Expertise of PoB riders is deep and the breadth is wide
During our longer, multi-week Psychs on Bikes rides we tend to run a professional development workshop. It's an opportunity for riders to demonstrate their expertise in mental health, share and exchange professional insights and to learn more about each other.
This year it was in Mt Isa, in partnership with headspace Mt Isa. The program below highlights the breadth and depth of expertise. We're very fortunate to have such a vast array of talent and dedication to support the organisation.
Psychs on Bikes 2021 Conference
Held at Isa Hotel, Mt Isa, Queensland on Friday 7 May 2021
12.30 pm Welcome and introduction by Dr Joseph Dunn Founder Psych on Bikes
Speaker: Debra Gillick: RN; Grad Dip OH&S; Grad Cert Public Sector Mgt; Grad Dip
Mgt; experience running psych programs and 20 years work in health regulation (retired).
Title: Title use under the National Law
Synopsis: Explanation of the title protection mechanism of the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law Act 2009 and implications for participating members who are unregistered or retired.
Speaker: Susan Jury: NZRCpN, MPH.
Title: Voluntary Assisted Dying: An Overview
Synopsis: An overview of the VAD laws in Victoria and nationally; some context from the past 18 months in Victoria including implications for healthcare providers, organisations, families and people seeking VAD.
Speaker: Matt Dale: Reg psychologist, BA, MA.
Title: Practical before funky.
Synopsis: Using practical approaches to achieve engagement and traction.
Speaker: Sigrid Tagaloa: Social Worker and Manager at Headspace
Title: Headspace Mt Isa
Synopsis: Overview of Headspace Mt Isa as a lead agency; Gidgee Healing; engaging aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.
Speaker: Mark Goddard: RN, Credentialled Mental Health Nurse: Grad Cert. Healthcare Mgt.
Title: WQPHN Approach to Providing Stepped Services
Synopsis: Outline of WQPHN approach to providing stepped services in remote areas. In light of funding silos, ensuring the patients can navigate between and across the silos.
3 pm Afternoon tea break
Speaker: John Cantwell: Reg psychologist, BA (psych)
Title: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
Synopsis: ACT: A- accept your thoughts and feelings; C – Choose a valued direction; T -Take action.
Speaker: Dr Joseph Dunn: MBCHB, Dip Obst, FRNZCGP, FRANZCP, Founder Psych
on Bikes, Medical Superintendent Northside Cremorne Clinic; Private Psychiatrist
Title: Look into my Eyes: Thoughts on the Mental State Examination
Synopsis: The Mental State Examination is often poorly recorded in modern psychiatry. I investigate one aspect of that – the look in patients’ eyes.
4.15 pm General discussion and further questions
4.45 pm Summary and closing remarks by Dr Joseph Dunn Founder Psych on Bikes
5 pm Close