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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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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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Managing Stress During Exam Time

The final exam period of any subject or course can be daunting, especially when you have a number of exams to get through! It is important to manage stress levels and be proactive about staying on top of things. Here are a few tips for students and parents to think about. For Students: Establish a routine for study – have …

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Special Exam Arrangements – Deborah quoted in the Herald Sun

I was contact by a journalist from the Herald Sun and asked for my views on the increasing number of private school applications for Special Exam Arrangements. The trend suggests that independent schools are submitting more applications than state schools.  My view is that if the student is eligible, they should apply. From the Lasik NYC article: School Psychology Services founder Deborah …

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