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R 250
Presenter: Ella Brent

Mindblindness is an expression that attempts to capture some of the main features that characterize the difficulties experienced by people described as falling on the Autistic Spectrum. This 1 hour talk will present a meaningful understanding of what Mindblindness is in the context of Autism Spectrum Disorders.“Mindblindness” refers to some of the difficulties individuals on the Autistic Spectrum have in both putting themselves in someonelse’s shoes, and conversely in distinguishing their own perspectives from those of other people. The theory accounts for the social and communication difficulties that individuals on this Spectrum of Disorders face.

There will be a brief background of the development of Simon Baron-Cohen’s concept, with practical examples to illustrate. Following this, the usefulness of Mindblindness in accounting for the difficulties experienced by ASD individuals will be discussed. Finally reference will be made to the limitations of this concept in accounting for all ASD characteristics, and to the newer theory of ‘hyper-systemising’ as an account for the tendency for ASD individuals to over-focus on a narrow range of skills or interests.

Dr Ella Brent trained in the UK, and has a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from University College London. She is a Director as well as a Consultant Psychologist for The Day Clinic and has a special interest in the meaningful application of Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and Mentalising Based Therapies (MBT). 

30 June 2021 @ 19h30-20h30 SAST

1 HPCSA point applies 

NO RECORDING will be available for this webinar.

R 250

Presented by Lorian Phillips 

Lorian is a clinical psychologist with a professional and personal interest in ADHD and has been in private practice for the last 21 years. 

This webinar will explore the core principles that can be most helpful to understand and parent the ADHD child. These range from understanding and managing the child in all contexts – family, school and so on and covers the different areas of discipline , motivation and emotional fallout. In addition the different types of ADHD are defined,  what is taking place neurologically in the ADHD child’s brain is explained, how the medications work as well as the positives of ADHD are all covered.

07 July 2021 @ 19h30-20h30 SAST

NO RECORDING will be available for this webinar.

R 250

Presenter: Tracey Farber 

Clinical Psychologist Dr Tracey Farber explores the concept of transgenerational trauma as shares her insights about her work with Holocaust survivors and her research into what she has coined 'catastrophic grief'. She discusses the importance of working with and listening to Holocaust survivors and survivors of trauma and genocide. The conversation also touches on the loss of childhood, existential loneliness, resilience, and the importance of empathy.

14 July 2021 @ 19h30-20h30 SAST

1 HPCSA point applied for 

NO RECORDING will be available for this webinar.

R 250

Presented by : Catherine Otto

The Neurosequential Model of Education provides a framework of understanding children and students through a neurodevelopmental lens. Fundamentally, the model helps us to understand the impact of trauma and developmentally adverse experiences on the development of the brain and on the ways in which the stress response may impact learning and emotional well-being. The Neurosequential Model provides us with a conceptual framework to make sense of the experiences of children in our classrooms and in our therapy spaces. Holding brain development in mind across all sectors of our education system not only enhances our teaching and therapy practices, but also provides an enriched understanding of our children, our communities and ourselves. 

This talk will explore some of these concepts, the ways in which we can hold the students in our care in mind, and how we can include the strategies for practical application in our various settings. 

28 July 2021 @ 19h30-20h30 SAST

1 HPCSA point applied for

NO RECORDING will be available for this webinar.

R 300

Presenter: Tracy Farber 

Dr Tracey Farber is a social worker and psychologist who has written two theses “The therapists experience of stress in trauma counselling” and “integrity vs Despair”. The experience of traumatised child holocaust survivors. The latter of which has been published in the South African Journal for Psycho analytic psychotherapy. Dr Farber practices as a clinical psychologist in Private practice, where she has specialised for 22 years in play therapy, psychotherapy, and trauma counselling. Dr Farber also trains and supervises social work students, psychologists, and psychiatrists. She facilitates resilience workshops based on her PHD research on mental health workers, teachers, and parents. Dr Farber will be discussing the narrative of resilience in child survivors of the Holocaust and how this has informed her school-based program for building resilience.

04 August 2021 @ 19h00-20:30 SAST

1 HPCSA point applies 

NO RECORDING will be available for this webinar.

