Cultural Diversity and Decolonising your Psychological Practice
Averil has spent her professional life working in mental health, including leading a Child and Adolescent Mental Health service in Campbelltown and working with Aboriginal mental health workers, Aboriginal medical services, and local Indigenous and non-Indigenous community members. In the last few years Averil has focused on her love of teaching and training and until recently headed the Postgraduate Psychology degrees in the Discipline of Psychology at ACAP. In her academic work Averil has focused on increasing diversity and inclusion across the student and staff cohort and de-colonising academic course content and design. Averil has worked with large organisations to address cultural diversity and issues of systemic racism in the workplace. She has special interests in trauma, systemic work and organisational cultural change.
Upcoming live workshop dates to be released soon.
You can read some of Averil's work on these topics here at The Activist Practitioner and via podcast at Psych Attack.
Decolonising Your Psychological Practice
Psychological knowledge is based in western concepts of self, health and community and many clinicians feel under-skilled working with those from cultures different to their own. Peak bodies are beginning to recognise the importance of cultural competence and its impact on effective mental health delivery. This workshop is targeted at psychologists and mental health clinicians and is designed to provide you with skills to self-reflect, critique therapeutic practices and find suitable approaches to improve your cross- cultural competence and outcomes for your clients.
This 2 hour recorded training and activities are available upon registration.
Course learning outcomes:
- Develop reflective and practical skills to work therapeutically with clients from different cultural backgrounds to yourself;
- Reflect on your own cultural background and level of privilege;
- Understand the mental health impacts of marginalisation and minority status;
- Understand how systems and context intersect with mental health problems
- Develop practices to up skill in cultural sensitivity
- Start to interrogate your administrative and service practices to be more inclusive
Please provide your email when purchasing the workshop so we can send you the recording link. By providing your email during purchase, you consent to receiving emails from Bodhi and Psychology regarding future courses and opportunities.
*price is inclusive of 10% GST.
Workshops we offer
Family Based Therapy for Eating disorders
Training in Family Systems Therapy
Diversity and Inclusion training packages (see Corporate Packages)
Mental Health strategies for the workplace
Organisations we work with