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In the first session, world-renowned psychiatrist and mental health pioneer - Professor Patrick McGorry AO - will take a high-level look at the current state of Mental Health in Australia and explore the nuanced role of chiropractic practitioners in improving the psychological and emotional wellbeing of patients.

The second session, presented by internationally-recognised performance psychologist - Dr Kirsten Peterson PhD – will dive into the intricacies and importance of the practitioner/patient relationship; providing you with the tools to sharpen your interpersonal skillset and gain a deeper understanding of the person behind the patient.

The third session of the series, hosted by Jack Obrien, Health Business Coach, Director Clinic Mastery will explore value of authentic communication and cultivating genuine connections with patients; not only to improve health outcomes, but also to grow your clinical practice, business, and brand.

This final session of our National Seminar Series Session will also feature an exclusive presentation delivered by the legal experts from AON Insurance; examining relevant case studies and discussing legal considerations and risk-assessment for practitioners in a practical and accessible way.

Be sure to join us, and your chiropractic community, as we virtually reconnect on Saturday 30th October, Saturday 6th November and Saturday 13th November


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This unmissable, three-part online event offers an outstanding program of insightful presentations from featured speakers including Prof Patrick McGorry AO, Dr Kirsten Peterson PhD, and Jack Obrien, providing different perspectives around the central theme of this year’s National Seminar Series; mental health & improving patient outcomes

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Cancellation Policy:

Period of notice: 

7 days notice prior to the event Chiropractic Australia will provide a full refund less a 25% administration fee should you need to cancel your registration

6 days or less, there will be no refund, however, Chiropractic Australia will gladly transfer your booking into another name. 

 

How will refunds be issued?
All refund requests must be made in writing to mandy.bromilow@chiropracticaustralia.org.au Refunds will be returned in the same form as the original method of payment. Please allow up to 30 days for funds to be credited back to accounts.

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National Seminar Series - Mental Health + Improving Patient Outcomes - Part 1, 2 & 3


In the first session, world-renowned psychiatrist and mental health pioneer - Professor Patrick McGorry AO - will take a high-level look at the current state of Mental Health in Australia and explore the nuanced role of chiropractic practitioners in improving the psychological and emotional wellbeing of patients.

The second session, presented by internationally-recognised performance psychologist - Dr Kirsten Peterson PhD – will dive into the intricacies and importance of the practitioner/patient relationship; providing you with the tools to sharpen your interpersonal skillset and gain a deeper understanding of the person behind the patient.

The third session of the series, hosted by Jack Obrien, Health Business Coach, Director Clinic Mastery will explore value of authentic communication and cultivating genuine connections with patients; not only to improve health outcomes, but also to grow your clinical practice, business, and brand.

This final session of our National Seminar Series Session will also feature an exclusive presentation delivered by the legal experts from AON Insurance; examining relevant case studies and discussing legal considerations and risk-assessment for practitioners in a practical and accessible way. Be sure to join us, and your chiropractic community, as we virtually reconnect on Saturday 30th October, Saturday 6th November and Saturday 13th November. 

Event Program


02:00 PM

- 02:05 PM

Opening (Part 1, 30th October 2021)

Welcome and Opening

Dr Stanley Innes, Board Member Dr Stanley Innes



02:05 PM

- 03:05 PM

Keynote Address

Pat is a psychiatrist known world-wide for his development and scaling up of early intervention and youth mental health services and for mental health innovation, advocacy and reform. Pat will talk in detail on mental health and provide tips on how clinicians can identify if a patient is showing symptoms and the next steps.

