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CHOICE Seminar

CHOICE Seminar
UQ Psychology - McElwain Building - Room 203/204
4:00pm Wednesday, 8th October 2014
5:00pm Wednesday, 8th October 2014

CHOICE (Centre for Health Outcome, Innovation and Clinical Education) seminar series.


Functional Contextual Pharmacology: ACT on Drugs Matrix Collaborative


Speaker: Rob Purssey


1. What’s important to you in working with medications? For your clients and yourself, towards your clients well-being, and your professional life.

2. What are your medication related obstacles? What fears, frustrations etc get in the way of moving towards these important things, and when do they show up – the clinic, seeing the “evidence”, in society?

3. What do you do and your clients do to move away from this medication related stuff?

4. What CAN we as clinicians do to move toward more workable use of psychiatric medications?Are you interested in learning how a Functional Contextual view of Pharmacology frees you up, allowing you to move toward what’s important to you and your clients? Would you like to learn how a careful review of mainstream psycho-pharmacology outcome data also moves you toward what matters?

This experiential and didactic workshop will collaboratively create useful ways toward more workable use of medications in all behavioural disorders. YOU can make a BIG difference working with your clients in this area!

Speaker Biography: 

Rob is a Consultant Psychiatrist with over 20 years’ experience and is an expert ACT therapist. Science, compassion, mindfulness, acceptance, values, and community inspire Rob’s life and work. Medications certainly help some clients in some situations, however most psychiatric drugs have limited effectiveness over the medium and long term, and many have potentially serious adverse effects. Rob is a Clinical Senior Lecture in Psychiatry at the University of Queensland and trains psychologists, doctors and others in ACT and medication issues as well as providing ACT based psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy to his clients.

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