11 February 2022

DATE: Friday 11th February 2021 

TIME: 1:00pm to 2:30pm (Sydney Time)

COST: $88.00 (incl. GST)



The importance of sleep has been reflected in the writing of Eastern and Western religions and civilisations since time immemorial. In this seminar, Dr Haliburn proposes to talk with you about some of what we know about sleep, and the fact that there is still a lot more we don't know! She will start by describing normal sleep and discuss the important link between the role of Attachment and sleep across the lifespan - from infancy to old-age. Why we need sleep, sleep disturbance and its interrelationship with depression, Insomnia and its effects on physical and mental health, sleepy teens, and sleep in mid and late life are some of what Dr Haliburn hopes to discuss.

Your questions will also be most welcome!


PRESENTER: Dr Joan Haliburn, Psychiatrist

Joan Haliburn is a Child, Adolescent & Family Psychiatrist, of the Royal Australian College of Psychiatry, trained psychotherapist and family therapist, who has been working in the field in excess of 35 years. She has served on the Board of Directors, International Society for Trauma and Dissociation, was Training Director of Australian and New Zealand Association of Psychotherapy and is an International Fellow of the American College of Psychiatry. She has worked in various roles in public and in private practice, in family law, juvenile justice, and is currently on the faculty, psychotherapy training program, University of Sydney.


TO REGISTER: CLICK HERE to download the registration form and then send the completed form to workshops@apdtraining.com.au

After registration and payment, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.




25 February 2022

DATE: Friday 25th February 2022

TIME: 10:00am to 11:30am (Sydney Time)

COST: $110.00 (incl. GST)



Dr. Eve Goldstein and Danielle Matthew, LMFT, two experts in adolescent mental health, guide educators and clinicians toward a successful recovery post the onset of COVID-19. This presentation provides its audience with a sense of direction and knowledge to help adolescents with COVID-19 trauma. Presentation topics will include: Adolescent Development, Post-Traumatic Growth, Social-Emotional Learning, Launching Into Adulthood, Easily Implementable Tools

Through providing researched models of development and intervention, Dr Goldstein and Ms Matthew are utilizing SEL skills as protective factors for childhood development and post-traumatic growth.



1. Understanding adolescent development and the way it has been impacted due to Covid Stressors 
2. Theoretical knowledge about SEL as a support mechanism for Post-Traumatic Growth 
3. Practical Application of SEL tools for clinical and classroom support

At the end of this course participants will understand:
- Erikson's stages of adolescents Identity vs. Role Confusion and Intimacy vs. Isolation 
- The 3 main types of responses to trauma: Intrusive thoughts, avoidance/withdrawal, and physical/hyperarousal 
- Concept of Post Traumatic Growth 
- The 5 areas of SEL and practical tools to use in the classroom or clinic for each area 
- Definition of launching and how SEL concepts can be used to support launching


PRESENTERS: Dr Eve Goldstein, Psy.D. and Danielle Matthew, LMFT

Eve Loren Goldstein, Psy.D. is a licensed psychologist and learning disabilities specialist who has devoted more than 25 years helping children and adolescents develop the skills necessary to feel comfortable and confident across home, school, and social settings. Dr. Goldstein is a speaker, clinician, teacher trainer, mental health advocate, and works bi-coastally as the director of Westchester Child Therapy in Scarsdale, NY, and Calabasas Child and Adolescent Psychology in Calabasas, CA.

Danielle Matthew, LMFT is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, founder of The Empowerment Space, and the author of The Empowered Child. For over 25 years, she has helped adolescents and teens who are struggling due to issues such as bullying, anxiety, severe stress, low self-esteem, and depression.


TO REGISTERCLICK HERE to download the registration form and send the completed form to workshops@apdtraining.com.au

After registration and payment, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.




25 March 2022

DATE: Friday 25th March 2022

TIME: 8:00am to 11:00am (Sydney Time)

COST: $149.00 (incl. GST)



ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) is one of the most prevalent disorders diagnosed in children. This webinar will highlight the diagnostic features of ADHD, and will present practical and effective interventions to help children aged 4-12: 

 - Improve impulse control 
 - Increase attention and focus 
 - Slow down the mind and body 
 - Identify constructive ways to use energy 
 - Utilize strategies to shift from one activity to the next 
 - Improve academic performance for in-person and online school

Interventions will also be presented for use by parents and teachers to increase positive behaviour at home and school.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to learn new and innovative approaches to help get children motivated, focused, organised, and performing closer to their true potential.



1. Identify the diagnostic features of ADHD.

2. Implement techniques to help children increase attention, manage impulsivity, and slow down the mind and body.

3. Describe strategies that parents and teachers can use to manage disruptive behaviours.


PRESENTER: Liana Lowenstein

Liana Lowenstein is a Registered Clinical Social Worker, Certified Play Therapist-Supervisor, and Certified TF-CBT Therapist who has been working with children and their families in Toronto since 1988. She presents trainings across North America and abroad. Recent speaking engagements include China, South Africa, Israel, England, Turkey, and Australia. Liana’s 12 books on child and family therapy are known internationally for their innovative and practical techniques. She is winner of the Monica Herbert award for outstanding contribution to play therapy in Canada.


TO REGISTER: CLICK HERE to download the registration form and send the completed form to workshops@apdtraining.com.au

After registration and payment, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.




27 May 2022

DATE: Friday 27th May 2022

TIME: 9:00am to 12:00pm (Sydney Time)

COST: $149.00 (incl. GST)



This webinar will provide a summary of current evidence regarding school bullying, based upon “The role of the therapist” in Evelyn’s currently being updated version of “Bully Blocking at school”. This will include discussion of the research into the impact of school bullying; why students are injured or injure others; the school and parents' roles; and current theories as regards diagnosis and treatment. There will be a brief mention of the connection to workplace bullying.

The webinar will look at the social survival skills model based on Evelyn’s butterfly (Bully Blocking 2007). Evelyn will address diagnosis and treatment of bullied students based upon current evidence and based upon “Diagnosis and treatment of bullied adults” (Field and Ferris, Springer 2021). She will also describe her new book (not yet off the press, but available prior to the webinar): “Harry the Bully Blocker” the book and audiobook with the rationale for therapy based upon using one’s fight/flight/freeze instinct, with examples. Evelyn will provide suggestions for incorporating “Harry” in training parents, teachers and therapists.

“Harry the Bully Blocker” is therapy in a nutshell. It is a simple book with complex layers, suitable for children from diverse backgrounds.

PLEASE NOTE: the purchase of the book or audio-book will be required for those registering for the webinar as Evelyn will be referring to the book as part of the webinar.



Evelyn M Field OAM is an international authority on treating school and workplace bullying. For over 45 years she has worked as a counselling psychologist, providing treatment, publishing, lecturing and providing professional training for therapists, locally and internationally. Her experience with both school and workplace bullying has equipped her to better understand and implement more effective methods of treatment. She is the lead author of a unique chapter on ‘Diagnosis and Therapy’ in the Handbook of Workplace Bullying, Emotional Abuse and Harassment, (Springer, 2021). Her dogs have helped her gain a better understanding of animal/human interactions and develop basic evidence-based theory in her professional practice. “Harry the Bully Blocker” is based upon the unique therapy she provided to many clients and the training she provided to numerous psychological societies over decades in Australia, Vietnam, Israel, China, New Zealand, USA, Canada, UK.


TO REGISTERCLICK HERE to download the registration form and then send the completed form to workshops@apdtraining.com.au

After registration and payment, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.




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