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Do you have what it takes to engage with Indigenous people?
Join our interdisciplinary panel of experts for a discussion about supporting the social and emotional wellbeing of Indigenous people.

 Watch this facilitated panel discussion of Sophie's story be better equipped to: 

  • discuss how a focus on commonalities and shared experience can help in therapeutic work and how this can be achieved.
  • identify challenges, tips and strategies for working with Indigenous clients, including collaborative practice, in the context of contemporary Australia (social, scientific and political environment)
  • describe how practice and discourse around boundaries can impact our work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients across different professional disciplines.

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Review the panel of interdisciplinary experts’ bios.:

• Dr Louis Peachey (Rural Generalist, Queensland)

• Dr. Jeff Nelson (Psychologist, Queensland)

• Dr Mary Emeleus (Psychiatric Registrar, Queensland)


  • Professor Steve Trumble (General Practitioner, Victoria)


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