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Anxiety: Understanding Polyvagal Theory -Dr Natalie Solomon

Earn 3 HPCSA points by viewing this fascinating talk online: www.bellavistashareonline.org.za

The Polyvagal Theory is the product of decades of research by Stephen Porges. Through this lens we see the role of the autonomic nervous system as it shapes experiences of safety and affects our ability for connection. It provides a neurobiological framework for understanding the connection between the mind, body, and emotions. Polyvagal Theory provides a neurophysiological framework to consider the reasons why people act in the ways they do.

S.H.A.R.E. Online seeks to extend the work of Bellavista S.H.A.R.E. by making continuous professional development opportunities available to practitioners working throughout Southern Africa.

With the launch of our online training website, we are delighted to bring our content directly to your staffroom, office or living room, without the loss of valuable teaching or therapy contact time.

Expert mentors will guide and support your learning as you navigate our longer courses, while a quick quiz at the end of a short talk will check your understanding and enable you to earn HPCSA or SACE CPD points with ease.

We look forward to welcoming you online soon!

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SAMLA-UCT Foundations of Medico-Legal Practice (Online) Course

Registration for the online version of the Foundations of Medico-Legal Practice
Course is now open!

About the course
The course deals with medico-legal disputes in personal injury and clinical negligence matters and the resolution of medico-legal disputes through litigation and mediation.

Topics covered:

  • South African Law applicable to Personal Injury Litigation
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Ethical Conduct in Medico-Legal Practice
  • Medical Science applicable to Medico-Legal Practice
  • Other Sciences applicable to Medico-Legal Practice
  • Psychology and Communication in the Medico-Legal Practice

Who will benefit from the course?
The course is intended for professionals in all fields who engage in, or wish to engage in, medico-legal practice in South Africa.

Benefits of Completing this Course:

• Provides skills and tools for Medico-Legal Practitioners.
• Assists young professionals to launch a flourishing Medico-Legal / Personal Injury Practice.
• Gain valuable understanding within a highly specialised field from the Best in the business.
• Networking opportunity.
• CPD points for healthcare professionals.

About the course:

• Conducted on a world-leading platform for online learning.
• 82.5 hours of training which can be done at your leisure from anywhere with internet access.
• Online multiple-choice exam by UCT Law@Work in March 2020.
• Certificate of Completion issued by UCT Law@Work.
• Payment plans are available. (For as little as the price of 1-2 medico-legal reports).
• Rave reviews from previous participants. Click here to view.

Course delivery method
This online version of the 2018 Foundations course will be presented on Panopto, which is software often used in e-learning environments. Participants will be able to log into Panopto and view all the recordings of the actual lectures which took place in 2018, as well as access the course notes and presentations.

Once you have registered you will be able to work through the material at your own pace. Access to the course will remain open until February 2020 for everyone registering during 2019.

Having worked through the material, you will then have the option of taking an online examination in either September 2019 or March 2020. You will only be allowed to take the examination once, but it will be available on any day in September or any day in March 2020.

Participants are encouraged and welcome to do the Foundations course online while they are simultaneously doing the comprehensive series of practical workshops in medico-legal practice that are being presented live in 2019 and 2020.

Click HERE to view more information including the course outline and certification details.

How to register
Click HERE to download the registration form. Please submit the completed registration form to: registrations@samla.co.za

For more information please contact info@azlyncreative.co.za or admin@samla.co.za.

 

 

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2019 Mini Courses

  • Oxygen and the Brain (Rerun of 2017 Mini Course)
  • Gait Disorders for Neuropsychologists (Rerun of 2018 Mini Course)
  • The Pre-Frontal Cortex (*NEW* Mini Course)

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There is no charge for participation in these three Mini Courses, but they are for subscribers of NeuropsychologySA only. 

Participants who have done the “Oxygen and the Brain” and/or the “Gait Disorders for Neuropsychologists” Mini Courses before, may not repeat them.  The courses are being repeated to give those who did not do them before, a chance to do them now.

80% is required to pass each course.  Certificates for 3 CPD points will be sent to participants that successfully complete each course before the end of November 2019.

 

OXYGEN AND THE BRAIN

3 GENERAL CEU’S APPROVED

Psychologists are often not mindful of the possibility of a lack of oxygen in a patient’s history being a possible contributing factor to cognitive difficulties.  Near-drowning accidents, failed suicide attempts and motor vehicle accidents in which patients sustained chest injuries are only some of the conditions that could have led to the brain being deprived of the necessary oxygen supply.

