Provisional Psychologist Professional Development

Provisional Psychologist Hub offers a range of Professional Development Memberships and individual workshops for Provisional Psychologists entering Psychological Practice for the first time or those looking to refresh their skills and meet their professional development requirements. 

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Professional Development for Aspiring Provisional Psychologists

This workshop series is designed for university students and graduates preparing for their first roles in psychological practice. This series of workshops will provide you insight into your options, unpack the complexities of those options and start to prepare you for what lies ahead.

You can purchase all 5 weeks up front and complete the workshops in your preferred order or subscribe to the weekly membership and undertake the workshops week by week in the set order.

Week 1: Pathways to Registration
Week 2: Preparing for Psychological Practice
Week 3: Initial Semi Structured Interviews
Week 4: Case Formulation
Week 5: Treatment Planning

 

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Professional Development for Provisional Psychologists

With over 100 professional development workshops specifically designed for provisional psychologists we have a range of memberships and up front options available to suit everyone.

Month to month memberships include the option to cancel anytime and provide new workshops every 2 weeks. Up front and fast forward options allow you to tailor the order you complete your workshops at the pace you prefer to complete them.

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Professional Development for Provisional Psychologists Workshop Topics

Provisional Psychologist Hub have over 100 individual workshops delivered by leading practitioners in their field including Author and Registered Psychologist Phil Watts, Provisional Psychologist Hub Directors and Board Approved Supervisors Leza Sullivan and Susie Upton, Clinical Psychologist and Clinical Neuropsychologist Dr Katie Veretennikoff and many more.

Topic: Informed Consent 

Professional Development Hours: 1.5 hours (includes video content and downloadable resources and worksheets)

Presenters: Susie Upton

Content Overview: Obtaining informed consent is an imperative process when working inline with the Code of Ethics and providing psychological services to clients. This module is designed to get you thinking about how you will have conversations with your clients about informed consent and ensure that you are considering the legal and ethical considerations. 

Handouts and Downloads: We have compiled a number of  resources to accompany this video. These are aimed to further enhance your learning and provide you with practical examples and templates. Please download each document and read them as part of the practical component of this module. 

 

Topic: Young People, Informed Consent and Separated Families 

Professional Development Hours: 120 mins (includes video content, readings and downloadable worksheets for completion)

Presenters: Susie Upton

Content Overview: Our next topic will continue to explore the issue of informed consent and how this process applies in complex contexts, such as, working with young people and separated families. These are both common situations where explaining and obtaining informed consent from all parities involved, requires careful consideration and proactive action from the outset. We hope that by providing our knowledge experience on this issue, we can help you establish your own processes and feel prepared to address them when they arise in your practice. 

Homework and Reflection: We have compiled a number of  resources to accompany the video content. These are aimed to further enhance your learning. Please download each document and read them as part of the practical component of this series. 

Parenting Orders 

Professional Development Hours: 1 hour (includes video content and downloadable readings/resources for review)

Presenter: Stephanie Brown, Solicitor 

Stephanie has experience in all areas of Family Law including children, property settlement and child support. Moreover, Stephanie has specific knowledge in business related matters largely due to her commercial law background. On a regular basis, Stephanie appears in the Family Court, Federal Circuit Court and Magistrates Courts. Overall, Stephanie is able to assist clients in difficult situations that arise in Family Law matters by developing a unique strategy for each matter.

Content Overview: In this weeks professional development e-seminar, Stephanie discusses the primary applications of family law to our work with separated parents. She discusses the different parenting arrangements and how these differ from a legal standpoint. She also discusses how domestic violence between parents impacts their parenting arrangements and explains key considerations when there may be DVOs and Family Law Court Orders in place within the same family. Finally, Stephanie discusses providing evidence for family law matters and discusses the process of subpoenaing documents and oral evidence. 

We encourage you seek additional professional development and supervision to develop your knowledge, skills and confidence in navigating family law matters should they arise with your clients. The following seminar provides a general guide, but specific actions may differ on a case-by-case basis. It is highly recommended that you bring your questions to supervision. 

Ethical Issues Series

Topic: Informed Consent 

Professional Development Hours: 30 mins (includes video content and downloadable resources and worksheets)

Presenters: Leza Sullivan and Susie Upton

Content Overview: This video provides information regarding obtaining informed consent to release and disclose information to 3rd parties. 

Homework and Reflection: We have compiled a number of resources to accompany each video. These are aimed to further enhance your learning on each presented topic or to provide you with practical examples and templates. Please download each document and read them as part of the practical component of this series.  

Reflective learning is a fundamental skill of the competent psychologist and requires practice to develop. After the presentations, please download and complete your reflective journal worksheet (see AHPRA website). You can bring this to your next supervision with your Principal supervisor for discussion.

Remember to log your professional development hours in your logbook (see AHPRA website for template) and download this weeks handouts for completion. Any questions just email us at [email protected] or schedule supervision to discuss application of this knowledge to your role or current clients. 

If you would like to know more about our presenters, go to the 'about' page on our website https://www.provisionalpsych.com.au/p/aboutus

 

 

 

Ethical Issues Series 

Topic: Confidentiality and it's Limits  

Professional Development Hours: 45 mins (includes video content and downloadable worksheets for completion)

Presenters: Leza Sullivan and Susie Upton

Content Overview: In this week's professional development e-seminar we will learn more about the ethical issue of confidentiality. We discuss considerations pertaining to the limits of confidentiality and focus on how to explain this to both your adult and child clients. Lastly, we complete this topic with a case study discussion presented by Susie Upton which assists in placing confidentiality issues in context.

 Homework and Reflection: We have compiled a number of  resources to accompany each video. These are aimed to further enhance your learning on each presented topic. Please download each document and read them as part of the practical component of this series.  

Reflective learning is a fundamental skill of the competent psychologist and requires practice to develop. After the presentations, please download (see AHPRA website for template) and complete your reflective journal worksheet. You can bring this to your next supervision with your Principal supervisor for discussion.

Remember to log your professional development hours in your logbook (see AHPRA website for template) and download this weeks handouts for completion. Any questions just email us at [email protected] or schedule supervision to discuss application of this knowledge to your role or current clients. 

If you would like to know more about our presenters, go to the 'about' page on our website https://www.provisionalpsych.com.au/p/aboutus

This video explains the legal and ethical issues which are applicable to psychologists when working with children from separated families. 

