Supporting the Wellbeing of People Experiencing a Trauma Response

Date produced 02 June 2015

Watch this webinar to benefit from an interdisciplinary panel's insights as they discuss a case study. MHPN would like to acknowledge Adults Surviving Child Abuse for their assistance in producing this webinar.

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At the completion of the webinar participants will have:

  • a better understanding of the impact on the mental, physical, familial and social wellbeing of people experiencing a trauma response
  • a better understanding of how services and practitioners can respond effectively in their assessment, treatment and support of people who are experiencing a trauma response
  • take home tips and strategies for interdisciplinary collaboration to support people who are experiencing a trauma response 
  • Ms Jac Taylor (SA based Coordinator Counselling Services & Royal Commission Support Services)
  • Ms Naomi Halpern (VIC based social worker)
  • Mr John Ellis (NSW based survivor/solicitor providing legal support to survivors)
  • Adjunct Prof Warwick Middleton (QLD based psychiatrist) 

The webinar is facilitated by Dr Mary Emeleus (Qld-based GP and psychotherapist).

View panellists' biographies.

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Individual learning needs

94% of exit survey respondents reported their individual learning needs were ‘entirely met’ or ‘partially met’.

Relevance to practice

When asked to rate how relevant the webinar was to the clinicians own practice, 99% stated it was ‘entirely relevant’ or ‘partially relevant’.

Changes to work practice

89% of exit survey respondents intend to make changes to their clinical work practice as a result of attending the webinar.

This webinar was produced in June 2015. The Mental Health Professionals’ Network’s webinars are produced for mental health professionals. The information is intended for suitably-experienced mental health professionals and does not replace clinical judgement and decision making. It is intended for use as a guide of a general nature only and may or may not be relevant to particular patients or circumstances. The subject matter is not exhaustive of any mental health conditions presented. Health professionals implementing any recommendations contained in the webinar must exercise their own independent skill or judgement or seek appropriate professional advice relevant to their own particular circumstances when so doing. Any information presented in the webinar recording was deemed relevant at the time of the live event and after this date has not been reviewed. No guarantee can be given that the information is free from error or omission.

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