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.
Participants will learn to:
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
* Full time students and parents receive a 25% discount