Professional Development

Self Harm: Connect & Learn Webinar

Self Harm: Connect & Learn Webinar

Connect & Learn is a series of case-based webinars funded by the Department of Health, designed to support AOD clinicians throughout regional and metropolitan Victoria. Webinars are presented by experienced clinicians currently working in the AOD sector and facilitated by Turning Point.

Self Harm: When the body becomes the target – Presented by Dr Vicky Phan

There has been an increasing burden of self harm presentations and hospitalisations in Australia. Through exploration of theoretical models of self harm, risk factors and review of attitudes and responses to self harm this webinar will assist participants to understand and respond to self harm presentations in clinical practice.

Dr. Vicky Phan: Vicky is an Addiction Psychiatrist working at Turning Point Eastern Treatment Services and a lecturer for the Master of Addictive Behaviours course at Monash University. She has completed specialist medical training in addiction psychiatry, and has postgraduate qualifications in psychiatry, public health, and alcohol and other drugs (AOD). Vicky has experience working across AOD and mental health services in both NSW and Victoria, and believes in a holistic and person-centered approach when working with people and their families. Her areas of special interest include mental health comorbidity, harm minimisation, pharmacotherapy, training and education

Workshop objectives:
1. Recognise the significance of self harm in Australia
2. Develop an understanding of self harm and how it presents
3. Learn approaches to managing self harm

Venue: online
Cost: Free


10 Sep 2021


1:00 pm - 2:00 pm



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