 

Ethical Issues Series 

Topic: Discussing Confidentiality with Clients 

Professional Development Hours: 45 mins (includes video content and downloadable worksheets for completion)

Presenters: Leza Sullivan and Susie Upton

Content Overview: In this video we discuss how to discuss confidentiality with our adult, child and parent clients. We provide some useful scripts outlining examples of how to communicate this to clients in a clear and comprehensive manner. 

Homework and Reflection: We have compiled a number of  resources to accompany each video. These are aimed to further enhance your learning on each presented topic. Please download each document and read them as part of the practical component of this series.  

Reflective learning is a fundamental skill of the competent psychologist and requires practice to develop. After the presentations, please download (see AHPRA website for template) and complete your reflective journal worksheet. You can bring this to your next supervision with your Principal supervisor for discussion.

Remember to log your professional development hours in your logbook (see AHPRA website for template) and download this weeks handouts for completion. Any questions just email us at [email protected] or schedule supervision to discuss application of this knowledge to your role or current clients. 

If you would like to know more about our presenters, go to the 'about' page on our website https://www.provisionalpsych.com.au/p/aboutus 

Ethical Issues Series 

Topic: Confidentiality Issues in Context: Case Studies 

Professional Development Hours: 15 mins (includes video content and downloadable worksheets for completion)

Presenters: Leza Sullivan and Susie Upton

Content Overview: In this video Susie Upton describes case study scenarios where ethical decisions regarding confidentiality are likely to arise. Susie discusses the legal and ethical considerations relevant to each case, and provides examples of what the limits to confidentiality may look like in context. 

Homework and Reflection: We have compiled a number of  resources to accompany each video. These are aimed to further enhance your learning on each presented topic. Please download each document and read them as part of the practical component of this series.  

Reflective learning is a fundamental skill of the competent psychologist and requires practice to develop. After the presentations, please download (see AHPRA website for template) and complete your reflective journal worksheet. You can bring this to your next supervision with your Principal supervisor for discussion.

Remember to log your professional development hours in your logbook (see AHPRA website for template) and download this weeks handouts for completion. Any questions just email us at [email protected] or schedule supervision to discuss application of this knowledge to your role or current clients. 

If you would like to know more about our presenters, go to the 'about' page on our website https://www.provisionalpsych.com.au/p/aboutus

 

 

 

Initial Semi Structured Interviews

Professional Development Hours: 1 hour and 15 minutes (includes video content and downloadable readings/resources for review)

Presenter: Susie Upton

Susie is a registered Psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia and is a full member of the Australian Psychological Society. Susie is a General Psychologist with over 10 years of experience working with children, adolescents, parents, families and adults. Susie is also a Board Approved Supervisor and provides regular supervision to provisional psychologists and peer supervision to registered psychologists. Susie is passionate about providing evidence-based intervention to children, training new professionals and working with children that have experienced trauma. In 2015, Susie Upton was named Queensland Telstra Young Business Woman of the Year, an award that recognised the importance of being passionate about your work. In 2016, Susie was named by Griffith University as an Outstanding School of Psychology Alumni for her contribution in the field of psychology.

Together with Leza Sullivan, Susie Upton manages all of Child Aware’s operations and staffing.

Content Overview: In this week's professional development e-seminar we will learn more about our initial interview process. We discuss considerations pertaining to initial interviews with parents (for child and adolescent clients) and with adult clients. We then guide you step-by-step in what to cover in this appointment. The information that we gather at point of intake is essential for case formulation and treatment planning (which we discuss in later modules). We will provide you with example intake forms to give you an idea of what questions you might consider including in your intake process. 

We encourage you seek additional professional development and supervision to develop your knowledge, skills and confidence. The following seminar provides a general guide, but specific actions may differ on a case-by-case basis. It is highly recommended that you bring your questions to supervision. 

 

Introduction to Counselling

Professional Development Hours:  60 minutes (includes video content and downloadable readings for reading)

Presenter: Jasmin Singh

Jasmin is an endorsed Counselling Psychologist registered with the Psychology Board of Australia and is a member of the Australian Psychological Society. She has over five years experience providing psychological intervention to children, adolescents, families, and adults.

Jasmin is passionate about providing early intervention to children and young people, and believes that therapy works best when grounded by a sense of safety with a focus on the needs of the client. She has a special interest in trauma-focused therapy, neuropsychotherapy and expressive therapies. Jasmin presented her post-graduate research on the neuroscience behind detecting emotional disturbance in children’s drawings at the International Congress of Applied Psychology. This research was published in the International Journal of Neuropsychotherapy.

Jasmin is also a Board Approved supervisor and is passionate about supporting early career psychologists to reach their full potential. 

Content Overview: In this week's professional development e-seminar we will learn more about practical counselling skills including the importance of the first contact with the client and the ongoing therapeutic alliance. In this informative and engaging presentation, Jasmin will discuss how to apply counselling skills and the application of the Skilled Helper Model. The information provided has been designed to complement the information in the relevant AHPRA guidelines which are conveniently attached as downloadable resources. 

Remember to log your professional development hours in your logbook and download this weeks handout. Any questions just email us at [email protected] or schedule supervision to discuss application of this knowledge to your role or current clients. 

If you would like to know more about our presenters, go to the 'about' page on our website https://www.provisionalpsych.com.au/p/aboutus 

Risk Assessment and Management 

Professional Development Hours: 1 hour and 45 minutes (includes video content and downloadable readings for completion)

Presenter: Vanessa Allen 

Vanessa is a registered Psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia, a Full Member of the Australian Psychological Society and is a Board Approved Supervisor. Vanessa is a General Psychologist with over 10 year’s experience, working with children, adults, couples and families in a range of areas; including anxiety, depression, crisis/trauma, cancer care, confidence/self-esteem and adjustment difficulties, to assist with improving health and wellbeing. 

Content Overview: In this week's professional development e-seminar we will learn more about risk assessment and management. We discuss considerations pertaining the latest research about suicide risk assessment and management strategies. We then guide you step-by-step in conducting a risk assessment, developing a coping plan and how to effectively collaborate with multidisciplinary professionals. Lastly, we cover ethical issues pertaining to risk assessment and provide you with links to resources to assist you in developing your risk assessment skills.  

We encourage you seek additional professional development and supervision to develop your knowledge, skills and confidence in risk assessment. The following seminar provides a general guide, but specific actions may differ on a case-by-case basis. It is highly recommended that you discuss risk assessment and management for your clients in supervision. 