This mini course addresses the effects of oxygen deprivation on brain functioning and conditions that psychologists need to be aware of that can lead to oxygen deprivation in the brain.

Participants in this mini course will be required to visit specific websites and watch certain YouTube videos, and then to complete an online multiple choice questionnaire.  80% correct is required to pass.

TOPICS TO BE COVERED:

  • The respiratory pathway
  • How the brain uses oxygen
  • Conditions that can lead to oxygen deprivation
  • How oxygen levels are measured in the blood
  • What is considered “normal” for oxygen levels

This Mini Course is suitable for all psychologists working in the field of neuropsychology, and in particular those working in the field of motor vehicle accidents.

 

GAIT DISORDERS FOR NEUROPSYCHOLOGISTS

3 GENERAL CEU’S APPROVED

Several neurological disorders affect the way that people walk (their gait). The ability to recognise an abnormal gait is an important observational skill that psychologists working in the field of neuropsychology should master.  Recognising gait disorders will help psychologists form a hypothesis that can guide history taking and choice of neuropsychological tests and can help with reaching a diagnosis.

Participants in this mini course will be required to watch certain YouTube videos, and then to complete an online multiple choice questionnaire.  80% correct is required to pass.

TOPICS TO BE COVERED:

  • Diplegic gait/Cerebral Palsy Gait
  • Hemiplegic gait
  • Neuropathic gait
  • Myopathic gait
  • Parkinsonian Gait
  • Choreiform gait
  • Ataxic gait

This Mini Course is suitable for all psychologists practicing in the field of neuropsychology, particularly those specialising in developmental disorders, dementias and other neurological disorders.

 

THE PRE-FRONTAL CORTEX

3 GENERAL CEU’S APPROVED

The frontal lobes and even more, the pre-frontal areas of the frontal lobes, are crucial for psychologists to have an understanding of.  For psychologists working with children, it is important to understand the functions of the frontal lobe because it is the last part of the brain to develop.  For psychologists working with motor vehicle accident victims, this knowledge is imperative because the pre-frontal lobes are particularly prone to damage when people are travelling in a motor vehicle that is involved in an accident.  Finally, for all psychologists who need to understand behaviour for the sake of helping patients therapeutically, understanding the functions of the pre-frontal cortex will cast light on behaviours such as impulsivity, disinhibition, socially inappropriate behaviour, self-awareness and avolition.

Participants in this mini course will need to refer a specified section of the book by Lezak, called “Neuropsychological Assessment”.  80% correct is required to pass.

TOPICS TO BE COVERED:

  • Anatomical areas of the frontal cortex
  • Anatomical areas of the pre-frontal cortex
  • Functions associated with the areas of the pre-frontal cortex
  • The neuropsychological assessment of pre-frontal functioning

 

How to register:

To register for one or more of these Mini Courses, please fill in the registration form and e-mail it to info@neuropsychologysa.co.za.  You will then receive a link to the online questionnaire that needs to be submitted before 25 November 2019.

The NeuropsychologySA 2019 Mini Courses are available to all psychologists who are paying subscribers of NeuropsychologySA.  If you are not yet a subscriber but would like to become one, please e-mail Tanya for a subscription application form (info@neuropsychologysa.co.za) or download it from HERE.

Please note that the “Oxygen and Brain” and “Gait Abnormalities” Mini Courses are re-runs of previous courses and are only for those who have not done them before.  The “Pre-Frontal” Mini Course is new.

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The Psychotherapist’s Essential Guide to the Brain Online Course

This is a self-study course based on the book The Psychotherapists Essential Guide to the Brain

Read more about the author here: https://www.amazon.com/Matthew-Dahlitz/e/B0092UX3MG 

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To register for this CPD activity, please complete the registration form and send it with proof of payment to:
nicky@sacna.co.za or register online at www.sacna.co.za

  • Start Date: May 15, 2019
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SAMLA Training Programme for 2019 – 2020

Are you (or would you like to be) a Medico-Legal Practitioner?

SAMLA Training Programme for 2019 – 2020. Information about the eagerly awaited second and third sections of the SAMLA training in Medico-legal Practice – The Practical Workshops.

The 10 practical workshops follow on the theoretical underpinning in the Foundations Course in Medico-Legal Practice and Ethics presented during 2018.

