ACSW Presents: Developing an evidence based practice - using the example of a group intervention for women with secondary breast cancer in Queensland
|CPD hrs:||1 hr|
Free for ACSW members
$20 AASW Student Members
$49 AASW Members
$79 Non members
This seminar outlines the development of a Statewide service supporting women living and dying of secondary breast cancer in Queensland. Over a period of 15 years the service has grown in response to identified needs, to become a unique and innovative service offering a range of services that support women, partners and families from diagnosis through to death. The presentation will focus on the rationale, process and effectiveness of the intervention. Given the recent decision of the State Government to cut funding to this community based organisation, the seminar will also report on challenges of developing a new funding and operational model.
Learning Objectives: ACSW Presents
The Australian College of Social Work was set up in 2011 within the AASW to recognise and promote advanced social work practice and provide leadership in practice excellence. The College recognises and acknowledges the highest professional standards and qualifications that social workers offer and promotes social work excellence and expertise. Our Foundation Fellows are committed to providing leadership in this first phase of the College and to its goals for Australian social work into the future.
Mary O’Brien is a Social Worker with over 30 years clinical experience. She has worked in private practice and as a university counsellor for over 25 years. She is a member of the Australian College of Social Work, the Queensland Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Association, the Australian Group Psychotherapy Association and is an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker. With a psychiatric colleague she started the Advanced Breast Cancer Group in 1999, and continues to coordinate and co-facilitate the group with Pia Hirsch, an Accredited Mental Health Occupational Therapist and Group Psychotherapist.
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- Student members: $20
- AASW members: $49
- Non member: $79.
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