Homework and Reflection: We have compiled a number of  resources to accompany each video.These are aimed to further enhance your learning on each presented topic. Please download each document and read them as part of the practical component of this series.  

Reflective learning is a fundamental skill of the competent psychologist and requires practice to develop. After the presentations, please download and complete your reflective journal worksheet.You can bring this to your next supervision with your Principal supervisor for discussion.

Remember to log your professional development hours in your logbook (see attachment in orientation of logbook templates from AHPRA) and download this weeks handouts for completion. Any questions just email us at [email protected] or schedule supervision to discuss application of this knowledge to your role or current clients. 

If you would like to know more about our presenters, go to the 'about' page on our website https://www.provisionalpsych.com.au/p/aboutus

 

Risk Assessment - Managing your Anxiety

Professional Development Hours: 15 minutes 

Presenter: Leza Sullivan

Leza is a registered Psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia and is a Full Member of the Australian Psychological Society. Leza has over 14 years of experience working with children, adolescents, parents, families and adults across the private, non profit and government sectors. Leza is also a Board Approved Supervisor and has extensive experience supervising provisional psychologists, registered psychologists, other health professionals (support workers, social workers) and large teams.

Leza commenced her career in 2004 working as a provisional psychologist under the 4+2 program. Her first role was for a non-profit organisation where she was tasked with the entire set up and operation of a community counselling service. This job, which was the steepest learning curve in her career set her up to go onto manage large teams and eventually co-own a large group practice in Brisbane that has over 30 team members across 3 locations. Leza has had a varied career working therapeutically with clients across the lifespan and has held positions within a private paediatric practice conducting diagnostic assessments, within a trauma focused organisation, in work rehabilitation, as a school counsellor, and has held many senior management positions including National Operations Manager before opening Child Aware in 2013.

Leza is passionate about ethical and evidence based practice but equally about supporting those in the early stages of their careers to feel supported whilst learning the skills, and knowledge to become fully registered psychologist. Leza recalls her own experience of being a provisional psychologist to ensure that adequate support and guidance is provided. Leza has a special interest in trauma informed treatment and psychometric assessment, including for the diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder, Learning Disorder, Intellectual Disability and other difficulties affecting children.

Content Overview: In this brief e-seminar we will learn about managing our anxiety relating to risk assessments. A common issues that we all, regardless of how long we have been qualified for experience. Leza discusses how process, supervision and focusing on the needs of the client assist us in the management of our anxiety. She also touches of check in calls and how to structure them to ensure you manage your duty of care effectively. 

Remember to log your professional development hours in your logbook and download this weeks handout. Any questions just email us at [email protected] or schedule supervision to discuss application of this knowledge to your role or current clients. 

If you would like to know more about our presenters, go to the 'about' page on our website https://www.provisionalpsych.com.au/p/aboutus 

Case Formulation

Professional Development Hours: 1 hour (includes video content and downloadable readings/resources for review)

Presenter: Susie Upton

Susie is a registered Psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia and is a full member of the Australian Psychological Society. Susie is a General Psychologist with over 10 years of experience working with children, adolescents, parents, families and adults. Susie is also a Board Approved Supervisor and provides regular supervision to provisional psychologists and peer supervision to registered psychologists. Susie is passionate about providing evidence-based intervention to children, training new professionals and working with children that have experienced trauma. In 2015, Susie Upton was named Queensland Telstra Young Business Woman of the Year, an award that recognised the importance of being passionate about your work. In 2016, Susie was named by Griffith University as an Outstanding School of Psychology Alumni for her contribution in the field of psychology.

Together with Leza Sullivan, Susie Upton manages all of Child Aware’s operations and staffing.

Content Overview: In this weeks professional development e-seminar, Susie discusses the primary components of effective case formulation. A overview is provided of the theoretical underpinnings of case formulation, before Susie talks through how to collaboratively conceptualise clients presenting issues in practice and use your formulation to guide treatment planning. Case formulation is a core skill area for psychologists develop in their early career and requires both extensive practical experience and, theoretical understanding to fully master.

We encourage you seek additional professional development and supervision to develop your knowledge, skills and confidence in case formulation. The following seminar provides a general guide, but specific actions may differ on a case-by-case basis. It is highly recommended that you bring your questions to supervision. 

 

Treatment Planning 

Professional Development Hours: 1.5 hours (includes video content and downloadable readings/resources for review)

Presenter: Susie Upton

Susie is a registered Psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia and is a full member of the Australian Psychological Society. Susie is a General Psychologist with over 10 years of experience working with children, adolescents, parents, families and adults. Susie is also a Board Approved Supervisor and provides regular supervision to provisional psychologists and peer supervision to registered psychologists. Susie is passionate about providing evidence-based intervention to children, training new professionals and working with children that have experienced trauma. In 2015, Susie Upton was named Queensland Telstra Young Business Woman of the Year, an award that recognised the importance of being passionate about your work. In 2016, Susie was named by Griffith University as an Outstanding School of Psychology Alumni for her contribution in the field of psychology.

Together with Leza Sullivan, Susie Upton manages all of Child Aware’s operations and staffing.

Content Overview:  In this professional development e-seminar Susie discusses issues pertaining to treatment planning. Susie provides an overview of key ethical considerations for treatment planning as well ideas for incorporating diagnostic assessments and symptom screening to assist in informing the selection and delivery of evidence based therapies.  Finally, Susie provides examples of how to structure your sessions and how to plan for treatment termination and relapse prevention.

We encourage you seek additional professional development and supervision to develop your knowledge, skills and confidence. The following seminar provides a general guide, but specific actions may differ on a case-by-case basis. It is highly recommended that you bring your questions to supervision. 

 

Case Reports 

Professional Development Hours: 120 minutes (includes video content and downloadable readings for completion)

Presenter: Susie Upton 

Content Overview: In this week's professional development e-seminar we will learn more the case reports you are required to do as part of your 4+1 and 5+1 registration program. Susie comprehensively discusses each section of the assessment and intervention case reports and provides her top tips on what the PsyBA are looking for based on her extensive experience reviewing the work of her supervisees. The information provided has been designed to complement the information in the relevant AHPRA guidelines which are conveniently attached as downloadable resources. 

We have also developed a 24-page e-Handbook to accompany this seminar which provides detailed information about the requirements for each case report, as well as full simulated examples of each case report to help you understand what your case reports will look like, ideally. 