Prof Patrick McGorry AO



03:05 PM

- 04:00 PM

Breakout Sessions



04:00 PM

- 04:10 PM

Break



04:10 PM

- 04:55 PM

Panel Session

Summary of breakout sessions



04:55 PM

- 05:00 PM

Summary and Close

Dr. Dale Comrie, President, Chiropractic Australia



02:00 PM

- 02:05 PM

Welcome (Part 2, 6 November 2021)

Welcome

Dr Katie de Luca, Research Foundation Board Member, Chiropractic Australia



02:05 PM

- 03:30 PM

Mental Health and Communication (part 1)

Internationally renowned performance Psychologist - Dr Kirsten Peterson will deliver a workshop on Mental Health and Communication, designed to educate and assist you when/if you are dealing with a client with a mental health issue. This workshop, Mental Health and Communication is designed to educate and assist you when/if you are dealing with a client with a mental health issue. The fact is that more Australians than ever before are struggling with mental health issues, and the nature of your work may well prompt them to disclose to you what

Dr Kirsten Peterson PhD, Performance Psychologist



03:30 PM

- 03:45 PM

Breakout sessions

In these sessions, participants will role-play; the patient, the clinician and the evaluator.



03:45 PM

- 03:55 PM

Break

Break



03:55 PM

- 04:55 PM

Mental Health and Communication (part 2)

Mental Health and Communication (part 2)

Dr Kirsten Peterson PhD, Performance Psychologist



04:55 PM

- 05:00 PM

Close

Close

Dr Dale Comrie, President, Chiropractic Australia



02:00 PM

- 02:05 PM

Welcome and Opening (Part 3, 13th November 2021)

Welcome and Opening

Stacey Tonkin, AON Insurance



02:05 PM

- 03:35 PM

Mental Health in Practice

Jack is well known for showing progressive health business owners how to grow your clinic. Jack will talk about the ‘The Business of Chiropractors & Communication’. He will outline the benefits and impact of good communication on both the practice and the patient.

Jack O’Brien, Health Business Coach, Director Clinic Mastery



03:35 PM

- 03:45 PM

Break

Break



03:45 PM

- 04:55 PM

Managing Risk in A Changing Landscape - partnering for business success Panel Discussion

Presented by AON - In the of hustle of day to day practice, risk management can become an afterthought. In its most recent Annual Report, AHPRA reported a 4.5% increase in notifications made, compared to the previous year. Within the broad categories of conduct, professional standards of practice and impairment, there are some recurring themes. This presentation will consider some of the circumstances that have come to the attention of the regulatory agency and your professional indemnity insurer.

John Homburg, Gilchrist Connell



04:55 PM

- 05:00 PM

Summary and Close (Part 3, 13th November)

Dale will deliver a recap of the events and key learnings from Chiropractic Australia National Seminar Series.

Dr Dale Comrie, President, Chiropractic Australia



  Saturday, 30 October 2021
  02:00 pm - 05:00 pm
  On-Line

CPD 9 hoursThis is a guide only. For qualifiers, please contact AHPRA

Our Presenters


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Dr Stanley Innes


Board Member, Chiropractic Australia

Dr Innes graduated as a chiropractor from RMIT in 1983. He practiced for more than 30 years in private clinical practice in Melbourne, Victoria. He also completed training as a clinical psychologist in 2002.

Dr Innes was appointed as a Lecturer at Murdoch University in 2014 where he teaches subjects in rehabilitation, ethics, professional practice and mental health care in chiropractic practice. His research areas have included chiropractic student well-being, accreditation and the competent practice of chiropractic, which formed part of his PhD completed in 2009. Since his time at Murdoch University, Dr Innes has had 24 publications resulting in an h-index of 9 and a Field-weighted citation index of 1.5.
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Professor McGorry has published over 980 publications, with 47,266 citations and a “h” index of 112 (Scopus). He has played a key advocacy and advisory role to government and health system reform in Australia and in many parts of the world.

He is President of the International Association for Youth Mental Health, Past-President of the Schizophrenia International Research Society, Past-president of the Society for Mental Health Research, and was Founding President and is now Treasurer of the IEPA: Early Intervention in Mental Health. He is also a Founding Board Member of Australians for Mental Health.

