This webinar This presentation outlines several contemporary psychological interventions relevant to the expanding role of physiotherapists in mental health, as well as modifications of traditional communications and counselling styles.

Michael Burge has over 30 years' experience in psychology, counselling, education and training. He is currently the Director of the Australian College of Trauma Treatment and holds a position on the Board of Directors of the Australian Psychological Society.

Upcoming webinar

Physiotherapy on the pathway to prescribing


Sat 1 Nov
9.45am – 11.00am AEDT

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This webinar will be hosted live as part of the Business, Education and Leadership Symposium 2014 in Cairns, Queensland. Six different perspectives and a discussion on the future of prescribing rights for Australian physiotherapists will be presented.

Tim Noblet is a Consultant Neuro-Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist and Extended Scope Practitioner currently working with the APA while on sabbatical from Sandwell & West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust (UK).

Joanne Morris is project lead in the successful Extended Scope Physiotherapy Practice initiative for ACT Health. As a component of this she has undertaken part-time Extended Scope Physiotherapy roles in orthopaedic outpatients and the emergency department, which included a two-year injecting and prescribing trial.

Linda Denehy is a PhD-qualified physiotherapist who is Head of the Department of Physiotherapy at the University of Melbourne. She has been a teaching and research academic since 1993 and obtained her PhD in 2002.

Henry Heron – raised in Zimbabwe, Henry Heron is an optometrist and has worked in North Queensland, Western Australia, Zimbabwe and the United Kingdom, before establishing his own independent practice in 1989 in Toowoomba. Henry was integral to achieving prescribing rights for optometrists in Queensland. He was heavily involved both legislatively and politically to get optometry over the line with prescribing rights.

Marcus Dripps is a physiotherapist based in Geelong, Victoria. Marcus has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Australian Physiotherapy Association since 2007, and is the current Chair.

Paul Shinkfield is Chair of the Physiotherapy Board of Australia, an Australian lawyer and officer of the Supreme Court of Victoria, and a member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association.

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