We encourage you seek additional professional development and supervision on case report writing, case formulation, assessment and evidence based treatment planning to further develop your knowledge, skills and confidence in case report writing. This seminar was developed as a comprehensive guide, but specific inclusions will likely differ depending on the clients you select. As such, it is highly recommended that you seek additional supervision regarding your case studies. 

Homework and Reflection: We have compiled a number of  resources to accompany each video.These are aimed to further enhance your learning on each presented topic. Please download each document and read them as part of the practical component of this series.  

Reflective learning is a fundamental skill of the competent psychologist and requires practice to develop. After the presentations, please download and complete your reflective journal worksheet.You can bring this to your next supervision with your Principal supervisor for discussion.

Remember to log your professional development hours in your logbook (see attachment in orientation of logbook templates from AHPRA) and download this weeks handouts for completion. Any questions just email us at [email protected] or schedule supervision to discuss application of this knowledge to your role or current clients. 

If you would like to know more about our presenters, go to the 'about' page on our website https://www.provisionalpsych.com.au/p/aboutus 

Cognitive Assessment: The Basics

Professional Development Hours:  45 minutes (includes video content and downloadable readings for completion). 

Presenter: Katie Veretennikoff

Katie is a generally registered psychologist, and is in the process of finalising her dual doctorate in clinical neuropsychology and clinical psychology. She is also about to commence the registrar program for dual endorsement in these areas. Katie has a wide range of experience working across the lifespan, particularly with children and their families, as well as older adults. She is passionate about neuropsychological assessment, especially differential diagnosis, and enjoys helping clients to adjust to recent dementia diagnoses. Currently, Katie predominantly provides neuropsychological assessment services to older adults and stroke patients, to aid in differential dementia diagnosis and rehabilitation planning. She also provides clinical services to clients experiencing affective disturbance in the context of complex medical histories.

Content Overview: For the next five weeks we will explore the topic of Cognitive Assessment. We discuss considerations preparing for the assessment, administering the assessment and interpreting the cognitive profile. In this topic, we discuss the purpose of cognitive assessments, how to conduct a thorough initial interview and prepare for standardised administration.

Homework and Reflection: We have compiled a number of  resources to accompany each video.These are aimed to further enhance your learning on each presented topic. Please download each document and read them as part of the practical component of this series.  

Reflective learning is a fundamental skill of the competent psychologist and requires practice to develop. After the presentations, please download and complete your reflective journal worksheet.You can bring this to your next supervision with your Principal supervisor for discussion.

Remember to log your professional development hours in your logbook (see attachment in orientation of logbook templates from AHPRA) and download this weeks handouts for completion. Any questions just email us at [email protected] or schedule supervision to discuss application of this knowledge to your role or current clients. 

If you would like to know more about our presenters, go to the 'about' page on our website https://www.provisionalpsych.com.au/p/aboutus

Cognitive Assessments: Spoiling subtests and Testing Observations

Professional Development Hours:  60 minutes (includes video content and downloadable readings for completion). 

Presenter: Katie Veretennikoff

Katie is a generally registered psychologist, and is in the process of finalising her dual doctorate in clinical neuropsychology and clinical psychology. She is also about to commence the registrar program for dual endorsement in these areas. Katie has a wide range of experience working across the lifespan, particularly with children and their families, as well as older adults. She is passionate about neuropsychological assessment, especially differential diagnosis, and enjoys helping clients to adjust to recent dementia diagnoses. Currently, Katie predominantly provides neuropsychological assessment services to older adults and stroke patients, to aid in differential dementia diagnosis and rehabilitation planning. She also provides clinical services to clients experiencing affective disturbance in the context of complex medical histories.

Content Overview: For the next five weeks we will explore the topic of Cognitive Assessment. We discuss considerations preparing for the assessment, administering the assessment and interpreting the cognitive profile. In this topic, we discuss the importance of recording testing observations as well as common administration errors, how to address them.

Homework and Reflection: We have compiled a number of  resources to accompany each video.These are aimed to further enhance your learning on each presented topic. Please download each document and read them as part of the practical component of this series.  

Reflective learning is a fundamental skill of the competent psychologist and requires practice to develop. After the presentations, please download and complete your reflective journal worksheet.You can bring this to your next supervision with your Principal supervisor for discussion.

Remember to log your professional development hours in your logbook (see attachment in orientation of logbook templates from AHPRA) and download this weeks handouts for completion. Any questions just email us at [email protected] or schedule supervision to discuss application of this knowledge to your role or current clients. 

If you would like to know more about our presenters, go to the 'about' page on our website https://www.provisionalpsych.com.au/p/aboutus

Cognitive Assessment: Administration

Professional Development Hours:  60 minutes (includes video content and downloadable readings for completion). 

Presenter: Katie Veretennikoff

Katie is a generally registered psychologist, and is in the process of finalising her dual doctorate in clinical neuropsychology and clinical psychology. She is also about to commence the registrar program for dual endorsement in these areas. Katie has a wide range of experience working across the lifespan, particularly with children and their families, as well as older adults. She is passionate about neuropsychological assessment, especially differential diagnosis, and enjoys helping clients to adjust to recent dementia diagnoses. Currently, Katie predominantly provides neuropsychological assessment services to older adults and stroke patients, to aid in differential dementia diagnosis and rehabilitation planning. She also provides clinical services to clients experiencing affective disturbance in the context of complex medical histories.

Content Overview: For the next five weeks we will explore the topic of Cognitive Assessment. We discuss considerations preparing for the assessment, administering the assessment and interpreting the cognitive profile. In this topic, we discuss the purpose of cognitive assessments, how to conduct a thorough initial interview and prepare for standardised administration.

Homework and Reflection: We have compiled a number of  resources to accompany each video.These are aimed to further enhance your learning on each presented topic. Please download each document and read them as part of the practical component of this series.  

Reflective learning is a fundamental skill of the competent psychologist and requires practice to develop. After the presentations, please download and complete your reflective journal worksheet.You can bring this to your next supervision with your Principal supervisor for discussion.

Remember to log your professional development hours in your logbook (see attachment in orientation of logbook templates from AHPRA) and download this weeks handouts for completion. Any questions just email us at [email protected] or schedule supervision to discuss application of this knowledge to your role or current clients. 