In 2010 Professor McGorry was selected as Australian of the Year and became an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO). In 2013 he received the Annual Research Award from the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill in Washington DC, and in 2015 was awarded the Lieber Prize for Schizophrenia Research by the US-based Brain and Behaviour Foundation. In 2016 he became the first psychiatrist to be elected as a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science. In 2018 he received the Schizophrenia International Research Society Lifetime Achievement Award and in 2019 the Humanitarian Award of the Society of Biological Psychiatry and the NHMRC Research Excellence Award.

Other roles include Treasurer and Member of the Committee of Management of the Celtic Club, a National Patron of the Justice Reform Initiative, Member of the National Committee of the Australian Republican Movement and Board Member of Ausflag.

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Psychiatrist

Professor Patrick McGorry is an Irish-born, Australian psychiatrist known world-wide for his development and scaling up of early intervention and youth mental health services, and for mental health innovation, advocacy and reform.

He is executive director of Orygen, Professor of Youth Mental Health at the University of Melbourne, and founding editor of the journal “Early Intervention in Psychiatry”. He led the advocacy which resulted in the establishment by the Australian government in 2005 of the National Youth Mental Health Foundation, which in 2006 became Headspace, and he remains a founding board member of that organisation. 

Professor McGorry has published over 980 publications, with 47,266 citations and a “h” index of 112 (Scopus). He has played a key advocacy and advisory role to government and health system reform in Australia and in many parts of the world.

He is President of the International Association for Youth Mental Health, Past-President of the Schizophrenia International Research Society, Past-president of the Society for Mental Health Research, and was Founding President and is now Treasurer of the IEPA: Early Intervention in Mental Health. He is also a Founding Board Member of Australians for Mental Health.

In 2010 Professor McGorry was selected as Australian of the Year and became an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO). In 2013 he received the Annual Research Award from the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill in Washington DC, and in 2015 was awarded the Lieber Prize for Schizophrenia Research by the US-based Brain and Behaviour Foundation. In 2016 he became the first psychiatrist to be elected as a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science. In 2018 he received the Schizophrenia International Research Society Lifetime Achievement Award and in 2019 the Humanitarian Award of the Society of Biological Psychiatry and the NHMRC Research Excellence Award.

Other roles include Treasurer and Member of the Committee of Management of the Celtic Club, a National Patron of the Justice Reform Initiative, Member of the National Committee of the Australian Republican Movement and Board Member of Ausflag.

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Dr Kirsten Peterson is a performance psychologist and change agent who is a specialist in achieving high performance in clinical practice.  With a 25-year career working in elite Olympic sport, both with the US Olympic Committee and as Head of Performance Psychology for the Australian Institute of Sport, Dr Peterson is an expert in relationship psychology.  

Through her decades in performance psychology, Dr Peterson has experienced first-hand the good, the bad, and the ugly that can underpin achievement cultures, and works tirelessly with clients to showcase best practice performance psychology through healthy professional relationships.

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Dr Kirsten Peterson PhD


Performance Psychologist

Dr Kirsten Peterson is a performance psychologist and change agent who is a specialist in achieving high performance in clinical practice.

Dr Kirsten Peterson is a performance psychologist and change agent who is a specialist in achieving high performance in clinical practice.  With a 25-year career working in elite Olympic sport, both with the US Olympic Committee and as Head of Performance Psychology for the Australian Institute of Sport, Dr Peterson is an expert in relationship psychology.  

Through her decades in performance psychology, Dr Peterson has experienced first-hand the good, the bad, and the ugly that can underpin achievement cultures, and works tirelessly with clients to showcase best practice performance psychology through healthy professional relationships.

