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Sunshine Coast | Workshop

About the event

This presentation describes the development from 2003 to the present time, of a pathway that was developed to introduce and sustain evidence based family intervention. The pathway was initiated by the introduction of an evidence based family assessment system (Beavers & Hampson, 1990) into a child and youth mental health service. This activity underpins the ongoing momentum to embrace evidence based family intervention that has been sustained across changes of leadership, restructure of services and clinician turnover. Building upon the service development arising from the use of the Beavers System (1990), then Social Work seniors (Ingrid Wagner and Glenn Munt) introduced the Family Approach to the treatment of Adolescent Anorexia Nervosa (Lock et al. 2001) [Maudsley Model], and established the first Queensland clinic to offer this evidence based treatment in 2007. By 2009, the recognised benefits for young people and their families, as well as for the clinicians, that were attributable to the successful implementation of this model, provided the support to successfully compete for a Creswick Foundation grant. This grant enabled the evidence based model, Attachment Based Family Therapy for Adolescent Depression (Diamond, Diamond and Levy 2013) to be introduced into the service through training workshops and ongoing supervision with the model developers. A case-based discussion will be used to explore and describe the contribution of these systems and models of family assessment and treatment to case conceptualization and treatment intervention.

Event Presenter

Ingrid Wagner held the position of Principal Social Worker/Director of Social Work in the Child and Youth Mental Health Services, Child Health Services, Brisbane from 2001 to 2010. She is currently a Clinical Academic Fellow at the Queensland University of Technology, School of Public Health and Social Work. In this role she focuses upon the dissemination of evidence based family level interventions and their sustainability in practice. She is an experienced clinical and mental health social worker and leads the Interdisciplinary Family Based Treatment Clinic at the QUT Health Clinics.

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WHERE: Relationships Australia 159 St Pauls Terrace Spring Hill on the corner of St Pauls Tce and Warren St opposite the Villa Maria Church Nursing Home. There is some parking under the building and free parking in Warren St and other side streets after 5pm BUT please note that St Pauls Terrace is a clearway and if you park there you will be towed.

WHEN: 5.00pm Friday 4 July 2014.  Enjoy light refreshments, including wine, juice and snacks and a chance to meet, talk and network with other counsellors from 5.00pm.  Topic presentation starts 5.30pm and concludes at 7.00pm

COST: $15.00 incl GST for QCA and PACFA Register members - $20.00 incl GST for non-members.  Payable at the door.

R.S.V.P.: Please advise if you are attending by Wednesday 2 July to [email protected]

Capacity 50.

Detailed Information

Friday, July 4, 2014 - 5:00pm
Event Cost
Relationships Australia
159 St Pauls Terrace
Spring Hill, QLD