If you would like to know more about our presenters, go to the 'about' page on our website https://www.provisionalpsych.com.au/p/aboutus

 Cognitive Assessment: Interpreting Cognitive Profiles

Professional Development Hours: 45 minutes (includes video content and downloadable readings for completion). 

Presenter: Katie Veretennikoff

Katie is a generally registered psychologist, and is in the process of finalising her dual doctorate in clinical neuropsychology and clinical psychology. She is also about to commence the registrar program for dual endorsement in these areas. Katie has a wide range of experience working across the lifespan, particularly with children and their families, as well as older adults. She is passionate about neuropsychological assessment, especially differential diagnosis, and enjoys helping clients to adjust to recent dementia diagnoses. Currently, Katie predominantly provides neuropsychological assessment services to older adults and stroke patients, to aid in differential dementia diagnosis and rehabilitation planning. She also provides clinical services to clients experiencing affective disturbance in the context of complex medical histories.

Content Overview: For the next five weeks we will explore the topic of Cognitive Assessment. We discuss considerations preparing for the assessment, administering the assessment and interpreting the cognitive profile. 

Homework and Reflection: We have compiled a number of  resources to accompany each video.These are aimed to further enhance your learning on each presented topic. Please download each document and read them as part of the practical component of this series.  

Reflective learning is a fundamental skill of the competent psychologist and requires practice to develop. After the presentations, please download and complete your reflective journal worksheet.You can bring this to your next supervision with your Principal supervisor for discussion.

Remember to log your professional development hours in your logbook (see attachment in orientation of logbook templates from AHPRA) and download this weeks handouts for completion. Any questions just email us at [email protected] or schedule supervision to discuss application of this knowledge to your role or current clients. 

If you would like to know more about our presenters, go to the 'about' page on our website https://www.provisionalpsych.com.au/p/aboutus

Interpreting Cognitive Profiles for Neurodevelopmental Disorders 

Topic: Cognitive Assessment -  Interpreting Cognitive Profiles for Neurodevelopmental Disorders 

Professional Development Hours:  1.5 hours (includes video content and downloadable readings for completion). 

Presenter: Katie Veretennikoff

Katie is a generally registered psychologist, and is in the process of finalising her dual doctorate in clinical neuropsychology and clinical psychology. She is also about to commence the registrar program for dual endorsement in these areas. Katie has a wide range of experience working across the lifespan, particularly with children and their families, as well as older adults. She is passionate about neuropsychological assessment, especially differential diagnosis, and enjoys helping clients to adjust to recent dementia diagnoses. Currently, Katie predominantly provides neuropsychological assessment services to older adults and stroke patients, to aid in differential dementia diagnosis and rehabilitation planning. She also provides clinical services to clients experiencing affective disturbance in the context of complex medical histories.

Content Overview: For the next five weeks we will explore the topic of Cognitive Assessment. We discuss considerations preparing for the assessment, administering the assessment and interpreting the cognitive profile. 

Homework and Reflection: We have compiled a number of  resources to accompany each video.These are aimed to further enhance your learning on each presented topic. Please download each document and read them as part of the practical component of this series.  

Reflective learning is a fundamental skill of the competent psychologist and requires practice to develop. After the presentations, please download and complete your reflective journal worksheet.You can bring this to your next supervision with your Principal supervisor for discussion.

Remember to log your professional development hours in your logbook (see attachment in orientation of logbook templates from AHPRA) and download this weeks handouts for completion. Any questions just email us at [email protected] or schedule supervision to discuss application of this knowledge to your role or current clients. 

If you would like to know more about our presenters, go to the 'about' page on our website https://www.provisionalpsych.com.au/p/aboutus

Clinical Skills: Case Notes 

Professional Development Hours: 1 hour (includes video content and downloadable readings for completion)

Presenter: Vanessa Allen 

Vanessa is a registered Psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia, a Full Member of the Australian Psychological Society and is a Board Approved Supervisor. Vanessa is a General Psychologist with over 10 year’s experience, working with children, adults, couples and families in a range of areas; including anxiety, depression, crisis/trauma, cancer care, confidence/self-esteem and adjustment difficulties, to assist with improving health and wellbeing. 

Content Overview: In this week's professional development e-seminar, Vanessa provides further information and tips for case noting practices. Vanessa discusses application of the guidelines for this area by the APS code of ethics and provides information about how to structure your case notes and how to select relevant information to include in these. 

We encourage you seek additional professional development and supervision to develop your knowledge, skills and confidence in clinical case noting. The following seminar provides a general guide, but specific actions may differ on a case-by-case basis. It is highly recommended that you develop and discuss your case noting proactices for your clients in supervision. 

Homework and Reflection: We have compiled a number of  resources to accompany each video.These are aimed to further enhance your learning on each presented topic. Please download each document and read them as part of the practical component of this series. Some of these resources have been developed by us, some have been sourced from reliable publishers. See individual handouts for author acknowledgement. 

Reflective learning is a fundamental skill of the competent psychologist and requires practice to develop. After the presentations, please download and complete your reflective journal worksheet.You can bring this to your next supervision with your Principal supervisor for discussion.

Remember to log your professional development hours in your logbook (see attachment in orientation of logbook templates from AHPRA) and download this weeks handouts for completion. Any questions just email us at [email protected] or schedule supervision to discuss application of this knowledge to your role or current clients. 

If you would like to know more about our presenters, go to the 'about' page on our website https://www.provisionalpsych.com.au/p/aboutus

 

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Six Session Treatment Model: Anxiety 

Professional Development Hours: 1 hour and 30 minutes (includes video content and downloadable readings for completion)

Presenter: Vanessa Allen 

Vanessa is a registered Psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia, a Full Member of the Australian Psychological Society and is a Board Approved Supervisor. Vanessa is a General Psychologist with over 10 year’s experience, working with children, adults, couples and families in a range of areas; including anxiety, depression, crisis/trauma, cancer care, confidence/self-esteem and adjustment difficulties, to assist with improving health and wellbeing. 

Content Overview: In this week's professional development e-seminar, Vanessa presents a six-session Cognitive Behaviour Therapy treatment model for clients presenting with anxiety. Vanessa provides a comprehensive overview of each treatment session beginning with tips on how to tailor your initial assessment to clients presenting with anxiety, and a step-by-step guide on how to deliver evidence based-intervention to address therapeutic and client treatment goals. 

