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Mental Health Skills 2022

April 1 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Friday 1st April 2022

Presented by : James Tannenbaum

This workshop is designed for therapists wanting to understand more about applying mental health skills to therapy. It is both a didactic and experiential workshop designed to give participants an overview of a range of skills based on current cognitive behaviour therapies and mindfulness. The workshop includes specific Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) concepts that may be practiced immediately and implemented with a wide range of clients.

DBT is a transdiagnostic therapy with a strong behavioural focus. It has some favourable approaches including a specific orientation around increasing skillful behaviour whilst reducing unhelpful behaviour to achieve goals. It also has a structure which assists therapist to learn and implement the principles with fidelity.

DBT is also integrative and aligns well with occupational therapy practice.

Topics to be covered include:

  • Mindfulness
  • Coping skills
  • Emotion regulation

Participants can expect to undertake mindfulness and awareness practices as well as self-reflection exercises that may in turn be applied with clients. Participants will receive a comprehensive slide pack with supplementary information as well as references for further exploration.

About the Presenter 

James Tannenbaum is an Occupational Therapist with extensive mental health experience, currently with an inpatient focus. James is currently a senior occupational therapist providing group based Dialectical Behaviour Therapy at Perth Clinic, which is a 100-bed private psychiatric hospital where he has been since 2016.

Prior experience includes mental health trainer at Richmond Wellbeing, training staff and community workers in recovery oriented practice as well as trauma-informed care. In addition to mental health, James worked at 2 Rio Tinto sites for one year, under employment by Sonic Health Plus as a health and wellness consultant.

Date Friday April 1st, 2022

08:30 – 16:30

Venue Pagoda Conference Room, Pagoda Resort, 112 Melville Parade, Como
Cost Early bird before 1/3/22

Member $200.00

Rural/remote member $150.00

Non-members $395.00

Student $100.00

Standard rate after 1/3/22

Member $250.00

Rural/remote member $185.00

Non-members $395.00

Student $120.00

Refreshments Welcome Tea/Coffee, Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea will be provided.
Book Online

Pay via invoice options are available using the ‘Book Online’ function below. Proceed to checkout and please ensure your billing details including company name are correct. Once your order has been received our finance officer will generate your invoice and email to the email address provided


April 1
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Event Category:


WA Occupational Therapy Association


Pagoda Ballroom, Pagoda Resort
112 Melville Parade
Como, Western Australia 6152 Australia
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