Supporting People with Intellectual Disability Experiencing Mental Health Issues/Disorders Workshop

Supporting People with Intellectual Disability Experiencing Mental Health Issues/Disorders Workshop
February 12, 2018 Deirdre Phillips

The Community Living Association & WWILD SVP Association are offering a training workshop for professionals, support workers and social work/psychology and human services students who are interested in improving their knowledge and skills in supporting people with intellectual and learning disabilities experiencing mental health issues and disorders.  The aim of the workshop is to improve people’s understanding of the lived experience of intellectual disabilities and mental health disorders/ issues, and appropriate support of these people experiencing dual disability.  It utilises the bio-psycho-social and  community-based mental health model to support people experiencing dual disability.

 Topics covered include:

   – Developing knowledge of the lived experience of Intellectual Impairment/Disability
– Appropriate communication when supporting people with intellectual disabilities
– The experience of mental illness for People with Intellectual Disabilities
– Appropriate community mental health approaches when supporting people with dual disability in terms of prevention, early intervention, crisis response and recovery.
– Discussion on an appropriate group work model.

The workshops will be held in Brisbane and Logan on the following dates:

Monday 19th March 2018 – Brisbane
Time: 9am – 3pm
Venue:  WWILD – 211 Hudson Rd Wooloowin.
Cost: $90 per person (exclu. GST)
Register Now – Brisbane 19.3.2018

Monday 18th June 2018 – Logan area
Time: 12.15pm – 5pm
Venue: 26 Wilbur St, Logan Central QLD 4114
Cost: $90 per person (exclu. GST)
Register Now – Logan 18.6.2018

Morning tea and a light lunch will be provided.

Everyone who is interested is welcome. This is also an endorsed CPD event for Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) members.

For further information please contact Victoria or Sam at Community Living Association in Brisbane on 07 3262 6633.

To register please go the links  in the email. Credit card payment or direct deposit payments available.

Please note that further workshops will be held later in the year in Brisbane and Caboolture. Also if anyone is interested in CLA and WWILD presenting this workshop as an individual organisation as in-service workshop please contact us and we will see what we can do.

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