The new training format: In order for SAMLA to present its training to our members all over the country and to get maximum CPD points, the next two levels of training will be presented as a series of workshops rather than year-long courses – 5 workshops in 2019 and 5 in 2020. Each year will build on the skills and experience developed during the previous year.

There will be live presentations in 5 venues (instructions and discussion) as well as practical work to be done in syndicates.

Syndicates will be licensed so that participants can communicate online with each other to work on their assignments.

Who is eligible?

  • The 2019 training is open to all interested persons, whether-or-not you did the 2018 training.
  • To qualify for the 2020 workshops, you will have had to complete both the 2018 and 2019 courses satisfactorily.  But, here’s the good news – The 2018 Foundations Course will soon be available as an e-course, so for those who missed the boat the first time, all’s not lost.

Benefits of this format:

  • Opportunity to catch up – those who want to do the 2020 training (but missed the 2018 Foundations Course), will have the opportunity to catch up by completing the Foundations Course during 2019 as an online course
  • Maximum CPD points – the total number of points for the workshops done separately will be considerably more than if the training is presented as a single course.
  • You can obtain a certificate of completion for the whole course by completing all the workshops in each of the following two years.
  • Persons interested in specific workshops only, may do so in 2019. They will receive CPD points and a certificate of attendance per workshop.
  • More payment options (and perhaps kinder on the budget). You can pay per workshop and do not have to find the full course fee upfront.

Provisional Costs:  26 January R2 500 (incl Vat)
2-day workshops R5 250 (incl Vat)
3-day workshops R7 850 (incl Vat)

Discounts will apply to SAMLA members and for those who pay for all 6 of the 2019 events upfront.

At present the costs are provisional, the current estimate is based on a minimum registration of 220 participants.

So, we need your help please:

  1. As you may appreciate, the organisation with many “moving parts” is quite a challenge. In order to secure venues and technicians; to complete the arrangements timeously and to be able to present the training at competitive rates, we need confirmed interest from at least 220 participants for the full year or 2019 Workshops.
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Planned workshops and dates for 2019 

(The first day of each workshop is for instruction and the subsequent day(s) for syndicate feedback and discussion – CPD points are being applied for i.r.o each seminar/workshop day)

1. 26 January 2019:
Special National Seminar
Part 1. Interviewing Skills for Medico-Legal Practitioners – Various Professional Perspectives. How to raise your game from the get-go.
Part 2 – New developments in the Legal Field: Implications of the State Liability Amendment Bill for Medico-legal practice.
AGM
2019 Course – Introduction to the Workshop Series and explanation of syndicate structure.

2. 2 March and 16 March – Workshop 1.
Traumatic Brain Injury
(2 Days plus assignment to write a topic specific report)

3. 6 April and 4 May – Workshop 2.
Psychological Consequences, Emotional Shock and Constitutional Damages.
Monetary and Non-Monetary Compensation                                                                     

(2 Days plus assignment to write a topic specific report)

4. 1 June, 13 July and 17 August – Workshop 3.
RAF 4 Assessment and Recommendation                                                                                 
(3 Days plus assignment to write a topic specific report)

5. 7 September and 12 October – Workshop 4.
Cerebral Palsy
(2 Days plus assignment to write a topic specific report)

6. 2 November and 30 November – Workshop 5.
Mediation for Mediators, Attorneys, Advocates and Expert Witnesses               
(2 Days plus assignment to write a mediation case study)

Important documents available for download – follow the below links:

*Further information regarding the Online Course and the Series of Workshops for 2020 will be provided in due course. Please visit the SAMLA website  https://medicolegal.org.za  for updates.

*Please also ensure that your SAMLA membership is up-to-date to take advantage of the discounted rates.

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Griffiths III Child Development Scales Training

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Griffiths III is the latest version of the Griffiths Scales of Child Development (GMDS-ER) and was launched in 2016.  The Griffiths III provides an overall measure of a child’s development, as well as an individual profile of strengths and needs.  The measure can be used by Psychologists and Paediatricians for a variety of purposes in a range of applied settings.

