eMHPrac Webinar 5: Using e-Mental Health resources in your work: Getting to know online programs for children and young people


Date: Thursday, March 17, 2016

Time: NSW, ACT, VIC & TAS: 6.30pm  |  SA: 6:00pm
QLD: 5:30pm  |  NT 5:00pm  |  WA: 3:30pm
Where: Online - Join via your computer
Host: Karlene Dickens

Presenters: Sonja March – The Brave Program, Carol Purtell and Rebecca Dear – MindSpot & Amy Finlay-Jones – OCD?NotMe!
Cost: Free
Duration: Approx. 75 Minutes


About the Webinar:

This upcoming webinar will showcase online mental health programs for children and young people with in-depth presentations by health professionals. Learn how to use The Brave Program, MindSpot’s Mood Mechanic Program and OCD?NotMe! with your clients.

This webinar is free. It is funded by the Australian Government. Documentation for CPD available upon request

About the Presenters:

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Sonja March – The Brave Program
Dr Sonja March is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Psychology and Counselling at The University of Southern Queensland. She is also the Director of the ‘Innovative Mental Health Solutions’ Research Program in USQ’s Institute for Resilient Regions. She has a PhD in Clinical Psychology and is a founding team member of the BRAVE Program, an online, cognitive-behavioural program for childhood and adolescent anxiety. She has many years experience in child and family psychology, particularly with respect to childhood anxiety, parent training and post-traumatic stress disorder.

Carol Purtell – MindSpot
Carol Purtell is the Clinic Director at the MindSpot Clinic, a government funded national e-mental health online and telephone service offering information, free assessment and treatment courses for people experiencing anxiety and depression. Carol is a Registered Nurse with a Masters in Social Science (Counselling), with over thirty years’ experience in a broad spectrum of mental health settings designing policy developing programs and setting operational and strategic direction, both nationally and internationally. Carol and her team at MindSpot are committed to providing clinically effective, evidenced based assessment and treatment for people experiencing anxiety and depression.

Rebecca Dear – MindSpot
Rebecca Dear is a Team Leader and Training Manager at the MindSpot Clinic.  Rebecca has a background in psychology and counselling, and has worked in a variety of mental health settings including online treatment, and inpatient and outpatient psychiatric settings.

Rebecca has also been involved in research programs at the eCentre Clinic at Macquarie University which included providing online treatment in a number of clinical trials.

Amy Finlay-Jones – OCD?NotMe!
Dr Amy Finlay-Jones is a clinical and research psychologist with a focus on the design and evaluation of e-health interventions. For the past three years, she has worked as the project coordinator of the OCD?NotMe! Project at Curtin University, where she is also an adjunct academic fellow.

Amy is committed to broadening public access to effective, accessible and affordable mental health care and furthering understanding of best practices in e-health. She has a clinical interest in working with children and adolescents, and the treatment of anxiety disorders, addictive disorders, and eating disorders.

Hosted by Karlene Dickens, eMHPrac Clinical Project Officer, National Institute for Mental Health Research (NIMHR) at the Australian National University (ANU). The eMHPrac Project is an Australian Government initiative and is tasked with supporting primary care nurses and allied health professionals in incorporating e-mental health resources into their work. Karlene is a registered Occupational Therapist with extensive experience working in inpatient and community mental health settings.


Presented by the eMHPrac Allied Health Team at ANU. Led by Julia Reynolds, Clinical Psychologist with research and administrative support by Carmel Poyser. For more information or queries please contact us at emhprac@anu.edu.au.

We look forward to hearing from you,
eMHPrac Team, National Institute for Mental Health Research

eMHPrac is funded by the Australian Government






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