AACBT Qld Pub Discussion: Evolutionary Models of Mental Health
- James Kirby
Dr James Kirby will be speaking about Evolutionary Models of Mental Health.
If you are interested in a new and innovative approach to understanding mental health difficulties, James has just returned from training in the USA on innovative ways to explain and treat mental health difficulties.
Fortunately, the multitude of therapy models we have today tend to be, for the most part, moderately effective in helping many individuals with their difficulties.
Yet, there are many who do not respond to therapy, relapse, or drop out. Thus, we continue in the pursuit of innovative ways to improve therapy models.
One such innovation is using an evolutionary perspective. This presentation will discuss an evolutionary model to understanding some of the functions that underpin many mental health difficulties, one that also aims to help facilitate a de-shaming experience for clients.
Dr James Kirby is a Lecturer at the School of Psychology at the University of Queensland and a Clinical Psychologist.
A pub discussion is a relaxed opportunity to observe a presentation on an interesting topic related to cognitive behavioural therapy. There are opportunities for the willing to engage in a discussion relating to the topic towards the end of the presentation.
Registration 6:15pm for a 6:30pm start @ The Norman Hotel, 102 Ipswich Road (Enter by Qualtrough St).