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Today's date is Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Faculty of Education
 October 2017
Saturday 14
10:00 - EVENT - Therapy Groups for children with Anxiety; the Robin Winkler Clinic (School of Psychological Science UWA) : Emily South More Information
Anxiety Group Therapy Program for Children

Does your child experience heightened levels of anxiety?

Is he/she aged between 8-12 years?

Would you like to learn some skills to help you and your child?

If you answered yes to each of these questions, an upcoming treatment group at UWA may be of interest to you. We are running therapy groups for children with anxiety. The treatment will closely follow the ‘Cool Kids’ program, an effective group therapy for decreasing anxiety. It runs for 10 weeks, for 1.5 hours each week on a Saturday morning, with sessions for both parent(s) and child held at the same time.

The group sessions will be at the Robin Winkler Clinic (Myers St Crawley) at the University of WA. Your child can continue with any existing therapy or medication throughout that he/she is already involved in throughout the group program.

If you are interested, please contact Emily South at emily.south@research.uwa.edu.au or 6488 2644 for more information.

DATE: Saturday 14th October to Saturday 16th December 2017 (10 weekly sessions)

TIME: 10am- 11.30am COST: $60 in total
Monday 16
14:00 - SYMPOSIUM - The Clever Country: The importance of investing in regional and remote students Website | More Information
This symposium brings together a panel of experts from across Australia to discuss ways to support regional and remote students to succeed in higher education. The purpose is to explore the value of investing in higher education from the perspective of the individual, community and the university sector and to question what we need to do to become a truly ‘clever country'.

The symposium will feature the following panel of experts:

Professor Grady Venville Chair (Dean of Coursework Studies, The University of Western Australia)

Tim Shanahan (Chair, WA Regional Development Trust)

Professor Sally Kift PFHEA (President, Australian Learning and Teaching Fellows, Former DVC – Academic, James Cook University)

Professor Steven Larkin (Pro Vice-Chancellor, Indigenous Education and Research, University of Newcastle)

Vicki Ratliff (Director, Equity Policy and Programmes, Australian Government Department of Education and Training)

Professor Sue Trinidad (Director, National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education)

The symposium will be held in The University Club of Western Australia Auditorium, and refreshments will be provided. Attendance is free, but tickets are limited so RSVP is essential. Reserve your ticket here: http://bit.ly/2xunNxe
Saturday 28
8:30 - CONFERENCE - Graduate School of Education Digital Technologies Conference Website | More Information
Bringing learning to life with digital technologies

Come and see the innovative ways classroom teachers are using digital technologies to enhance their teaching and learning - and be inspired to integrate some of these ideas into your own teaching

A one-day hands-on conference for educators to share and explore Digital Technologies Curriculum innovative practice.

Are you beginning to explore the new Technologies curriculum, but you are not sure where to start? Come and hear about developing a beta (positive) mindset to technology in education.

Are you experimenting with integrating the Technologies curriculum into your teaching and are looking for inspiration? Join a workshop that will show you how to digitally align technologies across your programs.

Are you already enthusiastic about using technology and would like to share your knowledge with like-minded colleagues? Come and share how you make your subject come alive.

Tuesday 31
16:00 - EVENT - Psychology Colloquium:Current Controversies and Future Directions in the Treatment of Obesity (A/Prof Liz Rieger, ANU) More Information
Psychology Colloquium

Tuesday 31st October 4:00-5:00pm in Bayliss MCS G.33, followed by post-talk drinks in the Psychology Courtyard (or, in bad weather, the Psychology Common Room, 2nd floor of main psychology building)

Presenter: A/Prof Elizabeth Rieger (Australian National University)

Title: Current Controversies and Future Directions in the Treatment of Obesity.

Abstract:

How to best support adults with obesity is a significant research and clinical challenge, not only because of the high prevalence of obesity but also due to its seeming intransient nature both in terms of prevention and treatment. Given these challenges, it is perhaps not surprising that considerable controversy has emerged in terms of how to best meet this challenge. This presentation will begin with an exploration of one of these controversies, namely, whether researchers and clinicians should continue focusing on behavioural weight loss programs for adults with obesity. The presentation will then provide an overview of two recent studies on behavioural weight loss programs that sought to increase both the effectiveness and scalability of these programs through (1) the inclusion of support people in the intervention and (2) the use of technological strategies to augment face-to-face treatment.

Speaker Bio:

Elizabeth Rieger is an Associate Professor and Clinical Psychologist in the Research School of Psychology at the Australian National University. She specialises in eating disorders and obesity in her research, teaching, and clinical work. She completed her PhD at the University of Sydney in 2001, which focused on motivation to change in eating disorders. She then undertook a post-doctoral fellowship at the Centre for Eating and Weight Disorders (University of California, San Diego) where she was trained in interpersonal therapy and expanded her research and clinical focus to obesity. Elizabeth has published widely on the cognitive, motivational, and interpersonal aspects of eating disorders and obesity. She has been involved in several large-scale treatment trials including as CIA on an NHMRC-funded project grant that entailed a multi-site RCT of a CBT weight loss program for adults with obesity and their support people, as senior investigator on an RCT entailing a CBT program augmented by text-message support for adults with obesity, and as an investigator on a project supported by an Australian Rotary Health grant investigating a weight loss and body image enhancement program for young women with obesity. She is also the editor of the first Australian undergraduate textbook on abnormal psychology that was instigated to promote research-based teaching in psychology programs throughout Australia; it is currently in its fourth edition (Rieger, E. [2017]. Abnormal Psychology: Leading Researcher Perspectives. Sydney: McGraw-Hill) and was awarded Winner of the Best Tertiary Student Resource Award at the 2015 Educational Publishing Awards. She is senior editor for the Journal of Eating Disorders, and a member of the Eating Disorders Research Society and the Australia and New Zealand Academy for Eating Disorders.

Ullrich Ecker, PhD Associate Professor Director, Community and Engagement School of Psychological Science University of Western Australia +61 (0)8 6488 3257 www.uwa.edu.au/people/ullrich.ecker www.cogsciwa.com @UlliEcker @UWApsych ‏

 November 2017
Saturday 04
15:00 - EVENT - Act for Inclusion at UWA : Free with amazing entertainment from Gina Williams and Guy Ghouse, original music from the UWA School of Music, food trucks and plenty of room to spread your picnic blanket. Website | More Information
Free with amazing entertainment from Gina Williams and Guy Ghouse, original music from the UWA School of Music, food trucks and plenty of room to spread your picnic blanket. Join us Saturday 4 November for a celebration and a show of community commitment to inclusion.

From 3pm: Everyone welcome | 4pm: Festivities begin | UWA Oak Lawn

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