Karren Talbot (OT) attended Suicide Intervention Training with Livingworks. This was a two day workshop that helped Karren recognise suicidal thoughts in others, gave instruction on how to ask the person about those thoughts and then develop a plan to keep them safe. Karren found this enormously beneficial
Kate Atkins (OT) attended two webinars in March:
- CRPS – Diagnosis, treatment and research directions (OTA Webinar)
- Working with persistent pain; An exploration of strategies used to stay productive at work – Webinar: Work Wellness and Disability Prevention Institute
Dorle Minikin (OT) attended Anjelo Ratnachandra’s workshop on Empowering Conversations in Sydney in the last week of March. Dorle found this enormously helpful as it reviewed the importance of developing rapport with claimants, the effect of different parenting styles, the process of change, coping strategies, the different biases we all have and how change can bring empowerment. Anjelo also brought in a claimant to outline the success she experienced with using Anjelo’s empowering approach.