We encourage you seek additional professional development and supervision to develop your knowledge, skills and confidence delivering evidence-based intervention for Anxiety Disorders. The following seminar provides a general guide, but specific actions may differ on a case-by-case basis. It is highly recommended that you develop and discuss your treatment plans for your clients in supervision. 

Homework and Reflection: We have compiled a number of  resources to accompany each video.These are aimed to further enhance your learning on each presented topic. Please download each document and read them as part of the practical component of this series. Some of these resources have been developed by us, some have been sourced from reliable publishers. See individual handouts for author acknowledgement. 

Reflective learning is a fundamental skill of the competent psychologist and requires practice to develop. After the presentations, please download and complete your reflective journal worksheet.You can bring this to your next supervision with your Principal supervisor for discussion.

Remember to log your professional development hours in your logbook (see attachment in orientation of logbook templates from AHPRA) and download this weeks handouts for completion. Any questions just email us at [email protected] or schedule supervision to discuss application of this knowledge to your role or current clients. 

If you would like to know more about our presenters, go to the 'about' page on our website https://www.provisionalpsych.com.au/p/aboutus

 

Six Session Treatment Model: Depression 

Professional Development Hours: 1 hour and 30 minutes (includes video content and downloadable readings for completion)

Presenter: Vanessa Allen 

Vanessa is a registered Psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia, a Full Member of the Australian Psychological Society and is a Board Approved Supervisor. Vanessa is a General Psychologist with over 10 year’s experience, working with children, adults, couples and families in a range of areas; including anxiety, depression, crisis/trauma, cancer care, confidence/self-esteem and adjustment difficulties, to assist with improving health and wellbeing. 

Content Overview: In this week's professional development e-seminar, Vanessa presents a six-session Cognitive Behaviour Therapy treatment model for clients presenting with depression. Vanessa provides a comprehensive overview of each treatment session beginning with tips on how to tailor your initial assessment to clients presenting with depression, and a step-by-step guide on how to deliver evidence based-intervention to address therapeutic and client treatment goals. 

We encourage you seek additional professional development and supervision to develop your knowledge, skills and confidence delivering evidence-based intervention for depression. The following seminar provides a general guide, but specific actions may differ on a case-by-case basis. It is highly recommended that you develop and discuss your treatment plans for your clients in supervision. 

Homework and Reflection: We have compiled a number of  resources to accompany each video.These are aimed to further enhance your learning on each presented topic. Please download each document and read them as part of the practical component of this series. Some of these resources have been developed by us, some have been sourced from reliable publishers. See individual handouts for author acknowledgement. 

Reflective learning is a fundamental skill of the competent psychologist and requires practice to develop. After the presentations, please download and complete your reflective journal worksheet.You can bring this to your next supervision with your Principal supervisor for discussion.

Remember to log your professional development hours in your logbook (see attachment in orientation of logbook templates from AHPRA) and download this weeks handouts for completion. Any questions just email us at [email protected] or schedule supervision to discuss application of this knowledge to your role or current clients. 

If you would like to know more about our presenters, go to the 'about' page on our website https://www.provisionalpsych.com.au/p/aboutus

 

Six Session Treatment Model: Substance Use Treatment

Professional Development Hours: 1 hour and 30 minutes (includes video content and downloadable readings for completion)

Presenter: Vanessa Allen 

Vanessa is a registered Psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia, a Full Member of the Australian Psychological Society and is a Board Approved Supervisor. Vanessa is a General Psychologist with over 10 year’s experience, working with children, adults, couples and families in a range of areas; including anxiety, depression, crisis/trauma, cancer care, confidence/self-esteem and adjustment difficulties, to assist with improving health and wellbeing. 

Content Overview: In this week's professional development e-seminar, Vanessa presents a six-session Cognitive Behaviour Therapy treatment model for clients presenting with substance use. Vanessa provides a comprehensive overview of each treatment session beginning with tips on how to tailor your initial assessment to clients presenting with substance use, and a step-by-step guide on how to deliver evidence based-intervention to address therapeutic and client treatment goals. 

We encourage you seek additional professional development and supervision to develop your knowledge, skills and confidence delivering evidence-based intervention for Substance Use Disorders. The following seminar provides a general guide, but specific actions may differ on a case-by-case basis. It is highly recommended that you develop and discuss your treatment plans for your clients in supervision. 

Homework and Reflection: We have compiled a number of  resources to accompany each video.These are aimed to further enhance your learning on each presented topic. Please download each document and read them as part of the practical component of this series. Some of these resources have been developed by us, some have been sourced from reliable publishers. See individual handouts for author acknowledgement. 

Reflective learning is a fundamental skill of the competent psychologist and requires practice to develop. After the presentations, please download and complete your reflective journal worksheet.You can bring this to your next supervision with your Principal supervisor for discussion.

Remember to log your professional development hours in your logbook (see attachment in orientation of logbook templates from AHPRA) and download this weeks handouts for completion. Any questions just email us at [email protected] or schedule supervision to discuss application of this knowledge to your role or current clients. 

If you would like to know more about our presenters, go to the 'about' page on our website https://www.provisionalpsych.com.au/p/aboutus

 

Clinical Skills: Professional Boundaries 

Professional Development Hours: 1 hour (includes video content and downloadable readings for completion)

Presenter: Vanessa Allen 

Vanessa is a registered Psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia, a Full Member of the Australian Psychological Society and is a Board Approved Supervisor. Vanessa is a General Psychologist with over 10 year’s experience, working with children, adults, couples and families in a range of areas; including anxiety, depression, crisis/trauma, cancer care, confidence/self-esteem and adjustment difficulties, to assist with improving health and wellbeing. 

Content Overview: In this week's professional development e-seminar, Vanessa provides further information and tips for establishing and maintaining professional boundaries with clients and third parties. Vanessa discusses application of the guidelines for this area by the APS code of ethics and provides information on risk factors for boundary violations and suggestions on how to manage these.

We encourage you seek additional professional development and supervision to develop your knowledge, skills and confidence in managing boundary issues. The following seminar provides a general guide, but specific actions may differ on a case-by-case basis. It is highly recommended that you develop and discuss your treatment plans for your clients in supervision. 

Homework and Reflection: We have compiled a number of  resources to accompany each video.These are aimed to further enhance your learning on each presented topic. Please download each document and read them as part of the practical component of this series. Some of these resources have been developed by us, some have been sourced from reliable publishers. See individual handouts for author acknowledgement. 