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·         Physiotherapist and Owner of Terrace Physio Plus

·         Mentoring progressive health practice owners to Grow Their Clinics

·         Helped 600+ Health Clinic Owners to Grow Their Clinics into #ClinicsForGood

·         Co-Host of the Grow Your Clinic Podcast

·         On the board of The Goodlife Foundation charity

·         Wannabe golfer and weightlifter

·         Lover of wine, whisky, coffee

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Jack O'Brien


Health Business Coach, Director Clinic Mastery

Jack O'Brien - COO and Co-Director, Clinic Mastery

·         Physiotherapist and Owner of Terrace Physio Plus

·         Mentoring progressive health practice owners to Grow Their Clinics

·         Helped 600+ Health Clinic Owners to Grow Their Clinics into #ClinicsForGood

·         Co-Host of the Grow Your Clinic Podcast

·         On the board of The Goodlife Foundation charity

·         Wannabe golfer and weightlifter

·         Lover of wine, whisky, coffee

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He specialises in the defence of medical malpractice claims and Coronial Inquests and acts for health professionals in disciplinary proceedings before various tribunals.  John has been recognised in Doyles Guide in the practice areas of Professional Indemnity, Medical Negligence & Malpractice and by Best Lawyers in the practice areas of Insurance Law and Health & Aged Care Law.

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John Homburg


Lawyer, Gilchrist Connell

John has an extensive background in insurance law and is a life member of the Australian Insurance Law Association.

He specialises in the defence of medical malpractice claims and Coronial Inquests and acts for health professionals in disciplinary proceedings before various tribunals.  John has been recognised in Doyles Guide in the practice areas of Professional Indemnity, Medical Negligence & Malpractice and by Best Lawyers in the practice areas of Insurance Law and Health & Aged Care Law.

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Her research is centred on improving the understanding and delivery of healthcare for musculoskeletal conditions, particularly in older people. Her recent work includes that of Chief Investigator for the Back Complaints in the Elders: Chiropractic Australia study, a $406K industry funded project. With over 30 peer-reviewed publications, Dr de Luca is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics and Chiropractic and Manual Therapies, and has presented more than 50 times at regional, national and international conferences.

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Dr Katie de Luca


Research Foundation Board Member, Chiropractic Australia

Dr de Luca is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Macquarie University and received her PhD from the University of Newcastle in 2016.

Her research is centred on improving the understanding and delivery of healthcare for musculoskeletal conditions, particularly in older people. Her recent work includes that of Chief Investigator for the Back Complaints in the Elders: Chiropractic Australia study, a $406K industry funded project. With over 30 peer-reviewed publications, Dr de Luca is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics and Chiropractic and Manual Therapies, and has presented more than 50 times at regional, national and international conferences.

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Stacey Tonkin


Partnership & Growth Manager, AON

Stacey’s experience in the insurance sector spans more than 30 years. Stacey has gained strong technical skills during her years in Insurance Broking with roles with a number of international brokers including managing various schemes and commercial portfolios.

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After relocating to Australia, he commenced work in 1995 as an associate at the Heidelberg Chiropractic Clinic and took over as principal in 2000. Dr Comrie’s practice focuses on general chiropractic practice and his methodology comprises incorporating evidence-based practice with low tech rehabilitation. A founding Board member, Dr Comie is the President of Chiropractic Australia. He has previously held positions as Secretary and President of the Chiropractic & Osteopathic College of Australasia after joining the Board in 1997. In 2018 he was awarded Life Membership for his significant contribution to both organisations.

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Dr. Dale Comrie


President, Chiropractic Australia

Dr Comrie graduated from RMIT University in 1994. He spent 3 months following his graduation at the Royal Saskatoon Hospital, Saskatchewan, Canada observing David Cassidy, Pierre Cote, and medical specialists at the hospital.

After relocating to Australia, he commenced work in 1995 as an associate at the Heidelberg Chiropractic Clinic and took over as principal in 2000. Dr Comrie’s practice focuses on general chiropractic practice and his methodology comprises incorporating evidence-based practice with low tech rehabilitation. A founding Board member, Dr Comie is the President of Chiropractic Australia. He has previously held positions as Secretary and President of the Chiropractic & Osteopathic College of Australasia after joining the Board in 1997. In 2018 he was awarded Life Membership for his significant contribution to both organisations.

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