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Behavioural Activation for Depression

Event Details
Date: Wednesday 26 July, 2017
Time: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Venue: Education Development Centre, 4 Milner St, Hindmarsh, SA
State: South Australia
CPD hrs: 7 hrs

AASW member: $195
AASW Member New Graduate $160
AASW Student member: $68

Non-Members: $295
Non-Member Students: $110

Organiser: AASW SA Branch
Further information
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The Program

Behavioural Activation (BA) is one of the most effective first line treatments for people with mild, moderate and severe depression. BA is a structured time limited intervention that supports people to reengage with activities that will increase rewarding experiences in their lives.
BA has been extensively investigated in rigorous clinical trials and has empirical support. BA recognises that people when peple are assisted to structure, problem solve and focus on action-orientated activities that are valued and bring meaning then the symptoms and behaviours experienced in depression will lift. BA is a collaborative, person-centred approach that enhances self-efficacy and supports people to plan and identify goals that are meaningful to support the ongoing process of behaviour change.

Learning Outcomes

  • An introduction to the history, theory and practice of BA
  • Opportunities to practice information gathering and giving, measures, goals and case formulations
  • Discussion on how BA can be applied in a range of settings and how to support practice.

The Presenter

Paula Redpath MMHSc, AMHSW (Acc), BA (Hons)
Paula is the Coordinator of the Cognitive Behaviour Therapy postgraduate courses in the Department of Psychiatry, in the School of Medicine at Flinders University SA.
Paula is a Consultant Psychotherapist and has extensive clinical experience working with people who have mental health conditions. She has worked at the Centre of Anxiety and Related Disorders, State-wide Gambling Therapy Service and with Improving Access to Psychological therapies (IAPT) at Flinders. Paula has developed postgraduate cirriculums in CBT and facilitated training seminars and workshops to hundreds of interdisciplinary clinicians. Paula specialises in clinical supervision for interdisciplinary health professionals, focused psychological therapies and motivational interviewing.

Location and Date

EDC 4 Milner Street, Hindmarsh
26 July, 2017
9:30 am to 4:30 pm


AASW member: $ 195
AASW Member New Graduate $ 160
AASW Student member: $ 68

Non-Members: $ 295
Non-Member Students: $110

Light refreshments will be provided.


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Registrations close July 25, 2017

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