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NCAHA Monthly Hub - Allied Health and Self-Care – Looking after Yourself in the Workplace

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NCAHA Hubs occur the last Tuesday of every second month with the purpose of supporting regional allied health professionals to network and address issues relevant to their business. 

Join us on Tue 28 March as we discuss Allied Health and Self-care – Looking after yourself in the workplace.  

Healthcare workers are at an increased risk of burnout due to the demands of the job and – in some cases – working in unsupportive professional environments. In her presentation, Melissa will cover some of the signs and causes of burnout and stress, as well as strategies to manage them both as an individual and an employee or manager (including the free ‘Navigating Burnout’ program produced by the Black Dog Institute). She will then bring these to life in a discussion of case examples and individual experiences.

Shelley is interested in the subjectivity of the clinician/ health practitioner as they together navigate the clinical encounter. Intersubjectivity affects wellbeing in a number of ways. Positive intersubjective experiences foster a sense of belonging and social connectedness allowing health practitioners to improve their own experiences when working with uncertainty and people with trauma. Shelley will explore how we engage with people in pain and, at the same time, ensure we take care of ourselves as we honour our experience as it emerges in the ‘in between space’.

If you have an interest or involvement with allied health and self-care, make sure you link into this Zoom event on March 28th.

Speaker Profiles:

About Dr Melissa Black

Melissa is the Clinical Research Lead and Clinical Psychologist at Black Dog Institute. She works across clinical research projects focusing on new models of care for specific populations such as healthcare workers and emergency service workers, as well as transdiagnostic treatments for common mental health problems (including depression, anxiety, trauma, obsessive-compulsive disorder). She is interested in how to better integrate digital tools with person-to-person therapy. She also works collaboratively with patients in Black Dog Institute Clinical Services, embracing her role as a scientist-practitioner.

About Dr Shelley Barlow

Shelley is a Pain Physiotherapist who works at Ballina Community Health, both in outpatients and in the community. She has a small private pain practice specialising in Pain Reprocessing Therapy (PRT). She is NZ trained but has been practicing for over 30 years on the North Coast.  She has a Masters in Gestalt Therapy and has recently completed her PhD looking at ‘The lived experiences of Physiotherapists in their clinical encounters with people with chronic pain: A phenomenological inquiry’. She completed her doctorate in 2022 a month before her house in Lismore was inundated by the flood. She believes that working with people experiencing trauma and chronic pain is both a challenge and an opportunity for growth - growth that is both personal and professional.

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This is an ONLINE event and the Zoom link will be sent to you upon registration.

NCAHA Monthly Hub - Tue 28th March  I  6.00pm - 7.00pm

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