VPA PD Seminar and AGM

This year’s Annual General Meeting for the VPA and the next Professional Development session will be held on Wednesday 17 September 2014 at the Tracey Centre in Parkville.

The topic for the professional development is “The diagnosis and management of sleep disorders”, which will be presented by Associate Professor Gerard Kennedy.

Associate Professor Gerard Kennedy has extensive expertise in the diagnosis and psychological treatment of sleep disorders.  He has developed expertise in sleep psychology during more than 20 years of practice as a senior clinical psychologist in the Department(s) of Respiratory and Sleep Medicine at both the Austin Hospital and Monash Medical Centre.  He is also employed in the Psychology Department at Victoria University in Melbourne, where he maintains a strong research program in the area of sleep and circadian rhythms, but also finds time to do research in other areas of psychology.

Associate Professor Gerard Kennedy has published more than 100 articles in refereed journals and books, and given many conference presentations, presentations to the media and community organizations.  Many of the articles and presentations that he has done have been on issues related to sleep and health psychology.  He has received over 40 grants from universities, the ARC, NHMRC and TAC.  He has also supervised the research theses of more than 50 PhD, DPsych, Masters and fourth year students and supervised more than 20 probationary psychologists to full registration in the state of Victoria.

Save the Date: Wednesday 17 September for the next Professional Development session and the VPA Annual General Meeting

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