Dr Michael Carr-Gregg, one of Australia’s highest profile psychologists and author of seven books provided an exciting evening presentation at the VDEI Learning Centre on Thursday 21 June 2012. The theme was the healthy emotional development of adolescents.
Dr Carr Gregg shared his expertise is building resilience and provided life advice he would give to teens in 2012 including, 'If you can’t change it, change the way you think about it', 'If you want to feel good, do good' and 'There is more to life when you stop and notice'. He also recommended some great online applications, programs and cyber safety resources for students, teachers and parents.
A question and answer session at the end of the presentation was supported by Alana Roy, mental health social worker and counsellor with specific experience with deaf and hard of hearing students.
The presentation received excellent feedback. Jane-Marie Black, Disability Support Officer said: 'A really informative presentation. Very beneficial towards my Advanced Diploma in Disabilities study. I would highly recommend this PD to others in the disability sector.'
Jo Evans, teacher of the deaf and learning support coordinator from Methodist Ladies College said: 'What an informative, engaging and helpful session by Michael. Such a key issue for our students and for us too. Loved it.'
As this event was oversubscribed, a second seminar will be held on 25 October 2012. There are limited seats left so please be quick to secure your seat for this exciting event. Specialists in deaf adolescents’ wellbeing will also be available on the night supporting these events.