It’s a new year and with it comes thoughts about our professional development goals for 2018 and how to best meet these. At Bower Place we are offering a program that acknowledges the centrality of the National Disability Scheme which delivers funding for people with disabilities across Australia and is expected to be fully operative by July 2019. This insurance scheme offers community linking and individualised support for people with a disability, including those related to mental illness.
On 23rd March, Malcolm Robinson, Catherine Sanders and Ecaterina Eltahir will present an introduction and overview of systemic practice with NDIS funded matters. This will provide an introduction to two workshops by Gary LaVigna, internationally recognised clinician who will present Positive Practices in Behaviour Support on 3-6th April and Assessment and Analysis of Severe and Challenging Behaviour from 9-11th April to June. The series will conclude with a one day workshop by Bower Place practitioners on NDIS, Families and the Whole System which will unpack the complexity of working with all parties.
The second training to be offered by Bower Place in 2018 appreciates that many practitioners prefer to complete workshops on-line rather than attend in person. In recognition of this we are presenting the Complexity Series comprising four topics, each with three, one hour, webinar lectures. They are: Essential Skills for Working with Complex Families, Essential Skills for Working with Complex Problems of Children, Essential Skills for Working with Complex Problems of Adolescents and Essential Skills for Working with Complex Systems.
Finally we are speaking to colleagues interstate and overseas about their availability to present in the later part of the year.
We will be distributing our program in the next weeks and look forward to working with you in 2018.