Upcoming Webinar Series

Upcoming Webinar Series

22 June 2015

Upcoming Webinar Series

Orygen is pleased to announce the commencement of our first series of Advance Practice Webinars produced for mental health professionals.

These webinars will assist mental health professionals to apply an advanced level of knowledge and skills in your clinical practice with young people with mental ill-health.

These webinars are at no cost and will provide access to expert clinicians working in mental health. They are approximately 60 to 90 minutes in length.

See below for upcoming topics and registration information.

Doing the Whole Job: Vocational Recovery in Youth Mental Health

1 July
1:00pm - 2:30pm


Delivered by experts in vocational recovery, this advanced practice webinar will review the latest knowledge and highlight the evidence-base for interventions. Participants will then be given practical approaches for implementing a vocational program in a mental health service setting and providing vocational support for young people with mental health issues.

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Participants will be able to:
- describe the eight key principles of the Individual Placement and Support (IPS) model.
- describe the differences between existing Australian employment services and the IPS model of employment support.
- explain the stages of vocational work; assessment, planning, action and support.
- evaluate a case study demonstrating the process of vocational intervention.

There is no required pre-reading for this webinar, however the Tell Them They’re Dreaming report provides a comprehensive analysis of the issues surrounding work and education for young people with mental illness in Australia.


Professor Eóin Killackey DPsych(Clinical), BSc(Hons)

Gina Chinnery GradCertCareerDev, BBus, AdvDip Disab, CertTAA, PCDAA

The Rationale for Early Intervention for Borderline Personality Disorder 

16 July
11:00am - 12:00pm

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The rapid increase in research over the past two decades has established that Borderline Personality Disorder is a reliable and valid diagnosis in young people. The first wave of controlled treatment trials are seeking to establish that early intervention is possible, but the interventions being compared differ, and the targeted outcomes vary. How do we interpret these studies and what conclusions are appropriate?

Participants will be able to:
- understand the rationale for early intervention in Borderline Personality Disorder.
- provide an overview of the current literature regarding early intervention for Borderline Personality Disorder.
- to understand the gaps in the evidence and the directions for new research.


Professor Andrew Chanen MBBS (Hons), B.Med.Sci (Hons), MPM, PhD, FRANZCP

Treating complex depression in young people

21 July
1:00pm - 2:30pm

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This webinar explores how to deliver psychological treatments, in particular cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) using a flexible and formulation-driven approach to working with young people who have depression that may be severe and complex. An interactive format will enable participants to ask questions or provide comments during the session and participate in a ‘Q&A’ session at the end of the presentation.

This webinar is designed for health professionals and clinicians working in youth mental health settings, participants will benefit from having prior knowledge of the assessment and treatment of depression.


Participants will be able to:
- advance their understanding of the challenges associated with treating young people with complex and severe depression
- explore strategies to tailor and adapt the evidence-based treatment of CBT.


Participants may like to read the Familiarity with the Clinical Practice Guidelines: Depression in adolescents and young adults http://resources.beyondblue.org.au/prism/file?token=BL/0890


Dr Alex Parker, PhD, MPsych(Clin), BA(Hons)
Dr Sarah Hetrick, DPsych, MA, PGCertHSc


What is Good Clinical Care for young people with Borderline Personality Disorder?

28 July
12:00pm - 1:00pm



This webinar will follow on from the previous webinar on July 16 – The Rationale for Early Intervention for Borderline Personality Disorder.

The evidence from treatment trials in young people and adults with Borderline Personality Disorder is that structured, high quality treatments perform almost as well as the specialised treatments. Good Clinical Care is such an approach that was developed for young people.

In this webinar we ask the questions, what does Good Clinical Care look like for young people?

Participants will be able to:
understand the principles of Good Clinical Care.
to understand what these might look like for a young person.
to consider what the challenges are for delivery of Good Clinical Care, especially outside of a specialist early intervention service.
Participants may like to read Chanen, A. M., & Thompson, K. (2014). Preventive Strategies For Borderline Personality Disorder In Adolescents. Current Treatment Options In Psychiatry, 1(4), 358–368.



Dr Louise McCutcheon DPsych(ClinAdol&Fam), MAPS, BSc(Hons)