FAMILY VIOLENCE FOR GP’s
A conference on family violence and mental health
Date Saturday 16 August 2014,
Time: 8.30 AM to 4.30 PM
Venue: Clarion on Canterbury, Forest Hill
Application made for 40 Category 1 CPD points with the RACGP (subject to confirmation)
Programme (subject to changes):
Prof. Robert Adler - Child and adolescent psychiatrist
Bob is a child and adolescent psychiatrist with 40 years’ experience. Between 1985 and 1998 he was Professor and Director of child and adolescent psychiatry at the Royal Children's Hospital in Melbourne.
A/Prof. Jan Coles - Monash University GP Educator & Researcher
Jan Coles is an Academic General Practitioner who has worked in clinical medicine and general practice for over 25 years. She is the DGP medical educator responsible for the clinical skills in Year 1 and 2 MBBS at Clayton Campus and co-chair of the Year 1 and 2 Management Committee. Her main area of research is sexual violence and womenâ€s health and the impact of childhood sexual violence on early mothering. Her current collaboration with the Australian Longitudinal Study of Womenâ€s Health has further developed her expertise in the long-term impacts of childhood sexual assault on mothering, mental and physical health and on GP service use.
Dr. Victoria Pearse - Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist
Vicky Pearse is a local psychiatrist with a special interest in child & adolescent psychiatry. As a result, she sees many victims of family violence.
Dr. Christie Sproat - Psychologist
Christie is the founder and principal psychologist of Fernhills Clinic. She has completed a Doctorate of Psychology in the field of Clinical Psychology. Christie is a member of the Australian Psychological Society and a member of the APS College of Clinical Psychologists. Her main clinical interests are anxiety, depression, trauma. personaility disorders, relationships, self-esteem issues, grief, sexual dysfunction and sleep disorders. Chrisite is also the co-creator of the Facing Anxiety program which is a 10 week skills based program to assist people to face their anxiety.
Alan Eade - Mobile Intensive Care Ambulance (MICA) Paramedic - White Ribbon Ambassador
One of the situations faced by Paramedics is reading their surroundings and underlying causes or circumstances of injury - domestic violence is part of that pattern.
Dr. Jason Schreiber - Forensic Physician, VIFM
Jason has been a Forensic Physician in the field of clinical forensic medicine since 2007, covering South English and Scottish police forces. Since April 2013, he has worked as a Clinical Forensic Physician at the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine, Victoria. The author, of German origin, passed his German Medical State Examination in 1998 and is Australian Medical Council certificate holder. He has been a Member by examination of the Faculty of Forensic and Legal Medicine (General Forensic Medicine) in London, UK, and obtained his Postgraduate Diploma in Forensic and Legal Medicine at the University of Ulster, Northern Ireland, in 2011.
Dr. Gurdip Aurora - General Practitioner
Gurdip is a GP in Scoresby, director of GEPH and president of the Australia India Society of Victoria.
Dr. Igor Jakubowicz - General Practitioner
LMusA, MBBS, MFM, Grad Dip Forensic Med., GAICD
Igor is chair of GEPH. He is in full-time general practice and worked for VicPol & VIFM as a part-time forensic medical officer for 20 years. He continues to work in the field of addiction medicine as well as his usual general practice patients.