R 250

Presenter: Tony Attwood

Tony is a clinical psychologist who has specialised in autism spectrum disorders since he qualified as a clinical psychologist in England in 1975.  He currently works in his own private practice, and is also adjunct professor at Griffith University, Queensland and senior consultant at the Minds and Hearts clinic in Brisbane.  His book Asperger’s Syndrome – A Guide for Parents and Professionals has sold over 500,000 copies and has been translated into 27 languages.  His subsequent book, The Complete Guide to Asperger’s Syndrome, published in October 2006 has sold over 300,000 copies and has been translated into 18 languages, and is one of the primary textbooks on Asperger’s syndrome, otherwise known as Autism Spectrum Disorder – Level 1.  He has several subsequent books published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Future Horizons Inc. and Guilford Press.

This webinar will offer participants a live Q and A session with Dr Attwood, discussing Autism Spectrum Disorder. 

30 September 2021 @ 09:00am-10:00am SAST

1 HPCSA point applied for 

NO RECORDING will be available for this webinar.

R 750
  • Webinar Series: 4 sessions over 4 weeks

  • Lorian Phillips (Clinical Psychologist)

This webinar series provides parents with a wide variety of skills and techniques that will equip them to deal more effectively with their child with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).  The course will explore how the brain of the ADHD child works and what the major cognitive functions affected by ADHD is. Lorian will provide guidance on how to motivate the child, using different behavioural strategies, and how to deal with emotional fallouts related to ADHD- be it anxiety, aggression, or meltdowns.

Lorian Phillips has been in private practice for the past 24 years and has a special interest in ADHD due to her experiences with her two sons. Lorian will host only 20 participants providing a more personable forum. 

Tuesday evenings on 03, 10 , 17 and 24 August @ 19h00 - 20h30 SAST

R 250

Presenter: Adene Davis 

Setting boundaries for children is an essential component of parenting. Boundaries help children feel safe and secure. But as children get older, and social interaction become more complex, we need to teach children to skilfully set boundaries for themselves and respect the boundaries of those around them. Part of this skill is recognising and responding with agency to one’s needs. Often children experience guilt for saying no to others. Children may inadvertently come to depend on the acceptance and validation of others, falling prey to the disease to please. Teaching children about self-value and boundaries is incredibly empowering in living a meaningful life.

06 October 2021 @ 19h30-20h30 SAST

*1 HPCSA CPD point applied for

NO RECORDING will be available for this webinar.

R 250

Presenter : Dr Tina Sideris

How do we address the ‘Inner Critic’? The ‘Inner Critic’- that internal voice with which, we are all familiar; the self critical, self attacking dialogue, inflected by shame, sometimes loud, sometimes just a whisper, the voice we discern in people who present for psychotherapy; and indeed with which we may be all too familiar in our own experiences of self doubt, feelings of personal deficiency and aversion;  the voice of the perfectionist, the imposter, the pleaser. Paul Gilbert, professor of clinical psychology developed Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) to specifically address high shame and self criticism, in people with histories of abuse and neglect, who have chronic problems, and who find self warmth and self acceptance difficult.  Drawing on published literature, a conversation between Gilbert and Fonagy - Compassion and Mentalization - and on exposure to workshops, this talk is a critical reflection on CFT.  The talk provides an introduction to CFT, reflects on the practice of compassion, and on debates about integrating practices from the contemplative traditions into psychotherapy.

27 October 2021 @ 19h30-20h30 SAST

*1 HPCSA CPD point applied for

NO RECORDING will be available for this webinar.

R 250

RECORDING 

Francesca Chetwin and Natalie Solomon 

COVID 19 has thrust us all into a state of flux and uncertainty. For some it has introduced untold trauma and loss; while for many it has introduced an underlying rumbling of anxiety, distress and disequilibrium. As our children return to school we can not expect to pick up from where we left, we cannot underestimate the impact of the pandemic on our children’s emotional wellbeing. When the children return to school, we need to be informed by a Recovery Curriculum. This will help schools, teachers and therapists prepare and adjust to facilitate effective teaching with compassion.

HPCSA awards 1 CEU
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