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APDT is an organisation that has been set up to provide high quality professional development workshops at affordable prices for mental health professionals and other members of the community.


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Carmel is a leading Psychologist in her field of Domestic Violence.  We are very fortunate that Carmel has agreed to return to once more share her expertise!

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Domestic Violence: Best Practice Guidelines


Friday 19th August 2016 in Brisbane


COST: $242 (GST incl) 


Speaker:Carmel O'Brien, Counselling Psychologist


APDT is very privileged to be able to offer a presentation by Carmel O’Brien, who is well known in the field of work with survivors of Domestic Violence. Carmel is a Counselling Psychologist.  After initially working in the rehabilitation sector and has spent the last 23 years working with individuals and families who have experienced trauma, violence and related issues as well general counselling.  Carmel has worked in the Child Protection system, the Victorian Women’s Prison and as a relationship and family counsellor. 

This workshop will be a very valuable education in issues regarding the treatment of women who have been subjected to violence. Carmel will include interactive exercises and group activities, so that the workshop qualifies as Active PD. Participants in the workshop will go home with knowledge which will aid them in their therapeutic practice.

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