Evidence Based Techniques for Working Effectively with Clients with Complex Needs

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May 2019
Attend this seminar and learn how you can develop and further modify CBT, DBT and Schema Therapy techniques you currently use to better support clients with complex needs.

Evidence Based Techniques for Working Effectively with Clients with Complex Needs

Jeff Riggenbach, PhD

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Course Program

Sydney 10 May 2019 SMC Conference & Function Centre
Brisbane 15 May 2019 Mantra on Queen
Melbourne 20 May 2019 Bayview on the Park
Adelaide 24 May 2019 Next Gen Memorial Drive

 

Clients with complex needs are often labelled as “challenging” or as “having challenging behaviour.” They may challenge your way of working but there are many strategies you can use in order to enhance your practice and achieve best client outcomes.

Best practice in working with people with complex needs involves continually reflecting on your practice and considering new ways to provide support while incorporating principles of best practice, flexibility and engagement.  The pathways to recovery and better functioning are all different for different clients, and it can’t be assumed that providing care in the same way to all people will be effective and will result in positive client outcomes unless we, as practitioners, continuously work on extending and adapting our toolbox of strategies and techniques that enhance our clinical ability to engage and assist clients.

Attend this seminar and learn how you can develop and further modify CBT, DBT and Schema Therapy techniques you currently use to better support clients with complex needs.

Join Dr. Jeff Riggenbach who trained with the Beck Institute of Cognitive Therapy and has developed expertise in applying CBT, DBT and Schema Therapy to work with clients who are seen as challenging and complex for one reason or another.

Dr Riggenbach will specifically address five groups of clients including:

  • The Chronically Depressed Client
  • The Highly Anxious Client that has difficulty responding to treatment
  • The Angry-Volatile Client
  • The Client with Drug Misuse Issues
  • The Client with Personality Disorder

You will learn about:

  • Multiple cognitive and behavioural strategies that you can integrate into your practice in order to immediately improve client outcomes
  • In-depth schema focused interventions that are useful for addressing more persistent clinical and behavioural problems such as self-sabotaging and/or risk taking behaviours, chronic depression and anxiety, suicidality, substance misuse
  • Cognitive conceptualizations for multiple difficult to address symptom sets
  • The role of maladaptive schemas in information processing and communication breakdowns
  • Modifying schemas that drive persistently problematic behaviours
  • Strategies for regulating emotions
  • Challenging behaviours that are used as a communication strategy
  • Increasing your skills and confidence in working with people with complex needs​

 

 

  • APS: Activities do not need to be endorsed by APS. Members can accrue 7 CPD hours by participating in this activity
  • AASW: Members can accrue 7 CPD hours by participating in this activity
  • ACA: Members can accrue 5 CPD points by participating in this activity
  • PACFA: Members can accrue 7 CPD hours by participating in this activity

A certificate of attendance will be emailed to participants following the workshop.

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