This month's news from the Center for Emotional Health

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When possessions are poor substitutes for people

Some people have such a strong attachment to objects that parting with them seems impossible. Could it be that they are using the object as a substitute for human connection?  Deputy Director of the Centre for Emotional Health, Associate Professor Melissa Norberg explains.  Read more

Move over medical illness model. A new (or rather old) model is taking over
Process-based therapy takes us back to our roots—to conducting a functional analysis to understand the functional relationship between cues, context, and a person’s behaviour. Doing so allows the therapist to select evidence-based procedures for evidence-based processes. This will lead to better treatment of clients' indiosyncratic needs and greater training efficiency as clinicians will not need to learn an excessive number of treatments to address each of the disorders listed within the DSM-5. Read more
Applications now open for Emotional Health Research Award
Are you a rising star in the research world? You could be the recipient of  a $3,000 prize, and possibly a job offer, if you apply for the 2018 Emotional Health Early Career Research Excellence Award.  If it has been less than 12 months since your conferral, you may be eligible to apply.  Our 2016 winner was Joseph McGuire from University of California Los Angeles, and 2017 winner Jonathan Stange from University of Illinois at Chicago. Learn more

New research
Reducing Body Image-Related Distress in Women With Breast Cancer
A single 30 minutes writing exercise is proving effective in alleviating body image related distress and improving body appreciation in breast cancer survivors. Read more>
Parental Control of the Time Preadolescents Spend on Social Media
New research indicates parents of pre-teens who limit their child's time spent on social media have better mental health than their peers. Read more>
CBT for Children with Anxiety and Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
Cognitive behavioural therapy programs, which include parent participation such as Cool Kids, are proving effective in treating children with mild to moderate ADHD with a primary diagnosis of anxiety.  Read more>
This 2 hour workshop will cover key tips and strategies to overcome study stress. Ideal for students in grades 10, 11 and 12. Registration now open - only $40.
Friday, 20 July 2018, 1pm to 3pm (school holidays)
Adolescence is the peak age of onset for eating disorders and body image concerns. Hear about who develops an eating disorder, what new research is telling us about body image and the role that social media plays in these disorders.
Tuesday, 24 July 2018, 6pm to 7pm
Learn about the common personal vulnerabilities that lead to depression in teens. Hear about treatment options and how to support a teen with depression.
Wednesday, 22 August 2018, 6pm to 7pm
Join us for a community fun day organised by the Rotary Club of North Ryde, with venue partner Macquarie University. Registration is $25 for an adult, $15 for students. All proceeds raised go towards mental health research.
Sunday, 26 August, 2018, 9am to 12pm
Assessment, treatment and prevention of anxiety in children and adolescents and specific training on how to run the Cool Kids™ anxiety program.
Friday, 24 August, 2018, 9am to 4pm
Learn how to implement Prolonged Exposure (PE) and Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Associate Professor Maria Kangas will also teach how to incorporate TF-CBT approaches with complex trauma.
Friday, 21 September 2018
Doctor Chad Wetterneck from Rogers Memorial Hospital in the USA will show you how to promote awareness, courage, and compassion  by using the therapeutic relationship to help your clients improve their relationships outside of the therapy room.
Friday, 19 October 2018, 9am to 4pm
Assessment, treatment and prevention of anxiety in children and adolescents and specific training on how to run the Cool Kids™ anxiety program.
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