Monthly Archives: April 2013

A Conceptual Revolution – Reproduced from Psychology Today

I love this article about one of my favourites. Thought you might like it to. Become a Vygotskian! His revolutionary ideas create a psychology of possibility and transformation Published on April 6, 2013 by Lois Holzman, Ph.D. in A Conceptual … Continue reading

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Small Business – Disability Employment Survey

If you’re a small business and wish to participate in research, I’ve set up a survey that you can complete. The results will be made available publicly. Please go to the following web address ( cut and paste into your … Continue reading

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What is Person Centredness?

Do we really know what being Person Centred means? Is it something that you learn from reading “Person Centred Practice for Dummies” In 2007, Leplege et al., set out to explore Person Centredness from a conceptual and historical perspective. They … Continue reading

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Self Determination

Self Determination Theory proposes that people have three basic psychological needs: relatedness, competence, and autonomy (Deci & Ryan, 2000; Ryan, 1995). Relatedness is the extent to which a person feels connected to the people around him or her, competence is … Continue reading

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Stephen Stirk – Creating Person Centred Organisations. Registrations Closing Soon!

Registrations for the Stephen Stirk workshop in Melbourne close this week. The workshop is based on the book Stephen co-authored with Helen Sanderson, Creating Person–Centred Organisations provides strategies and tools for managing change which comes at a time when organisations … Continue reading

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Disability Mobility Vehicle

Just finished the regular meeting of the Maroondah Disability Advisory Committee. The Rotary Club of Ringwood has raised funds to purchase and equip a community disability mobility vehicle. Costing over $70,000, the vehicle will be available for day use and … Continue reading

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Creating Person Centred Organisations

The Centre for Disability Studies (CDS) is offering a one day workshop in Melbourne on Creating Person Centred Organisations: Strategies and Tools for Managing Change. The workshop furthers the work of the Centre for Disability Studies which is known for … Continue reading

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Assertiveness Training.

Assertiveness is the capacity to communicate our thoughts, needs and feelings in an appropriate and honest way. This skill is often misunderstood with many people becoming aggressive in their communication, often in part because anxiety and self esteem issues push … Continue reading

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Disability Employment, DES and Childcare

Now you may be wondering how do I link these together. In recent years I’ve had to reacquaint myself with the mystery of childcare. We’re all aware that government set standards and we now have an expectation that childcare is … Continue reading

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Post Placement Support and why People are stuck on DES

This is a topic that I’ve been rattling on about for several years now. Yesterday we saw the spectacle of two DES groups talking about people being stuck on DSP and DES support. This highlights the importance of actually getting … Continue reading

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