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APS Student Event: Features and Challenges of working with an Indigenous client base as a Psychologist

Event number: 18853
Presentation/Seminar
Presenter(s): Raylene Lenokowski and Ruby Warber

Please note this event has been postponed from 21 July 2017, now 31 August 2017

This is a free event for APS student members only

Rae Lenokowski and  Ruby Warber are psychologists who both recently graduated from their Masters in Clinical Psychology and work at the Victorian Aboriginal Health Services Family Counselling Services (VAHS FCS). Ms Warber will discuss the background of the VAHS and the broader post colonial context of Aboriginal health and well being, as well as some of the challenges of working in the Aboriginal Community as both a mental health professional and a community member.

Ms Lesniowska will then present a case study of a client treated while on placement at VAHS, as an example of both the level of complexity clients can present with while on placement. There will also be discussion on how appropriate psychological assessment and treatment can be identified through both a western and Indigenous psychological perspective

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Notes

This is an event designed for students

Website

Online registration

Bundoora

Latrobe University, Melbourne Campus, Building WLT 2
Plenty Road & Kingsbury Drive
Bundoora, VIC 3083
Australia
Venue is wheelchair accessible
Start date: 31/8/2017
End date: 31/8/2017
Time: 7.00pm - 9.00pm

Cost

Free event for APS student members only

Organiser

APS - Melbourne Branch
Contact Angela Vaughan
0422 102 275