter(s)

Dr Rebecca Rainbow is a clinical psychologist working within the Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services. Rebecca has a keen interest in promoting and fostering healthy attitudes and practices toward the self, and over the past six years has developed an ‘Ecological Model of Wellbeing’. This model forms the basis of the self-care workshops that she runs with a range of helping professionals across a number of settings.

Rebecca enjoys working with people across the professional lifespan, including trainees and those in the early stages of their career. In her clinical practice and own self-care, she draws from a variety of approaches including CBT, ACT, EFT, Schema Therapy, and psychodynamic theory. In addition to her work as a psychologist, she enjoys spending time with loved ones; being outside in nature; and engaging her creativity through art, music, and dancing.


Registrations will close when places are full or on March 23, 2017 - please contact the organiser after this time

5.15pm for 5.30pm start. Concludes 8:30pm

Catering provided

Online registration

South Brisbane

The Greek Club
29 Edmondstone St
South Brisbane, QLD 4000
Venue is wheelchair accessible
Start date: 27/4/2017
End date: 27/4/2017
Time: 5.15pm - 8:30pm


APS Member: $30.00
APS Student: $20.00
Non Member: $50.00


APS - Brisbane Area Branch
Contact Steph Beckey
1300 333497