Turning Psychological Practice into Research

The VPA’s next Professional Development Seminar and its Annual General Meeting will be held on 16 September starting at 12pm at the Treacy Centre in Parkville.

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Seminar Overview:

Associate Professor John Farhall will be the keynote speaker for the next VPA professional development session on 16 September on the topic, Turning Psychological Practice into Research. As well as John’s keynote address, this session will include project presentations by members from a range of practice areas. We will conclude with a problem-solving panel, for which others who have experienced the pleasure and pain of turning practice into research will join John.

About Associate Professor John Farhall

Dr John Farhall holds a joint appointment as Associate Professor at the School of Psychology and Public Health at La Trobe University and Consultant Clinical Psychologist at North Western Mental Health. His role aims to build bridges between the public mental health services and university research and training. His primary interests are in innovations in mental health care, psychopathology, therapy for psychotic disorders and evidence-based practice. His research is centred on understanding psychotic disorders, including evaluating and disseminating evidence-based psychological treatments for people who have psychotic disorders and understanding the disorder processes those treatments seek to address. His research experience includes multicentre large scale randomized controlled trials, qualitative studies, postgraduate and Honours student projects, unfunded projects in mental health services and local routine evaluations.

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Seminar Program:

12.00 – 12.30 Registration and Lunch

12.30 -1.00 VPA Annual General Meeting

1.00 – 2.00 Keynote Address: Associate Professor John Farhall ‘Turning Psychological Practice into Research’

2.00 – 3.00 Members’ Projects: Session One

3.00 – 3.20 Afternoon Tea and Networking

3.20 – 4.00 Members’ Projects: Session Two

4.00 – 4.30 Problem-solving panel (Associate Professor John Farhall + others)

Contact the Union on 9623 9625 or use our contact form if you have any questions or want to register for this PD seminar.

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