Category Archives: professional development

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I’m Day’d Out!

Everyday I receive a few notifications about “the day of” or “international week of” which I now find that I treat as white noise. It makes me wonder why as a society that we have to yell loudly from the … Continue reading

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Therapy Videos and Discussion

For anyone with an interest in the counselling and therapy debate, Psychotherapy Networker has as good videos for you to watch. Follow the link; https://www.youtube.com/user/PsychNetworker/videos

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A Pluralist Approach to Counselling and Therapy.

In this article, the Pluralist Counselling paradigm promoted by Mick Cooper and John McLeod is discussed. The article provides a glimpse into what might be the next movement in counselling and psychotherapy. Worth considering given the health professions welded on … Continue reading

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Ethics and Morality in Disability Practice.

I sometimes wonder about ethics and morality in our workspace. Often I witness an ends justify the means approach to practice ( a bastardisation and misinterpretation of the original quote) and whilst it’s not possible to prescribe ethics and morality … Continue reading

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Disability Employment Forum

As many will be aware the Melbourne Eastern region councils are holding a disability Employment forum in August, 2014. Aimed at business owners and manager, the breakfast meeting will dispel some often myths surrounding employing people with a disability. Keynote … Continue reading

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Disability Training Resources

One of the irritations of my life is the paucity of good quality training resources for use when training the certificate and diploma courses in disability. Sure there are a few organisations that have been producing resources for sometime, but … Continue reading

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Staff Training and Development

One of the joys of modern technology is the capacity to reduce the tyranny of distance and allow anyone anywhere to access training. I’m introducing remote training as part of my programs to reduce per head costs and improve staff … Continue reading

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