Reflective learning is a fundamental skill of the competent psychologist and requires practice to develop. After the presentations, please download and complete your reflective journal worksheet.You can bring this to your next supervision with your Principal supervisor for discussion.

Remember to log your professional development hours in your logbook (see attachment in orientation of logbook templates from AHPRA) and download this weeks handouts for completion. Any questions just email us at [email protected] or schedule supervision to discuss application of this knowledge to your role or current clients. 

If you would like to know more about our presenters, go to the 'about' page on our website https://www.provisionalpsych.com.au/p/aboutus

 

Clinical Skills: Agenda Setting

Professional Development Hours: 1 hour (includes video content and downloadable readings for completion)

Presenter: Vanessa Allen 

Vanessa is a registered Psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia, a Full Member of the Australian Psychological Society and is a Board Approved Supervisor. Vanessa is a General Psychologist with over 10 year’s experience, working with children, adults, couples and families in a range of areas; including anxiety, depression, crisis/trauma, cancer care, confidence/self-esteem and adjustment difficulties, to assist with improving health and wellbeing. 

Content Overview: In this week's professional development e-seminar, Vanessa provides further information and tips for how to set collaborative agendas with clients. Vanessa discusses application research to this area and provides information about how to set agendas successfully and how to manage challenges to this practice.

We encourage you seek additional professional development and supervision to develop your knowledge, skills and confidence in agenda setting. The following seminar provides a general guide, but specific actions may differ on a case-by-case basis. It is highly recommended that you develop and discuss your agenda setting practices for your clients in supervision. 

Homework and Reflection: We have compiled a number of  resources to accompany each video.These are aimed to further enhance your learning on each presented topic. Please download each document and read them as part of the practical component of this series. Some of these resources have been developed by us, some have been sourced from reliable publishers. See individual handouts for author acknowledgement. 

Reflective learning is a fundamental skill of the competent psychologist and requires practice to develop. After the presentations, please download and complete your reflective journal worksheet.You can bring this to your next supervision with your Principal supervisor for discussion.

Remember to log your professional development hours in your logbook (see attachment in orientation of logbook templates from AHPRA) and download this weeks handouts for completion. Any questions just email us at [email protected] or schedule supervision to discuss application of this knowledge to your role or current clients. 

If you would like to know more about our presenters, go to the 'about' page on our website https://www.provisionalpsych.com.au/p/aboutus

 

Strategies for Problem Sexual Behaviours 

Professional Development Hours:1 hour and 30 minutes (includes video content and downloadable readings for completion)

Presenter: Fanoula Tsakrios 

Fanoula is a registered Psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia, an associate member of the Australian Psychological Society. Fanoula is experienced in using evidence based interventions to assist children, adolescents, families, parents and adults in overcoming their challenges and supporting them in reaching their potential. Fanoula works with a range of presentations, including but not limited to anxiety, depression, behavioural issues, trauma, social difficulties, self-esteem and eating difficulties. Fanoula has extensive experience with working with developmental disorders, including Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Content Overview: In this week's professional development e-seminar we will learn more about working with children at risk of harm, specifically identifying problem sexual behaviours and how to respond. This is the second part of a 3-part workshop aimed to increase your knowledge and understanding of best-practice clinical intervention, recent empirical evidence as well as the ethical and legal guidelines pertinent to working with children who are at risk of harm. This topic provides a comprehensive guide about the issues which arise when children display problem sexual behaviours and how to navigate the difficult balance between upholding our ethical, legal and therapeutic obligations in these contexts. 

We encourage you seek additional professional development and supervision to develop your knowledge, skills and confidence in working with children at risk of harm. The following seminar provides a comprehensive guide, but specific actions may differ on a case-by-case basis. It is highly recommended that you discuss the topic of responding to disclosures of abuse in supervision. 

Homework and Reflection: We have compiled a number of  resources to accompany each video.These are aimed to further enhance your learning on each presented topic. Please download each document and read them as part of the practical component of this series.  

Reflective learning is a fundamental skill of the competent psychologist and requires practice to develop. After the presentations, please download and complete your reflective journal worksheet.You can bring this to your next supervision with your Principal supervisor for discussion.

Remember to log your professional development hours in your logbook (see attachment in orientation of logbook templates from AHPRA) and download this weeks handouts for completion. Any questions just email us at [email protected] or schedule supervision to discuss application of this knowledge to your role or current clients. 

If you would like to know more about our presenters, go to the 'about' page on our website https://www.provisionalpsych.com.au/p/aboutus

 

Responding to Disclosures 

Professional Development Hours: 2 hours and 45 minutes (includes video content and downloadable readings for completion)

Presenter: Fanoula Tsakrios 

Fanoula is a registered Psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia, an associate member of the Australian Psychological Society. Fanoula is experienced in using evidence based interventions to assist children, adolescents, families, parents and adults in overcoming their challenges and supporting them in reaching their potential. Fanoula works with a range of presentations, including but not limited to anxiety, depression, behavioural issues, trauma, social difficulties, self-esteem and eating difficulties. Fanoula has extensive experience with working with developmental disorders, including Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Content Overview: In this week's professional development e-seminar we will learn more about working with children at risk of harm, specifically responding to child client disclosures of abuse and appropriate reporting procedures. This is the first part of a 3-part workshop aimed to increase your knowledge and understanding of best-practice clinical intervention, recent empirical evidence as well as the ethical and legal guidelines pertinent to working with children who are at risk of harm. This topic provides a comprehensive guide about the issues which arise when children make disclosures of abuse while in therapy and how to navigate the difficult balance between upholding our ethical, legal and therapeutic obligations in these contexts. 

We encourage you seek additional professional development and supervision to develop your knowledge, skills and confidence in working with children at risk of harm. The following seminar provides a comprehensive guide, but specific actions may differ on a case-by-case basis. It is highly recommended that you discuss the topic of responding to disclosures of abuse in supervision. 

Homework and Reflection: We have compiled a number of  resources to accompany each video.These are aimed to further enhance your learning on each presented topic. Please download each document and read them as part of the practical component of this series.  

Reflective learning is a fundamental skill of the competent psychologist and requires practice to develop. After the presentations, please download and complete your reflective journal worksheet.You can bring this to your next supervision with your Principal supervisor for discussion.

Remember to log your professional development hours in your logbook (see attachment in orientation of logbook templates from AHPRA) and download this weeks handouts for completion. Any questions just email us at [email protected] or schedule supervision to discuss application of this knowledge to your role or current clients. 