Training for New Users as well as a Conversion course for registered users will be held at:

The Practice in Linden, 57 1st Avenue, Linden and

Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital, Rondebosch, Cape Town

Cape Town Traning: 

-New Users: 4-6 Sept (Part 2). Part 1 is a pre-requisite online module with a cost of £40. Part 2 R7000 (Discount for MA Psych students offered, proof of student registration required) 15 CPD points

-Conversion: 7 Sept. Cost: R1700 (supply proof of ARICD registration) 6 CPD points

Linden Training:

-New Users: 25-27 September 2019 (Part 2).  Part 1 is a pre-requisite online module with a cost of £40.  Part 2 R7000 (Discount for MA Psych students offered) 15 CPD points

-Conversion: 28 September 2019.  Cost:  R1700 (supply proof of ARICD registration) 6 CPD points

For more information, bookings and application forms please contact Yvonne Smith at griffithssouthafrica@gmail.com

PARTICIPANTS ARE LIMITED – TO SECURE YOUR PLACE APPLY BY MONDAY 19 AUGUST 2019 for Cape Town and WEDNESDAY 11 SEPTEMBER 2019 for Linden.

  • Start Date: August 4, 2019
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Headway Journal Club 2019 Meetings

Headway Gauteng pride themselves on working within a multidisciplinary team and furthering their knowledge on brain injury from all disciplines. Headway Journal Club has 10 meetings a year, from February to November, on the last Wednesday of every month from 17h00 to 18h00.

On the 25th September, the speaker is Dr Lee Randall (OT) who did her doctoral thesis on the behaviour of minibus taxi drivers. The title of her talk is What is an occupational therapist doing in the road safety field? The imperative of road safety advocacy.

Headway Journal Club is accredited by the University of the Witwatersrand and offers 1 CPD point per talk. The entry fee is R40 and all are welcome.

For details on any of the topics and speakers please contact headway@iafrica.com

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Senior South African Individual Scales (SSAIS-R) Workshop

For those who had limited training or exposure to the SSAIS-R and professionals who wish to attend as a refresher workshop.

Workshop content:
• Background and purpose of subtests
• Ethics and administration
• Scoring and interpretation of results
• Guidance on report writing and recommendations

Facilitator:

Dr Ronelle Venter is a Educational Psychologist with 32 years’ experience in private
practice and was a Senior Educational Psychologist at Muriel Brand School for learners
with cerebral palsy, physical disability and specific learning difficulties.

Who should attend:

HPCSA registered – Psychologists (Educational, Counselling, Clinical), Psychometrists

Dates: Fri 25 Oct 2019 (PTA)
Duration: 1 day
Times: 08:00 – 16:30 with breaks
Fee per person: R1800.00 incl. VAT
Number of CEU’s: 06 General (HPCSA)

For more information visit MindMuzik Media or contact training@mindmuzik.com

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  • Start Date: October 25, 2019
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  • CPD Points: 6 General Points
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Two-day Workshop on Sleep Disorders

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  • Start Date: November 15, 2019
  • Contact Person: Michelle Baker
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  • CPD Points: 14 points on level 1
  • End Date: November 16, 2019
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Bender Gestalt II for beginners

Training on the Bender Visual-Motor Gestalt-Second Edition test for
newly qualified professionals or those who require refresher training
in the application.

 

Workshop Contents:
• The development and application of the Bender-Gestalt II
• Understanding visual-motor-integration
• The Bender-Gestalt II versus the Koppitz-2
• Administration of the Bender-Gestalt II
• Practical demonstration and exercise
• Scoring of the Bender-Gestalt II
• Interpretation of the findings

 

About the facilitator:

Dr Ronelle Venter is an educational psychologist with 32 years’ experience in private practice and was a Senior Educational Psychologist at Muriel Brand School for learners with cerebral palsy, physical disability and specific learning difficulties. Dr Venter is a consultant for various schools.

Who should attend:

HPCSA registered – Psychologists (Educational, Counselling, Clinical),
Speech & Language Therapists, Occupational Therapists.

 

Date: Fri 15 Nov 2019 in Pretoria
Duration: Half day
Time: 08:00 – 13:00 with breaks
Fee per person: R1500.00 incl. VAT
Number of CEU’s: 4.5 General (HPCSA)

For more information visit MindMuzik Media or contact training@mindmuzik.com

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Brain & Cognition in Health & Disease Symposia

Goldberg Brain-Mind Symposia present: BRAIN AND COGNITION IN HEALTH AND DISEASE

DATES: February 17 – February 21, 2020.

TIME: 8:30 am – 12:30 pm with breakfast from 8:30am to 9:00am and a coffee break from 10:30am to 11:00am. There will be an opportunity for the participants to continue discussions in small groups after the lectures.

LOCATION: Conference room at Anja Hotel, Bali, Indonesia

TUITION: $975 for the 5-day program (travel and hotel expenses are not included).
To learn more and register, please visit
https://goldbergbrainsymposia.org/

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