Overview

Registrations close at 5pm on Tuesday 19 September 2017.

This one-day seminar, presented by Dr Chris Wever, offers the opportunity to examine the basic neurobiology of the brain, discuss broad issues in prescribing medication in young people, and discuss specific clinical conditions that may benefit from medication use.

Who should participate

This course will be valuable to guidance counsellors, social workers, teachers, psychologists and learning support teachers. Students and practitioners in training as well as experienced clinicians are welcome.

Delivery

Where:

O’Shea Centre
19 Lovedale Street
Wilston
Qld 4051

When:

Friday 22 September 2017 (1 day)
9am-4.30pm

Cost

  • Early-bird discounted fee (available until 30 June 2017): $290 (GST included)
  • Standard fee: $330 (GST included).

Fees include:

  • course materials
  • light refreshments.

Contact

For more information about course content, contact Maria Lyne in the Faculty of Health.

For questions about registration or payments, contact the Office of Continuing Professional Education.


Registrations close at 5pm on Tuesday 19 September 2017.

Psychologists and therapists working with young people often work with children and adolescents that are on medication for their psychological issues. As therapists you need to know which young people may benefit from medication as well as psychotherapies for their problems.

This seminar offers the opportunity to examine the basic neurobiology of the brain, discuss broad issues in prescribing medication in young people, and discuss specific clinical conditions that may benefit from medication use. Some of the conditions covered will be ADHD, Depression, OCD and Anxiety Disorders.

Presenter

Dr Chris Wever

Dr Chris Wever is a child, adolescent and family psychiatrist with thirty years of experience in the management of young people with mental health problems. Chris is a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists and completed advanced training in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. He founded and directed the Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Program, School Refusal Program and was also the Inpatient Director at Rivendell Child, Adolescent and Family Unit in Sydney prior to commencing private practice.


Chris moved to the Gold Coast in late 2005 to work in private practice at the Mermaid Waters Therapy Clinic and offers specialist psychiatric treatment for children, adolescents and families for the whole range of child and adolescent psychiatric problems. He was appointed Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Health Sciences at Bond University 2005-2010. Chris is the author of ‘The Secret Problem’, a book for children with obsessive-compulsive disorder, ‘The School Wobblies’, a book for children who do not go to school due to anxiety problems and ‘Full of Beans’, a book for children with ADHD. He has taught many different groups of professionals and workers in the field of child psychiatry.

Registration info

Registrations close at 5pm on Tuesday 19 September 2017.

Payment

When you register for the course, you will create an account with us. You'll need to pay your fees online by credit or debit card.

You'll be able to access your account, including your invoice, using your email address and password.

FEE-HELP and HECS are not available for Continuing Professional Education courses.

Cancellation

To cancel your registration, you must apply in writing to the Course Manager at the Office of Continuing Professional Education.

If you cancel at least 10 business days before the course commences, you will receive a partial refund, ie: the total fee minus a non-refundable $100 administration fee. No registration refunds will be made after this time.

We reserve the right to cancel the course under certain circumstances, such as unavailability of staff. If this happens, we will advise you as soon as possible, and give you a full refund. We are not responsible for any expenses you may have incurred if the course is cancelled.