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How to Use Mindfulness to Effectively Improve Outcomes in Student Counselling

About the Presentation Dr Richard Chambers presented to about 20 Psychologist and School Counsellors at Wesley College this week. In his presentation he discussed effective ways of introducing mindfulness to young people in clinical and educational contexts. He shared his experiences communicating what mindfulness is in a way that was clear, relevant and evidence-based. He discussed his extensive clinical experience …

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Network Meeting – Books that Inspire Our Work

We had another well-attended meeting on 24th April, 2013. It was so nice to catch up with everyone and share some good conversations over coffee and lunch. Our discussion centered around books that have inspired us. Each attendee interpreted the “topic” in a slightly different way, which made for a great discussion and sharing of ideas! Thank you so much to everyone who attended. …

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Mindfulness Presentation at Wesley College

Dr Richard Chambers will visit Wesley College, St Kilda Rd campus, on Tuesday, 11th June, 2013 to speak about: “How to Use Mindfulness to Effectively Improve Outcomes in Student Counselling” The PD will start at 2.30pm and run for about one hour. There will be no fee. All School Psychologists are welcome to attend. We need to know numbers so please RSVP if you …

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Top Ten Counselling Tools

Thank you very much to those who came along to another great meeting. We got to meet a few new faces this time- which was fabulous! It was really nice to see everyone and think about the counselling tools we use. I didn’t realise how tricky it would be to narrow down my counselling tools to the top ten. I …

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Melbourne School Psychology Network – Tuesday 12th March 2013 Meeting

Melbourne School Psychology Network  supports school counsellors, psychologists and welfare coordinators in the bay side and inner Melbourne metro area. Our next meeting promises to be a good one! Top Ten Counselling Tools Date: Tuesday 12th February, 2013 Topic: Top Ten Counselling Tools Time: 11am – ~12.30pm Venue: 1/ 11 Beach Street, Port Melbourne Cost: Free We also encourage everyone who comes to bring along their favourite tool – so we …

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Personal Construct Psychology

Melbourne School Psychology Network Meeting Melbourne School Psychology Network  supports school counsellors, psychologists and welfare coordinators in the bay side and inner Melbourne metro area. For the first meeting, Dr Christina Tuke Flanders presented a useful counselling tool and explained it can be used with clients  it in a fun and engaging way. You can download the presentation below. Network Group …

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Melbourne School Psychology Network

Melbourne School Psychology Network was formally established in 2012. What is the purpose of the Network? To support school counsellors, psychologists and welfare coordinators in the bay side and inner Melbourne metro area. Who is the Network for? School counsellors School psychologists Welfare coordinators Do I need to be a registered psychologist? No. If you are a school professional with …

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Learning Difficulty Information Session

As part of National Psychology week 2012 we ran a free information session for local parents on helping children with learning difficulties. You can view a video of the slides with the audio narration by clicking the image below (34 mins): Or click here to download the presentation slides (PDF) And click below to listen to the audio narration (34 …

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Child Learning Difficulties – Important Advice And Tips For Parents

Up to 25% of students have a learning difficulty and, unfortunately, these students are often unable to receive the additional support they need in a normal classroom situation. What are some common causes of learning difficulties? Learning difficulties can be related to: Developmental delay – for example, children who learn to speak at a later age may continue to have …

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VCE Results 2012 – Coping with your ATAR Result

The results are out today and the anticipation and anxious wait is over! For some it will be celebration, others will feel relief and some perhaps even disappointment. Below are a few tips for young people to help deal with their ATAR Score. Feel the emotions – label the emotions. It might be  joy, relief, sadness, disappointment or regret. Let …

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