Working with Challenging Students

This training is about supporting you and the young people you have in your schools with their challenging behaviour. The training is not so much about introducing “new strategies” but focusing on helping you to make more meaning of the young person’s behaviour in the moment and how to support each other in reflective spaces.

Introduction to iLab

iLab is an experiential training programme for undergraduate medical students in the field of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.  iLab offer students the opportunity to practice interviewing and assessment skills in a supported and safe learning environment. Our experienced acting staff provide realistic renditions of C & A psychiatry presentations ranging from gaming addiction to adolescent self-harm. 

iLab is run in a small group format, and the teaching space is equipped with a full-wall one-way screen. Each iLab session follows a similar workflow of pre-brief preparation, full length clinical interview (approximately one hour) followed by a debrief to discuss the experience.

Introduction to iLab Rural

iLab Rural is an experiential training programme for undergraduate medical students in the field of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.  iLab offer students the opportunity to practice interviewing and assessment skills in a supported and safe learning environment. Our experienced acting staff provide realistic renditions of C & A psychiatry presentations ranging from OCD to adolescent self-harm. 

iLab is run in a small group format. Interviews are observed by a small group of colleagues via video link. Each iLab session follows a similar workflow of pre-brief, full length clinical interview (approximately one hour) followed by a debrief to discuss the experience. 

iLab Rural is delivered across two day intensive workshops. The next scheduled workshop will be in Port Pirie on 27 & 28 May 2020.

CAMHS Foundation Training

CAMHS Foundation Training provides an opportunity for clinicians working within Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) to undertake structured learning around the fundamentals of working with families. Participants enrolled in this course will undertake both online and face-to-face learning built around iLab clinical simulations of child and adolescent mental health scenarios. 

Paediatric Mental Health Emergency Training

P-MHET is designed for medical and non-medical staff working within an emergency setting. The emergency clinician, whether it be within the hospital, ambulance or police profession is often faced with young people in distress.

The aim of this training is to equip those workers with skills in assessing and engaging the paediatric mental health patient. It has a highly interactive focus, with participants having the opportunity to practice skills through case scenarios and group work.

Interpersonal Approach to Therapy with Adolescents

Interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT) is a brief, structured psychological treatment for emotional difficulties arising from a patients interpersonal context. Whilst IPT was initially developed for treatment of adults, its application to the adolescent population has gained increasing acceptance and scientific rigour over the past decade.

In this series of extended experiential workshops, the Paediatric Mental Health Training Unit (PMHTU) will be offering a unique curriculum aimed at enhancing General Practitioner's skills in providing a brief intervention for young patients presenting with mild to moderate emotional distress. Although adolescents struggling with low mood will be the focus, working with suicidal and self harming adolescent patients will also be addressed. PMHTU's established teaching approach to assessment and generating therapeutic alliance with young patients will be melded with core IPT principles to create a unique curriculum targeted to the needs of General Practitioners in South Australia.

HeadStart

We believe that GPs are well placed to provide optimal mental health care to most young people who present to them. HeadStart aims to engage GPs in a non-pathologising approach to assessing and supporting young people with mental health difficulties within the primary care sector.

 

Making Meaning

The main objective of our program is to provide teachers, school leaders, counsellors and allied health professionals with a non-pathologising approach to disengaged and distressed students.

The Making Meaning program provides an opportunity for these professionals working within an education setting to understand emotions and behaviour for young people from a contextual perspective. Participants in this course will have the opportunity to learn different ways of working and engaging with these students that can create valuable meaning for these young people.