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Well-Being of Children and Students Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing - Two Day Course
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Mental health and deaf children – rethinking education from a therapeutic perspective. 

This workshop will provide a systematic review of the worldwide literature and prevalence rates of different types of disorder and then examine current research in Australia. Dr Cornes will provide a definition and commentary on the etiology and presentation of such problems, examine assessment tools that may be used and discuss the range of problems identified in populations of children with hearing loss. He will then provide clinical case examples of approaches that help or hinder the development of social and emotional competencies in education.

The workshops will be practical and offer opportunities for participants to contribute, reflect and to rethink current ways of dealing with these issues. Participants will leave the training with a greater understanding of mental health, therapeutic approaches and possess a range of strategies to use when approached with behaviour in schools that is challenging, confusing and hard to understand and manage.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Participants will learn to:

  1. ​Understand the emotional, behavioural and psychological problems experienced by students who are deaf or hard of hearing.
  2. Understand the range and extent of mental health problems in students who are deaf or hard of hearing worldwide and the prevalence and types of mental health problems experienced in Australia.
  3. Understand the implications of mental health problem of students who are deaf or hard of hearing on how to promote emotional health and wellbeing.
  4. Understand societal, familial and educational factors associated with mental health problems in students who are deaf or hard of hearing.
  5. Develop techniques and strategies for assessing students who are deaf or hard of hearing for mental health problems, including working effectively with families.
  6. Develop techniques and strategies for supporting students who present with challenging behaviours, including the assessment of risk and effective non-confrontational behaviour management
  7. Develop specific strategies for supporting students who are deaf or hard of hearing for mental health problems.
  8. Develop specific strategies for supporting students who are deaf or hard of hearing for mental health problems.​​​​​​​

​PRESENTER – Dr Andy Cornes

Dr. Andy Cornes is the Director of View Psychology Ltd which offers a range of psychological interventions bespoke to complex individual and organisational problems including consultation, supervision and training. Dr. Cornes was awarded a PhD in Psychological Medicine from the University of Sydney in 2007. He has a MA in Deaf Studies from the University of Durham, UK

Dr. Cornes has worked as a specialist mental health clinician in education for the past 15 years. He is responsible for designing, developing and leading therapeutic approaches and services in schools. He regularly works with senior leaders in education to enhance their psychological resilience and to foster their critical/reflective thinking.

Dr. Cornes is a Consultant Counselling Psychologist and a Fellow of the British Psychological Society. Additionally, he is a trained social worker and a Family and Systemic Psychotherapist. He is a Senior Fellow in the Graduate School of Education at the University of Melbourne (UoM).​​​​​​​

Dates and Times

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

9:00 AM till 4:00 PM

Thursday, August 27, 2015

9:00 AM till 4:00 PM

Add to Calendar8/26/2015 9:00 AM8/27/2015 4:00 PMAustralia/MelbourneWell-Being of Children and Students Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing - Two Day CourseMental health and deaf children – rethinking education from a therapeutic perspective.  This workshop will provide a systematic review of the worldwide literature and prevalence rates of different types of disorder and then examine curre...The VDEI Learning Centre Victorian Deaf Education Institute 597 St Kilda Road, MelbourneVictorian Deaf Education Institutevdei@edumail.vic.gov.au

Audience
Teachers and school support staff working with students with hearing loss
Cost

Standard

$190

Remote

$200

* Full time students and parents receive a 25% discount

Location
The VDEI Learning Centre Victorian Deaf Education Institute 597 St Kilda Road, Melbourne