If you would like to know more about our presenters, go to the 'about' page on our website https://www.provisionalpsych.com.au/p/aboutus

 

Teaching Protective Behaviours

Professional Development Hours: 1 hour and 30 minutes (includes video content and downloadable readings for completion)

Presenter: Fanoula Tsakrios 

Fanoula is a registered Psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia, an associate member of the Australian Psychological Society. Fanoula is experienced in using evidence based interventions to assist children, adolescents, families, parents and adults in overcoming their challenges and supporting them in reaching their potential. Fanoula works with a range of presentations, including but not limited to anxiety, depression, behavioural issues, trauma, social difficulties, self-esteem and eating difficulties. Fanoula has extensive experience with working with developmental disorders, including Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Content Overview: In this week's professional development e-seminar we will learn more about working with children at risk of harm, specifically teaching protective behaviours. This is the last part of a 3-part workshop aimed to increase your knowledge and understanding of best-practice clinical intervention, recent empirical evidence as well as the ethical and legal guidelines pertinent to working with children who are at risk of harm. This topic provides a comprehensive overview of protective behaviours counselling strategies and how to incorporate these strategies into your therapeutic work with child clients. 

We encourage you seek additional professional development and supervision to develop your knowledge, skills and confidence in working with children at risk of harm. The following seminar provides a comprehensive guide, but specific actions may differ on a case-by-case basis. It is highly recommended that you this topic in supervision.

Homework and Reflection: We have compiled a number of  resources to accompany each video.These are aimed to further enhance your learning on each presented topic. Please download each document and read them as part of the practical component of this series.  

Reflective learning is a fundamental skill of the competent psychologist and requires practice to develop. After the presentations, please download and complete your reflective journal worksheet.You can bring this to your next supervision with your Principal supervisor for discussion.

Remember to log your professional development hours in your logbook (see attachment in orientation of logbook templates from AHPRA) and download this weeks handouts for completion. Any questions just email us at [email protected] or schedule supervision to discuss application of this knowledge to your role or current clients. 

If you would like to know more about our presenters, go to the 'about' page on our website https://www.provisionalpsych.com.au/p/aboutus

 

Writing Reports for Court

Professional Development Hours: 1 hour (includes video content and downloadable readings/resources for review)

Presenter: Phil Watts

A Western Australian Clinical and Forensic psychologist offering a range of professional services to the general public and legal profession. This includes counseling and therapy, assessment, legal reports, expert witness testimony, and training. He is also the author of Five books.

Content Overview:  In this professional development e-seminar Phil discusses the important skill of writing reports for court. Phil will focus on the importance of preparation for court and the legal process for giving evidence.  He will provide an overview of the court system while discussing your role and the importance of taking the time to understand it.

We encourage you seek additional professional development and supervision to develop your knowledge, skills and confidence. The following seminar provides a general guide, but specific actions may differ on a case-by-case basis. It is highly recommended that you bring your questions to supervision. 

Medicolegal Reports

Professional Development Hours: 45 minutes (30min video + 15min reading) 

Presenter: Chelsea Beegling

Chelsea graduated from The University of Queensland in 2011. She is a generally registered psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia and a Full Member of the Australian Psychological Society. Chelsea has worked within the medicolegal profession for over five years. 

Content Overview: In this weeks professional development e-seminar we will learn about medicolegal reporting including the purpose of psychological medicolegal reports, different types of legal claims and referral processes. Chelsea also discusses vocational assessments and the contexts where these are prepared to assess a clients capacity to participate in the workforce. 

Homework and Reflection: We have compiled a number of  resources to accompany each video.These are aimed to further enhance your learning on each presented topic. Please download each document and read them as part of the practical component of this series.  

Reflective learning is a fundamental skill of the competent psychologist and requires practice to develop. After the presentations, please download and complete your reflective journal worksheet.You can bring this to your next supervision with your Principal supervisor for discussion.

Remember to log your professional development hours in your logbook (see attachment in orientation of logbook templates from AHPRA) and download this weeks handouts for completion. Any questions just email us at [email protected] or schedule supervision to discuss application of this knowledge to your role or current clients. 

If you would like to know more about our presenters, go to the 'about' page on our website https://www.provisionalpsych.com.au/p/aboutus 

 

Aging and Dementia

Professional Development Hours:  60 minutes 

Presenter: Dr. Katie Veretennikoff

Katie is an endorsed Clinical Neuropsychologist and Clinical Psychologist. Katie has a wide range of experience working across the lifespan, particularly with children and their families, as well as older adults. She is passionate about neuropsychological assessment, especially differential diagnosis, and enjoys helping clients to adjust to recent dementia diagnoses. Currently, Katie predominantly provides neuropsychological assessment services to older adults and stroke patients, to aid in differential dementia diagnosis and rehabilitation planning. She also provides clinical services to clients experiencing affective disturbance in the context of complex medical histories. Katie is also one of our amazing board approved supervisors.

Content Overview: This training will cover normal aging and cognition and dementia, discussing why it is important to understand the impact of aging on the brain.  

Reflective Learning: Reflective learning is a fundamental skill of the competent psychologist and requires practice to develop. After the presentations, please download and complete your reflective journal worksheet.You can bring this to your next supervision with your Principal supervisor for discussion.

Remember to log your professional development hours in your logbook  Any questions just email us at [email protected] or schedule supervision to discuss application of this knowledge to your role or current clients. 

If you would like to know more about our presenters, go to the 'about' page on our website https://www.provisionalpsych.com.au/p/aboutus

Professional Development Hours:  1 hour (includes video content and downloadable handouts). 

Presenter: Katie Veretennikoff

Katie is a generally registered psychologist, and is in the process of finalising her dual doctorate in clinical neuropsychology and clinical psychology. She is also about to commence the registrar program for dual endorsement in these areas. Katie has a wide range of experience working across the lifespan, particularly with children and their families, as well as older adults. She is passionate about neuropsychological assessment, especially differential diagnosis, and enjoys helping clients to adjust to recent dementia diagnoses. Currently, Katie predominantly provides neuropsychological assessment services to older adults and stroke patients, to aid in differential dementia diagnosis and rehabilitation planning. She also provides clinical services to clients experiencing affective disturbance in the context of complex medical histories.

If you would like to know more about our supervisors, go to the 'about' page on our website https://www.provisionalpsych.com.au/p/aboutus

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